What to expect

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The booking process

From our intital contact, right through to when I hand over your beautiful bespoke products, my aim is to ensure that your experience of Beau Baby is easy, simple and straightforward.

Prior to your session you will be asked to complete a booking form so that I can add you to my booking system.  I will either email or call you (whichever you prefer) to arrange a suitable date and time, after which I will send an invoice for your session fee (or mini package) which is payable at the time of booking to secure your session.

Your Session Information Guide will provide you with anything you need to know ir bring for your session – specifically with Newborn Sessions parents are often asked to keep baby awake or do ‘this an that’, I don’t do this so please don’t be alarmed when it is not included in your Session Information Guide.

Top Tip: get creative! If you have any special items that you wish to incorporate into your photographs then list these on your consultation form. Equally have a think about where in your home you will be displaying your images.

The Session

When you arrive at my cosy home studio you will be offered a tea or coffee and a chance to relax before we get started. With a plate of biccies and a chilled bottle of still water, we will discuss any questions you may have and you will have an opportunity to point out any specific props you may want incorporated.  This stage is so important – these are your images, I want you to love everything about them, from the colours and textures to the poses and set-ups.

When photographing babies the studio is kept warm so it’s best to make sure you wear light layers. It’s also preferable for you to avoid wearing any particularly patterned clothing that may distract from your beautiful baby in an image.

Unless being photographed, it is advisable not to bring siblings along. The warmth of the studio often makes young children hot and bothered, and there isn’t a great deal of excitment to keep them entertained.  If siblings are being included in the images, I recommend asking a family member to collect them after they have finished so they do not get bored.

Top Tip: Bring your diary along so we can book your online gallery appointment.

After your session

At the end of your session we will arrange a date for you to return for your viewing and ordering appointment, which is usually within 2-3 weeks from your session date.  This is your opportunity to identify the package that suits your budget and to pick the images that will compliment your choice.  Top tip: discuss budgets beforehand and have a rough idea as to how much you wish to spend.

We will view a slideshow of your gallery (which rarely fails to evoke tears from mum, dad or me…or often all!) and then we will sit together to work out which images best suit my range of stunning wall art.

Payment for your order is due within the viewing and ordering appointment. Your USB’s and products will not be ordered until full payment has been received and has cleared.  You can expect to receive most items within 3 weeks, however many are much sooner. If there is a product which is likely to have a longer turn around time I will try and advise of this at the time of ordering.

Once your beautiful products have been delivered to me, I check each and every one for quality before sending them out to you. If you have ordered one of my amazing Wall Art pieces you will be invited to collect from the studio to limit possible transit damage.

What to wear

There are some simple things to remember when styling yourself for a portrait session ( and yes, we will be capturing pictures of you with your baby, so its best to come prepared).

The first and most important thing to remember is that your session is created to capture a moment in time, so it seems only sensible for you to ‘look like you’.  Try not to over think it – outfits should compliment each other and coordinate, not necessarily match; colours are great but avoid overpowering one another.

Key things are to avoid bold patterns & prints, and to steer clear of logos which will date your images. Aim for classical and timeless.

This PINTEREST board gives some examples.