What to expect at your newborn photo shoot. Newborn Photographer – Cheshire

Sandbach based newborn photographer – Little Primrose Photography by Lisa Sumner

What to expect when you book a newborn session.

At Little Primrose Photography, every detail of your shoot including all preparation, the shoot itself and aftercare is thought about to the finest detail.

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Step one: The enquiry and booking process

I like to make sure you know every detail of what things cost from the very beginning. All my prices are visible on my website and you will be supplied with a full price list immediately on enquiry. My costs are straightforward – there’s a £95 session fee and then a £250 minimum spend. I have digital only packages, a vast array of products to choose from or ‘Collections’ which conveniently combine the two to suit all budgets from essential to luxury.

Most of my customers purchase digital images and wall art including deep framed canvases, framed prints and sometimes more bespoke products such as birch blocks or acrylics. The prices of all of these can be found on my website.

My booking process is all done via email and your payment can be made with credit or debit card quickly and easily. My contract can be signed digitally so that everything is paperless and instant with receipts emailed every step of the way!

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Step two: Before your session

If you’ve also booked a maternity mini session, we’ll do our shoot together at about 36 weeks. I’ve got a collection of beautiful, designer gowns that you can wear but it’s also great to wear an outfit you feel comfortable in so that we can get some casual shots too. Don’t forget to moisturise that bump!

Once your baby is born, just let me know and we’ll schedule your shoot for within the first three weeks.  Once booked, you’ll receive a session guide and a questionnaire to make sure that your session is absolutely perfect for you. I always try my best to include any colours or props you’d like but I also love it when customers just say: I trust you.

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Step three: Your photo shoot

On the day of your shoot I’ll be out in the studio preparing for your session long before you arrive. I like to relax and take my time choosing all the colours and setting up your props in advance. I’m a really creative person at heart and trying different colours together and collecting unique props and products to use during your shoot is one of my favourite parts of the job.

When you arrive, you’re welcomed into my cosy little studio which is just behind my house. It’s recently been converted and is absolutely lovely. Everyone seems in awe when they come inside, it’s like a little cave of wonders! I have coffee and tea making facilities and always provide a little snack for you. You’re more than welcome to bring a picnic with you though! My newborn sessions can be 2-3 hours long so it’s always good to be prepared.

Throughout the session, your baby’s comfort is the most important thing to me. I am a mum myself and have a lot of experience so I am very confident when handling your baby. I will ensure that your baby is always content and comfortable in the poses that I put them in. They will be wrapped for a lot of the session to keep them calm and sleepy but we’ll do lots of poses on my beanbag too to really show off your baby’s beautiful little legs, arms, tummy and back while they are still tiny. You’ll be surprised by how much your baby enjoys the session – they love the warmth and white noise that I provide and most will really adore being wrapped up snug as a bug.

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Step four: After the session

When the session is over, I hope you’ll feel overwhelmed with a content feeling as you’ll have just spent the day snuggled on my sofa watching your beautiful new baby being dressed up and fussed over while we capture a beautiful collection of images.

Next, you’ll see a sneak peek pop up on facebook. You’re welcome to share this with your friends and family! Some people even use my images as their birth announcement which I absolutely love. If you’d rather not have your picture appear on social media, don’t be afraid to say. I don’t mind at all but will always email over a sneak peek if you’d rather.

Over the coming weeks I’ll be working on your images. I usually spend about 6-10 hours editing your gallery of images. Each image is hand edited using professional software and I promise to make your images absolutely perfect in every way. Some images that I create have to be done as a composite to ensure baby’s safety. These images take a lot longer to create but are so worth it.

Within a month, you’ll be invited back for your viewing session. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! You’ll have a chance to see all the stunning images from your session on a slideshow to music. Then we’ll go through the whole gallery together to help you choose your favourites images and the perfect products to show them off around your home!

All my hardwork, passion and love goes into my photography. Every canvas that is collected is a piece of my heart and I cannot describe to you how amazing it feels to hear customers gasp as they collect their beautiful photographs. The thought of them being passed down through families and loved forever is beyond my wildest dreams.

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If you’d like to see more of my newborn work please click here.

Newborn and baby photographer in Cheshire. Covering Sandbach, Middlewich, Nantwich, Holmes Chapel, Chester, Northwich, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Congleton, Macclesfield, Stoke and further afield.

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Cheshire Newborn Photographer – September babies – Sandbach

 September babies in Cheshire – Newborn photographs!

Goodness me, September was a busy busy month! I’ve literally only just had my feet hit the ground and found time to write some blogs to catch up with what happened at Little Primrose Photography last autumn!

Here’s a few of my favourite shots from September, it’s definitely a month where I found my style and ran with it. My work has progressed so much this last 12 months and September was the beginning of an amazing time for me and my little business.

I’m beyond happy to be living my dream of being a newborn photographer. With every shoot I love it more and more and I’m ecstatic to have two of my September babies featured in the final twelve of the Photographer’s Guild’s ‘Newborn Image of the Year 2017’.

