Having a new baby is such a special time for parents and for the whole family! It is so important to capture them right from birth, as they grow up so quickly, you'll blink and the time will have passed!
I recommend once you have found your feet a bit, and most importantly to Mums when you feel confident in yourself, a newborn photo shoot is a great way to preserve those teeny tiny fingers and toes, creating memories that will last forever! Around 10 days old to two weeks old is the perfect time to capture some beautiful first images of the newest member of your family! However you are free to book your session at any time, even before little one is here, especially if it's not your first addition! (of course, the date can be changed if baby arrives late or early!)
After this intial session, I also offer a Milestone Package which includes a photoshoot of your little one at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. This is to have regular images of your baby growing and forming their own unique little character, as well as capturing important milestones such as holding their heads up, sitting up, crawling/toddling and of course when they have their first birthday! For this very special occassion, Cake Smash photo shoots are also a great fun way to commemorate their first year of life (and to congratulate tired parents on getting to that point!)
I love photographing toddlers and children - they have so much personality and can carry out a variety of actions to capture in special photos! These images are much more active, capturing smiles, laughs and generally just having fun! In these sessions, I will start by chatting to the little one, making them feel comfortable in their surrounding, shooting the odd random image to get them used to the flash lights, and then once they're truly at ease, will play games, add props and toys and maybe even a bit of music and dancing to get them up and going!
Sessions vary on timings for babies and toddlers, due to ages and how they feel on the day, however you can guarantee that I will make sure we have some fabulous images of your little ones before you leave the studio. If you need to change or feed your baby, then please go ahead during the session - having had my baby in 2018 I know full well how unpredictable they can be!
If there are any particular favourite toys or props you would like to include in your photos that will make them even more personal, please do bring them along on the day, and we can also discuss this when booking in. If you would like some shots with your baby or child, then absolutely go for it! I would recommend bright colours for you and toddlers/children, but steer away from logos or patterns for a less distracting look. For babies, something slightly more subtle would be great.
Colour correction / basic editing is included in all photo shoots as standard.
Photo sessions are based in my studio set up in St Albans, Hertfordshire, however I am happy to come to your home if it is more suitable.
Location shoots are also available, especially if you have somewhere meaningful for you, to capture some images of your little ones! (Various locations around Hertfordshire are beautiful settings for great outdoor shots!)
Please use the About / Contact page to get in touch for a photo session!