So you've had the amazing news that you're pregnant and you may be starting to plan and think about all the exciting things that a new baby brings. You may have considered having the first few weeks of your baby's life captured but not sure how or when to book your photographer?
This is a really common question and totally understandable when there are so many things to consider. If you are only a few months into your pregnancy then you will naturally feel that you have plenty of time and therefore booking a photographer can wait until nearer the time.
As a trained and experienced photographer, I tend to become booked in advance. As I offer all the milestone sessions after newborn, I have a lot of existing clients booking future sessions and I am very lucky to have referrals from existing clients too. My diary gets very busy, very quickly and on average I book 2 months in advance.
I therefore advise to book your session as soon as you feel comfortable, for most clients, this is either after their 12 week or 20 weeks scan, when you feel a little more reassured that your pregnancy and baby are healthy. By booking at this point, you know that you have a booking secured and this is another thing to tick off the long list. You do not need to make any other payment until you have viewed your images, after your session.
So how does booking work when you don't know when your baby is going to be born? This is such a common question and I understand why. Let me explain... when you request to book a newborn session in advance, I do so using your due date. I will kindly ask you to pay your session fee (or a part of) to secure your booking and I will note your due date in my diary. No other payment is required from you until after your gallery of images has been shown to you and you select your package. I only book a certain number of newborn sessions, spread out over the month, so that I can offer flexibility and schedule your session, regardless of your baby being early, on time or late.
Once your baby has arrived I then ask you to contact me and we can arrange your session, ideally before your baby is 14 days.
There are some months, where late or early arrivals could mean I can offer last minute sessions, however this is often very rare.
If you like my images and you are considering a session then please do try to book as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
You can contact me by phone 07788413412, message via my Facebook page or email: [email protected] and I will send you a booking form and payment information.