Questions and answers
When to book your newborn session
We like to photograph newborns ideally between 5-14 days old whilst they are still quite sleepy which enables us to capture sweet poses. After this time newborns become more awake and are less curly.
Our moms-to-be usually book following their 1st scan where we ask you for your due date and we provisionally book you in our diary the month you are due. Once you have had your baby we ask you to contact us, as soon as you possibly can, to book a concrete date for your photo session. If you are having a C section then a date for your session can be confirmed in advance.
We provide all the props for your photos, from little beds and buckets, headbands, hats and blankets. We have a selection of colours to chose from. Have a look at our website and see if there is any that you love us to recreate. You can also include your babys favourite teddy bear, blanket or anything that’s sentimental to you.
We also photograph siblings and parents, please advise upon booking your session so that we can discuss your preferences.
Where will your session take place ?
We have a home studio specifically set up for newborns with lots of props to choose from. We have all the facilities needed to make your session comfortable such as baby changing, warming milk, and not forgetting parents we offer refreshments for mom and dad. Our home studio is kept warm for your session so that your baby is content and happy. We make sure your experience with us is stress free and an enjoyable experience. All you have to do it sit back, relax and let us do the work.
How long will your session take ?
Safety is the most important thing during our newborn photo sessions. We work at your baby’s pace. Our sessions are never rushed and can last between 2-4 hours depending on your baby’s mood, feeding time, cuddle time, soothing, changing, and posing. Your baby runs the show. We start by settling in your baby ensuring he/she is happy, we might wrap them first and then use other props as they settle. We get to know what your baby likes and doesn’t as we go along. We can do a wide range of poses to suit everyone which we can discuss prior to your session.
We ask for a £50 non refundable deposit booking fee required on booking your photo session which secures you a slot and will be deducted from your final package fee.
If you book a maternity session we offer £15.00 off if you book a maternity and newborn session together.
How do I book a session ?
You simply email thenewbornbabystudio.com or fill out the contact form on the ‘contact me’ page. Tell us what session you want to book eg newborn or newborn and family and the date you are due.
What happens after I book ?
Upon booking we will send you your confirmation and email you a small preparation list of items to bring along and discuss clothing for parents/sibling(s) with you. There is no need to bring clothing for your newborn as he/she will be photographed unclothed or in a selection of props we have at the studio. We can also discuss your preferences and if you have any specific requirements. Our newborn/family sessions are each carefully planned out prior to your arrival.
My babys skin has acne and is flaky ?
Most newborns skin is flaky and has pimples. Its your choice if you would like us to edit out or reduce this in your images or simply leave your baby’s skin natural.
What happens if my baby crys at the session ?
In all the time we have been photographing newborns we have never had to stop a newborn session or rearrange it. Lots of moms and dads worry that their baby will cry and scream but we are used to this. We work our magic. We take our time to settle your baby.
Will you use a dummy ?
If you are giving your baby a dummy please bring it with you. All newborns are different, giving a dummy can really help with calming and soothing your baby to help comfort them.
What if I am breast feeding
When your baby is due a feed we will give you privacy to breast feed your baby.
How many digital images will I receive?
It really all depends on the mood of your baby on the day but usually you will receive between 20 and 40 carefully crafted images for you to then purchase from.
When will you receive your digital images ?
About 1-2 weeks after your session, we will email you your digital photos where you can download and select which ones you would like to order.
Can I order prints?
Yes you can. A print price list is listed in the ‘prices’ section. We can not take responsibility for colour accuracy and finish if you chose to print your own images. You can order your prints by sending us an email with your selections. An invoice will then be sent back with payment details. Payment can be made by credit card, debit card, or cash.