HOW IT WORKS
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO A NEWBORN SHOOT?
The ideal time to photograph your baby is between 7-14 days old, whilst your baby is still very sleepy and flexible, allowing us to safely and comfortably create dreamy poses. However, don't worry if you have missed the 7-14day window, we can still take make some magical images with a newborn that is slightly older. Please don't hesitate to contact me for a consultation if you are unsure.
WHEN & HOW DO I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION WITH YOU?
Your session must be booked in advance, so please fill in the request form as soon as possible with your expected due date and we will provisionally book you in. I request a non-refundable deposit of £50 which will be deducted from your final session cost. Once you arrive home with your new baby and get settled, please give me a call so we can get the date confirmed.
WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
I photograph most newborns (and all other shoots including baby, toddler and cake smashes) from the safety and comfort of my home studio in Borehamwood. It's fully catered for newborns, with changing facilities, a kitchen and a comfy sofa for mum and dad to relax on whilst I get to work!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Newborn sessions tend to take between 2-4 hours, depending on the baby and how settled they are. Newborns can't be rushed, so you must be patient on the day. Ideally it's best to bring your baby hungry so that you can feed them just before the shoot, then comfort them into a deep sleep. All other sessions tend to take between 60-90minutes, however I will always go at baby's pace so there is no cut off time during the shoot if we run over allowed time slot.
WHAT ABOUT PROPS?
I have everything we need in terms of props but if there is a special prop that you want to include then please feel free to bring it along. All bonnets, tiebacks, headbands, blankets and props are selected from specialist newborn photography prop makers who use the best organic materials.
WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME?
- Due to the warm temperature of the room (this is to keep your baby nice and sleepy) they tend to get hungrier than normal so if you are bottle feeding please bring a few extra bottles along
- Soothing aides you may use, such as dummies etc...
- Snacks, especially if mum is breastfeeding, although biccies and drinks will be provided throughout the session
- If you have something special that you would like us to include in your pictures please feel free to bring it along
CAN WE BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH OUR NEWBORN?
Of course, just let me know in advance. I would suggest wearning plain clothes rather than bright colours or bold patterns.
WHEN WILL I GET MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
Up to 14 days after your session, I will email you with a password to access your private gallery viewed via my website. You then select your favourites based on the pricing package you have decided on and I will then release these to you.
TERMS + CONDITIONS
Zoe Hawker Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, social media, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by Zoe Hawker Photography, even those you purchase. Screen-shots or print-screening images from this website is against the law. Prices are subject to change and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring Zoe Hawker Photography, you agree to these terms.