for the most beautiful baby photos...
Why choose Flutterby?
Flutterby Photography is the leading Newborn and baby Specialist studio in Scotland, and is Mhari-Clare's baby. Not only does Mhari-Clare have years of photography experience, but she also has a wealth of baby knowledge gained during her years as a Radiographer so has handled and looked after hundreds of babies during this time. So you can sit back and put your feet up in our beautiful studio, where our friendly team will spoil you with wonderful coffee and pastries. We will help you to design your session around your home decor using all of our beautiful props, always safe in the knowledge that your little one is in the best hands possible :)
When is the best
time to book?
Our diary fills up quite far in advance so we would recommend booking when you are around 20 weeks pregnant, This way we will have plenty of time to plan for your Maternity Session at around 30 weeks and for your Newborn Sessions which is best done between 6-10 days old. For older babies we recommend booking when your baby is around 6 months old or when they are starting to sit independently & we can then guarantee to fit you into our diary
I'm limited to the number of sessions I can take so please contact me early to get your date in the diary.
When is the best time to photograph my newborn?
Newborn Sessions are best done between 6 and 10 days old, but we can get beautiful Newborn images up to around 1 month of age. Sitter Sessions work best when your little one is able to sit up independently but before they are able to walk (usually between 6-12 months old) We will book you a slot that works around your little one’s nap & meal times so we can get the best out of them & your session.
Where do the sessions take place?
Sessions take place on weekdays in our beautiful studio in Kilmarnock.
How long does a session take?
Allow about 60-90 minutes for Maternity or Sitter Sessions & for Newborn Sessions 3-4 hours to allow for feeding, settling and changing.
How should I prepare?
Before your session, we will send you out all the info you should need to get the best out of your session, but you might have think about where you might hang your finished images in your home & what colour palette might work in this space.
Can you photograph parents and siblings with babies?
Yes, we encourage it, although it's not compulsory.
We are always happy to include Mums & Dads in some of the images too! We are also happy to includes siblings and Pets if you would like !!
When do I see the images?
We arrange a viewing appointment usually within 7 Days after the studio session.
What if my baby doesn't sleep?
Don't worry! We're very patient experts at baby soothing and babies eventually sleep!
What if my baby is jaundiced, or has flaky skin?
We are able to enhance any images to make them perfect.
Do I need to bring props and baskets?
No, you don't have too …. We have a lovely selection of baskets & props to choose from as well as beautiful, handmade outfits but we do suggest if you would like to bring along anything that might be special to your little one (or you ) & we will do our best to include this too. You might want to bring some extra snacks for your baby & maybe their favourite toys too for sitter sessions so we can get lots of smiles !
What products can I buy?
We have a large range of products. Prices range from £120 to £1617. After your studio session, we walk you through our gallery and explain all the different options. You also get a product price guide to take away with you and look through before your viewing.