Newborn photographer in Essex

Newborn photography

May 25, 2018 | Uncategorized

Newborn photography, Essex

When you book a newborn session at Dinky Days Photography, you are treated as family. You are welcomed into my home studio and given a bespoke service. No photoshoot here is the same, it is personalised to you and your family. I have 5 years of experience of newborn photography in Essex. I have been trained by the best in the UK in newborn posing, and newborn safety. Safety being key when it comes to your time here.

Your little ones are your pride and joy, the new loves of your lives and I feel so honoured to capture this special time in your lives in timeless photographs to forever treasure.

How do I book a session with you, I don’t know when the baby will arrive?

This is a very common question, one I’ve very happy to help with of course.

When you Contact me about your newborn session, I ask for your due date. This just means I will know the round about time your little one(s) will be entering the world ready to be in your arms. They’ll usually be round about 2 weeks either side of this. If they’re earlier than expected, don’t worry, there will always be a slot for you as soon as you are up and able to come along.

If something medical happens with baby (hopefully not!), again this is no problem. You just simply keep me in the loop when able, and we will have your session when your tiny one is ready. I will ask you a few more questions about your colour scheme, preferred images you like of mine too. To finish your booking, I simply ask for your session fee. This secures your time here. I’ll then send your prep for your session (lovely and simple) and my address.

Do I bring props or do you provide?

I provide all the props you see in my newborn galleries. From wooden boxes to draws, tiny beds and more, it’s all provided by Dinky Days Photography. With newborn photography I feel it is important to have the parents feel least stress as possible. It’s most likely your first trip out with your little one(s), so I want you to feel at ease and comfortable not worrying if you’ve forgotten anything that’s being photographed. I provide a service, and I want that service to make you leave feeling calm and that you’ve had a great experience. Smiles when you leave is such a great feeling.

Do you only take photos of my baby during this session?

Oh far from this. I photograph you all. I feel very strongly that you must exist in photos. Be in the photo, do it for your children, they absolutely love it.
I photograph your little one in a variety of set ups chosen by you, or like many you can request I go with the flow when it comes to set ups.

I really do adore photographing siblings together with baby, so it’s lovely when you bring your other children along. If you can let me know upon booking that you have other children, I can make sure that is written down into your session plan also. Mum and baby images alongside Dad and baby images are wonderful. Seeing the connection between you and your child is something I tend to squeal at. I get super excited (I cannot hold back, it’s just my nature! You’ll see) seeing these images on the back of my camera.

family portrait is a big part of your session here. It’s a photograph that brings you altogether, and is sometimes the first time you’ve all been together in front of the camera. I’m always looking forward to photographing this. I understand that many Mums don’t feel ready to be in the photograph, but I always advise this. I’ve always said ‘You can only regret not having the photo taken’ when it comes to this. I cannot count the amount of times Mums have thanked me for gently asking them to be in this moment with their family. Seeing those tears of joy when they view the photographs here that always make my heart skip a beat.

How long does the session last?

Newborn sessions last anywhere between 2-4 hours. This allows time to feed, choose different set ups, settle baby and have your photographs taken. I don’t believe in rushing sessions. If the time goes over, then so be it. Anything to fill your gallery with images you are hoping for. But this rarely happens. I go with your baby lead. A happy baby, means a happy session.

What if my baby lets loose on you?

Pee, poop, sick, it’s very normal here I promise! This is something that almost always happens in newborn photography. It’s part of the job, and as messy as it gets, it really doesn’t phase us. We can quickly change if it get’s super bad, but this is rare. After all it dries quite quickly as the room is a high temperature than normal to be nice and toasty for your newborn.

I’m ready to book!

Fantastic, I’m excited to hear from you! Simply contact me and I’ll be with you as soon as I am able.










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