Top 5 questions when looking to book a newborn photoshoot

May 10, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome to Claire Grant Photography

Specialising in maternity, newborn and baby photoshoots in Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire. Perfectly located for clients coming from Winchester, Andover, Portsmouth, Fareham, Salisbury, Bournemouth areas. 

 

Hello, I'm Claire and I want to offer you a very warm welcome to my site, if this is the first time you have come across me. I specialise in newborn posing and have been working with clients in the Southampton and Hampshire areas for 9 years. And if you are reading this, then it may be that you're starting to look for a newborn photoshoot, so congratulations to you!

This is such an exciting time and one I remember so well when I had my two children. But I also get that it's a bit overwhelming when you're looking at so many things to buy and considering what you might need. 

Let me tell you, there will be so many unnecessary gadgets - the one thing you cannot replace or get back are the first 2-3 weeks of your newborn. It really does go by in the blink of an eye. So above all the toys and gadgets, investing in preserving those precious tiny moments is by far the best things to get booked.

So you've just started looking and you have some questions about a newborn photoshoot? Let me see if I can answer some of the most common ones! 

1. When should I book a newborn photoshoot? 

It is always best to book during your pregnancy, before your baby arrives. After your 20 week scan is ideal. Think about when you book your favourite hair dresser, they get booked up because they're good at what they do and experienced. This is the same for my diary so getting it done and booked before, using your due date, means that you don't have to worry. You book with a session fee only so do not have to commit to buying any images upfront. Why would I charge you when you haven't seen the photos. 

 

2. When is the best time for my newborn baby to be photographed? 

I always recommend between 7-14 days, 21 max. This is when your newborn baby is still nice and sleepy, curly and therefore able to be posed effectively. Once they are past the 3 weeks stage, your baby will start to uncurl and be more active, this can still mean lovely shots but but not the posed, sleepy newborn poses you are likely after. 

 

3. What if my baby doesn't arrive on time? 

I book my clients with their due dates and then ask that you let me know as soon as your newborn baby arrives. We will then book the newborn photoshoot date upon arrival and within the 7-14 days, 21 max. I only book a limited number of due dates in my diary per month and I leave gaps each week, so if your baby is earlier or later than the due date, this is fine. I will always have space for you. 

4.What if my newborn baby doesn't sleep? 

This is probably one of the most common concerns and not a question that is often asked when people book as they're too scared to ask it. I promise, you are not alone, I'm sure most parents have this worry. 

I have over 9 years experience of working with babies and I have done so many newborn photoshoots that I have lost count. I have so many methods, tips and tricks for keeping your newborn sleepy, calm and happy and I have never asked a client to return. I cannot ever promise that your newborn baby will always sleep for the whole shoot, I can promise that I will always get you a full gallery of stunning images regardless and embrace the awake moments. Awake moments are very, very rare though.I am confident that I will achieve most poses for your baby .

I assure you, you will have a relaxing experience.

 

5. Can parents and older children be included? 

Of course they can! I want you to be able to include your family in your newborn photoshoot. You will just need to let me know if advance so that I can prepare and prepare you too. I often ask that very young siblings be brought to the start or very end of the shoot and then taken off to the park close by to avoid being bored.  

 

I hope that has help with some questions that you may have had. But of course you may have a lot more and if so, I am happy to help and chat to you on the phone, over an email or message. There is a lot more info on the website as well as pricing too. There is nothing hidden when you book with me either. I charge a session fee only and do not expect any clients to commit to buying any images nor do I hard sell any of my products. You simply book with a shoot fee only, which is the cost for me to actually do the newborn photoshoot.

Want to talk more or book? Get in touch and I'd be delighted to help.

 

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