Newborn photography is a beautiful gift, which captures stunning portraits of your baby’s first moments in this world. These intimate portraits capture the reactions and interactions of you and your baby, as you get to know each other, bond and introduce them to new people and experiences.
I have been asked a lot recently about my newborn photography services in London and as you can imagine, many new mums and first time families who are interested, are curious about how the newborn photography shoot works.
So to help you make a decision about hiring a professional baby photographer to capture you and your new bundle of joy, I have included the most frequently asked questions that I receive about newborn photography.
Q. I am due [insert date here] – how do you advise setting up a date for the shoot?
A. Now that I know your due date, I will put it in my diary. Simply call me on 020 8989 4886 when you feel ready for your photoshoot. I recommend Newborn photography to be taken within the first 12 days after birth.
Q. Would the shoot take place at my home? Can you travel?
A. I understand that travelling to a location with a newborn isn’t the most ideal situation. Capturing newborn photography in your home is extremely personal and will ensure that you and your baby are comfortable, relaxed and in very familiar settings.
Q. Would you bring accessories e.g. Knitted items to the shoot?
A. Yes, I have a small selection of props and accessories that I would be happy to bring to the shoot. If you have a specific request, please let me know and I will do my best to resource and accommodate your ideas.
Q. Do you take photos with parents as well?
A. I always try and involve the parents as much as possible, if they want. I personally feel that the portraits capturing bond between parent and child are just as precious as portraits the baby by itself.
Q. How much input would I have regarding the tone of the shoot? For example, I am keen for natural shots.
A. The newborn photography shoot is tailored to your requirements. I am directed by your ideas and visions. I encourage you to bring your ideas. This will ensure that you receive the memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Q. How much does the session cost?
I charge £450 for my time which includes the time I spend with you, and retouching. However, the newborn photography shoot is completely bespoke, and costings depend on what you are hoping to achieve.
Q. How long does the session last?
A. I never set a time limit for newborn photography, but I would expect a shoot to last up to four hours. I will try to be quick and efficient, however, we have to allow time for feeds, sleeps and, many of those posed shots take a certain amount of time and patience.
Q. How many prints are included in the package?
A. I don’t offer packages, all of my services are completely bespoke, though prints start at £50. I provide a range of options and photography products for you to choose from, including albums, story books, framed portraits and canvases.
Q. Do you offer digital packages?
A. Digital images are available upon request, and I will provide a quote depending on how many you require. A CD of ‘ready to print ‘ portraits starts from £1,000.
Q. Do you offer an online gallery?
I use an online gallery called Smugmug for viewing purposes only. I upload your portraits into a private gallery, and provide you with a personal password.
Q. Do we give permission for use of the photos in your portfolio?
A. I love to showcase my photography on my web site and blog, so yes please, I will ask your permission first. For safety, I never use baby names or locations.
I hope that I have answered your questions regarding newborn photography. If you have any further questions, or if you are ready to book your newborn photography shoot, don’t hesitate to contact me email@example.com or 0208 989 4886.
Kim Rix Photography
Making Memories Precious