Newborn & Baby Portfolio
explanation of how they work
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prefer to do shoots in the morning because babys usually awake a lot in the night so sleepy in the morning for sleepy photos
“absolutely love the photos that calli did for us. she was very professional and delivered loads of photos from the session”
“Amazing photography experience with Calli, she was so patient with our newborn. the photos she took captured him perfectly and the memories will be treasured”
When should I book?
It is best to book after you've had your first scan and you know your due date. We can then temporarily book in a session two weeks after your due date.
A more accurate date can be booked once your baby arrives as they may decide to come out earlier or later than expected!
Where will the shoot be held?
I usually like to do my newborn baby sessions in your home as that is where you and baby are likely to be most comfortable. Therefore I will bring my portable studio to do the session in. A room with lots of space and a large window is best as I like to use natural light.
Can we have photos with our baby?
Of course! I encourage parents to get involved in the shoot and have your family portrait taken.
How long will the session take?
I allow 2 - 3 hours for my newborn baby photo sessions. This is to allow for time for the baby to cry, have a cuddle with mum, change of clothes as well as time to set up the studio.
What will we need to bring to the session?
I have pillows and blankets but if you have any special props, teddies or outfits you’d like to include in the shoot then I’d be happy to incorporate them
What happens during the shoot?
In brief, I will do the baby photos first which include the nude ones and ones with different outfits and props while the baby is still sleepy. I will then do the family portraits with you all together. A full explanation with tips and advice will be sent to you once you have booked.
What happens after the session?
After the shoot I will edit each image and return them to you within a week. They will go on my gallery website where you can view and download the images at their highest quality and share your personalised gallery with friends and family.
What if my baby has flaky or patchy skin?
It is normal for babies to have flakey and patchy skin and this will not be an issue for the shoot. If you would like me to touch-up the skin during editing then I can at no extra cost.
What happens if my baby cries?
All babies cry and this is why I allow extra time during photo sessions to allow you to cuddle and reassure your baby like you usually would. No image is more important than your baby's comfort.
How should I prepare for the session?
Upon booking you will be given a full breakdown of how the session will work along with tips and advice on how to prepare.