ABOUT SITTER / PRESCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY
Baby to Preschool Sessions, are know as a sitter or milestone photoshoots. It is a celebration of your little ones little big milestones from learning to sit up, before long they will be running around with you chasing after them, catching precious items they knock over in their path on route right through to starting school.
Don’t miss out on capturing this special stage, like the newborn stage it goes so fast. The following stages are walking, turning One and growing into little boys and girls.The session takes place whenever your baby can sit and crawl, right through to 4 years old. Every baby develops differently, so a sitter session is usually scheduled when a baby is around 6 to 9 months old. Babies are very interactive at this age and are full of genuine expressions. They smile easily, they giggle and make these adorable faces.
Sessions are up to one hour, which allows plenty of time to change outfits and set ups. Little sitter session outfits and use of all props are provided within your session price.
WHY CHOOSE ME
I absolutely love BABY sessions, I can get creative with my set ups and aim to capture the essence of your little one,My aim is for you all to enjoy your session as much as your images. On that note here is some client feedback
Olivia has given us such wonderful memories during our photoshoots. We have had three sessions. Christmas, Lavender fields and now a mothers day shoot. Fantastic photographs that really capture our family spirit. She is warm friendly and professional. She cares about her shoots, I never feel it's a job for her, she really puts love into her work. She manages our now 3 and 5 year old with fun and speed, but still captures the most wonderful photographs. We look forward to more shoots in the future. Thanks so much Olivia. x — Michelle Quantick
I recently had a mummy and me session booked with my 2 little ones, Olivia made us feel very welcome and relaxed in the studio. Olivia was brilliant with my children and put a self conscious mum at ease :-) I can’t wait to view the photos and show them off— Kelly Goswell
I absolutely love sitter sessions, I can get creative with my set ups and aim to capture the essence of your little one, I am very patient and work with mum and little one to get the best out of a session. Sometimes little ones at this stage are weary of strangers so I always try and acclimatise them to me and the studio environment before we get going, I will get a feel for if little one is weary of me or not. If they are not then brilliant I can pose them easily, if they are a little timid I coach mum or dad into placing the little one/s so I don't upset them and I stay a safe distance away that they feel secure. My aim is for you all to enjoy your session as much as your images. On that note here is some client feedback - there are lots more on my Facebook page - see link here for more FACEBOOK REVIEWS
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION
You are welcomed into the studio to a hot/cold drink and some refreshments.I will show you my set ups and discuss any tweaks you may like to change / include and all the outfits I have, will happily have a look at anything you have brought with you also - these are your images not mine so if you wanted to organise outfits that is absolutely fine, I just ask that you stick to plain colours with very little to no patterns so as not to detract from your little one in the images.I aim to allow up to two - three changes with different set ups.
WHAT HAPPENS AT A VIEW AND ORDER SESSION
You are welcomed into the studio office to enjoy watching 20+ images of your beautiful little one. I will help you decide your final package based upon your budget and what you would like as an outcome i.e. what sort of people are you, are you simplistic lovers and want a piece of wall art and the rest of your chosen images as little keepsakes on a USB / USB Print box or are you the Album for every member of the family type. 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
For sitters the best time is around when baby is 6-9 months but as soon as baby can sit unaided you are fine to book in, it is best to get this type of photoshoot completed before they start to crawl, although I have had a baby take their first crawl during a session and this is something magical to capture, so if you have missed the sitter stage but they are relatively new to crawling go ahead and book in with me. For older children, you can book as far as six months ahead so you can easily secure their birthday if so desired or a special date, milestone you wanted to achieve like starting nursery (feel free to bring their first uniform!). For Cake Smash sessions - if you would like the images before your baby first birthday party book about 6-8 weeks before the actual birthday date. Lots however choose to book babies actual birthday which is always an honour.