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You’ll Probably Have Lots Of Questions…

Here are the most common questions we are asked by new parents and parents to be…

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# When should I book my baby photographer?


If you are booking a newborn photoshoot some of our clients like to book in early in their pregnancy and in that situation we book you in, just as soon as you are happy to do so, for a provisional date around 5 – 10 days after your due date .

However, babies very rarely arrive on their due date so we always keep a selection of standby appointments available every week so that if the wee one arrives early or late we just move your photoshoot to one of those.

You don’t need to book in as soon as you find out you are pregnant!

If your baby is already here, or you are due soon, that’s not a problem… 

We always keep standby appointments available for parents who don’t want to or didn’t think to book in advance so just give us a call and we will almost always be able to get you booked in within a week or so.


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# What is the best age for my baby’s photo shoot?


Please don’t get too hung up on “the best age” 

Any age is good for a baby photoshoot!  

For newborn photography, If you like the tiny curled up sleepy shots, we should do those in the first 2 weeks, usually between 5 – 10 days.

The 14 day recommendation, ideally between 5 & 10 days, is because this is when the wee one is most sleepy, still very flexible, and happy to be moulded into all of those cute curled up sleepy shots that everyone loves.

You may prefer your wee one to be a little older and more awake and to see their big eyes open, we do these shoots a little later, usually around 3-8 weeks.

We have had some babies at this 3 – 8 week stage who have curled up and slept like little newborns for some of the shoot, and, we can still use most of the newborn props as well!

You can see lots of our newborn photography here NEWBORN BABIES

# What if my baby arrives early or is late, or if I don’t feel up to it when my baby is born?


We always keep a selection of appointments free every week, babies don’t usually arrive on time so if your wee one is early, late or if you just don’t feel up to it, having just given birth, that’s no problem at all we will just move your photo shoot to one of our standby appointments and this in turn frees up a session for any last minute babies who may come along 😊

#  I am a bit concerned about someone else handling my baby!


It’s all about safety first…

Your baby’s safety, wellbeing and comfort are our main concern, at all times…

Debbie has many years experience of working with and caring for very young babies, she is fully trained in every aspect of baby safety.

All of our clients comment on how amazing she is with their babies.

You can have a look at what our previous mums and dads have said about her here REVIEWS

We are very much baby led in our approach and we will NEVER put your baby in a pose, prop or situation that will compromise their safety or wellbeing.

Your wee one will never be out of your sight and will only ever be a few feet away from you 😊

# How long will it take? I’ve heard some photographers say up to 6 hours!


Our experience has shown that around 2 hours is the perfect amount of time for a Newborn photoshoot, any longer and babies get very fed up and restless (so do the parents)

This allows us plenty of opportunity to shoot lots of different images and plenty of time for feeding and changing if needed.

We only photograph one Newborn shoot a day.

This gives us plenty of time if the photo shoot does need to run over, that’s not very often but we will never rush you.

# When will I see my photos after the photo shoot?


Around 7 – 10 days after your photo shoot you will come back to the studio to view your photos, larger than life, on our big screen when you can choose what ones you would like to order 😊 

If your question isn’t answered here please just send us a message, using the form below, and we’ll get back to you ASAP. 

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    And remember, you don’t have to book months in advance, we always have standby appointments available.