I now offer a range of different studio shoots to capture memories throughout your little one's first year.. so here's an idea of when would be the best time to organise your shoots:
I hear so many new Mum's saying how they wish they had taken more photos of their bump and how much they actually miss it - so these are the perfect way to capture some beautiful memories of you and your bump. You are growing a human so it's a pretty big deal - and definitely something to be celebrated!!
The best time for a maternity shoot is when you’re between 28-34 weeks pregnant and can be done either in the studio or outdoors in the Summer. Make sure to get in touch as soon as possible after your 12 week scan to secure your date!
Newborn shoots are for babies up to around 4 weeks old, this is the time where they will still be all curled up and sleepy - and so perfect to photograph! However if your baby is that little bit older I am still able to photograph them - the outcome may just be slightly different as they are usually more awake and may take more time to settle. I have a very natural shooting and posing style though, which is heavily led by the baby so each shoot is different as I capture the baby just perfectly as they are - and most importantly when they're happy!
It is best the get in touch whilst you are still pregnant to book in your newborn session as I limit the amount of shoots I do per month, however there are sometimes last minute slots available so it is always worth asking! For newborn sessions, we pencil a date into our diaries for around 7 days after your due date. Once baby arrives, we then adjust this date as needed – it’s completely flexible!
Sitter sessions happen when your baby is around 7-10 months, but ideally at around 8 months old. This is the time when they’re able to sit unaided, but aren’t on the move just yet. It's such a lovely age to capture their growing personalities, chunky thighs and cheeky smiles! Don't worry if your little one is already on the move - as with all of the shoots they are very much child-led and so we can go with the flow and just have some fun whilst capturing beautiful memories!
It's best to book in for one of these shoots as early as you can to secure your shoot, but again there is sometimes last minute availability too.
.. and ofcourse we can't forget the big first birthday celebration!! These sessions can take place around the date of your baby’s birthday, or around 4-6 weeks beforehand if you’d like the photos back in time to display at their birthday celebrations.
These shoots usually include some portraits of your little one and can include a cake smash too! Again they are child-led, I have some toys to incorporate into the shoot and we can just spend the hour singing songs, playing games and having fun!
It's best to book in for one of these shoots as early as you can to secure your date in my diary and it will give you plenty of time to decide on outfits, decorations and the all important cake!
If you have any questions about any studio shoots, or would like to book in for yours - then get in touch!!