Here’s some of the questions I get asked most about maternity and newborn photo sessions…
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY BUMP SHOOT?
If you schedule a date in, we can always rearrange depending on how big your bump has grown and how you’re feeling!
WHAT IS A FRESH 48 SESSION?
It’s just a lovely way to get beautiful, natural photos of your baby at such an early stage in their life, especially if you don’t feel you want your birth photographed.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SHOOT?
Babies often have no schedule in the early days but that’s totally fine as we don’t need them to do anything, just be their gorgeous squishy little selves!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MATERNITY PHOTOS?
You’ll want to wear something that accentuates your bump shape so either a tight fitting outfit or a flowing one that you can cup your bump in (floating dresses for example can be pulled over your bump).
I’m always happy to chat through outfits with you!
HOW SHOULD I DISPLAY MY PHOTOS FROM THE SESSION?
My preference is always products over letting your photos sit on a hard drive. Flipping through the pages of beautiful albums or feeling that flutter of pride at seeing your beautiful artwork beats viewing them on Facebook every time.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIVE IN ST ALBANS THOUGH?
Especially with newborns it’s easier to have these shoots at home as the weather is less of a consideration and you’re in your own space with all of your newborn clobber around you! Plus then you have the photos of your baby in their first home, yay!
Wherever you are, we can figure it out, just drop me a line and we’ll figure out the logistics of your newborn shoot together.
WHAT IF MY BABY IS UNSETTLED?
I know it sounds unbelievable, but this too shall pass. And the families with the unsettled, unhappy babies for have come back and said how grateful they are that they made space for those photos because things did change and they forgot how it once was!
CAN OLDER SIBLINGS BE INCLUDED?
For some reason, most first time parents seem to make time for newborn shoots. And most subsequent parents don’t seem to in the same way. So my galleries reflect that sadly.
But yes, siblings absolutely must be included in your maternity session or your newborn shoot – they will be so excited to meet the new baby too!
WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE INVESTMENT
After your shoot, you only buy what you love from your gallery so you’re in charge of your budget.
I have a la carte options or bundles of products for you to choose from, all of which can be paid on instalments if you prefer.
Plus, I have a great first year bundle so check the pricing page.
Want a little more info before we chat? Check out:
Bump & baby session pricing
See bump & baby gallery
How bump & baby sessions work