Babies (1 month +) FAQs

Older baby FAQs

When is the best time to photograph my baby?

If you have missed the newborn session, that’s totally okay! Anytime is a great time to photography your little sweetie, and there are always important milestones to look out for. I also have a huge collection of props that are suited for whatever size and age your baby is.

How do we reserve a slot?

To secure your slot, a non-refundable 50% advance deposit is required and the balance is due on the day of the portrait session. 

Where do the sessions take place?

All baby portrait sessions take place in my home studio specially designed to keep you and your little ones comfortable throughout the session. You will have full access to an ever-increasing and huge collection of props and accessories there.

How do we prepare the baby for the session?

These sessions are totally baby-led and you don’t have to do much. Because your baby is no longer a newborn, they will most probably be awake for their shoot. We’ll get mostly awake shots with lots of personality, lots of eye-contact and cheeky toothless smiles. It is very important your baby has a full tummy before we begin the session so we can spend the most time taking pictures, before we need a milk break  again.
With older babies, example 6 months and older, it is important that the time we set for the shoot doesn’t interfere with their nap times. This is something we can discuss before we schedule an exact time, so that when they come for the shoot they are well-rested.

Do we need to bring anything?

I have a huge collection of wraps, outfits and props, so you’re covered there. If you have a special teddy or a favourite outfit/blanket, please bring these with you as we may be able to incorporate these into the shoot to create something that is special to your family.
With older babies ( 6 months and older) you will have to bring a few of their outfits. These can be simple outfits that baby already has in their wardrobe, so nothing elaborate that you have to run out for. This is something we can discuss in detail prior to the shoot.

How long does a session last?

Sessions can last anywhere from 2 – 3 hours, completely depending on the baby. 

Will I get to choose the setups?

You can totally choose the setups from my page and I will recreate those as is. You can also let me design your session layout completely, in which case I only prefer to know which colors and style you are fond of. We can do neutral and minimalistic or make it as elaborate as you want.

What do we do while the baby is being photographed?

Kick back and relax! I have a lovely sofa in the studio for you to snuggle up in. You can watch and enjoy the process, catch up on social media, get a little bit of rest. 

Who all can accompany us during the shoot?

If you have selected the package with family portraits, please note that it only includes your own immediate family and NOT the extended family (grandparents, cousins, aunts are not included) Once we are done with the family portraits, the husband and other siblings of your baby can leave and we can start the baby solos. You can have a female helper around you to help you with the baby during solos.

My baby has flaky skin/baby acne/scratches – is this a problem?

This is all part of the editing process and I will remove them during post-processing, specifically on the baby’s face. 

What should we wear?

I prefer neutral solid colors; black, grey, creams and white are all great choices for baby sessions. Please coordinate your outfits between the family. Try to avoid patterns as they don’t look too flattering in pictures.

Do you share images on social media?

I do. If you would prefer your baby’s images not to be posted on social media, that’s totally fine, please just let me know before your session.

How long does it take before we can see the photos?

My usual turnaround time for digital photos is anywhere within 3-4 weeks of your session date. Prints, frames and heirloom photobooks will be delivered after this according to their different time frames, as they are outsourced.

How do we receive our order?

You will receive them via a dropbox link from where it is an easy, one-click download of all the hi-res images from your session.

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