Last week we met Stacie and Sam and their 2 lovely children Freddie and newborn Ella for a newborn and sibling photo shoot.
We started as always but sorting out Ella and getting her to sleep and whilst this was going on I played with Freddie to help bring him out of his shell. We do lots of newborn shoots and a good % of them come along with a sibling so we are well used to this. Todays plan was lego :-). Siblings are often knocked sideways when the new baby arrives and we like to think we can help do our little;e bit to help them feel reassured.
We started with Ella and almost straight away brought Freddie info a few photos. The first few are normally a waste of a “good photo” but never a waste of time. They help us to bond with the sibling and in this case Freddie and the next few poses were just amazing. I was overwhelmed just how good it was once Freddie warmed.
Once we had done our outfits and props Mummy wanted Ella in a lovely new dress so we did the same routine again and got some terrific photos.
Sue and I do not charge extra for siblings or parents to join our newborn shoots or even grandparents, We are a family photographers and we love everyone to be involved.
What do we bring to a newborn photoshoot?
This is our most common question with new mums. Well Sue and I have a huge studio full of beautiful baskets, swings and beanbag props for new babies. We also have all the little outfits that you see on our website, we have 2 of most for twins too. We also have a few soft toys and lots of special blankets and rugs. We have full changing facilities too and a Mummy and Baby room although we are 100% happy for you to change and feed baby in the comfort of the studio whilst having a cuppa from our free and pretty cool coffee machine or indeed catching up on facebook with our free wifi.
So to answer the question. Extra nappies is always a great idea, probably for a couple of years not just the photoshoot 😂 Plus extra milk, if your feeding baby yourself then its not a problem but if you bottle feed either full time or even just at night then its handy to bring some spare milk because newborns sometimes take a bottle easier in a strange environment. Other than that we are all covered.
How do you create the right environment?
We had already started by creating the right environment for our babies. Our studio is warm, comfortable and safe and filled with the scent of our specially blended Aromatherapy oils it is just perfect for babies. Our props are all warmed in preparation so there are no unexpected cold areas for babies delicate skin. No shocks to wake them or disturb their perfect slumber. Most of all we allow time, lots of time for you to relax and baby to feel safe and happy.
What if we never booked a newborn shoot, is it too late to book now?
In a word, No 😀 we keep at least 2 days a week spare for newborns so if you have been let down or just plain forgot to book then give us a call on 02380 767084 or message me below for a very quick response.
What does a newborn photo shoot cost?
Our newborn baby shoots cost £50 to book and a further £225 for a disk or USB stick of everything. Thats 60-100 beautiful photographs ready to print and share with your family and friends. This means you do not need to sit through hours os sales chatter to get your photos. YOU GET EVERYTHING 😍. To get this amazing offer please contact me now. You can book this in at anytime during your pregnancy to guarantee this offer.
If you would like to see further examples of our stunning newborn baby photography recently taken at our Southampton and Hampshire studio, including prices, then please click the take a our gallery below to find out about how you can also get stunning photos like this for your own baby!
Surely there must be hidden extras?
Absolutely not. Sue and I sell our photo packages just like we prefer to buy things, that is everything upfront and honest. Every package we offer from newborns, cake shoots and family shoots comes with all of the photos that we take (minus any mistakes or blinkers etc) and they are all high resolution 300dpi ready to print and share with family and friends. That means afterwards you can pop along to your local printers and buy prints or a canvas which is super important if you live away or if your parents live away and they want photos or any album, you just forward the download link that we send you.
Some photographers offer newborn shoots for £95 but you don’t get any photos. Or £150.00 and you get a very small selection of photos. Either way you are forced to walk away with very little or indeed nothing or you pay hundreds and maybe thousands afterwards. With us our Newborn shoots are £275.00 and you Get everything we take, often close to 100 beautiful photos. With our cake shoot smash and splash its £200.00 including the cake and photos.
Call me for a chat if you think this is too good to be true on 02380 767084 😍
Last minute newborn photography in Southampton Hampshire
In the past few weeks Sue and I have had several calls from frantic newborn parents about last minute newborn photography because of them being let down at the last minute. Unfortunately this was due to another photographer unable to fulfil her commitments due to ill health. We obviously wish her well. But this does not help those effected and thankfully with all 3 parents we were able to fit them in within the important newborn wind and the shoots were sensational.
Sue and I have been photographing last minute newborn photography in Southampton Hampshire for over 10 years and have the most amazing state of the art studio completely redesigned to accommodate newborn babies and their parents. Our studio has a beautiful lighting setup including fantastic Italian constant daylights, we have a beautiful parents and siblings area with comfy sofas and a superb coffee machine with cookies and we have a bathroom as well as a mom/dad and baby room although we fully support feeding in our studio anywhere that your are comfortable.
We have fast safe 200mbps customer broadband which is free too use whilst you are here. We have a room filled with props and outfits for you to choose from and a cupboard full of toys for siblings of all ages to play with and keep occupied.
Sue and I offer shoots 7 days a week. Our own babies are all grown up so we have no restricted ties which means we can arrange our shoot times to suit you so if you have been let down or its quite common to think about newborn photography in Southampton Hampshire once your baby arrives then please give us a call or a message below. We keep 2 days every week free for early or late newborns and can often fill these spaces with late, unexpected or last minute newborn babies.
Our prices are amazing value when you look closely at what others offer. Our package is a simple £275.00 and includes as much time as your baby needs to settle and we need to create beautiful photos like those below and on our website. The package comes with all of the photos we take which is generally between 60 and 80 sometimes more and are sent to you in high resolution without any copyright marks or names ready for you to print and share. If we take 100 beautiful photos then you get 100 beautiful photos, we do not restrict what we give you. You also get the same photos in Black and white so double the amount too.
Furthermore if you pay for your last minute newborn photography in Southampton Hampshire in full when you book during 2020 we will also you free of charge 10 mounted photographs ready to keep or send to your family and friends or most popular Grandparents. The alternative is to pay £50 when you book and the balance on the day but this does not come with the mounted photos.