Hi I’m Sally and I’m a professional photographer who specializes in creating beautiful portraits of bumps, newborns and children. I am an NNEB Nursery Nurse and a Mum to three grown up boys, so you know your baby is in safe capable hands.
QHow can I schedule a newborn session when I don’t know when my baby will be born?
All bookings are based on your estimated due date. This serves as a place marker in my diary. Then all you have to do is call me once your precious bundle arrives and we’ll finalise a day for your shoot.
QHow old should my baby for a newborn photo shoot?
For a newborn photo shoot it's generally recommended that your baby is under two weeks old. Having said that, it's different for every baby, and as I look back on the babies that I have met over the last 11 years I can safely say that each baby is unique – the wonderful thing about newborn photography is that we tailor each shoot to your baby and how they are on the day. If they're having a day when they want to feed a lot then that's what we do!
In cases where parents have contacted me when their baby is over two weeks, I find that they are the best judge of how deeply their baby will sleep. As there’s really no telling in advance what your baby will be like in terms of wakefulness, if you are desperate for sleepy shots, please do be sure to book your shoot before your baby is three weeks old!
QWhy do newborn shoots take place in the first two weeks?
Newborn shoots take place in the first two weeks because during this time the sleepy curled-up poses can be achieved; after this time babies tend to sleep less and are less flexible, so it will be less likely that we achieve these poses.
Most of the time a baby under two weeks is completely oblivious to what's going on around them, and they quite often sleep through the entire session. If your baby was premature then there is a slightly larger window of opportunity.
QWhen should I book my shoot?
I highly recommend contacting me at around the time of your 20 week scan to book your shoot. All bookings are based on your Estimated Due Date (EDD) and this will serve as a place marker in my diary. The actual date of your shoot is not confirmed until your little one has arrived.
Advance booking is the only way to ensure I will have space for your baby's shoot after they are born. I limit the number of newborn shoots each week to accommodate the fact that babies are rarely born ‘on time’, as this ensures I can be flexible with dates within their first two weeks. Session fees are payable at the time of booking.
What is included in the newborn creative fee?
The £100 covers your session time, the preparation of your proofs, and your viewing appointment – it does not include any products.