FAQ’s

Where are you based?

I’m North London based. Although I have worked as a studio based photographer in the past, I currently enjoy the freedom of being a location photographer. This means I can either come to your home, which can make for a more relaxed and personal session for you and your family or a location of your choice (or mine if you prefer) if we are doing something outdoorsy and natural. I want to ensure that I get the best of you and your family, so essentially it’s all about what you think suits you and your family in terms of whether you choose a home or location based session.

Which areas do you cover?
Much of my work is London, Herts and Essex.  I am happy to travel further as long as my travel expenses and accommodation costs are covered.

Do you work weekends?
I completely understand how tricky it can be to arrange family sessions for a weekday due to work and school schedules so I do offer occasional weekend sessions. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

How far in advance do I have to book you?

For all session types I generally recommend getting in touch with me as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. For newborn sessions, it’s never too early to book your session – ideally just after your 20 weeks scan.  I take bookings a few months in advance for newborns so the earlier the better to avoid disappointment. However, if you are late getting in touch, don’t worry.  It’s always worth checking if a slot has become available.

How much is the session fee?

It’s £120 for newborn sessions, £100 for baby, child, maternity and family sessions. Weekends are charged extra for all sessions. For Bump to Baby (maternity and newborn). the session fee is reduced to £170 in total.  Please see my pricing page for more information

What does the session fee include?

It includes my time on the day, our pre consultation and retouching of your images, it does not include any digital images or products.  Please contact me for more information.

What time will our session start?

Generally newborn sessions will start mid-morning and will last for some hours.  Please visit my session information page for more information on newborn sessions all other sessions will be dependent on what sort of session we are going to have, where and of course and most importantly, your baby, child or children’s nap times.

How long will my session last?

This is really dependant on the type of session, I can give you a clearer idea once you give me an idea of what you would like.  Generally, I don’t like to place extreme time limits on my sessions, so you needn’t worry about time.

What products do you sell?

I sell digital images, premium quality wall art, beautiful albums/coffeebooks using fine art papers, framed products, birth announcements and thank you cards. If you are interested in something that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know and I’ll be happy to source it for you. As a lover of the printed product I ensure that anything you order from me in terms of prints and albums are of a high quality and will stand the test of time.

How many images will I get to see in my online gallery?

Ah, the golden question.  I generally estimate that you will view at least 40 images for a standard newborn session.

What experience do you have in terms of photographing newborns and how safe are your practices?

Your baby’s safety is paramount to me and for this reason I choose poses that I feel are best for your baby. I will assess when I meet your baby which poses I think are best for your baby. Some poses may not be suited to every baby for various reasons.  I will never pose your baby into a pose that I am not comfortable doing. I  member of the BANPAS, an association that promotes safe working practices.

In my time as a newborn photographer I have photographed a range of babies and situations – challenges too, and have used a combination of techniques to learn and hone my craft. Being both safe and patient comes natural to me when photographing babies and children.

What if I am nervous or apprehensive?

I sincerely want to make you and your family feel at ease whilst telling your story or creating your portrait.

This is one of the most important things I try to do.  It really isn’t just about taking photographs, it is as much about you and your family feeling comfortable in your own skin and in front of my lens. The rest really isn’t an issue.

I’ll take my time to help alleviate any concerns, apprehensiveness you have by getting to know you and your family a little.

I’ll also help to put you and your family at ease so that we can achieve exactly what you what. Whether it’s working around nap times, working with high energy excitable children, or a shy or embarrassed child or adult.  We are all human and we come with so many dimensions and emotions.  

I cannot tell you how fulfilling it is to know that my job as a photographer and story teller is so much more than taking photographs. I get to see inside peoples lives, I have seen joy, sadness, hope and fears.  It’s what makes us human and it give me so much pleasure to be the one to record your story and your moments for you in a way that represents you best. 

So I have my way of just making it work, for you. The truth is, I am no magician, but what I will do is get to know you, find out what you would like and work with you to tell your story and thus create a beautiful set of images that you will love.

I’m in love with creating beautiful fine art portraits that will hang on my clients walls for a lifetime, or creating fine art albums that can be looked at time and time again. Simply because they are a solid memory from that very special time and they will undoubtedly exist within families for a whole lifetime and more. It’s because of this love that I enjoy working with and for people that realise the true value beautiful images. I can honestly say that although I want to create images that you will love for years, I wish so much more to create portraits that last for generations and finished products that will be cherished by your children, and their children. When I photograph a child I am seeing that child’s portrait hanging on a wall, this is how I create portraits.

This is how I create art for every single client I meet.

 

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