WHAT TO EXPECT
WHEN DO NEWBORN SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Newborn sessions are scheduled between 5-14 days. This is done for several reasons. Newborns this young are more likely to “curl up” and remain sleepy for the duration of the session. They are much more tolerant of being posed and moved around than a 3 or 4 week old.
Almost all of the “sleepy newborn” shots you see here on the website were done with newborns 14 days old or younger.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WHEN I’M NOT SURE WHEN BABY WILL BE BORN?
Once you pay your deposit, your due date is secured on my calendar. I only book a limited number of newborn sessions per month to ensure my flexibility for when baby does make an appearance. Once baby is born, all I ask is for you to let me know as soon as possible (ideally within the first couple of days and absolutely before baby is 5 days), we will then select an actual date for your photo session.
If you do not contact me within that first week, I cannot guarantee availability before the 2 week mark.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?
Once I receive your deposit I will send you a newborn session questionnaire to fill out that will help me plan the details of your session. I will also send you detailed instructions on how to prepare your newborn and family for the session. It is important to follow these instructions as closely as possible in order for the session to run smoothly.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?
Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent nurturing of the infant, expect around 3 hours. I do not rush the session, I let baby take as many breaks as needed. Baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority.
WHERE IS MY SESSION GOING TO TAKE PLACE?
Newborn sessions take place in my home studio in Great Dunmow, Essex. Where you have access to all of my props and beautiful studio lighting.
CAN I PRINT THE PICTURES WHEREVER I WANT?
Yes, I give you full printing rights to do what you’d like with them. You also have the option to order professional prints directly from me. I strongly recommend purchasing larger prints and products from me as this is an investment and the quality of professional products is unbeatable!
CAN I ORDER PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS AND PRINTS?
Yes. I also offer a selection of keepsakes, albums, and framed products. Please click Here for prices of additional prints and products available to order through Bubbles and Bluebells Photography
WHEN IS MY SESSION FEE DUE?
A non-refundable retainer of £100 is required at the time of booking to secure your session. You will be invited back to the studio around 2-3 weeks after your session to view and purchase your images.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?
If you are ready to book your session, fill out my contact form or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org