To see more of my award winning images check out my Awards page

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Qualified Newborn and Baby Photographer – Sandbach, Cheshire.

What does it mean to be a ‘qualified’ photographer?

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Directly from the Photographers’ Guild:

“Our ‘Qualified’ status is therefore aligned to standards of competence that reflect a level where the customer should be ‘pleased with the results’, when employing the services of a skilled tradesman (the photographer). In other words ‘Qualified’ indicates professional ‘competence’ to a level where the Guild is willing to recognise the photographer as an ambassador of the association , so those who achieve that level should be proud of doing so.”

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Basically, it means that my customers can rest assured that they are guaranteed to receive a collection of images that are of a very high standard and that my work is consistent and I am well skilled in what I do.

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I’m incredibly proud to receive this honour. The Photographers’ Guild are a prestigious organisation whose judges are incredibly stringent and look at every little technical and artistic detail in your work.

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To achieve ‘Qualification’ with the Guild you must submit a panel of 21 images. They should consist of 3 images from 7 different sessions that have been taken by me, within the last 2 years. They should all be different and show a variety of skills whilst also working all together as a collection of images.

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You must show that you are highly competent at using your camera whilst also having the ability to set up a shot and get the lighting perfect. All whilst keeping a baby safe and comfortable… easy! 🙂

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When I think back to what I’ve achieved this year, I couldn’t be more proud. I originally ventured into photography so that I could have a more flexible career than teaching to enable me to take my son to hospital for all his appointments. He was diagnosed with achondroplasia this time last year and our lives were tipped upside down at that point.

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I never dreamt that this new career would rocket so quickly. I’ve finally found my ‘thing’ that I absolutely love doing but also am pretty good at! 🙂 In a year I’ve won a number of awards, have an amazing collection of wonderful customers and now my skills are recognised with this prestigious honour of being ‘qualified’!

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Next year, I’ll be attending the Guild Awards ceremony at Crewe Hall and then it’ll be full steam ahead to go for ‘Craftsman’! The next stage of qualification with the Guild.

Thank you so much to all my fantastic customers, it’s been absolutely wonderful meeting you all this year and I want to reach out with all my heart to thank you for trusting me with your newborns but also trusting me to capture those first photographs in my own, creative way! I couldn’t be happier and more proud of my little business and can’t wait to see what the future holds! 🙂

Check out the rest of my panel and if you love my images, give me a comment and a like!

Qualified Newborn and Baby Photographer based in Sandbach, Cheshire. Covering the whole of Cheshire and beyond including Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Nantwich, Northwich, Chester and Stoke-on-Trent.

Cheshire Newborn Photographer – Sassa’s baby photos – Altrincham baby photographer.

Sassa – Beautiful princess from Altrincham

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The name Sassa may be unusual but it’s completely understandable why Mum and Dad chose it. It’s a Swedish name which means ‘Beautiful princess’ – a completely fitting name for such a beautiful baby girl!

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Baby Sassa was accompanied to her newborn photo session with her new parents and doting fur brothers! So gorgeous. They were so well behaved it made me Google where to buy Boston Terriers after the shoot! 🙂

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Sassa’s lucky parents were bought their photo shoot as a gift from a work partner. Newborn shoots are so special, they really aren’t this size for very long! A photo shoot is a great way to preserve the moment and makes a lovely gift.

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I hope you enjoy Sassa’s beautiful images. Feel free to leave a comment if you do and if you’d like to book your own shoot then contact me for more info!

Little Primrose Photography is a professional newborn photographer based in Sandbach, Cheshire and servicing the whole of Cheshire including Altrincham, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Nantwich and Chester.

 

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Cheshire Newborn Photographer – Baby Oscar from Nantwich. Bump to baby photography!

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Sarah’s beautiful bump photos lead to her even more beautiful little man – Baby Oscar!

Sarah contacted me after she saw some of my lovely maternity photographs that I’ve been doing recently. I love the striking, artistic styling and beautiful colours! I’ve got a collection of stunning, designer maternity gowns from Sew Trendy Accessories in America and Mii Estilo in Spain that ensure you look absolutely outstanding during your pregnancy.

Sarah and her husband came to the studio for a maternity shoot to also celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The connection and love between the two of them was so visible, it was an honour to capture the moment for them.

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Just a few weeks later and the gorgeous little Oscar was born! Sarah booked straight in and they really enjoyed returning to my familiar little home studio for a rest while I looked after Oscar!

We had an African and travel theme for a few of the photographs as it’s a special place in the heart of Oscar’s parents.

Oscar was a superstar throughout his session and I think his parents really enjoyed seeing how peaceful he was in various poses and outfits! Like all babies, he especially enjoyed being wrapped up in knitted wraps and bonnets. 🙂

Check out the rest of his photographs and please feel free to leave a comment and share this blog to show your love! 🙂

If you’d like to book your newborn session, please book after your 20 week scan. I’m now taking bookings into 2018! I limit how many newborns I take each month so be sure to book ASAP!

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Newborn and maternity photographer covering Nantwich, Sandbach, Crewe, Haslington, Chester, Northwich, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford and all over Cheshire!

