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  • How should I prepare for a newborn photoshoot?
    FAQ How should I prepare for a newborn photoshoot? Preparing for a newborn photoshoot involves a few simple steps to help ensure that your baby is comfortable and happy during the session. Here are some tips to help you prepare: 1. Schedule the session when your baby is around 5-14 days old. This is the ideal time to capture those adorable newborn photos. 2. Keep your baby warm and cozy before and during the session. Dress your baby in comfortable, easy-to-remove clothing and bring a few extra blankets. 3. Feed your baby before the session. A full tummy will help keep your baby relaxed and content during the photoshoot. 4. Keep your baby calm and relaxed during the session. Bring a pacifier or any other items that help soothe your baby. 5. Relax and enjoy the session. Trust the photographer to capture beautiful memories of your little one. At Gill Flett Photography, we take pride in providing a comfortable and safe environment for your newborn photoshoot. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
  • My baby has already arrived - am I too late to book a newborn shoot with Gill Flett Photography?
    It's never too late to enquire about booking a newborn shoot with Gill Flett Photography, even if your baby has already arrived! While the best time to schedule a newborn session is within the first two weeks of life, Gill will do her best to accommodate your needs and the needs of your little one. She understands that sometimes due dates and arrival times can be unpredictable, and is always happy to work with families to ensure that they have beautiful memories of their newborn to cherish forever. Simply reach out to Gill as soon as possible to discuss your options and availability.
  • How long do newborn photoshoots take?
    How long do newborn photoshoots take? Newborn photoshoots typically take between 3-4 hours. This allows for time to feed, change, and soothe your baby as needed. It also allows for time to set up and adjust lighting and props for each shot. I work at a relaxed pace to ensure that your baby is comfortable and happy throughout the entire session. It is recommended to schedule your photoshoot within the first two weeks of your baby's life, as this is when they are at their most sleepy and easiest to pose. If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Gill Flett Photography.
  • What should I wear for a newborn photoshoot?
    As a newborn photographer, I often get asked this question by parents who are preparing for their baby's photoshoot. Here are a few tips to help you choose what to wear: 1. Keep it simple - Avoid wearing anything too flashy or distracting. You want the focus of the photos to be on your newborn, not on what you're wearing. 2. Neutral colors - Soft, neutral colors like beige, gray, white, or pastels work best for newborn photoshoots. They complement the baby's delicate skin and create a timeless, classic look. 3. Comfortable clothing - Remember that you'll be holding your baby and posing for photos, so wear something that's comfortable and easy to move in. 4. Coordinating outfits - If you're planning a family photoshoot with your newborn, try to coordinate your outfits. You don't have to wear matching outfits, but choose colors and styles that complement each other. Overall, the most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in what you're wearing. Don't be afraid to ask your photographer for more specific advice or recommendations based on the style of the photoshoot.
  • I love that you'll come to me for the photoshoot but my house is small - do you need lots of room for your equipment?
    Not at all! While I do bring a variety of equipment to ensure the best possible results, I'm able to work within the space you have available. I understand that not everyone has a large home or studio space, and I'm happy to work with you to make the most of the area you have. We'll discuss your preferences and needs before the session, so I can arrive prepared with the appropriate equipment and set-up. Don't let a small space deter you from capturing these precious moments with your newborn - I'm here to make it work for you.
  • How do I book a newborn session with you?
    Booking a newborn session with Gill Flett Photography is easy! To start, simply head over to our website and fill out the contact form with your information, including your due date or baby's birthdate. Once we have confirmed a date, we require a £90 deposit to secure your session. The remaining balance is due on the day of your session. From there, we will be in touch to discuss the details of your session and schedule a date that works best for you and your family. We recommend booking your newborn session in advance, ideally during your second trimester, to secure your spot on our calendar. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have - we're here to help make your newborn photography experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible
  • Do you offer vouchers - I'd like to give a friend a voucher for her babyshower?
    Yes, I offer gift vouchers that can be purchased for any amount and can be used towards any of my newborn photography packages or products. It's a perfect gift for a baby shower or as a present for a new mum and dad. The gift voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, giving plenty of time for the recipient to book their session and organise their newborn photoshoot. To purchase a gift voucher, please get in touch with me via my contact page, and I will be happy to help.
  • What do we do if my baby is unwell on the day of the newborn photoshoot - can we reschedule without loosing our deposit?
