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Newborn & Newborn Mini Shoots: How they are different

Newborn and Newborn Mini Shoots: How they are different, Norwich Photographer.

Maternity, newborn and child photography is a celebration of life. Allowing you to celebrate your body as it grows your tiny human and to preserve time as it ticks, and they grow. Its why I’m so proud to see so many returning babies in Norwich as they reach vital milestones.

In this blog, I want to demonstrate the differences between my two popular packages: The newborn photography shoot (a baby under 3 weeks old) and a new-born ‘mini’ photography shoot (a baby of 3-12 weeks old)

Time plays a vital role in this and you would be amazed at how 3 weeks can make such a difference to how much time you need at a studio.

BIRTH AND BABIES

Newborn photography Shoot (0-3 weeks old)

Firstly, it’s always important to take your time with a new baby, it can take longer for them to fall asleep, many are feeding on demand and it’s important to allow that time for the whole family. It’s a daunting, as well as an incredible period of your life, and I don’t want to put any strain on that. It’s why my sessions are always baby led. This ensures the environment and the time you spend with me is relaxing for everyone involved. I support new families and I’ll always have everything you could need to hand (including a warm drink!)

Every year brings new trends for newborn photography and if you hit Google, you’ll see every photographer has their own style: from rustic backdrops and props to parent and baby shots, to swaddling.

If I had to describe my baby photography style it would always be this: calm and gentle posing in blankets or au naturel (my studio is warm and always the perfect temperature for this) to ensure a calm, womb-like feeling. Babies at 3 weeks are naturally curly beings as they are still adjusting to a world on the outside of mum! These poses will always be natural and minimal ensuring your baby’s features are captured just as they are.

 

A few examples of those snuggled curled up images are below …

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I personally don’t feel that after 3 weeks a longer time length shoot is necessary (unless baby was early by at least 2 weeks + then we can chat what suits) …. and this is why…

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Newborn ‘Mini’ Shoot (3-12 weeks old)

As a baby gets older (3 weeks and onwards) they are already more adjusted to the outside world, uncurling those teeny bodies as they enjoy space and freedom.

They are, I find, more alert, curious and already developing wonderful personalities. Frequently they have fallen into a type of routine as everyone becomes confident with one another and therefore the time can be spent capturing them awake, asleep, in mum/dad’s arms and poses can be kept light and simple – there’s less need for longer breaks and as many are more wakeful and alert it feels right to keep their time in front of a camera to a minimum. I’ve added a couple of examples of how babies stretch out and make ADORABLE baby portraits.

Capturing your memories is art for me and if you choose either package you will receive a set of work that will be cherished forever in your home, for your family to treasure and for generations to come.

newborn photographer trained Norwich

For more information please contact me on info@jesswilkinsphotography.co.uk  or you can see more on my packages HERE. I can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Jess X


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Christmas Mini Sessions 2018

Christmas Mini Sessions 2018 Norfolk. 

 

Christmas Mini Sessions 2018 Norfolk, Booking is open for 2018 at my home studio in Norfolk.

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After the success of last years simple set up my theme this year is the reindeer backdrop as voted for, please note the reindeer etc is printed onto the backdrop and not a prop.

You don’t want to miss out on these – spots will go fast and are available on a first come first serve basis.

These sessions are designed to provide you with super adorable images,  to design Christmas cards and gifts. The Reindeer Christmas set up can fit a max of 2 children only. Family images will be taken on my light grey plain backdrop.

I’ll be keeping it super duper simple, i’ll also have some star bunting on my white wooden backdrop see above

simplicity = super cute images of your child!

I have some baby outfits at the studio which ive selected to compliment the setup. I have a baby boy &  girl rompers, some delicate headbands and reindeer ears – feel free to bring your own bits.

I recommend Christmas jumpers or Christmas PJ’s as outfit choices for your children!

The time slot is very strict and we will only have time for one Christmas outfit and one non-Christmas outfit change.  

Mini sessions are perfect for single children or 2 siblings. Please note these mini are only suitable for babies at the sitting up stage from 6 months old unless coming with a sibling who can hold them upright to give you some variety.

  (Mini’s not suitable for babies under 6 months especially new-borns due to the strict time slots )

Cost?

