When should I book my session?
How long is the photoshoot?
How should I prepare for the session?
What should I bring to the session?
What should we wear to the session?
We are bringing an older sibling (s), should they stay for the full session?
How should I prepare for the Cake Smash Session?
As parents we avoid giving our young babies sugary food, and some parents prefer to feed baby rather than them handling their food and getting messy. When it comes to a cake smash session, some babies who are not used to sugar or sticky fingers feel a little overwhelmed and can get upset.
I would encourage you to allow your baby to try sweet butter cream a few times ahead of the session to get them used to the taste. Allow them to get sticky and handle the cake and food in general so that they get used to having dirty, sticky fingers.
By this stage, your little one will be napping a couple of times in the day. It’s important that they arrive refreshed and happy. It’s also a good idea to give them a snack but nothing too filling ahead of the session as they won’t want to eat cake! I run the session from 1030 – 1200, which usually works around nap times and lunch. It’s good to bring a drink & a snack for baby for the end of the session.
I have lots of outfits for baby and we will choose one that suits depending on the theme.
As the session includes shots with parents, please consider your own outfit avoiding bright patterns and logo / picture T-shirts.
My Baby has allergies / intolerances, do you need this info?
Likewise, should you baby be sensitive to anything else please do advise. I use E45 baby bath to create bubbles and cloud the water during the splash session. If your baby has sensitive skin, I am happy for you to bring an alternative bubble bath.
All intolerances & allergies should be noted in writing either in your contract or by email.
How should I prepare for my maternity session?
This is such a special photoshoot, why not pamper yourself and book in to have your hair done and perhaps a manicure? Nails should be well groomed either plain or newly polished. If you have long hair, a bouncy blow dry looks lovely in these images, as I use a fan to create movement and curls look superb in these shots.
If you are opting for a glamorous session using my gowns, I recommend that your wear make up as you would for a lovely night out with the girls. A make up artist is available on request at no additional cost.
What should we wear for an outdoor Photoshoot?
It’s very important to consider your choice of clothes for an outdoor photoshoot as these should compliment the colours of the setting and above all else, comfortable clothes mean that you will feel more relaxed.
When do I choose my images?
It’s also a perfect opportunity to discuss where you might display images in your home and what type of wall art will fit perfectly for you and your home.
Please bring along the following to your viewing appointment
- Your partner or anyone who may wish to be involved in any purchasing decision
- A credit or debit card / cheque book for payment
- Measurements of the space in which you would like to display your images
I offer one viewing appointment per session. There is no hard sell or pressure to purchase images. Due to a busy diary and other appointments to manage, I charge £80 for additional viewing sessions.
I do not provide online galleries for sessions.
Do I have to purchase Images / a package?
If you come along to your viewing appointments & choose that you do not wish to purchase any images, then your £95 retainer will be refunded in full & Images from the session will be deleted.
The packages in place demonstrate the best value, however if you would prefer to purchase individual wall art instead of a package this is always possible. Please bring along measurements for the spaces in which you hope to display wall art and I will help and advise on the best options for your home and the space.
If you do however decide that you love the images and wish to purchase a few images or prints rather than a package, due to the time involved in processing print orders, images for USB’s and administration of your order, a minimum order amount equal to the lowest package price for your session applies.
Do you offer payment plans?
Initial payment (non refundable deposit) – 50% of total
Month 2 – 25% of the cost
Month 3 – 25% of the cost
I also accept debit & credit cards. A 2% surcharge applies for credit card payments.
How long does my wall art credit remain valid?
Is my session discount transferable to a different type of session?
Do you work weekends?
Weekend and bank holiday sessions have a £75 supplement which is payable at the time of booking along with the retainer of £95
From time to time I may run outdoor mini sessions or seasonal sessions on a weekend. These are at my own discretion and priced accordingly.
Please check the list of frequently asked questions below to find out more about who your newborn photoshoot works, payment information and other sessions