BOOKING A NEWBORN SESSION
I do recommend to book your newborn session after you had your 20 weeks scan so you will have your due date by then. With the date in mind give me a call or email me and I will book you in for approximately 10 days later than your due date. But don’t worry if your baby comes later or earlier as your scheduled date can still be moved to suit your baby’s arrival. Just let me know by phoning me as soon as possible.
Please have a look at our First Year Package in the newborn section for more information and discounts.
In photography terms newborn babies are between 5-14 days. This is the best time to capture your sleeping beauties.
In this time of their lives they are sleepy most of the time and easily curl up so we can have those super cute photos.
AT THE SESSION
I photograph newborns in my home studio, which is based only a short drive from Hertford’s town centre.
Sessions normally start at 10.00am and can last around 3-4 hours allowing us adequate time to feed, change and soothe your baby. I do provide plenty of props, wraps, headbands so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything apart from your little ones normal changing bag. But of course if you have any props, cuddly toys, cute dresses that you would like your baby to be photographed in please do not hesitate to bring them along. Please bear in mind that I do photograph babies naked most of the time and my studio is heated very warm to accommodate to their needs.
I never limit my sessions to only the newborn I love capturing the whole family together with mum, dad and siblings as well. If this is something you would like to do I would recommend for you to wear simple black or white tops, shirts or blouse with no or minimal pattern so the focus will be on you with the baby.
Older siblings can get bored during these long sessions particular if they are in toddler age therefore I recommend to have someone who can bring them either at the beginning or the end of the session for few shots.
To find out more about these sessions please read my blog post about “What happens during a newborn photoshoot?”
AFTER THE SESSION
Around 10 days after your newborn session you will be invited back to my studio for a viewing session with a nice cup of tea or coffee to view your beautiful gallery of 20 images. This is also a perfect opportunity to have a look and feel the different bespoke products we offer.
When it comes to decison time, think about the style of the room, furniture you have, Will it be wall-mounted or prefer canvas style or perhaps a coffee table book that can be easily shared when visitors come around?
Think about the size. If you have got a big room a small sized artwork can be lost whereas a too big one can dominate the whole room.
SAFETY IS KEY
Being a mum of two is the most wonderful thing I can have but this on its own would not qualify me to be a specialist newborn photographer. I qualified with BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) achieving my licentiateship with them and later also qualified with SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) and Guild of Photographers. I have been photographing newborns since 2014. Your newborns safety and wellbeing is my key priority during the session.
The majority of the poses you see in my gallery are actually set up with mum or dad lending a supporting role and these supporting hands are masked out later at the editing of your photos.
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES
- Newborn session Fee – £69
- My first year Package (newborn session + sitter session + cake smash or maternity session) – £99 (3 sessions all together)
In order to book your newborn photo session a £30 non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your session. This will be deducted from the session total price, which is to be paid in full at the time of your session.
This includes the following:
- A pre-session consultation
- 3 to 4 hours creative photography session in my home studio in Hertford
- The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements
- A private online proofing gallery of approximately 20 photographs (No photos are included in the session fee. After your session you can choose to buy from a range of beautiful products or you can even choose your digital package)
Your newborn portraits can be presented in a number of attractive ways including bespoke wall-mounted products.
SPECIAL PRESENT WITH NEWBORN SESSION
All orders above £400 receive a 5×7 mounted print with your favourite image.
There are 2 digital packages available.
SMALL DIGITAL PACKAGE – £399
- 10 digital images. High resolution images with print release form to download from a password protected area from Marietta Photography’s website.
- A beautiful wooden USB drive with your chosen photographs
FULL DIGITAL PACKAGE – £449
- All your 20 digital images with print release form to download from a password protected area from Marietta Photography’s website.
- £100 credit to spend on wall art
- A beautiful wooden USB drive with all your photographs.
- 5×7 mounted print with your favourite image
All digital photographs deserve to be well displayed to make your house a real home.
Be proud of yourself and your family and let others to see how much fun you had during the session and how beautiful you are.
ALBUM WITH USB
This 3-in-1 set includes a 12”x12” 20-page Photo Album, a matching, handcrafted box and a USB drive with all your beautiful photographs.
12″x12″ – £649
A handcrafted box paired with a selection of 5 prints board mounted in an elegant frame. The colour of your mount can be white, black or grey. To personalise your unique box choose to have a cut out window or even some text on the front cover.
10″x8″ – £299
Made on premium quality 340g-polycotton canvas. The canvas is stretched over a pine frame, which has a depth of 25mm. Ready to hang. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image.
|20”x20” £199||30”x20” £249|
|24”x16” £199||30”x30” £279|
UNIQUE FRAMED CANVAS
A truly timeless fine art wall piece. Unique hand crafted product with the use of the best Fine Art materials. All canvases are coated with museum grade UV varnish ready to cherish your memories for a lifetime. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image.
|20”x20” £299||30”x20” £349|
|24”x16” £279||30”x30” £399|
ORB PRO MOUNT
The best quality in a lightest weight makes it a popular product in children’s room or busy play rooms. Your beautiful photography is printed then sealed with a matte film and mounted directly to a 5mm white or black PVC. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image.
20”x20” – £259
EYE CHATCHING HD ACRYLIC
HD Acrylic is a Hi‐definition 12 colour printing behind a 5mm crystal clear Plexiglas. You also receive your matching high resolution digital image. This premium product has its unique style, which is an indispensable part of a modern home. It comes in a following different sizes:
|20”x20” £299||30”x20” £349|
|24”x16” £279||30”x30” £399|
A 50% deposit is required when you place your order with the remaining being payable when your order is ready for collection/delivery (a delivery charge may be applicable).
Payment plans are available please enquire.
Payments may be made by cash, cheque (cheques must be clear before order placement, collection/delivery), BACS or with a credit or debit card via PayPal. Your order is usually ready within 3-4 weeks. All items are fully checked to ensure they are of the highest standard before they are passed on to you.