    Yes, absolutely! Gill is a mum too and completely understands that parents or their babies can get sick unexpectedly, so I are more than happy to reschedule your newborn photoshoot if your baby is unwell on the day of the shoot. Gill wants your baby to be comfortable and happy during the photoshoot, so if rescheduling is necessary, we will work with you to find a new date that works best for you within the 2-3 week newborn window. Your deposit will not be lost, and we will transfer it to the new date. We kindly ask that you provide us with as much notice as possible if you need to reschedule.
  • Will you come to my home to photograph my newborn baby?
    Yes, as a newborn photographer, I offer in-home sessions where I come to your house to capture those precious moments with your newborn baby. I understand that it can be difficult to leave the house with a newborn, so I make it easy for you by bringing my equipment and props to your home. This also ensures that your baby is comfortable in their own environment, which makes for better photographs. Contact me to schedule your in-home newborn photography session today
  • Where will the session be?
    The newborn photography session will take place at your home, where I will provide all the necessary props, wraps, and outfits. To ensure the comfort of your baby, expect frequent breaks for feeding and settling. During the session, I keep the photographic area very warm to keep your baby comfortably asleep, especially when posing them. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me beforehand.
  • Why have a newborn photography session?
    A newborn session is a special and unique opportunity to capture the first few weeks of your precious baby's life. These early moments are fleeting, and a newborn photography session is a way to hold onto those memories forever. Newborn sessions are a chance to document your baby's tiny features, from their delicate fingers and toes to their sweet, sleepy expressions. These photos will become cherished keepsakes for you and your family to treasure for years to come. At Gill Flett Photography, we take great care to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for your newborn. Our studio is equipped with all the necessary props and equipment to capture stunning images of your baby, and we work closely with you to create a personalized session that reflects your vision and style. Investing in a newborn photography session is a meaningful way to celebrate the arrival of your little one and create lasting memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Contact us today to schedule your newborn session and start capturing these precious moments.
  • I had a c-section - will this affect the photosession?
    Not at all. As a newborn photographer, I am experienced in working with babies who have been born via c-section. I understand that it may take a little longer for you to recover and that you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed in the first few weeks. That's why I offer in-home newborn sessions, so you don't have to worry about leaving your home. I will work with you to find the best time for your session, taking into consideration your recovery and your baby's feeding schedule. If you have any concerns or questions about your c-section and how it may affect the photosession, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'm here to make the process as stress-free as possible for you and your family.
  • What should I expect from my newborn photography session?
    FAQ What should I expect from my newborn photography session? At Gill Flett Photography, we strive to make your newborn photography session as comfortable and stress-free as possible for both you and your baby. Here's what you can expect: 1. A Consultation - Before your session, we'll have a consultation to discuss your preferences and ideas for the shoot. We'll also go over any questions or concerns you may have. 2. A Relaxed Environment - We create a relaxing and comfortable environment for your baby with soft lighting, gentle music, and a warm, cozy atmosphere. 3. Time for Feeding and Snuggles - We understand that newborns need to eat, sleep, and be cuddled, so we schedule ample time for feeding and snuggles during the session. 4. A Variety of Poses and Setups - We'll capture your baby in a variety of poses and setups to showcase their unique personality and features. We have a range of props, blankets, and accessories to choose from. 5. Professional Editing - After the session, we'll carefully select and edit the best images to create a stunning collection of photos that you'll cherish for a lifetime. If you have any other questions or concerns about your newborn photography session, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you and your family.
  • Is newborn photography worth it?
    Yes, newborn photography is definitely worth it! Your baby will only be a newborn once, and capturing those tiny details and sweet moments is something you will treasure for years to come. The first few weeks of your baby's life are a whirlwind, and having professional photos taken can help you remember those fleeting moments forever. As a newborn photographer, I specialize in creating timeless, beautiful images that you will cherish for a lifetime. From delicate poses to candid shots, I work with you to capture the essence of your new family dynamic and create stunning photos that will stand the test of time. Whether you want to display your photos in your home or create a beautiful album to share with friends and family, investing in newborn photography is a decision you won't regret. Contact me today to learn more about my newborn photography services and schedule your session
  • I'm not sure what kind of session we would like to book for our newborn - do I need to commit now?
    No, you don't need to commit to a specific session type when booking. We understand that every family is unique and may have different preferences when it comes to capturing their newborn's first moments. During our consultation call, we can discuss your specific needs and recommend the best session type for you. You can book your session with a deposit, and we can finalise the details closer to your session date. We want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your choice of session, and we're here to help you every step of the way.
