Jovan’s first photo shoot

I had a message from Samina on Facebook about her new babies newborn shoot and we chatted for a while about style and options and I am pleased to say she excitedly booked. This is the one area of our work that I love the most. New life and new opportunities and its always lovely to chat and meet excited new parents wether its a first baby or fourth baby its always pretty magical for us.

Samina came along when Jovan was 10 days old along with Hubby Deepak and older brother Jaiden and our brief was pretty simple. A few of Jovan alone in our baskets and props and a few with Jaiden and then quite importantly a full family shoot too. We always take a few with the whole family but Deepak and Samina have family all over the world so this was the ideal time to update the family photos and share them with the world.

With our “All inclusive” packages,  One of the many benefits is you get a free online gallery which is on a dedicated server and you can share this with friends and family anywhere in the world. Its a super fast digital infrastructure and works amazingly well with computers, tablets and more important smart phones and because its a dedicated web site it does nor reply on special apps. I love apps myself but quite often Grandma does not ❣️

We had a fabulous shoot and although Jovan was not as settled as he might have been and Jaiden was a little whirlwind, we did get amazing photos that I am very proud of.  We specialise in photographing children and that all starts at 7 to 10 days old. We have more patience than most and thankfully more time too. Call me if your interested in our All inclusive option or our Pay as you go option for your newborn or family photos.

We have a dedicated newborn studio with state of the art heating and cooling as well as our Italian newborn friendly lighting system and all antique props and baskets so none of your Ikea tat here. Actually I love Ikea furniture im actually sat in my Ikea bed typing this but as far as newborns go they deserve something a little special like our 1900’s Japanese rice pail or our 1800’s bakes basket or one of our numerous champagne crates or hand made props from our carpenter in Braishfield. Either way Sue and I go to the ends of the earth to make your newborn experience a safe, comfortable, rewarding and enjoyable one and our 220+ verified google reviews back this up time and time again. There is a reason we are all number 1 in Hampshire and its all down to attention to detail and most important caring more about our clients than our bank balance.

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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 or enjoying one (or 2) of our famous ginger cookies.

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 does it cost and which option should I choose?

All inclusive option includes the shoot with a full set of digital photo all perfectly edited.  £275.00

Our newborn baby shoots cost £50 to book and a further £225 for a Download or USB stick of everything.  Thats 80-100 beautiful photographs ready to print and share with your family and friends. This means you do not need to sit through viewing or 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.

Pay as you go option includes the shoot and a personal viewing in our studio a week later. £75.00

If you prefer some wall art or maybe a few digital or loose photos then this is the option for you. It costs £75 to book and you get the exact same newborn photo shoot as above but instead of paying for the digital photos you have a studio appointment to choose what you want to purchase instead.

This is a fantastic option for those of you looking for a canvas or a few gifts. We arrange a viewing at your convenience as soon as the shoot is finished. You come back with maybe parents if you wish to view the photos and make your purchases. No obligation of course to buy anything.

If you have any questions just send me a message for the above contact page or call me on 02380 767084 and of course if you book one option you can change your mind on the day.

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 button below to find out about how you can also get stunning photos like this for your own baby ❣️

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