Thinking about booking a newborn baby photoshoot but worried that your baby won’t settle?

Thinking about booking a newborn baby photoshoot but worried that your baby won’t settle?

You are on goggle searching for ‘a newborn baby photoshoot near me’ to capture those treasure first moments of your baby’s life, but are worried that your baby might not settle? Or have other concerns?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

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WHAT IF MY NEWBORN WONT SLEEP?

A newborn session is a relaxing and enjoyable experience

I have many years experience working with newborns, and know many soothing methods to help your newborn settle.  All newborns are different and I always work around your baby’s needs and schedule.  That is why I offer you exclusive use of the studio for the day: there is no time limit or stress.  

Rest assured, I have always provided clients with beautiful galleries. Besides, if your little one really is unsettled and really wont settle, I am more than happy to try again a couple of days later at no extra cost.

WHAT IF MY BABY PEES OR POOS DURING THE SESSION?

Many parents worry about this, but trust me, this is part of the job, and I’m lucky to get through a shoot without being covered in something!  This is why I only use props and wraps that are fully washable, so that they can be cleaned and sanitised after every session.

IS MY BABY GOING TO BE SAFE?

The first question you should be thinking about when searching for ‘a newborn baby photoshoot near me’ is the SAFETY ELEMENT.  Too many times, I see videos on the internet, where newborn photographers are putting the baby at risk.  I am fully qualified and trained in newborn photography and have years of experience specialising in this field. Your baby’s safety is paramount to me during the session! Please check out my recent article on What questions to ask when looking for a baby photographer

PARENT PICTURES: I HATE HAVING PICTURES TAKEN OF MYSELF!

I know the feeling!  Lots of people find it difficult to stand in front of a camera.  That’s why I offer alternatives.  If parents are hesitant, I will do baby in hand shots, or silhouette shots, so that parents are not having to look directly at the camera.

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WILL I BE PRESSURISED TO BUY EVERYTHING!

Definitely not!  You are not obliged to purchase anything. Prior to a session, I will send you my pricing guide, so there are no hidden costs.  You only buy what you love!  I also offer payment plans.

If you have any questions regarding a Newborn Photoshoot or want to learn more, then please contact me here

PREGNANCY PHOTOSHOOT IN SURREY

PREGNANCY PHOTOSHOOT IN SURREY

There aren’t many things more magical than beginning your journey towards becoming a mother.  

The marvel of your changing body shape, as your baby grows. The growing excitement at meeting your new arrival.

For those 9 months,  you’re a card carrying member of an exclusive club! 

Perhaps you have considered booking a pregnancy shoot in Surrey to celebrate this special time.  A celebration of your bump and the little life you have inside you. 

When your bump is a distant memory….

I would have loved a pregnancy photography shoot, my children are teenagers, and with no photographs to look back on, being pregnant is just a distant memory.  Perhaps that’s why I love pregnancy photography so much! 

Pregnancy Photography is a relatively new concept, time was, when capturing your bump in all its glory, just wasn’t a thing and I speak to SO many mothers who wish they had professional photographs to look back on.

Over the years, as a pregnancy photographer in Surrey, I have seen the growth in popularity.  I think for many, seeing celebrity pregnancy pictures may have encouraged others. It was so lovely last week to see photographs from Perrie Edwards and Jade from Little Mix announcing their pregnancies, and looking amazing!  And you deserve that too!

Pregnancy Photoshoot: feel pampered and look amazing

A chance to forget about your swollen ankles and water retention and to feel pampered, relaxed and beautiful.  Becoming a mother is the most amazing thing in the world so your journey getting there should be documented, while you feel like the Goddess that you are.  That’s where my make-over maternity sessions come in. 

My make-up artist and I will work with you to make you feel at ease in front of the camera and as special as any celebrity.  Using make-up, lighting, angles, posing and styling, to flatter you and your bump and capture that first incredible chapter in your story  toward motherhood. 

The photographs we create will be a lasting memory for the whole family, a first heirloom for your baby, that I guarantee you will enjoy looking back on together for years to come. 

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Thinking about a Pregnancy Photoshoot at my studio in Woking (Surrey) but have questions? Get in touch!

THE BEST BABY PHOTOGRAPHER IN SURREY?  How to find them?

