YOUR STORY SESSION - THE NEXT STEPS...
Step One: Book Your Date
Please get in touch to discuss your session and book a date and time for us to get together. Your session date will be confirmed in my calendar as soon as you have paid the session fee.
If you are looking for a weekend session please make contact well in advance; I have two little ones myself so I do restrict the amount of weekends and evenings that I offer.
For newborn sessions, I will make a note of when you are due and can pencil you in around that date. I do appreciate that babies have a mind of their own, so even if we schedule in a date we can bring this forward if your baby arrives early (and you are home and well) or can push this back if they are late or you need a little bit more time to settle in.
If you would prefer to wait a while until your little one is a bit older and more alert, that's completely fine. The great thing about lifestyle newborn photography is that it is baby-led - I do not need your baby to be asleep or to put them into complicated positions or poses, so you can contact me as soon as you are ready and we will get something in the diary!
Step Two: Getting Prepared
Once we have a date in the diary, I will make contact to discuss the details. We can chat about where you would like your session as well as what you can expect from me and which parts of your family story you would like me to capture. I will send you a couple of guides and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
Please note that IN-HOME (indoor) sessions usually take place between 10am and 2pm. This is when natural light inside the house is at its best. I do find that morning sessions tend to suit children (and especially those little ones who still nap) because their energy levels are still pretty high and they're not too tired or hangry!
OUTDOOR sessions will usually take place before 11am or after 2pm. Unfortunately at other times of day the sunlight is harsh which makes it almost impossible to avoid shadows and squinting eyes (not the best recipe for flattering images!)
If, however, you have your heart set on a specific time of day, I will do my best to accommodate this and will happily discuss your needs when you make contact.
Step Three: Your Session:
In the week leading up to your shoot, I will contact you to make sure you are ready to go and answer any last-minute questions. I will also keep a close eye on the weather for any outdoor sessions.
On the day of your session, I will meet you at the agreed time and location. We can take as much time as needed to get your little ones used to the camera, to feel relaxed and comfortable. I will guide you through the session with natural directions and prompts, things which will engage the little ones and encourage natural connections between you all.
Step Four: After Your Session
I will send you a link to a private online viewing gallery within 2 weeks of your session (containing 25-30 hand-edited images). You will have 48 hours to enjoy your gallery, decide which photos you love and select and pay for your chosen package. High resolution images will be delivered via digital download; prints, books and wall art (depending on package chosen) will be created by a professional printing lab and sent directly to your home.