Newborn Session FAQ
WHEN CAN I BOOK MY SESSION?
You are invited to book in during your pregnancy. Typically, clients book their appointments around their 20 week detailed scan. Booking in advance will guarantee your session on a date that you prefer. Weekends are very popular so do find out ahead whether it is available.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
The studio is based in The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. The address is 24-26 Regent Place, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3NJ.
WHAT DOES THE NEWBORN SESSION INCLUDE?
Newborn sessions include:
In-person (or online) consultation to create your bespoke session and prepare for your day as well as an in-person follow up appointment to review your gallery.
Access to wardrobe, styling and accessories
Premium quality prints
- Props and materials included
DO YOU PROVIDE PROPS/FABRICS/WRAPS?
All items used for your session are provided, which are carefully selected to create beautiful images, chosen with your ideas and style in mind.
CAN MY PARTNER OR MY CHILD BE IN THE PICTURES?
Your partner or husband/wife is encouraged to attend the session. If you also have children, please do ensure someone can tend to them during the session and once they’ve had their portraits taken, they can go for some fresh air.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE?
It is recommended that on the day of your session, you avoid any tight fitting clothing as these will leave markings on your baby’s skin.
Dress your baby in easily removable baby grows.
- Ensure you bring additional supplies (milk if formula fed, nappies, muslin cloths) as we may need them during the session.
- Please see this blog here for preparing for your newborn session.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?
Once booked in, you receive guidance on what you need to do and bring. For all clients:
Consider neutral colours, unless you desire a particular colour. Think about the tones and how they fit together.
You are welcome to have your make up done if you wish.
I AM WORRIED ABOUT MY WEIGHT OR SKIN BLEMISHES!
You can rest assured that any concerns you have are taken care of. High quality, professional retouching is included and tastefully done to ensure you are still your beautiful self, without the areas that you are concerned about. We can spend time talking about what worries you the most.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO BEFORE AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!
You will be taken care of! As a professional midwife and photographer, your safety is of utmost priority as well as enabling you to get the best out of your session. The aim and philosophy is always to make sure you look and feel no less than your best. With creative lighting techniques, gentle guidance and encouragement, you will have incredibly beautiful, unique photographs that stand out from the rest.
I LOVE THE WEBSITE IMAGES, HOW CAN I CHOOSE WHAT I WANT?
We spend time talking about what suits you most, if that includes images from the website then we can use that as inspiration. You are welcome to use the likes of Pinterest and magazines to form ideas for your maternity session.
WHAT PRODUCTS CAN I BUY?
There is a range of premium products available to purchase, including beautiful albums, framed wall art pieces and stunning prints. You can see a selection of these at the studio or within the investment guide.
HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN SEE MY IMAGES?
Retouching takes 14-21 days and you are then invited back to the studio review your images and make your purchase from the session. After your order is placed, production can take around 2-3 weeks before delivery due to the handcraftmanship.
WILL MY IMAGES BE PRIVATE?
Privacy is taken seriously and your maternity images will not be used in any way without your PRIOR permission.
I WANT TO BOOK A MATERNITY AND NEWBORN PACKAGE.
Currently, sessions are separate. Please enquire further for more information about newborn baby photography sessions.
WHAT PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED?
We accept all major credit cards and bank transfers.