Where is your Studio?
I have recently had a studio built at my home in Kessingland. We are very close to Africa Alive and the studio itself has been designed specifically with newborn photography sessions in mind.
How long does the shoot last?
Most sessions usually last around 1-2 hours.
I always allow up to 3 hours for newborn sessions, this way we have plenty of time to feed, change and comfort baby as needed. This ensures that we can capture them when they are totally at ease, without rushing the session and causing unnecessary stress.
When will my photos be ready?
Your online gallery will usually be available to view within 2-3 days of your session.
Once you have chosen your photos it will take up to 2 weeks for your order to be fulfilled, sometimes it is possible to receive the order sooner than this but unfortunately it is not guaranteed.
Do I need to bring anything?
I have got lots of props, outfits and backdrops for you to choose from throughout your session, so you do not need to bring anything in particular with you. Of course bring along the usual supplies of milk, nappies, etc for your baby, and treats for your toddlers too if you think they may need a little persuasion!
If your baby has any special toys or teddies that you would like to include in the photographs, please feel free to bring these along with you, as well as a change of outfit too if you wish.
What do I wear?
For maternity sessions, simple clothes look great, so that we can focus on your beautiful bump. If you are hoping to get some underwear/implied nude shots then please wear your bra a little looser than normal, to avoid having visible strap lines. I also have a couple of maternity outfits at the studio that you are welcome to use if you wish
If you are booking in for a location session, the most important thing about the clothes that you wear is that you feel comfortable, so dress for the time of year! Also try not to wear colours that clash too much, simple clothes (e.g. not a lot of patterns/logos) that are similar tones look best. Don't feel like you all need to match exactly, just try to avoid having one person in a really bright colour with everyone else in more muted shades.
My style of photography is very casual, so don't feel that you need to dress up too much, unless you want to of course!
Can I include older children in the studio sessions?
YES! It's lovely to include big brothers and sisters in baby sessions, even if it is just for one photo. We can capture some images including Mummy and Daddy too if you like. All studio sessions have the option to include the rest of the family, but the bulk of the session will involve the baby on their own. If you wish to have a session just for family photos please get in touch to discuss this.