  • Is newborn photography safe?
    As a professional newborn photographer, Gill Flett takes the safety of your baby very seriously. In the 9 years of photographing newborn babies, Gill has photographed so many babies! She has undergone training on how to properly pose and handle newborns and keeps these techniques up to date. She uses only safe and gentle methods during sessions. Gill also ensures that during the photoshoot, baby is kept at a comfortable temperature and that props and equipment are clean and sanitized. Rest assured that your baby's safety and well-being are her top priorities during each and every session.
  • What if my newborn has jaundice, baby acne or scratches themselves before the photoshoot?
    It's completely normal for newborns to experience jaundice, baby acne or scratches in the first few weeks of their life. As a newborn photographer, I understand that these conditions can make parents feel worried about their baby's appearance in photos. However, I have experience working with newborns in all conditions and I have techniques to minimize the appearance of jaundice, acne or scratches in the photos. If your baby has jaundice, I will use a special editing technique to reduce the yellow color in their skin. If they have baby acne, I can use a soft-focus technique to minimize the appearance of blemishes. If they have scratches, I will work around them and use my expertise to ensure they are not noticeable in the final photos. My goal is to create beautiful and timeless images of your newborn, regardless of any challenges we may encounter during the photoshoot.
  • Do you use dummies/pacifiers?
    Do you use dummies/pacifiers? Yes, I do use dummies/pacifiers during my newborn photography sessions. I understand that sucking on a pacifier can help soothe and calm a baby, which can be helpful in achieving those sleepy, posed newborn photos that many parents desire. However, I always respect the wishes of the parents and will not use a dummy/pacifier if they prefer not to. Safety and comfort of the baby is my top priority during every session. If you have any concerns or questions about the use of dummies/pacifiers during your newborn photography session, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  • What happens if my baby cries during the photoshoot?
    At Gill Flett Photography, we understand that babies can be unpredictable and may cry during their photoshoot. We take a gentle, patient approach to ensure your little one feels safe and comfortable throughout the session. If your baby does get upset, we will take a break to soothe them and make sure they are happy before continuing with the shoot. Our priority is to capture beautiful, natural images of your newborn, and we will work with you to make sure the experience is enjoyable for everyone.
  • What happens if my baby won't sleep during the session?
    We understand that babies can be unpredictable and may not always sleep during our photography sessions. Don't worry, we have a few tricks up our sleeves to help soothe and calm your little one. We will work with you and your baby's needs to make sure everyone is comfortable and relaxed during the session. If your baby is wide awake, we can still capture some beautiful moments of them alert and aware. Our goal is to create natural and authentic images that showcase your family's unique personalities and connections. So, whether your baby is sleeping or awake, we will work together to create memories that you will cherish for years to come.
  • Is it ok to take some photos on my phone during the session?
    Of course it is! It's part of the experience - as long as it's just on your phone and not with a camera that might interfere with the professional equipment in use.
  • I'm not photogenic - how will you make me comfortable in the pictures?
    As a professional newborn photographer, I completely understand that not everyone feels comfortable in front of the camera. That's why I take the time to get to know my clients and make them feel at ease during their photoshoot. I strive to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere so that you can feel confident and natural in front of the camera. I also provide guidance and direction throughout the shoot to ensure that you feel comfortable and look your best in every photo. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident during the session, so you can enjoy the experience and cherish the memories for years to come.
  • How many pictures will I get after the shoot and who chooses these?
    After the newborn photography session, you will receive a gallery of approximately 20-30 fully edited images depending on the chosen package of fully edited images. These images will be hand-selected by Gill Flett Photography to ensure the highest quality and to showcase the best moments from your shoot. Gill takes pride in capturing every precious detail of your newborn, so you can expect to receive a variety of images showcasing your baby's adorable features, expressions, and personality. Gill understands that every client has their own preferences, and she is happy to work with you to ensure that you receive images that you will cherish for a lifetime. If you have any specific requests or preferences, please let Gill know during your consultation, and she will do her best to accommodate them.
  • How long before we see the pictures?
    After your newborn photography session with Gill Flett Photography, you can expect to receive your digital images within 2-3 weeks. Gill takes great care in editing each image to perfection to ensure the highest quality and stunning results. You will receive a link to your personal online gallery where you can view and download your images. If you have any questions or concerns about your images, Gill is always available to assist you.
Newborn boy in blue romper and teddy ears

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