Newborn Photo Session | What to expect | Baby photography Glasgow | CA Neil Photography
1st March 2018
1st March 2018
Having a new baby is more than likely the most exciting experience you will ever have in your life. Nothing in this world compares to that moment when you lay eyes on your precious little bundle for the first time and realise that somehow this amazing little person is yours!
Having professional portraits taken at this stage, when your baby is still tiny & brand new will help you to always remember this special time, when your baby has outgrown his first onsies or when she lets out her first heart warming giggle, you will have these very first portraits to remeber just how tiny your little baby was.
Heres a list of my most frequently asked questions to help you understand how the process works and what’s involved at a newbonr session at my Glasgow studio
The best time to get in touch is soon after your 20 week scan. The main reason its best to book early is because baby’s due date is unpredictable and since the session is best within the first 14 days of baby being born I only schedule a set number of newborns per month to accommodate baby being early or late. By booking early you are guaranteed a session will be available for you when your baby arrives, priority always goes to pre booked clients
No. When booking your newborn session , a retainer fee of £99 is required to secure your date, this fee is then deducted from whichever photo package you decide to purchase when you come back to view your images. You can view all of my newborn packages here
On average a newborn session lasts 3 hours, although sometimes I am finished in 2 hours or other times it may take 4 hours. It all completely depends on baby. All of my newborn sessions are baby led, allowing plenty of time for feeding, soothing, changing and cuddling! I only ever book 1 newborn session per day so that we never have to feel rushed.
Newborn sessions are best within 14 days of baby being born, with days 5-10 being the most ideal. The reason for this is that at this stage most babies are still sleepy and more settled which allows me to achive those typical curled up newborn poses! As the weeks pass your baby will become more alert and have longer awake periods during the day time.
A newborn session gallery will be approximately 25 beautifully retouched images from your session. Although I will take more images than this on the day, not all of them will make it to the ediitng stage, i select the best images from the day to create a stunning gallery for you
Yes! I absolutely love this part of every session! Photographing newborn babies with their loving parents and/or siblings is just amazing. I always encourage my clients to have some portraits taken with baby, even if your not feeling at your best (which is completely understandable) you may regret not having a few shots taken, I can promise they will be worth it! Older siblings are very welcome to come along for part of the session to have some portraits taken with baby
Approximately 7-10 days after your photo session you will come back to my studio for your viewing and ordering session to view your images for the first time! At this session we will spend time looking through your gallery, choosing which package you would like to go for and looking at the wall art collections available should you decide youd like a statement piece of wall art for your home. All orders are placed and paid for at time of your viewing and ordering session. Flexible payment plans are available on request
Pack for your session as you would for any other outing with a newborn. So changing bag with spare nappies & wipes, a dummy if you dont mind using one for the few hours your at my studio (a completely personal choice but very helpful for settling baby) extra bottle of milk if your bottle feeding, some snacks and drinks to keep your energy levels up and wear loose layered clothing, My studio will be kept pretty toasty to ensure baby is comfortable at all times.
If you would like more information or if you’d like to secure a date for your newborn photo session please get in touch here
Carol Ann x