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your milestone welcome guide

what to expect...

before your session 

  • As soon as you are booked in for a milestone session, we will book in your consultation and  you will receive your welcome guide (what you are reading now),  your online contract and your booking form.

  • You must sign the contract ASAP after booking and it is important you fill out your booking form. The form will give me an important insight into what it is you would like to help me create your perfect session.

  • We will arrange for your consultation via zoom, or in the studio to discuss all the specifics of what you are looking for with your photo session and for us to meet beforehand. I love to meet my clients, it's a great way to get to know each other and for me to know how to create your perfect and memorable portraits of your baby and your family. 

  • Milestone sessions are usually book at around the 6 months mark, to celebrate when they can sit up by themselves confidently.

  • Milestone sessions are the most beautiful sessions of your baby. They're now sitting, full of smiles and personality and they really their photoshoot.

during your session 

  • On the day of the photoshoot when you arrive at the studio, you will be welcomed in by myself and my assistant. You will then have the chance to have a hot drink and a chat with myself about the session and allow your baby to settle in to their new surroundings.

  • You can be included too! If you would like your family portraits to be timeless, you have the choice of wearing one of our beautiful dresses/gowns for the session.

  • Siblings and pets are always welcome, and these images will be at the start of the session with the family portraits.

  • We have a range of outfits for your little ones.

 

Quick tips:

  • Relax and have fun! your baby will sense your mood.

  • Dress your baby in loose, easy to remove clothing on the day of the shoot.

  • Make sure baby is fed before the session, if they need it. 

  • If baby is teething, consider giving them paracetamol or using teething gel beforehand. Always read and follow the instructions on the medication.

  • Be sure to look out for early sneak preview image from your session on my Facebook and Instagram page. 

after your session 

  • Around two weeks after your milestone session, your images will be ready for your viewing session. We book in your viewing session the end of your shoot.

  • During your viewing, you will watch your beautifully edited images in your own HD slideshow and afterwards you can select the package you like and we can create some aspirational wall art and choose any products you would like for keepsakes. 

  • The majority of my clients opt for our bespoke package and our beautiful, show stopping acrylic wall art.

  • Your wall art, products and prints can take 6-8 weeks to arrive, and when it does, you will receive an email to arrange your collection appointment.

  •  I recommend planning where you'd like your wall art before you come to your viewing session, and any measurements of where you'd like them to hang so we can create something that will really WOW everyone.

what to wear...

You are coming to me for the results you have seen online, so it's my job to guide you to help us achieve those results. 

I am always happy to help you guys achieve the best out of your session, so please ask if you get stuck.

Between family, work and trying to survive, you have enough on and I want you to absolutely love your family portraits. 

 

Your Baby 

We aim to keep milestone sessions, simple and timeless. Colours that work great are: creams, white, navy, dark green, oatmeal, grey, brown. 

We also have a variety of outfits for your little ones to use.

Parents and Siblings 
- Avoid strong patterns and logos, as these make us look bigger than we are sometimes and may potentially date. 

-    Avoid black and strong contrasts.
- Colours that work great for a family portrait: creams, white, 
navy, dark green, oatmeal, grey, brown. 
- When pulling the items together, make sure everyone is wearing things that work separately and together
- If in doubt, send me what you've got and we can decide together. 
- All gowns and dresses at the studio are available for you to use. 
- When planning your photoshoot wardrobe, think about how it would look on your wall, where the wall art is going to be displayed. Would it compliment the colours and the style of your home? 
 

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  • What are your opening hours?
    By Appointment only Business Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 10.00am - 2.00pm Saturday - 11.00am - 2.00pm
  • How long will my session take?
    Your session time varies depending on what you have booked. Typically most sessions last around an hour, however newborns can be up to three hours and a mini session is around 20 minutes.
  • When should I book my session?
    If you're booking a newborn session, I would always recommend booking in around your 20 weeks scan. I only book in ten newborn sessions per month, so booking early is ideal if you don't want to be disappointed . All newborn bookings are given a provisional date upon booking, however babies don't often arrive 'on time', so we ask that when baby has arrived and you are both home and well, get in touch (whether they have arrived early or late) and we will move your session date. If you reach your due date and baby is still comfortable, please let us know, so we know its unlikely to expect you on the provisionally booked date. We book up in advance very quickly, so ideally I would book any session at least three months in advance, however you can message us at anytime to book, and we will always try our best to get you in ASAP. I would always suggest booking any of our sessions in advance.
  • When/how do I choose my pictures?
    At the end of your session I will book you in for your gallery viewing in the studio, usually around two/three weeks after. You will view around 15-20 beautifully enchanced images in a heart warming slideshow, and this is when you choose and pay for your package and order your beautiful wall art and products.
  • Do I need to bring anything?
    We have plenty of hot and cold drinks available, along with some nibbles and sweet treats. However, I would suggest that you bring along some food, especially if mum is breast feeding. If your baby takes a dummy, bring it with you, as well as bottles, formula and nappies etc... I always suggest a change of clothing in case your little one decides to go to the toilet whilst you are holding him/her. For a cake smash, bring your little ones favourites snacks, a drink and a towel.
  • What should we wear?
    As they do in the hospital, we encourage skin to skin contact which creates the most beautiful images and these are the pictures you and your baby will cherish most in years to come! Dads: If you prefer not to be shirtless,keep it simple with a plain shirt or a v-neck, both ideally a good fitting or slightly tighter. A good pair of jeans which are snug or some slim trousers or chinos. Keep colours neutral or in line with the colour scheme. No patterns or logos ideally. Mums: A loose-fitting top or a simple, floaty dress always looks lovely. As above, keep light and neutral or in line with the colour scheme and avoid logos or patterns. Also bring a strappy vest in either nude, grey or black. Please use a very natural nail polish or none. Bring along your make up bag, and know that we use flattering angles and lighting to show off your beautiful family.
  • Do you offer outdoor photography?
    No, I work from my home studio.
  • Can pets come to our session?
    YES! Just let me know in advance.
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Yes, we have our 0% payment plan via Clearpay.
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