Frequent Asked Questions
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT
You are welcomed into the studio. I will talk to you about what you would like out of your session, show you the outfits I have and have a look at anything you may have brought to your session.
I have trained with three of the countries leading photographers for maternity and seek a lot of inspiration from across the pond. I never ever pressure anyone to get naked but it is not uncommon for a client to walk in the door very shy and not really sure of what to expect to be absolutely starkers proudly showing off their bump feeling very beautiful and sexy at the end.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A SESSION
After your session you are invited to book in a view and order session up in the client area on the website. I ask that you leave at least a week between your sessions and no more than a month - you are welcome to prebook this in after you have booked your maternity session in ~ I do love an organised mumma.
DO YOU PHOTOSHOP THE LIFE OUT OF ME
Most definitely not, I have a style which I stick to, but I aim to bring out the best of you in the image, I carefully select the best images from your session and editing is more of an overall feel and a little edit to you
WHAT HAPPENS AT A VIEW AND ORDER SESSION
You are welcomed into the studio office to enjoy watching up to 30 images of your beautiful bump. I will help you decide your final images based upon your budget, where you have booked a maternity and newborn session I allow you to lay away your chosen images until you come for your view and order newborn session in case you wanted to do a collage or an album.
I discuss with you what you would like as an outcome i.e. what sort of person are you, are you a shy mummy to be who would rather keep as digitals for yourself or would you like a stand out piece of wall art to proudly show off the vessel that both made and carried your baby. There is no right or wrong and I pride myself on helping my clients get the most out of their gallery for your budget be it a small one to a no expenses spared.
WHEN SHOULD YOU BOOK
The best time is between 29-36 weeks, I would urge you to book ahead rather than leave it until you are 34+ weeks as I may not have availability...
DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE ANYTHING
No, I have an array of dresses and materials which I source from stunning maternity designers - you are obviously welcome to bring anything you like and I send out a guide for when you book just incase you would like the back up of bringing a little something of your own. Perhaps you have your wedding veil you would like to use, I do love a personal item that has meaning to you.
Covid-19...is it safe, what precautions are you taking?
This is a difficult one to answer, is it safe is too broad a question, until the virus has dissapated and or there is a vaccine etc the ultimate answer to that is are any of us safe.
What I can tell you is I have gone over and above with my precautions to make me and my studio the safest I can, I am always questioning am I doing enough, is there anything else I could do to maintain my studio.
What I can tell you is this:
1. My studio is ridiculously large, 15meters long by 4.5 meters wide - so that is a great start.
2. The studio is thoroughly steam cleaned after every client and yes my steps are in the region of 10k just in the studio per session :)
3.I have face masks, shoe covers, gloves, face visors (shields), hand sanitizer for everyones use and it is a mandatory thing if you are to come into my work space because not only for me and you but for the following client who walks through my door. I take this really seriously.
4. Due to how strongly I feel about the above and being able to photography newborn babies, I have a self imposed limitation on how many clients I will have in the studio each week with there being ONLY 2-3 a week to ensure I have a day in between clients to allow for mother natures extra precaution in addition to everything I am doing to help keep us all safe.
5.I have a prop addiction and this helpfully enables me to be able to do something called prop rotation. To make sure there is no cross contamination.
6. Before I leave the studio after I have done all the above I spray everything with Dettol spray and then I have a UV light fitted, you cannot even be in the room when it is on as it is dangerous to skin and eyes, this kills all bacteria and viruses. This is used after every session as I walk out the door!
If you have any questins around the above, please get in contact and I will happily talk you through what I do and what I can and cannot do.