FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, I am fully insured with public liability and professional indemnity insurance (as any professional photographer should be).
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?
Newborn Sessions – Should be booked once you have had your 20 week scan. Due to the nature of these long ‘baby-led’ sessions, we limit them to just two per week, this is so that we can keep up our high standard of work with sessions that should not be rushed. Do not worry about your baby arriving early/late, we make arrangements to alter your date and ensure there is availability for your session around your due date.
General Sessions – Book as far in advanced as you can, preferably no sooner than two weeks. We are a custom-design portraiture studio and a lot of time and care goes into each and every session booked. Therefore sessions may be limited, especially around busy times such as Christmas and Summer Holidays.
WHAT IS THE BEST AGE TO PHOTOGRAPH MY BABY?
Ideally between 5-10 days old. Babies are still curled up and unaware of their surroundings, they sleep a lot and sessions run smoothly. We can pose baby easily at this age, any later and it can be quite difficult as they are a lot more alert. However, do not be disheartened if you have already had your baby, get in touch as soon as you can and we will see what we can do. For babies who are premature and spend some time in hospital, it is no problem at all to delay the session and capture some beautiful images for you.
The next best stage to photograph baby is either around 4-5 months, when they are able to push up from lying on their bellies or 6-8 months when they are able to sit up unaided.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT A FEW PRINTS FROM MY SESSION?
Many of our clients come to us as they like to invest in a piece of wall art and/ or an album, a lot of work goes into designing the session, creating your images and then carefully processing each one of them to a high standard in order to create stunning art for your walls or family album. Unfortunately we could not offer ‘prints only’ on these sessions due to the vast amount of time that goes into each and every session. You can of course invest in prints as an ‘add-on’ product to your main investments. You may also be interested in our mini session offers…
Sometimes we can offer a mini session, where you pay in advanced for a set package. With mini sessions, you will receive the same high quality of portraiture, but your session will be shorter with a smaller number of photos to invest in. You also do not have the ordering session as photos will be chosen at the end of your session. therefore these sessions can be done on ‘smaller budgets’. Please ask for more details.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO ORDER ANY PRODUCTS AFTER MY SESSION?
It is important to research photographers and ensure you have looked at our portfolio, pricing and like our style before you book. We are open with our prices and we do not operate on a hard sell basis as we want you to leave feeling happy. We do not have a minimum purchase policy and therefore you are not pressured into buying anything. However, if you feel we are not the studio for you then please ask and we will suggest another local studio to suite your requirements.
WHAT IF I HAVE TWINS/ TRIPLETS? DO WE PAY MORE?
No, we do not feel that it would be fair to charge more for twins/ triplets. However, we would have an extra pair of hands (for newborns) so you can be assured that your little ones will receive the best possible care in a session and it will run as smoothly as any other.