Congratulations! You’re pregnant! What a wonderful time in your life. Welcoming a brand new baby into the world is such a wonderful and life-changing experience. Elena Mason Photography will document this amazing event in your life in a unique and special way. Many years from now, you’ll be looking back at these newborn photographs so that you can remember how little your baby was and how that moment made you feel. As a newborn photographer, capturing these moments are just as important to me as they are to you, the family.
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK?
It's never too early to book! Because my calendar fills up so quickly, its best to reserve your session as early as possible. I take a limited number of sessions each month so that I can leave space for babies that arrive earlier or later than their anticipated due date. Depending on when our scheduled babies arrive, we may have last-minute session availability....so if your baby is already here, please reach out to see if I can still accommodate you.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO NEWBORN SESSION?
Newborn sessions are scheduled in the first two weeks after birth, while the baby is still in that super sleepy, squishy, curly stage and can be moved around and positioned more naturally. Once baby is here, we’ll narrow down the exact studio time based on baby’s arrival. You will be also asked to fill questionnaire, so we can tailor the session around your need. Each newborn session is styled with colors you love and only the poses, accessories and props you love! Little one already over 2 weeks old? No worries! We feel everyone should have the chance to have their bundle of joy documented. For this reason we offer newborn photography for babies up to four weeks after birth. They may not be as sleepy and curly but they sure are cute!
WHAT IF MY BABY COMES EARLY OR AFTER MY DUE DATE?
By booking your newborn photography session with me, (paying the session fee) your new baby has priority on my schedule. That means if the baby comes early or late your baby is guaranteed a spot on my calendar. My newborn sessions are limited per month to accommodate the various arrival dates.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION LAST?
Newborn photography sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent soothing and feeding of the baby. Expect a minimum of 2-3 hours in the studio. I do not rush the session and allow for baby to take as many breaks as needed. The baby's comfort and safety is my priority. The mini newborn session takes around 1-1.5 hours.
CAN PARENTS AND SIBLINGS BE IN THE PICTURES TOO?
Depending on the package you purchase. The family and siblings photographs are very important. This is priceless treasure for years to come and for future generation. Generally I do family and sibling portraits at the beginning and when we are done with those, I will suggest dad taking older children for walk/ lunch / park/ bring them back home or to grandparents, since it might be too overwhelming for them to wait another 2-3 hours.
DO WE NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO THE SESSION?
I provide everything for your session! All you have to do is show up! I have lots of headbands, hats, outfits, wraps and props. I individually style each session and always ask for your input on colors. My style is very simple and minimal. If you have something special that you'd like to include in the session, please let me know ahead of time so that I can prepare for it and I will do my best to try and incorporate them into your session.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE SESSION?
Your gallery is ready for viewing approximately 3-4 weeks after your newborn session. You will receive an online proofing gallery where you will then be able to choose your favorite images and place your order. I then edit and perfect those chosen images and return them to you in a final gallery where you can download them right to your computer. You will also receive the USB with your chosen images. Mounted prints, albums and wall art can take up to 3 weeks from order date.
WHAT EXPERIENCE/TRAINING DO YOU HAVE AS A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER?
I have almost 6 years of experience working with newborns, and countless hours spent on training and workshops. I only offer a safe, calm environment for your precious new baby, and their safety would never be compromised to get an image. I am a fully trained in newborn safety and insured business with your infant or baby's best interest at heart.
£40 non refundable session fee is due on booking to secure your space in my diary. The session fee covers the studio time and does not include any products or digital files. Newborn photo session packages start at £125 and move up from there depending on what you are wanting. Aside from your digital collection we also offer the most beautiful custom albums, gallery canvas, mounted prints, and other products. Please CONTACT ME to request full pricing and availability.
READY TO BOOK YOUR BABY'S NEWBORN PORTRAITS?
Wonderful! We’d love to be part of baby’s first days! Please fill out thisInquiry Form and we’ll contact you about availability, send you our most current Product Guide, and let you know the next step to locking in your session.
Please take a moment to check out the artist’s portfolio so you can get an idea of the style of imagery we create and so you know what to expect in your own gallery: Newborn Portfolio Thanks for considering Elena Mason Photography. It’s a privilege to be part of your memories.