BUMPS AND NEWBORNS

HOW IT WORKS

Newborn photography sessions are held in our warm, cosy studio, near Chatham, Kent. You can sit back, relax and enjoy a hot cup of tea. The best time for a newborn shoot is in the first 14 days, your baby will sleep lots and still have their curled up position which makes posing easier and safer.

Newborn photography sessions are longer than our standard one. It will last 2-3 hours to allow time for feeding and lots of cuddles, so you can rest assure that you won’t feel rushed.

 WHEN TO BOOK

After your 20 week scan is the best time to book your newborn photography session. Your due date will be penciled in and once your baby arrives you can contact us and book in an actual date. Early booking are encouraged to make sure we can fit you in as we only book a few newborns in a week. 

STYLING YOUR SHOOT

Before your newborn shoot, we will discuss colours and artistic set ups you would like for your newborn. This will all be ready for when you arrive. My aim is to style your shoot using your chosen colour palette, using a selection of wraps, textures and props to create a range of images that complement each other.

PARENT AND SIBLING SHOTS  

One of my favourite parts of the shoot is getting a few parent and sibling shots. I totally understand it might  not be what you want, having just given birth and sleep deprived. But with beautiful lighting and the right posing I can make you look at feel great. I will capture some real magical moments and it doesn’t include smiling at the camera, so really worth considering. 

AFTER YOUR SHOOT

The work doesn’t stop once your shoot is finished. Care and attention is taken to hand edit 20-30 images and you will be invited back to view and purchase your photos.  

You will be able to choose from one of our print & digital collections and have the option to add any extras from our al a carte section at a discounted rate.

All our prints and products come from a high quality proffesional lab and are not available on the highstreet.

2-3 favourite images will be edited and shared on social media. You are welcome to tag and share. If you prefer not to have your images used on social media, please let us know on the day of your shoot.

 

pricing

SESSION FEE

2 – 3 hours in the studio

use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits

a viewing session with around 20-30 hand-edited images to choose from

£65

 

Please note, no images are included in the session fee, you will need to choose a collection from below during your viewing session. 

PRINT & DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

SIMPLE

5 DIGITAL IMAGES

5 MATCHING 7×5 PRINTS

10% OFF extras

£149

ELEGANT

MOST POPULAR

10 DIGITAL IMAGES

10 MATCHING 7×5 PRINTS

1 LARGE PRINT

10% OFF extras 

£249

LUXURY

ALL DIGITAL IMAGES

ALL MATCHING 7×5 PRINTS

LARGE FRAMED PRINT OR CANVAS

10% OFF extras 

£349

SPECIAL PACKAGES

Save money when you book either our Bump to Baby shoot package or our Baby’s First Year package.

BABY’S FIRST YEAR £125

The most precious moments are captured in this package. 3 unique photo shoots, newborn, 6months and a year. You also have the option to make a montage or photobook to illustrate their first year.

Whats included?
1 newborn shoot, 2-3 hours
1 standard shoot, 1 hour
1 standard shoot, 1 hour
Use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits, hats and headbands.
A viewing session after each shoot where you will choose which package to purchase.

BUMP TO BABY  £85

Our bump & baby package is a lovely way to capture your pregnancy.

After your 20 week scan is an ideal time to book your sessions. Your bump shoot is best taken at around 30 weeks and your newborn shoot in the first 14 days. During your bump shoot is an ideal time to discuss your ideas for your newborn shoot and look through the various props we have to offer.

We have a number of props ranging from beds, baskets, handmade headbands and hats. All backdrops and props are artistically used to create the right shot for you.

Whats included?
Bump shoot, 1 hour
Newborn shoot, 2-3 hours
Use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits, hats and headbands.
A viewing session after each shoot where you will choose which package to purchase.

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SUPERB PHOTOGRAPHER

A superb photographer, great location and amazing images! 

JEFF SWAIN

 

YOUR QUESTIONS

When should I book my newborn shoot?
The best time to book is after your 20 week scan. We can provisionally book you in based on your due date and can always move it a few days if your little one arrives earlier or later.
What's included?

2-3 hours in the studio
Use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits, hats and headbands.
A viewing session, around 20-30 hand edited photos to choose from.

Please note, images are not included in the session fee. You will need to chose from the print packages during your viewing session.

What if my baby doesn’t sleep?

Although I will try my best to get all the shots you want, every baby is different therefore so is every session. There are certain poses that require the baby to be asleep but rest assure there are plenty of lovely shots I can get of your baby awake. I am led by the baby and if I feel they are not sleepy enough to position in certain props then I will move on to another position . Safety always comes first.

Why do I have to book my newborn shoot in advance?

Due to the long sessions and amount of editing required for a newborn shoot, I have limited spaces allocated a week. If I know to expect you I can block out some time. I can take last minute bookings if I have space but due to the short window of time (5-14 days old) I would hate to have to turn anyone away.

Will you be handling my baby?

Yes, I will be posing and settling your baby. I will be using a number of posing techniques which I am trained to do. All poses are safe.

BOOK WITH ME

We would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to give us a call on 01634 865752.

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