I’m an NNEB Nursery Nurse with over 30 years of experience working with babies and older children and I have three children of my own so you know your precious newborn is in the safest hands.
A newborn baby only has that special 'tiny baby' look for a short number of weeks so ideally your newborn session needs to be done before baby is 2 weeks old, the best age is 5-14 days. This is when they happily sleep, even if you undress and move them into different poses.
Your newborn baby shoot will be relaxed, warm and baby led because babies can't be rushed, this is why there is no time limit on my sessions, I never do more than one newborn shoot a day. The studio will be very warm because your newborn will be spending a lot of time naked, I suggest you wear layers that can be removed as you get warmer. I will provide tea, coffee and cold drinks but I suggest you bring some snacks too especially if you are breast feeding.
I provide everything you need for your newborn shoot, blankets, wraps, hats, headbands, crowns, larger props and all the backdrops but if you have a special item then please bring it with you and we’ll incorporate it, just let me know beforehand what it is and then I can plan it into the shoot. At the beginning of your newborn shoot we will chat about the colours and styles you prefer.
Ideally you need to book me while still pregnant, most expectant mum’s book around their 20 week scan. Once you have paid the session fee as your deposit I will confirm the booking and reserve the place. Then as soon as the baby/babies are here contact me and we will set up the date.
After your newborn baby shoot I will post one watermarked image to Facebook if you’d like, but if the session is a surprise for someone then this doesn’t have to happen, it’s up to you.
Your gallery will be ready to view within 2-3 weeks of your session, and will contain 20-50 images all edited to the highest standard. I will contact you to arrange a viewing appointment at the studio. It is at this viewing appointment that you will have the chance to see the images and choose which ones you will have (according to the package you choose). Payment will be taken at this time. You will then receive a bespoke USB of the digital images and within 3 weeks, the wall art that you choose. The digital images come with a print release for unlimited printing but Susanna Stables Photography maintains the copyright of all the images and they cannot be edited, cropped or altered in any way. I will recommend a professional printer to use for your prints, i cannot accept responsibility for the quality of prints or products from high street labs.