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maternity & newborn

"time flies, the years go by and life takes its own turns, but the memories...forever remain"

The first year of a baby's life goes so very fast and they literally transform in front of your eyes...those tiny fingers, baggy knees and gorgeous gummy first smiles. It is so important to capture this time as once it's gone, it's gone…and you simply won't remember how adorable and tiny they once were. Even less will you remember what it felt like to be pregnant and feel your baby kicking.

Let me record the anticipation and excitement of your new arrival and the tender moments of those early days as a new family, focussing on the bond and emotion between you, your baby and any older siblings. I offer maternity and newborn sessions either at your home or at my home studio in Salisbury. More details are available below.

Gemma has a gift for making people feel relaxed and at ease. I was nervous about getting my bump out for the camera but I'm so glad I did, the images are a priceless reminder of my pregnancy - now the baby is here I can hardly remember how it felt. As for the newborn images, well, I cry every time I look at them! I can't even fathom how he was ever that tiny. A million thank yous.

JESSICA 

 

let me tell the story of your new arrival

 

bump to baby photography sessions

  • newborn

    Often in those early days after giving birth it can be a challenge leaving the house. At home sessions are lovely because this is where your little one will spend their first months and years so having memories of your home at this time is a lovely added dimension to the images. The images themselves tend to be more lifestyle in feel, capturing some lovely intimate moments of you with your new baby, lots of skin contact and close snuggles to capture that incredibly special bond. 

    Newborn sessions take place within the first two weeks after which they start to uncurl and are much less sleepy, often taking 3-4 hours allowing plenty of time for feeding and settling.

    I can also offer these portrait sessions in my own home in Salisbury, where I have rooms stylishly furnished to provide a lifestyle backdrop if you would prefer. It isn’t a traditional studio set-up but we can create slightly more formal newborn photography setups with blankets and backdrops if you don’t feel your home is suitable.

  • maternity & newborn

    Your pregnancy is such a fleeting time forgotten almost instantly when your baby is born, so recording this special time of anticipation and excitement becomes so important. And when they're old enough to understand, your little one will never believe that's where they came from.


    Maternity sessions last approximately an hour at around 34 weeks, often with your partner so we can get some lovely images of them celebrating your bump too. We will often do the maternity session in the same location as the newborn session so that there is a consistent storytelling feel between the two sets of images.

    Maternity sessions are available to book for a small fee when booked with your newborn session, please see 'pricing' below for more details.

 

pricing

newborn portrait sessions


£395
Please note this does not include any images

WHAT THE SESSION FEE INCLUDES:

  • £200 credit towards your chosen products
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  • Pre-shoot consultation via email/Zoom
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  • 3-4 hour portrait session (within first two weeks) at home or on location with the whole family
    (travel charges apply for 20+ miles from Salisbury)
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  • Full post-production and editing of the best images, approximately 40 per shoot
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  • Viewing session at my studio to choose & order your products, including an online gallery

maternity portrait sessions

 

If you would like to have a special set of maternity images to tell the story of the bumps arrival, I would be happy to offer a 1 hour session for £75 at the time of booking your newborn session. Please note this does not include any images.

Pictured:
gallery wall of framed prints,
multi-aperture storyboard frame,
handmade album, USB image box

products


Many of my clients choose their favourite images to hang on the walls on their home in either contemporary or traditional style frames. I work closely with one of the industry's leading frame makers to design and make bespoke, handmade wall art that will perfectly complement the decor of your home. I have many sample frames in my studio to show you and can mockup layouts in different styles to help you choose, both single and multi-aperture (storyboard) frames. Frames start from £150.

Other clients prefer to have their images put together into a beautiful handmade album which can be handed down to future generations, creating a collection of albums that you can add to as your family grows. I create a bespoke design for your images to tell the story of your shoot and only use album makers that share the same meticulous attention to detail, creating a timeless album that will have have pride of place on your coffee table. Albums start from £400.

Other popular display choices include my print folio box, perfect for displaying smaller mounted images on the included easel or on mantelpieces or desktops. You can safely store the images not on display in the beautiful linen-bound keepsake box. Folio boxes start from £550.

Naturally digital images are always popular and I offer digital files suitable for printing, with packages starting from £350.

All my products and display options are available in my pricelist PDF, please get in touch to receive this by email.

You captured the essence of our little girl - at 6 months she is already such a character and looking back at the photos we can't believe how much she's already changed. We're so glad we came to you and look forward to seeing you soon for her first birthday shoot.

SOPHIE & CHRIS 

 

How will your sessions work?

First chat

Drop me a line and let me know what ideas you have and we'll look for a suitable date for your first shoot. The best time for maternity shoots is around 34 weeks and for newborn shoots is during their first two weeks. I only have a limited number of Saturday sessions and these get booked up often months in advance, so best to bear this in mind when looking at your calendar. Please note I don't work on Sundays. Upon booking your shoots I will ask for payment for the session fee or 50% of any package you have chosen.

Pre-shoot consultation

We'll touch base via email or Zoom a couple of weeks before the shoot to plan the finer details. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss styling ideas and clothing based on where we will do the shoot and I can let you know what to expect and bring on the day. If you're local, we'll also arrange a viewing date approximately 2 weeks after the shoot for you to come to the studio to view and order your images. If you are further afield I will put the images onto an online gallery for you to select from.

Day of the shoot

Each shoot is different but for newborn shoots expect 3-4 hours to allow for feeding and settling, maternity and first year shoots will be around 1-2 hours. Mornings usually work best with babies schedules and to allow for extra time if needed. I'll guide you into the most flattering angles and light to show you at your best, but the focus is the natural flow of emotion and interaction between you that we're aiming to capture. Rest assured that there is plenty of time for feeding, snack (and coffee) breaks working around your baby's timetable.

After the shoot

I will prepare the images from our shoot with care, selecting the best images to process and uploading them to an online gallery for you to see. Depending on the type of shoot, there may be around 20-30 images from a maternity or baby session to choose from but this of course depends on what we captured on the day. 

The viewing session

If we've done a maternity session first, I tend to upload them to an online gallery first for you to see and then schedule a viewing at my studio after the last session. This enables to you to choose which images you'd like from each shoot and decide how you would like them displayed, whether as a beautiful album, some frames for your home, prints and gifts for family members or any combination of the above.

Delivery

Once I have your final choices I will get everything underway with the industry-leading labs and frame makers I use. It usually takes 4-6 weeks from placing your order and I will happily hand deliver your products to local addresses or arrange a courier service if you are further afield for an additional charge. 

If you're ready to find out more, do get in touch and we can chat about how you'd love me to photograph your new arrival.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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