What to expect at your newborn photo shoot. Newborn Photographer – Cheshire

Sandbach based newborn photographer – Little Primrose Photography by Lisa Sumner

What to expect when you book a newborn session.

At Little Primrose Photography, every detail of your shoot including all preparation, the shoot itself and aftercare is thought about to the finest detail.
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Step one: The enquiry and booking process

I like to make sure you know every detail of what things cost from the very beginning. All my prices are visible on my website and you will be supplied with a full price list immediately on enquiry. My costs are straightforward – there’s a £95 session fee and then a £250 minimum spend. I have digital only packages, a vast array of products to choose from or ‘Collections’ which conveniently combine the two to suit all budgets from essential to luxury.
Most of my customers purchase digital images and wall art including deep framed canvases, framed prints and sometimes more bespoke products such as birch blocks or acrylics. The prices of all of these can be found on my website.
My booking process is all done via email and your payment can be made with credit or debit card quickly and easily. My contract can be signed digitally so that everything is paperless and instant with receipts emailed every step of the way!

Step two: Before your session

If you’ve also booked a maternity mini session, we’ll do our shoot together at about 36 weeks. I’ve got a collection of beautiful, designer gowns that you can wear but it’s also great to wear an outfit you feel comfortable in so that we can get some casual shots too. Don’t forget to moisturise that bump!
Once your baby is born, just let me know and we’ll schedule your shoot for within the first three weeks.  Once booked, you’ll receive a session guide and a questionnaire to make sure that your session is absolutely perfect for you. I always try my best to include any colours or props you’d like but I also love it when customers just say: I trust you.

Step three: Your photo shoot

On the day of your shoot I’ll be out in the studio preparing for your session long before you arrive. I like to relax and take my time choosing all the colours and setting up your props in advance. I’m a really creative person at heart and trying different colours together and collecting unique props and products to use during your shoot is one of my favourite parts of the job.
When you arrive, you’re welcomed into my cosy little studio which is just behind my house. It’s recently been converted and is absolutely lovely. Everyone seems in awe when they come inside, it’s like a little cave of wonders! I have coffee and tea making facilities and always provide a little snack for you. You’re more than welcome to bring a picnic with you though! My newborn sessions can be 2-3 hours long so it’s always good to be prepared.
Throughout the session, your baby’s comfort is the most important thing to me. I am a mum myself and have a lot of experience so I am very confident when handling your baby. I will ensure that your baby is always content and comfortable in the poses that I put them in. They will be wrapped for a lot of the session to keep them calm and sleepy but we’ll do lots of poses on my beanbag too to really show off your baby’s beautiful little legs, arms, tummy and back while they are still tiny. You’ll be surprised by how much your baby enjoys the session – they love the warmth and white noise that I provide and most will really adore being wrapped up snug as a bug.
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Step four: After the session

When the session is over, I hope you’ll feel overwhelmed with a content feeling as you’ll have just spent the day snuggled on my sofa watching your beautiful new baby being dressed up and fussed over while we capture a beautiful collection of images.
Next, you’ll see a sneak peek pop up on facebook. You’re welcome to share this with your friends and family! Some people even use my images as their birth announcement which I absolutely love. If you’d rather not have your picture appear on social media, don’t be afraid to say. I don’t mind at all but will always email over a sneak peek if you’d rather.
Over the coming weeks I’ll be working on your images. I usually spend about 6-10 hours editing your gallery of images. Each image is hand edited using professional software and I promise to make your images absolutely perfect in every way. Some images that I create have to be done as a composite to ensure baby’s safety. These images take a lot longer to create but are so worth it.
Within a month, you’ll be invited back for your viewing session. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! You’ll have a chance to see all the stunning images from your session on a slideshow to music. Then we’ll go through the whole gallery together to help you choose your favourites images and the perfect products to show them off around your home!
All my hardwork, passion and love goes into my photography. Every canvas that is collected is a piece of my heart and I cannot describe to you how amazing it feels to hear customers gasp as they collect their beautiful photographs. The thought of them being passed down through families and loved forever is beyond my wildest dreams.

If you’d like to see more of my newborn work please click here.

Newborn and baby photographer in Cheshire. Covering Sandbach, Middlewich, Nantwich, Holmes Chapel, Chester, Northwich, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Congleton, Macclesfield, Stoke and further afield.

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