MY BEAUTIFUL STUDIO IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF LEICESTER, Artisan House, 6 PRINCESS ROAD WEST, LE1 6TP
BEFORE THE SESSION
My passion is creating a lovely gallery of images that you can choose from. I never schedule more than one session per day so that I’m able to work at your baby’s pace. You’re welcome to feed, change and hold your baby as much as you both need. I’m a mum myself, and I know how hard it is to get up and out on those earlier days, so that’s why I come to you, home session is a mix of lifestyle and posed images... Pop your feet up and relax with a cup of tea while I capture your baby’s first moments.
Or if you are like me and dread the thought of anyone coming to your home when you are welcome to come to my beautiful studio for a more posed and styled photography session, where you can take advantage of all the lovely props I have to use in your session and not to mention the amazing rustic wooden floors!
If your kiddies are a little older let's head outside on an adventure! Or come to the studio for a more styled session where we can create a fabulous theme for your milestone/cake smash.
The choice is yours.
AFTER THE SESSION
This where the magic happens, I will go away and edit your beautiful portraits into a fabulous collection. So basically, when I say editing what I mean is I will choose the best images to go in the final selection, trust me you won’t want to sit and view 100 images of dad blinking. I have many years of experience in choosing these images, and I’ll show you only the best of the best, I promise.
I do a small amount of retouching, i.e. small blemishes, however, babies are born natural, and this will be reflected in the final images, I love the flaky skin of a newborn so I’ll be keeping it.
When your proofs ready to be viewed, I will contact you to arrange a viewing and ordering appointment.
You can then select the images that you would like, and only the photos want! I will fully retouch and edit the images ready to send to you!
Collections can take up to 3 weeks to edit, so please be patient while your images are being worked on, I’m adding a lovely Lux signature style to your pictures making them one of a kind.
You will NOT get any pushy salesman act from me. Just buy what you love, and I’ll be there to hold your hand and guide you on what looks great, and you will feel at ease!
“What a wonderful experience. We worried our newborn wouldn’t settle but Ellie was wonderful with him- there was no pressure at any point to hurry things along. She had a fantastic way with him and with us, and the studio is just perfect …"
- John Owst -
Here you can see a behind the scene edit of an image. I edit around 25-30 images for your gallery.
Every photographer’s editing style is different, I would recommend you have had you a good look at the gallery to get a feel of what kind of images to expect from your session
Here's a little behind the scene video of a Little baby session. It was so much fun. Six months is a great time to get your baby photographed as they are of such lovely expressions and full of personality
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
When to book a newborn photography session?
How old should my baby be for a professional photography shoot?
Newborn photography sessions are best undertaken in the first three weeks of there arrival. This is beacuse baby is still accustomed to the womb position and still sleep alot. Although this is only a guideline. Newborns can be photographed at any time, even when awake. It just means the final out come of your images maybe different.
Who chooses the style?
During booking, I will find out your colour preferences and the style you want for the session. I will also explain how to prepare both you and your baby for the upcoming shoot. I will send out a prepguide to clarify what colour palette will work best in your home.
What to prepare for the day of the shoot?
What to wear for the photo shoot?
It may get very warm during sessions so that babies are cosy while naked. I would suggest wearing layers in case you get too hot and where possible, choose neutral-coloured outfits with no pattern. Therefore the main focus isn’t taken away from your baby. Note: I willl send you a prep guide to help with this.
Six months plus session information
Kids will be kids and they will pull those funny faces but I say let’s embrace them and have some fun! However, if they’re really not happy, don’t panic. Little people are unpredictable, and we can re-schedule at no extra cost. Please feel free to arrange a change of outfit for everyone involved and keep outfits simple, solid colours with no logos. Children will be photographed with bare feet, so avoid tights if possible.
I’m happy to take shots with mum and dad too along with siblings, however, this may take extra time so please allow for this.
What if my baby or child doesn't cooperate and you don’t get any good pictures?
I use white noise which reminds babies of their time in the womb so this is not generally an issue and helps with settling the baby down. To relax older children I will allow them to play and ease into the session. Although rare, if your baby just doesn’t feel like sleeping or older child does not calm down, we can simply reschedule for another time at no extra cost.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE?
BTEC national diploma in photography and video (Triple Distinction)
First-class BA Honours in Photography and video
BTEC National Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Double Distinction.
WHAT NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINNING HAVE YOU HAD?
Currently there is no offical qalifactions for newborn photography, however, over the years I have trainned with some amazing photographers.
ARE YOU INSURED?
WHAT EQIUPMENT DO YOU USE?
In kit bag you will find: