Preparing for your Session
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to book our experience?
When you’re pregnant, to guarantee a slot we recommend booking your experience with Mhari-Clare and the team after you’ve had your first scan (if you’re past that call us as soon as possible on 01563 262 077). Even though your baby’s arrival is unpredictable we’ll be able to reserve a ‘floating’ diary time around your due date. If you are having a c-section or being induced we may be able to book the session date in advance.
When is the best time to capture the images?
We prefer to do your Newborn session when baby is under 10 days old (7 days old is perfect). This means your session will be smoother, your baby will be sleepier and this will allow us to get a much wider variety of newborn poses. You’ll call us as soon as your baby arrives, and because we’ll be expecting your call we’ll be able to arrange your session at the perfect time. If your baby is over 10days old call us immediately and we will see what we can do.
How long will the session last?
Allow up to 4 hours but we should be finished in about 2-3 (you may even get time to read a magazine or have coffee !!)
I’m Likely to feel tired and not looking my best?
Hey we understand, and hear that a lot. We know what it’s like, it’s a bit of a blur in those early days. Just come as you are (we won’t judge you!)... I know it will be worth it (it’s your baby that’s the focus). We promise you a warm welcome with a relaxing and chilled experience (some clients even have forty winks when we get there!.
I’m planning on breast feeding will that be a problem?
Absolutely not, we’ll give you some private time to feed.
Can parents and siblings join in?
Yes, if you wish to have siblings in some of the images then please let us know in advance. Creating Newborn images takes time and little ones will get bored so we normally include siblings towards the end of the session (most clients have a friend or parents who will babysit and bring proud brother or sister in near the end).
What if my baby won’t settle, or doesn’t like being posed?
Over the last six years we have photographed lots of babies; we are fully trained Newborn experts and will always do what your baby is happy with. Your baby will
eventually sleep… if that requires feed breaks, lots of cuddles, rocking, walking, burping then that’s all fine by us, we’ll do whatever it takes (we love that part too!)
How should I prepare for the session?
Don’t worry about that just now; what’s important is to guarantee you a session. Once you’ve booked your experience and nearer your due date we’ll have a chat on the phone about your session and how to get the best out of it and what to bring. We’ll also send you out all the information you’ll need.
And finally ……
Your baby’s safety is our number one priority, and completely understand any concerns you may have.
If you have any questions or are ready to book please don’t hesitate to call us on 01563 262077