Capturing those first few days
Having a new baby is the most amazing thing that can happen in life, and we love nothing more than getting to capture this special time. We create some of the finest newborn portraiture in Scotland and know that you will love your studio experience with us.
Who We Are
When booking a newborn session, the first thing you should consider is who you are booking. You want the best when capturing the first few days. Unlike most photographers (and couples!) myself and Hayley work as a team to capture stunning portraiture of your new baby boy or girl. With a cuddly, cheeky, adorable 6 year old of our own we are no strangers to nappy changes, working our day around baby's pace and routine or any of the stresses that arrive with becoming new parents, and we are here to help at every stage of your session.
We specialise in Newborn Portraiture and that of course means that we both hold certificates in emergency first aid along with attending and completing multiple workshops on newborn safety, newborn posing and studio safety. If you are still deciding on your newborn photographer, please make sure anyone that you are considering has this level of training also. We are currently the only studio in the UK (and the first male photographer ever) to hold the world renowned AANPS newborn safety certification.
After 10 years of photography for magazines across the UK, USA and Canada we felt that starting a family of our own meant a change - one where we are all in the same town at the end of the day! Since then, the past 5 years have been a whirlwind of amazing experiences that have included 2 studios, hundreds of families, countless hours of training and multiple awards. We have put everything into perfecting our newborn and family sessions, with Hayley - our resident baby whisperer - doing most of the baby handling, posing, settling and even the changes (honestly - all you have to do is turn up on the right day with baby and put your feet up!) and David making sure that the lighting, camera and editing is all finished perfectly, we have found the perfect balance for creating your stunning newborn images.
Your session fee covers all pre-shoot consultations so that we can plan your session and have plenty time to answer any quesions you may have. Your session will then take place on a weekday morning where we will have 3 full hours in studio giving plenty time for feeds, changes and resettling. Nothing is ever rushed, in fact our sessions are so relaxed many dads have had a quick nap!
To keep things comfortable for baby the studio needs to be a warm environment, that's why we have 2 main rooms so that we can keep the 2nd room slightly cooler for you with a sofa in each room. We use portable thermostat controlled heating that also has an air purifier built in. It is our hope that every client has an amazing experience with us so don't worry... we have free wi-fi, bottled water, magazines, changing mats, muslin's, nappies, wipes, bottle warmers - even a 50" tv with netflix for parents or sibling - and pretty much everything else you could ever need already in the studio, so there's no need to worry if you have accidentally left something behind, baby brain is allowed!
After the session we then spend hours individually editing and retouching every image - colour correcting, cropping, sharpening and making sure that every portrait captures what makes your baby so adorable and perfect. Once your sessions images have been finished we invite you back to our studio for a viewing and ordering session (usually around 1-2 weeks after your shoot) to see all of your finished images for the first time. This is always an exciting time - take a seat on our comfy sofa, and relax! Your images will be displayed on our big screen in a stunning slideshow before being able to go over them individually and discuss the full set. You can take your time to look over our product samples, discuss the images or pick the perfect image for above your fire place. When your order arrives in studio we check every individual print by hand, every frame edge and every canvas making sure your order is as perfect as possible. Everything is then gift wrapped by hand, by ourselves before being kept in studio for you to collect.
How To Book
Because we can never be too sure when your bundle of joy will arrive we have a very flexible way of booking your session date. When you decide to book with us there will be a small deposit (£25) to reserve your place in the diary. We take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that we can ensure we can fit everybody in and work around midwife and health visitor appointments once baby is here. We keep set spaces aside on weekday mornings every week so that we always have a space for our little ones and where possible aim to have your new arrival in the studio between 4 and 8 days old
As one of the top newborn photographers in Scotland our sessions are very popular and always have limited availability, with this in mind it is recommended that you get in touch as early as possible. You can book in as early as your 12 week scan.
Once your baby arrives and you have settled back in at home just give us a call or e-mail and we can then confirm the best date and time for your session. Your portrait session will take place in our comfortable purpose designed newborn studio and we are confident that it will be the most relaxing and lovely photography session you ever experience.