Newborn and baby

Capture your new arrivals first moments in the comfort of your own home. I will not pose your baby, preferring to capture natural moments and lots of cuddles with family members. The ideal time for a newborn shoot is between 3 and 4 weeks old – giving you the flexibility to book ahead and at a time when your baby has become a little more alert. My style is relaxed and unhurried, and I like to encourage lots of natural interaction on the shoot.

Useful info before

Your shoot
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Soft, atmospheric window light is flattering
  • I may need to move your furniture around
  • Try to avoid sequins, logos and busy patterns on clothes
  • There is no rush, we will take lots of breaks and go with the flow
  • A hairdryer or other favourite white noise can be a game changer
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?

Within 15 miles of Hitchin for the prices as listed. Beach shoots are located in Norfolk.  Group and one to one beginners photography training sessions all take place at my home studio in Hitchin.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ON THE SHOOT?

Try to avoid bold patterns, logo’s and stripes – which can all be distracting. Think about the season and the colours that you can see around you – try to reflect those colours in the clothes you wear. Take a look at my pintrest board for inspiration to complement the seasons. I will offer further advice around clothing during out initial consultation – which is covered in the booking fee.

DOES BAD WEATHER AFFECT THE SHOOT?

Unless it is torrential rain your photoshoot won’t be cancelled. Shots of children holding umbrellas and jumping in puddles are lots of fun – and I will find ways to make the most of the weather conditions. Bright sunny days are the least ideal from a photography point of view – so clouds are a bonus! Even on an overcast day, top shade is preferable to prevent unflattering shadows on faces. Shade can be found under trees and other areas of cover such as doorways and umbrellas. Ideal light conditions are  found just after sunrise and before sunset. Family photography sessions that take place around these times are always the most atmospheric in terms of capturing beautiful light.

CAN I RESCHEDULE THE SHOOT DUE TO ILLNESS?

The booking fee is non refundable however as a mother of young children I understand that illness can strike – and often does – at the most inopportune of times. I will be most sympathetic to this and we can rearrange your shoot at no additional cost to you.

WILL YOU ASK FOR MY PERMISSION TO USE IMAGES TAKEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

I will always ask your permission to use any of the photographs from your shoot for my website or social media. You have every right to deny me that permission and are under no obligation to allow me to use them. Immediately after your photography session I will offer a ‘sneak peak’ on my social media pages that you are welcome to share with friends and family if you so wish.

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