Please take a look below to see if we have answered your questions. If not, please don’t hesitate to call us or send us an email with your query and a member of the admin team will be more than happy to help!
Q. When should I book my milestone session?
A. Milestone sessions can be booked as early as you want them, really! We typically suggest that these sessions are booked when little one is sitting comfortably by themselves but not yet walking but that is only a suggestion. We’ve had babies younger than this and also many families that have opted for this session as a birthday session!
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
A. We suggest booking at least a couple of months in advance, if you have a specific date you are working to. I’ll always try to fit bookings in if possible, but during certain times of the year, my calendar can book up pretty quickly.
Q. Do we need to bring anything with us?
A. I have a vast array of props, blankets, fabrics, wraps and accessories to use during your session. We normally suggest bringing along a couple of different outfits that you would like your baby to be photographed in – we can discuss colour scheme(s) on booking, if you would like any guidance on the type of outfits to bring along. If you have any special or sentimental items like teddies or blankets, please bring them along to your session and we will incorporate them where possible, to create some unique images for your family.
Q. How long will the session last?
A. Our milestone sessions are booked in for up to an hour. They often don’t take this long but we allow up to an hour so everyone is relaxed and comfortable in the studio and we have plenty of time to create those gorgeous portraits for you.
Q. What time is best to book for?
A. This is entirely up to you and your baby’s schedule! I normally aim for after dinner and a nap, as this is when they’re more likely to be happy and ready for photographs!
Q. Can I choose the colour schemes for my photos?
A. Of course! If you’ve booked in advance, I normally ask you to send me some examples over of the type of images you like. These can be taken from my social media pages and lots of people will send me Pinterest screen shots over. This helps me to plan the session in advance with some set ups and colour schemes to go through and also helps me to give you guidance on outfit choices.
Q. Can I take photos on my phone during the session?
A. You are very welcome to take some behind the scenes photographs of me photographing your baby at your session. If you would like to use them on your social media, tag us in them! We love to share the session experience with your friends and family. The only thing we ask is that you don’t take close ups of just baby in the set ups, as these are the images that you have chosen me to capture for you and a phone photo will not do them justice!
Q. Can my other child(ren) take part in the session?
A. Yes! We actively encourage siblings to come along for the photoshoot fun! We’re more than happy to have siblings present for the whole session, however, it sometimes works better to have a friend or family member on hand to whip them away after they have had their photographs or to bring them towards the end of the session, for their photographs. We have two soft play centres within walking distance of the studio and are also a 5 minute car journey to Warrington town centre with lots of shops and cafes, if you are having someone take care of a sibling and they are looking for something to do.
Q. Do I have to choose what I want to order and pay before the session?
A. Not at all. Your session fee is the only payment that is required in order to book the session. Our products price list is sent over to you so you can see the different things we have on offer for purchase after your session and because we are honest and upfront with our prices before you book. Around a week after your session is when you will come back for your viewing consultation, which is when you can choose what you would like to order and make payment.
Q. How many images are included?
A. One 10×8″ print is included in your session fee payment. Additional prints, products and digital images are then available to purchase separately, with a minimum spend of £195. Galleries will differ depending on how many set ups we used during your session but I always aim to give a minimum of 20 images to choose from at viewing consultations.