motherhood PHOTO SHOOTS
Your new child is now smiling, laughing, interacting and even hugging.. this is truly a special time when mothers are bonding with their new child and growing into the role of motherhood. Most people come to me for newborn sessions but then don’t think to do a shoot during this key time in both your lives. Show me your heart and I will give you the art!
“Oh wow, I love ALL OF THEM…you’re amazing, I have shown everyone I can find and they are all blown away, thank you thank you, we will treasure these images forever.”Ruth
Where do I need to come?
My West London studio is in lovely open and relaxed room at my home in Ealing. It is a home rather than a sterile studio space and as such tends to put people at ease straight away. There is parking on the road outside and we are only 2 mins walk from the Piccadilly line tube station Northfields.
At what stage do I HAVE THE SHOOT?
The best time to have a Motherhood shoot is when your baby is between 4-12 months old
What do I need to bring?
I provide a beautiful selection of materials to use in the shoot as well as dresses, skirts, shirts and drapes so you really don’t need to bring any clothing. It is advisable to bring with you black, nude and white pants and if you have one a strapless nude bra. You are very welcome to bring with you any clothing you would like to use, maybe a gorgeous dress or sari for example.
Do you retouch the images?
Yes I will retouch the images to enhance your natural beauty but not to make you look like another person. I want you to be happy with your portraits so I can take into consideration any issues you may have with your body, though I need you to understand that I am aiming for a natural look rather than an overly airbrushed magazine look and as such will not over airbrush images. Occasionally I have come across issues with other people’s screens where the contrast is extremely high and this will make your images look less appealing, I can only adjust the images to my own screen which is calibrated correctly. Rest assured your prints will look fab
Do you offer make up and hair stylists?
Yes you can add-on the hair and make up if you’re having a weekday shoot that’s fine. When you make you’re booking you can choose the option, if you need something specific do let me know.
If you want to have hair and makeup done at your home before you come, there’s a great company that does home beauty treatments called Blow
Do I need to take my clothes off?
Not at all, this shoot is for you and as such I will do what you are comfortable with. We will have a chat at the start of the shoot so I know what you’re wanting in terms of style and we will work with your preferences with regards to nudity. Most of my clients decide to have some nude or semi nude shots simply because they look amazing..
How long will it take before I can see the images?
WHAT IS THE COST?
The session fee for motherhood shoots is £220 which is payable as a deposit, you then pay for the minimum digital package on the day of the shoot which includes 5 high resolution digital files (suitable for printing) and 5 fine art prints of those images 12x8in (A4) in size. You can of course upgrade from this to get 10, 15 or even all the images or choose to buy an album when you’ve seen your selection. To receive a full price list please fill out your email address here. You will also receive £80 off a family session fee for when your child is a bit older.
HOW FAR AHEAD DO I NEED TO BOOK?
You will need to book around 3-4 weeks ahead of time if you can. If you’ve left things a little late do still get in touch as I get last minute availability on occasions when newborns are late for example!!. If you would like to find a time..
I'VE FOUND SOME IMAGES I LOVE ONLINE?
Do show me any images that best describe what style you like as this will help me to give you a bespoke shoot geared to your preferences. I want you to love your images so I’m happy to try new things too.
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