Newborn Photography, Baby Photography in Southampton, Hampshire.

Behind the scenes

These days more and more people are booking newborn photoshoots so we believe it's important to consider a couple of things when choosing which photographer to book. Budget, training and style are the three most important factors to think about.

Make sure your photographer is experienced and trained within the field of newborn posing and safety. 

Research the different styles of photography to find which one suits you and your family. Its important to find the right photographer who will create images within your style/colours that work with you and your home.

Last but not least, Price.  It can be very influential when it comes to this type of photography but it's important to find the right photographer for you! You need to consider whether booking the cheapest photographer simply because they offer all your images on a disc for £50. Chances are, you will probably regret not making an investment - you might even end up spending again because you didn’t get what you wanted in the beginning!

I feel the most important thing when choosing your photographer is to fall in love with their images and style not the prices! 

I personally try to keep my pricing structure as low as i possibly can. However, most people don't realise why fully insured and trained photographers charge so much. These are a few things to what is included in the pricing structure that you probably haven't thought about:

Equipment -

  • Camera - An up to date model for the upmost quality images.
  • Lens' - Various lenses to supply a verity of different creative shots.
  • Lighting/Electricity/Heating - Newborn’s need to be kept warm.
  • Constant investing in props and blankets  - To give you a wide range of choice and covering everyone’s tastes. 
  • Water - Newborn’s can wee/poo on some of the blankets, All of which will need washing. 
  • Insurance - A priority to protect you, the client, as well as the photographer and their studio environment.
  • Editing & presentation softwear - To showcase your gallery.
  • Website - A lot of time and money is spent on hosting a professional website domain.

Time that also needs covering -

  • Editing - Your session doesn’t just finish when you leave. After your session I take a lot of care to go over every single image making sure the quality is perfect before you see it in your own private gallery. It takes many, many, hours editing one session alone. As much as you think your newborn is perfect and wont need any editing, there are tweek's that may need fixing to their colouring or skin.
  • Assistant  - (for maximum safety when posing your baby an assistant is required.)
  • Organising/updating diaries and contacting clients to arrange sessions. 
  • The timecleaning, setting up and packing away the studio after each shoot. 
  • Time designing and continually updating websites and social media pages.  
  • Uploading, converting and backing up all images from the session.
  • An ordering consultation - Time viewing all your carefully selected images.
  • Preparing images for print and placing orders.
  • Packaging orders
  • Membership fees and training days/courses.