If you have been thinking about booking a newborn photography session but not sure what to expect, here is a step-by-step guide as to what happens when you book with Abigails Photography.
Before the session.
When you enquire about a newborn session, the first thing I will do is give you a call.
"I want to know all about you and your new family"
We’ll discuss what you want from your session, who will be in the photographs, what to wear and what type of products will compliment your home. It’s a bit of ‘get to know you’ call. I want to make sure I capture the essence of you family so having a chat will help me get to know you all a bit better.
Your session will be provisionally booked around 2 weeks after your due date, but this is flexible. It is very rare that babies arrive on their due date. Once your baby is here, we will confirm the date. Don’t worry if your baby is already older than two weeks, I take photographs of babies of any age.
Day of the session
Well done. You made it out of the house.
You’ll be greeted at your car when you arrive. As a mummy myself, I remember how much stuff a newborn needs.
Tea and coffee will be waiting for you and a comfy sofa. The studio will be around 23/24 degrees, perfect for your baby but maybe too hot for you. Dressing in layers is advised.
Nothing to wear? Don’t worry, I’ve got your covered. There is a large selection of clothes for you to wear during your session.
I will be guided by your baby as to how the session runs but typically, I’ll start with taking your little one over to the beanbag to capture those gorgeous details.
All the things you will forget over time but will want to remember.
If you have any older children, I will get them involved too by giving them a little wooden camera to take photographs.
I will ask you to come over and put your hands on your baby. This is a wonderful frame of reference of how small they were. After a few more family photographs on the beanbag, we will move to the bed.
Get comfy and relaxed with your little one. Lots of kisses and cuddles required.
"I want to capture the connection. The magic. The love."
You won’t even notice I am there. I won’t ask you pose in any particular way, I just want to capture your new family, just as you are. The way you hold your baby. Gently stroking their face. The rush of love as you look at your baby. The precious kisses. The magic and essence of your beautiful family. That's what I want to capture. No forced smiles and awkward poses allowed.
These sessions are very relaxed. We have plenty of time so if you need to feed or change your baby, that's fine. Another chance for more hot tea (other drinks are available)
To finish the session, I will take some photographs standing up with mum and baby, dad and baby and altogether. Another chance for kisses and cuddles.
If for any reason, your baby won’t settle during the session and this does happen occasionally, we can just reschedule the session for another day. It's not a problem at all.
These are your photographs. Your heirlooms. You'll see these photographs every day of your life when they are hanging in your home.
They'll be passed down the generations. I will make sure they are everything you want them to be. And more.
Around 10 days after our session, I will visit your home to show you your online gallery. There will be tears (including me). I create mock-ups to help visualise what your photographs will look like in your home and samples so you can see what products work well with your home décor. I will guide you through what works well depending on the colour and the amount of light, your rooms have.
You will receive your wall art and products around 3 weeks after your viewing session. Ready to be displayed, just as it should be.
Ready to book?
I take bookings from your 20-week scan and to avoid disappointment, I would recommend booking as early as possible. £99 secures your booking and this amount is taken off your final bill.
I can’t wait to meet your new family.