How to book a newborn baby shoot

July 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

You've found out the wonderful news that you're expecting a baby and you may have had your dating scan and seen your gorgeous baby and heard that amazing sound of their heart beat. It all feels so real and exciting now but you have a long list of things to buy and you don't know where to start. At the top of the list is usually the pram, furniture for the nursery and then follows lots of little things and gadgets to get your head around. 

Usually at the very bottom of the list or sometimes it may not even appear on it at all, is a newborn baby photoshoot. You know that you'd quite like to have one, you think it would be lovely to capture those first few weeks, yet as your baby isn't here yet, you don't need to book it right?! You have plenty of time. Wrong! 

I totally get it as a parent you think about getting all the practical things on that list and time then runs away with you. But like your pram and the crib and all the other things that go alongside it, you want the best for your baby. Therefore when you are looking for the best photographer's that are experienced and sought after, that means they get booked up quickly. As I write this, it sounds like I am being big headed, I don't mean it to be! I have worked extremely hard over the past 5-6 years to offer the best quality posing, images, service and products for my clients and this naturally means that I have built a reputation and a wonderful following of gorgeous families who recommend me, therefore my diary now a days books around 3 months ahead.

Parents often don't realise the importance of capturing the first few weeks until baby has reached a month old and they then realise how fast it went and the regret sets in. A large percentage of my clients are second and third time parents who wish they had thought of it sooner. 

 

 

So, if my baby isn't here yet, how can I book my newborn photoshoot? 

This is a very common question and I can easily answer it. You simply book with me and I use your due date as a guide. I don't fix in a shoot date nor do I make you feel any pressure to commit to a certain week. I simply add your due date to my diary and I only book a limited number of due dates around the same time and per month, so that I can schedule everyone in when their baby arrives. Newborn posing is best achieved within a certain timeframe so booking in advance in this way, means you can relax until your baby is here knowing that you do not have to rush around after they are born when you are likely to miss the first 2-3 week window. 

 

 

But what about payment when we have so much else to buy? 

I understand this too so I make it as affordable to book as possible. You are only required to pay for the session itself when booking which is £75. However, to reward you for booking early, you will get 25% off if you book at least 12 weeks before your due date. I will provide you with a price list for my images and products but you do not have to commit to any orders and will be under no obligation to place any orders unless you wish too. You will be able to view your edited images around 2 weeks after your shoot date and this is when you would order and pay. So, you have time in between booking and having your session to budget. You can pay your session fee using a debit or credit card too. 

I bet you have lots of friends and family asking you what they can buy you, so why not ask them to contribute to a photoshoot or ask them to buy you vouchers so you can put towards any images you may wish to buy? 

 

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Booking can be done in an instant too. You can simply contact me to request a price list and brochure and if you wish to go ahead I can send you an invoice for the session fee where you can make an online payment from the comfort of your own home or even access from your phone. Of course, I am also on hand to answer any questions and speak to you over the phone too. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Claire x 


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