The All Inclusive Baby Plan £500
This is fabulous year long plan for your baby. It includes 4 shoots over your little ones 1st year, with a total value of worth £740 if all booked seperately, including:
Here is some information on each shoot.
The Sleepy NewBorn session
New Born Baby photography is an art - you have to have lots of patience to get the perfect shot! This patience will be well worth it though, as your baby is only a baby for a very short time! You'll want to remember his or her tiny fingers and tiny toes, as well as their wrinkled skin folds and tiny button nose. I do all of baby shots, with baby just in their skin, undressed, without nappy too. After your shoot, I'll edit a gallery of a minimum of 36 photos, however if your baby is a super top-model, there will be extra pics to chose from too.
I usually only do newborn baby shoots up to 2-3 weeks of age. The perfect age is around 10 days old when your baby's umbilical cord has dropped off and your baby has his or her belly button. Exceptions can sometimes be made if your baby is born prematurely. Please ask me. Generally, once your baby has passed 3 weeks old, they will be too alert for the sleepy newborn shoot, so I recommend waiting until they are at the Tummy Time age. Typically, I'll book your baby in for around 10 am-ish in the morning and we then have as much time as needed to pose your baby on my various props. I allow a full day for your newborn shoot so we aren't under any time pressure. It's not unusual to spend the first hour settling your baby, before we even take the first photo. It's important that you come prepared to be patient and that you are relaxed too. Often new mums feel worried that their baby wont settle, or won't like being undressed for the shoot, which adds pressure to your baby as I believe they can pick up on your tension. I spend plenty of time settling your baby and ensuring they are comfortable and safe before we take the first shot. We never leave your baby unattended in / on any prop. You can stay right by your baby, just out of camera-shot to give cuddles, should you need to. When newborn, your baby is exceptionally cute. Although babies can't do much, they can grab your finger in their palm and turn their head rooting for breast or bottle, they can see about 10 inches in distance and by two weeks old, will recognise your face. But when your baby is awake, he or she might stretch out, wriggle or cry, which aren't great poses for the camera. So, at this age, its works so much better if your baby is sound asleep for the photos, so we can transfer them from prop to prop without disturbing them, and put them in some really cute positions too.Bring your baby fed and content, with extra food too as being a top-model is hungry work! It also helps if you don't dress your baby before you come. Instead leave them undressed, with just nappy on and swaddle them in a blanket so they are nice and warm on their journey here. This is because the act of undressing your baby will disturb your baby once you arrive, and if this can be avoided, your baby may settle quicker for their photos. If you are breast feeding, stay away from strong flavoured foods before the shoot too.You can bring props yourself too, like headbands or nappy covers. If you have any other specific props you want to be included, just let me know what you are going to bring prior. I have done newborn shoots with golf bags, daddy's shoes and tyres before, so let your imagination run wild! You don't need to bring outfits, as your baby will be undressed. I do all my newborn images in just skin. Aside from that, bring plenty of food and plenty of nappies! As newborn requires so much patience, I do not recommend you bring other children, especially other young ones as they will get very bored, very quickly. I recommend the Tummy-time shoot as the perfect time to get sibling photos. At this age, your baby will be able to interact with his or her siblings for some perfect family images.
After the Sleepy Newborn shoot, things get a lot simpler! Your other sessions will only take around an hour each.
The Tummy Time Session
I book this session with you when your baby can lay on their tummy and comfortably lift their head by themselves, without struggling - usually around 5 to 6 months. Again using pastel colours, blankets and props, we build up a series of cute images of your baby, on their tummy, looking directly at the camera. We can bling them up with flowers, pearls and hats for a supercute look. If you want to include siblings, this is the perfect age to bring your other kids too.
The Sitting Up / Powder Paint Session
When your baby can sit up all by themselves without wobbling - usually around 9 months. They may even be trying to crawl! In keeping with my baby theme, we use pastel colours and pretty props to showcase your little darling. Clothes are optional, chubby babies look so much cuter with just shorts or a tutu. If you'd like to incorporate this shoot with a powder paint session, after we have some nice sitting up images, I will bring out my powder paints and we can let them get stuck in. Choose optional tub-time at the end of this session too!
The Grand Finale: The Cake Smash Session
Lets get messy. I do this in 4 stages, first some birthday pics, then we make it look like your baby is 'making' their cake with props such as flour and eggs and then we bring the cake out as the finished article (think, here's one we made earlier!), then we let them 'smash' it! Its very messy and not for anyone with even a touch of OCD! At the end, you can choose Tub-Time if you'd like to clean up your baby a bit before taking them home!
Because babies are babies ......
If you bring your baby for one of their sessions and they don't feel like being a top model that day, meaning I am not able to create a full batch of photos, we can repeat any session (a small surcharge of £15 is required to repeat your cake smash or Powder paint Session). This does not mean I will repeat the session if your baby doesn't smile - It means if your baby is in obvious distress and we cant complete the session because they are so unhappy we aren't going to get any pictures at all, then it is no problem to re-book that particular session. However, I allow plenty of time for each sitting and I have bags of patience so your shoots are never rushed. We go at your babies own pace!
How do I book my baby onto the Baby Plan?
When you book in for the Baby Plan, I will take details of your due date if you little one isn't here yet, or their name and birth-date if they are. I will then plan out your shoots in my diary and we can pre-set these days. Ill schedule a reminder email before each shoot, then we are good to go! If we need to make changes to the planned dates, that is no problem - It all depends on how your baby progresses during their 1st year.
Contact me to book in .... Tel 07834 912507.