2018 Christmas  Mini session Package:

20 minutes in the studio

5 digital images via download to print as you wish, max of 10 to select from

kids & siblings only (no cousins or friends)

£65

(extra images can be purchased after at £5 each)

When?

Friday 9th November – 1 LEFT

Saturday 10th November SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 1st SOLD OUT

To book in follow the link here to the dates, select the date, choose the time and then pay for the package in full £65.

you will then receive confirmation and my information sheet!

 *If you have a shy child  or want longer time in the studio with no time restraints ,  more outfit changes ,  different set ups and props , and more images in your gallery then you can book a full length package off my main pricelist these start at £200. 

Christmas Mini Sessions 2018 T&c

The number of images is dependent on the little/s one on the day but you can expect 5-10 images in your online gallery as a rough guide.

Due to the time limited nature of the session where a child may become shy or unwilling no guarantees are offered to provide a specified number.

You can purchase any extra images for £5 each. Images include print permission to print as you wish.

Your gallery will be ready to view approx 1 week later

The images will be sent via a download link / dropbox

If your baby becomes unwell or upset, we may reschedule at the photographer’s discretion.

My studio is small and with 3 setups, its gonna be a squeeze so only parents can attend, a max of 2 adults per time slot.

 

I can’t wait! Contact me to book.

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Christmas Mini Sessions 2017 - BOOK NOW !

Christmas Mini Sessions 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booking is open for 2017 Christmas Minis sessions !

After the success of last years simple set up my theme this year is white and wood.

You don't want to miss out on these - spots will go fast and are available on a first come first serve basis.

These sessions are designed to provide you with super adorable images,  to design Christmas cards and gifts. The Christmas set up can fit a max of 3 children.

I’ll be keeping it super duper simple with wooden Christmas tree bunting, wooden sleigh on a plain whitewash a plain backdrop.

 

simplicity = super cute images of your child!

I have some baby outfits at the studio which ive selected to compliment the set up. I have baby boy &  girl rompers , some delicate headbands and reindeer ears – feel free to bring your own bits .

 

I recommend Christmas jumpers or Christmas PJ’s to jazz up your images !

 

christmas mini 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time slot is very strict and we will only have time for one Christmas outfit and one non-Christmas outfit change.  

 

Mini sessions are perfect for single children & siblings . Please note these mini are only suitable for babies at the sitting up stage from 6 months old unless coming with a sibling who can hold them upright to give you some variety

  (Mini’s not suitable for babies under 6 months especially new-borns due to the strict time slots )

Cost?

2017 Christmas  Mini session Package:

20 minutes in studio

5 digital images via download to print as you wish, max of 10 to select from

kids & siblings only (no cousins or friends)

£65

(extra images can be purchased after)

When?

Friday 10th November 9.30-1.40 - SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th November 9.30-2.30 *SOLD OUT

(Possible second December date at weekend if enough demand)

New dates 3rd December - just 12.40 left  & a few slots have been added 5th December 9.30 10am, 10.30am , 12.30 & 1pm

To book in, contact me i’ll send you a list of dates and times . I require £25 to secure your slot , the rest is payable on the day or visit my shop to pay for the package in full.

 

*If you have a shy child  or want longer time in the studio with no time restraints ,  more outfit changes ,  different set ups and props , and more images in your gallery then you can book a full length shoot off my main pricelist at £25 for the shoot & images starting at 5 for £120*

 

Christmas Mini Sessions 2017 T&c

The number of images is dependent on the little/s one on the day but you can expect 5-10 images in your online gallery as a rough guide.

Due to the time limited nature of the session where a child may become shy or unwilling no guarantees are offered to provide a specified number.

You can purchase any extra images for £5 each. Images include print permission to print as you wish.

The images will be sent via a download link / dropbox

A deposit of £25 is required upfront to secure your slot. The rest of payment is due on the day , if you do not pay the deposit  within 24 hours the slot will be re-opened.

If your baby becomes unwell or upset , we may reschedule at the photographers discretion.

My studio is small so only parents can attend , a max of 2 adults per time slot.

 

 

 

The Christmas mini sessions are going to be lots of fun and a great way to capture your baby/child , they are fast paced but perfect to get some images - which make perfect presents for family and friends!

 

eeeek book in today by contacting me here  i can't wait to capture your family

 

Jess x

 

a few images from last year ...