I get this question a lot! And also I get “I haven’t booked my session as I don’t know when baby will come” and then by the time people want to book it’s too late and photographers are booked up!
Well, here’s your guide to ‘When to book your newborn session.’
It’s best to book at latest your 20 week scan to guarantee a slot is held for you. When you book a session I take your due date as a guide for my diary. You simply let me know when baby is born and I schedule you in for a session within the first 14 days of baby being Earth side.
When newborns are booked session slots are saved throughout my diary so you can ensure you’ll get your slot when baby arrives! And don’t worry about early or late arrivals, I factor this in too! That's why it's so important to book ahead and ensure a slot is saved for you.
If you book after baby is here or very near the due date there’s a high chance I won’t have space due to other booked sessions and not having any days saved for you had you booked in advance.
Other questions that get asked are:
What if I have a c -section?
If you have your c-section date, feel free to let me know this and we can get your actual session date booked in and secured super early.
What if my baby is very premature and has to stay in hospital for a while?
If your baby is premature and is spending time in hospital this is still no problem! As soon as baby is out, let me know and we'll get you in the studio as soon as we can. Often with premature babies we have longer to photograph them due to them being a lot sleepier for longer so don't worry about getting them photographed within the first 14 days.
Here’s your reminder to book in that newborn session as early as possible!!