THE BEST BABY PHOTOGRAPHER IN SURREY? How to find them?

WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN LOOKING FOR THE BEST BABY PHOTOGRAPHER IN SURREY?

1. WHAT TRAINING DO THEY HAVE? ARE THEY TRAINED IN NEWBORN SAFETY?

The first question you should be thinking about when looking for the best baby photographer in Surrey is the SAFETY ELEMENT.  What training does the photographer have?  Ask to see their details and certificates.  Make sure this includes newborn safety training.

Too many times, I see videos on the internet, where newborn photographers are putting the baby at risk.  Knowing that they are qualified and properly trained is a MUST.

2. WHAT EXPERIENCE DO THEY HAVE?

A photographer may have training but little experience.  When thinking about finding the best baby photographer in Surrey, ask them if they have just started out, or have years of experience?  Ideally you want to hire someone who specialises in newborn photography.

3. WHAT IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S STYLE?

With so many newborn photographers to choose from, now is the time to think about the different styles.  Do you want colourful, neutral or white imagery.  Do you want images with props or more of a natural style.  You want to make sure that the photographer you choose suits your style.  Look at their websites and ask for examples.

4. DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER HAVE INSURANCE?

Heaven forbid an accident happened during your session, you want to know that your photographer has business and liability insurance.  A professional photographer would always have insurance!

5. DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER SANITISE THE STUDIO BETWEEN SESSIONS?

I think with the Covid pandemic, it is vital to make sure that the photographer you choose has a Covid safety policy in place.  You do not want to be booking someone who is doing 2 sessions a day and not allowing anytime for cleaning and sanitising the studio between sessions.  

6. DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER HAVE A SPECIFIC AGE THEY PREFER TO WORK WITH?

Some photographers prefer babies to be aged under 2 weeks old, so they can capture the curled up poses, but others will happily photograph babies up to 6-8 weeks. I think over the last year with so many lockdowns, many photographers have had to photograph older babies.  What are their thoughts on photographing a premature baby?  Do they have a minimum weight before the baby can be photographed.  Make sure you know these answers.

7. WHAT IS THEIR PRICING? WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

It is vital before booking a newborn session that you know the cost.  There should never be any hidden costs and surprises after your session.  Make sure you know whether your photographer charges a session fee or deposit and what product offerings they have.  Are they a full service photographer who offers wall art, albums etc or do they just offer digital files?  

THE BEST BABY PHOTOGRAPHER IN SURREY

Please never book a photographer for your newborn photos just on price.  As mentioned previously, the safety of your newborn is paramount, so don’t just book the cheapest.   Think about styling, experience, training and business practices.

Your newborn baby is the most precious thing in the world – make sure you take the time when looking for the best baby photographer in Surrey!

For further information on my newborn photography sessions, please contact me or why not think about some YOU time before your baby arrives, by reading this article on recommended BABYMOON BREAKS

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU.

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Pregnancy is where your story as a mother begins.

A maternity photoshoot is the chance to capture those special memories, not only for you, but for your little one.   

To get pampered, feel fabulous and have an amazing experience.

I know some pregnant women may feel uncomfortable with the thought of a shoot, so, although I give my advice on how to choose the right maternity photographer, the key priority  is that they make you feel comfortable.

Without this, nothing else matters.  

The photographer needs to make you feel relaxed, comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. 

Here are some other points to consider:

1. SPECIALISM AND EXPERIENCE

Would you trust someone to cut your hair who wasn’t a qualified hairdresser?

Same applies with photography.

Make sure you book a photographer with experience.  

An experienced maternity photographer uses light and poses to flatter the pregnant form.  

They will have outfits and materials to make you look amazing.

Check out their portfolio to review the quality of their work.

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2. STYLE

What style are you looking for?

Do you want all white and natural or are you looking for maternity images with variety?

Do you like nude, black and white or more creative and flamboyant images

Always look at their portfolio on the website to make sure the style matches your thoughts and ideas.

REFERRALS AND REVIEWS

We all look at reviews, whether we are choosing a restaurant or holiday destination.

It’s no different for a photographer – Read those reviews.

Check out facebook and google reviews to see what past clients think

Do they have happy clients?

