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Inspirique Baby Photography
27A Market Place, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1XD
(we are between EE & Cardzone)
WHAT TO EXPECT
As you can imagine, slow and careful is the order of the day. We go at baby's pace and allow plenty of time for feeding and rocking back to sleep, which all leads up to the session taking up to 4 hours. This seems like a long time when you think about it, but every parent says how the time just flies. Make the most of a few hours doing nothing, it doesn't happen often as a parent!
When you arrive, you will be offered a hot or cold drink as you take a seat and get settled in. I will ask you to undress your baby whilst I'm making drinks. He/ she will most likely be ready for a feed upon arrival so we will begin the session with this. I am more than happy to give your baby their bottle if you are comfortable with me doing so, or you can get comfy in the nursing chair if breastfeeding. Either way, once they are full I'll take him/ her from you, awake or asleep and begin the process of settling and posing. This is your chance to sit back and relax, read a book/ magazine, watch something on your iPad, or just enjoy watching me do my thing.
I will let you know when I have enough photos, and make sure you agree too. I will then see you out and be in touch
SLEEPY, HAPPY BABY
It is very helpful to me if you can interact with your baby before arriving at your session and keep them awake for as long as possible. A bath is a great way to keep them alert in the morning running up to the session. This will help the baby sleep later while in the studio. Capturing the baby during awake times is ideal as well, but I prefer to have them asleep during the first part of the session. It's less likely that we'll get certain poses such as curled and propped up while your newborn is awake. Baby needs to be in a deep sleep for these to work, and to be carried out safely.
It is important to remain calm during the session, even if your baby cries, which will most likely happen at some point. They sense when parents get stressed and in return will become frustrated themselves. They key is to be patient and relaxed. A quiet and peaceful environment is essential for a successful session.
Please make sure your baby has just been fed within 30 minutes prior to arriving at the studio. If you need to give them a top up when you arrive that's absolutely fine. If baby has a full tummy, they're likely to sleep longer which will result in better photographs and a smoother session.
Newborn sessions are recommended to be done before 6 weeks from their due date (so we count an 8 week old baby that was 2 weeks early just 6 weeks). While babies are still in that sleepy and curly stage. Please note that after this time, they tend to be disturbed more easily while sleeping and it is not as easy to get the typical newborn poses, therefore after this timeframe that style of imagery is not guaranteed.
TEMPERATURE IS KEY
It is essential that the studio is kept heated for the comfort of your baby. Newborns tend to loose their body temperature fairly quickly once they're unclothed, so it's important to keep them warm enough at all times. We do not feel the cold as much as the baby therefore we may seem hot and bothered which is why it's best for parents to dress in layers to remain as comfortable as possible.