WHAT | WHY | WHEN
How Do I know if you are the right photographer for me?
Please check out my blog on the four P's to the perfect photographer.
In order to see if you and I are a good match firstly please have a look at my portfolio and see if you like my style. You do... great! How about my pricing ? Please have a look at my price list page. Im always happy to pop a bespoke quote together for specific budgets. Lastly ... do you like me? Am I someone who can make you feel relaxed? Someone who can make you actually enjoy being in front of the camera. Someone who cares about your beautiful newborn entering into this world. These things are important because they will reflect in your photos. Take a look at my story and read a little about me, or one step better we can arrange to meet up or I can call you. I would like to know about you and your wants, your vision, your desired photos. It is important to me that I can deliver an outstanding service for you. I would love you to choose me to be your photographer so I can give you lasting memories you will cherish forever.
| NEWBORN |
Where will the photo session take place?
Photo sessions take place in my cosy studio which is in Maidenhead (full address will be given after the session fee is paid). The room will be kept nice and warm and I use soothing sounds to settle your baby. All you need to do is sit back, relax and make yourself at home! I will provide some refreshments and nibbles.
How far in advance should I book my newborn session?
It is recommended to book your session during pregnancy to ensure availability. If you want an early newborn shoot I book seven days after your due date- this allows flexibility.
What is the best age to schedule a newborn session for?
I would highly recommend scheduling your newborn session for when they are under 3 weeks of age. This is because they are more settled and sleepy within their first few weeks. This enables me to capture those cute curly poses that aren't always possible with an older baby. After about 3 weeks of age your baby will be more alert and has growth spurts, which can be tricky to pose.
What if my baby has already been born and I have only just found you?
If your baby has already arrived and you do not have a session booked then please contact me as I will always try my best to fit you in as soon as I can.
What if my baby arrives early or late?
Once you have secured a session date I will wait to hear from you about any changes to your due date. If your baby arrives early or late then just let me know so we can reschedule your session.
What happens during the session?
Sessions last for 2-4 hours, which allows time to settle the baby, feed, nappy changes and cuddles. Your babies, safety and happiness is my priority, as such I book out the entire day to work to the timeframes that suit you and your child best. You are welcome to bring a book or a tablet to pass the time or you can simply sit back and enjoy watching your baby in the limelight.
How do I pay for my session?
Payment to be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque.
How long does it take for my images to be ready?
It can take up to 3-4 weeks to prepare your gallery as each single image will be professionally retouched, so patience is greatly appreciated at this time. (Due to the new GDPR law, all USBs must be collected in person).
Can we take sibling or mum and dad photos too?
Yes of course! Please just let me know who will be attending. There is a lovely park a few minutes from my house clients like to go to sometimes if siblings get a little bored.
| 1st BIRTHDAY/ CAKE SMASH |
How does it all work?
Please visit my 1st Birthday photos and have a look at colours and outfits on offer. You can mix and match colours how ever you desire.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring one nice outfit for the portrait photos, I provide a cake smash outfit for the messy part.
Can we do some family photos?
Yes- the cake smash package is in three sections. Portrait photos, cake smash photos and splash and play photos... We can swap some family photos with one of these but please let me know.
Do I have to provide a cake?
Yes. Due to allergies I do not provide a cake. I suggest a sponge soft icing cake. Some clients even make it themselves!
Do I have to have a cake smash?
If you would like to do a first birthday shoot without the cake smash thats not a problem. We can just do family photos instead of the cake smash or an outfit change.
How long till the photo are ready?
Approximately a week. Photos are online for 48hours for you to download them to your home computer.
| FAMILY |
Should we do our family photos indoor or outdoors?
I get asked this question a lot, and it is entirely up to you. Of course weather is very unpredictable in the England, but that is also all part of the fun.
*Note- depending on the age and amount of people for your family photos I may only be able to take them outside, due to studio space.
What should we wear?
It is nice when you think about what to wear and colour co-ordinate it. I recommend no logos. Think timeless, simple, subtle. It is your special family photos so the final decision is yours.
What should we bring?
Yourselves, two outfit changes, snacks, any comfort toys, anything you want in your photos
Can we bring our pet?
Yes! Pets are of course family too, as long as you let me know before I would love your pet/s involved too.
How long till the photo are ready?
Depending on the time of year, usually 2 week to view your photos.
| WEDDING |
Do you work alone?
The majority of weddings I will photograph alone, however if you do wish for a second photographer please get in contact. It is a great way to get a different perspective of the day caught.
Do you have insurance?
I am fully insured and policy documents can be made available upon request.
Do you carry backup equipment?
I always carry backup gear and it is an essential part of my kit.
What if it rains?
In the event of the great British weather turning against us do not worry you can still get your beautiful wedding photos. Rain photos can be very creative. It is always wise to have a good look at your venue and have a think if there is anywhere inside to take photographs too. If the weather is just too bad to even attempt to go outside we can do them indoors :-).
What happens if you're ill and can't cover my wedding?
This is always going to be a worry….BUT it would have to be something incredibly serious for me to miss your big day. In the unlikely event of this happening I do have back up photographers who are of a similar style to mine.
Do you do specific photo requests?
I always encourage you to share your ideas. I won’t copy an idea directly but I will take ideas onboard and interpret it in my own unique way.
How long will it take you to deliver our photos?
I always try to deliver your photographs within a 3-4 week period.