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My Newborn Photoshoots are the perfect way to capture your little bundle before they grow (and trust me, that happens faster than you’d like!). In the comfort of your own home where your baby is in familiar surroundings, the perfect chance for me to capture them playing in their cot, or having cuddles. Giving you images to last a lifetime.
They are wonderful
The end result is amazing
Andrea takes stunning pictures. The end result is amazing and the process is fun. She makes everything so much easier, she is very friendly and even makes the shy feel at ease. I totally recommend her. We are lucky to have found her for our family pictures.
What to expect
Whether you’ve had a family portrait session before or not, it’s useful to know how it works when booking a session with me. First and probably most important of all, it’s not just me keeping things ticking over here. I have Catherine working with me on some sides of the business. So after your initial enquiry, it’ll be her that gets in touch to discuss your requirements and available dates. Catherine is on hand to answer any questions you have beforehand regarding prices, ideal locations, what to wear and anything else you can think of before the shoot.
So, you’ve had a look around my website and like what you see. You’ve decided you’d like to know more or go ahead and book in your session. Great! Just drop us a line on email@example.com, call 07793053318 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page. We’ll send over the brochure and we’ll get to the bottom of exactly what it is you’re after with your family portrait session.
My style of photography makes the most of natural light, your home environment and outdoor spaces. My sessions are unscripted and *mostly* undirected, each photo session evolves organically and I take my lead from the children. I tend to leave my camera in my bag to get to know your family first, a cuppa and a tour of the house is good way to ease into it. 2 hours later parents are usually surprised by how much fun they had and the children have definitely made a new best friend!
After your shoot, I’ll hand edit each image in the gallery. You can expect to view at least 30 images from the 2 hour session. Catherine will be in touch to arrange a viewing in your home. This can be done on evenings or weekends, whenever suits you. Deciding which images will work where and in what size can be a daunting task, so the lovely Catherine will be there to help every step of the way.
How does it work?
My style of photography makes the most of natural light, your home environment and outdoor spaces. Before your session we’ll discuss perfect locations, most families choose to split the session in two, starting at home and then moving to a local park or area close by. My sessions are unscripted and mostly undirected, each photo session evolves organically and I take my lead from the children. I tend to leave my camera in my bag to get to know your family first, a tour of the house is good way to ease into it. 2 hours later parents usually tell me they had fun (of course!) and the children have usually made a new best friend
How do I book?
Just give me a call, text or email. Let me know when you’d like to have the session and I’ll send you my available dates. Once we’ve agreed on a date, I’ll send the booking form and payment details. The full session fee is payable in order to secure your chosen date.
Would you look at that, here’s a handy form for you get in touch…
How should we prepare our children before the session?
Great question! I find it’s useful for you to talk to them and let them know exactly what is going to happen. Explain how it’s going to be so much fun (it is!), talk them through step by step what to expect so they’re mentally prepared. My style is definitely more observational as opposed to posed so if you have favourite games that you like to play or you know what really get your children laughing then by all means employ every technique on the day! Whatever you do, don’t discipline them for not smiling or cooperating. Leave it to me to make it lots of fun on the day!
What should we wear?
Your session is not all about the clothes, but what you wear can transform your portraits from great to perfect! So you’ll want to put some thought into it. Think about where we’ll be shooting, you’ll want your outfits to complement the surroundings. Take inspiration from the location and the season! I find neutral colours work well for timeless elegance. Whilst a rich pop of colour can add an interesting dimension. When you start layering different textures you’re on to a winner! A denim jacket over a soft cotton dress, a chunky knitted scarf with a blouse and jeans. A linen top with a statement neck piece. Feel free to send me some phone snaps of your potential outfits, I’m here to help! TOP TIPS
Layers are your friend
Be inspired by your home decor or shoot location
Avoid logos and cartoon characters
Create movement with flowing scarves or dresses
Textures create interest
What happens if it rains?
Living in London, it happens! I’m not at all worried about the rain. We can stay inside, visit some cool locations that have cover or if it’s really stormy weather we can reschedule. I much prefer to chance and rainy photos can be just as beautiful. Think of all the accessories – hats, brollies and wellies!
What if my child is ill on the day?
As a Mum to two boys I am more than aware that you can’t plan illnesses to arrive at a suitable time! just let me know as soon as you can so we can reschedule. It’s best if everyone is on top form for the session so I’m happy to reschedule.
Can you fix blemishes?
Yes I can, it’s all part of the service to fix small scratches and spots. More intricate editing can be done on request and is charged by the hour.