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4. AVAILABILITY

The ideal time to have a maternity session is between 28-36 weeks

I would suggest looking for your maternity photographer early to guarantee availability

5. PRICING

We all have a budget when booking a photographer

However, don’t forget, like everything, you get what you pay for.

Make sure you know the pricing of the session and products in advance.

You don’t want any hidden surprises.

pregnant woman being cuddled by partner by Surrey Newborn Photographer

6. STYLING AND MAKEUP ARTIST

Check if the session includes a makeover.

A makeup artist works with the photographer to make you look your best.

Whether that is a natural look or something a bit more dramatic, makeup is used to enhance.

Does the photographer provide the outfits?

How many styled looks will they achieve?  

7. PERSONALITY

Speak with a photographer.  Make sure you feel comfortable with them.

A good photographer will make you feel relaxed and at ease.

They will create an enjoyable experience.

pregnant woman in black sparkly dress looking lovingly at bump by Surrey Maternity Photographer

My maternity makeover shoots are designed for you.

They all include beautiful handmade dresses and  professional  makeup.

Get pampered, feel fabulous, celebrate motherhood.

For further information on a maternity shoot, please visit my maternity photography page here or contact me

Why you should consider a maternity photoshoot: letter to a mum-to-be, from a mother of 2

Why you should consider a maternity photoshoot: letter to a mum-to-be, from a mother of 2

I am a mother of two teenage children but, despite my life-long love for photography, I never had a maternity photoshoot when I was pregnant.  

A maternity photographer in Weybridge not having a maternity session? WHY? – You might be thinking.

Pretty simply… There wasn’t really anything like this available at the time!

And boy, do I regret it. I would have LOVED a maternity shoot.  

WHY?

pregnant lady with flowing blue wrap by Surrey Newborn Photographer

CELEBRATING MOTHERHOOD AND ….SWOLLEN ANKLES, FEELING FAT AND MORE!

I speak about pregnancy and the wonders of it, but, there were times when I felt fat, uncomfortable, swollen and definitely not glowing.

If you had mentioned a maternity shoot to me then, I would have just laughed at you and answered NO WAY.

Would I have regretted this – YES!

Your body changes in pregnancy, and you should celebrate this.  What is more magical than carrying a little baby.  

I weirdly miss being pregnant.  The bond you have with your unborn child.  I wish I had celebrated this moment.

Pregnancy is beautiful.  Whether you have swollen ankles, water retention……  

If I could have escaped for a few hours, to be pampered and made to feel a goddess, how amazing would that have been.

Make sure you get pampered, feel fabulous and celebrate motherhood.

TO CAPTURE THE MEMORY OF PREGNANCY

Yes, I remember things about my pregnancy.  The cravings, the sleepless nights trying to get comfortable, the weird shapes on my belly when my baby kicked.

But with my kids 14 and 16, they are a distant memory.

I have nothing tangible to look at and remind myself of this amazing experience.

I have vague memories, but, how special would it be to look back over photos of this magical time.

Make sure you capture these moments, as 9 months goes quickly, you will miss your bump in a strange way and trust me everything  becomes a distant memory.

pregnant lady in black bodysuit holding her bump by Surrey Newborn Photographer

AN HEIRLOOM FOR MY CHILDREN

I have photographs of my children when they were babies, but I don’t think I have any pictures of myself pregnant.

It’s like that chapter is missing from the story.  

It would be lovely to show them pictures of me pregnant with them.  It’s part of their story.

Motherhood begins with pregnancy. It’s the start of your story and also your child’s.

Don’t miss out!

PAUSING A MOMENT IN TIME

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You will have heard it all before, but life does pass so quickly.  

I look at my two teenage children, occasionally with a little sadness, that they are no longer my little ones, and each day they build their own lifes and need me less.

I want to hold on to those memories. 

I want to remind myself of the best feeling in the world – becoming a mother.

Hands down, it’s the most amazing and rewarding  experience in the world.

So celebrate it!  Capture the story where it starts – your pregnancy!

As a maternity photographer in Weybridge, my makeover maternity shoots are designed for you.  

Both myself and my makeup artist work with you to make you feel special.  

Our aim is to make you feel at ease and relaxed in front of a camera, and with the use of styling and lighting, to flatter your pregnancy form.

Want a few tips for choosing the right maternity photographer for you? Check out this post