Maternity sessions are best done between 34 – 37 weeks (free of charge I can do a watch my bump grow and you can come in once a month from about 6 months for about 5 mins and at the end I will put 3-4 photos together into one photo and can also end with a photo and your new baby. Please advise if you would like this.
I book newborn sessions in within the first two weeks of birth, that way they are very sleepy, relaxed and flexible. I will take photos when they are older but it limits our potential posing options and can be quite hard to get to sleep. I know it may seem frightening leaving the house so soon after you have bought your little one home but rest assured it is totally worth it. You can just sit back and watch, feed baby when necessary and even have a snooze if you like. I warm the room up to 30+ degrees so please wear light clothing as it is quite hot for us adults. Newborns cannot regulate there body temperature and as they will be naked or wearing nappy covers they will need the warmth. (ALL PROPS are supplied)
The best ages after the newborn shoot to photograph is 4 months old, more expressions lots of smiles and still small then at 6 – 8 months (waiting for baby to be sitting on his/her own and not yet crawling) Allows for good posing and often very smiley and giggly. After that One years old for a cake smash, you can either do on the day or shortly before or after, you could even do it a few weeks/month before to use some of the images for the 1st birthday invites !