FAQ about our Older Baby Sessions
What is the best Age for theses sessions take place?
This is completely up to you!! Unlike Newborn photography there is not a set time for having your images taken. That being said there are special stages that you may want me to capture like when your baby has started to smile more and able to roll over to lay on their front holding themselves up, or when they are able to sit up by themselves around 6-8 months old, First Birthday is a very special milestone which we can capture with a styled session or cake smash. This decisions is completely up to you. I have plenty of props and outfits in the studio to style a session bespoke to you and your baby.
When should I book my session?
I book the diary out approximately two months in advance but that being said my dairy is very fluid as I have to book around due dates with my newborn sessions so if you are wanting your session sooner contact us to find out what we have available.
Where does the session take place?
These sessions take place in my Natural/ continuous light studio in Long Eaton which has been designed to give you the home from home experience so that you can relax and enjoy your session.
How long does the session last?
Baby & Toddler sessions are up to an hour depending on your baby. The session is tailored to your baby to make sure there is no rush and plenty of time for nappy changes & cuddles when needed.
Do you provide clothing and props for the images or do I need to buy something?
I have a lot of props in the studio for baby’s and toddles of all ages so there will be a large selection for you to choose from. I have a little clothes rail in the studio with little outfits that have been made specifically for the studio. there is a selection of outfits for bays and girl in various sizes so if you are wanting to come with your baby and just use our outfits that is absolutely fine with us. however if you have seen an outfit in my images or somewhere else that you specifically want to be used please let me know so I can let you know if we have that outfit and if it is in the right size.
Can siblings and parents be in a few images?
Yes of coarse I love to capture images of parents with their child/children and the bond between siblings. With this session I can do 1-2 images of family at the beginning but if you are wanting more family and sibling images then a Family session will be more suited to that.
Can I request certain poses or images I’ve seen on other photo sites?
If there is something that you have seen please discuss this with me before your session so I can prepare what I need to do it. But please no that I will not create images that I deem unsafe and I will not guarantee any pose as every child is different and may not want to go in the pose or prop you have requested.
What should we wear?
Simple is best. I photograph baby’s and toddlers wearing clothing supplied by me or if you have a special outfit or two you would like to bring that is fine but please try to avoid bright colours or busy patterns as they are very distracting in the images. I recommend that the rest of the family wear clothing that coordinates without matching exactly (there is no need for everyone to be in blue jeans and white T shirts). Children should wear clothing they like and are comfortable in, although it is best to avoid characters or logos if possible.
How many proofs will I get to choose from?
I fully edit approx 20 images from your session so you have a beautiful collection of a variety of different poses to choose from. Your gallery will be ready for your viewing appointment usually within 2 weeks of your session.
If there is a question you are wanting to ask that is not on this list please contact us so we can answer it for you.