Newborn photographer – Cheshire. Baby Daniel’s baby pictures!

Baby Photographer in Sandbach, Cheshire.

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Baby Daniel and his stunning older sister come for his newborn photo shoot to my home studio in Sandbach.

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When Daniel’s parents got in touch to book their newborn session, we discussed likes and dislikes and I came up with the colour scheme of brown and blue to represent their love of sailing. Baby Daniel suited the colours so much! Just stunning.

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I think in this image, he looks like he’s tucked up in his little boat, battling the sea!

He was so well behaved throughout the whole session along with his stunning older sister. I can’t wait to see both of them back for photo shoots in the future!

Newborn photography in South Cheshire, Sandbach, Nantwich, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel and beyond! Siblings are always welcome and a family portrait is always included in your newborn photo shoot.

Please contact me as soon as you can after your 20 week scan to ensure availability.

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Baby photographer – Cheshire – Willow

Newborn photoshoot – Sandbach, Cheshire.

Baby Willow’s baby photos.

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Baby Willow’s father contacted me after Willow had already been born. He told me his wife was in love with my photos and was pestering him to get them booked in ASAP! Always lovely to hear and even after baby has been born, I try my best to fit customers in.

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Mum wanted lots of pink after her first child was a boy. I don’t usually do a lot of pink but recently customers have been requesting it as their second child is a girl and they are sick of blue in the house! 🙂

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Willow seemed to really enjoy her session, smiling throughout! We did a few different prop set ups and lots of beanbag posing. We went really mad on the pink theme! haha.

Willow was over 3 weeks old during her newborn shoot, I take babies up to 6 weeks old, you just have to expect them to be a little more awake during their shoot after 2 weeks old! The ideal stage is 5-10 days as baby is in an established feeding routine but is still all curled up and easy to pose as well as sleepy.

If your baby has already been born and you’re worried about missing your newborn slot…

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Newborn photography Cheshire – Baby Freddy – Sandbach

Freddy’s baby photos – Sandbach, Cheshire

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“Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart” – Winnie the Pooh

It was such an honour to photograph this family’s beautiful little baby boy – Freddy.

We had a great time during the session and Louise really enjoyed my snippets of ‘wisdom’ about anything from breastfeeding to the ‘magic hold’ to comfort a crying baby. She even downloaded the white noise app that I use during sessions and read my blog on how to get babies to sleep whilst she was here! 🙂

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Louise and Matt were really keen to let me express my creativity and luckily we were all in an animal mood – Freddy got the full knitted animal costume treatment! He seemed to really enjoy it to be honest! He snoozed his was through the session peacefully and let me pose him any way I liked. His favourite was to be wrapped up and put in different props and positions.

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Freddy is such a handsome baba and probably has the longest, most elegant fingers I’ve ever seen! ❤

If you’d like to see more examples of my newborn work please check out my dedicated newborn photography page.

If you’d like to book, click the link below!

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Maternity photographer – Sandbach, Cheshire. Georgie’s bump pictures!

Cheshire pregnancy photographer – Georgie’s bump photos!

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“I grow humans – what’s your superpower?”

I remember vividly the fun I used to have running around Georgie’s house when we were little. Hiding in cubby holes, playing on the stairs, running from one end to the other or playing out in the garden (usually with imaginary horses! Haha :))

As we both hit puberty, Georgie witnessed mine and my now husband’s rocky teenage love affair of 4 whole days and one kiss! Back on the good old K61 bus to school.

When we went off to college we went our separate ways after being best friends for our whole childhoods. Our lives took different turns and over 500 miles separated us at university.

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Years later, as soon as I began my photography journey, Georgie got in touch. She was one of the first to put her faith in me and book her friends in with me, paying for their sessions as gifts. Now, come September, Georgie will be having her own baby photographed by me and I couldn’t be more excited!

As a thank you for her continued support, and a chance to show off my gorgeous new maternity gowns, I offered to do Georgie’s maternity photos!

She couldn’t look more stunning. Her bump is absolutely beautiful and she’s mastered the serene yet powerful facial expressions. I think a tiny bit of nervousness is present too in these photos as she anticipates the birth of her first child. It’s an anxious time as there are so many tales of birth and the first few weeks but overall, her excitement for the months to come shines through.

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If you have a newborn session booked in with Little Primrose Photography, you have the opportunity to book a maternity shoot for just £195 which includes all digitals (at least 10, hand edited, stunning HD images). For more information click here. 

Pregnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life, capture the moment before it disappears forever. Although you may feel bloated or completely different from your previous self, with a little subtle lighting, a stunning designer gown and a tiny bit of photoshop magic, you’ll get a collection of images you never imaged you could look like! So powerful and magestic!

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Newborn photographer in Cheshire. Connie – baby photos – Sandbach

Newborn photography – Sandbach, Cheshire – Baby Connie

“Good morning starshine, the earth says hello!”

Last year, I set up my photography business and I knew that newborn is the direction that I wanted to head in. I did a few shoots for friends and was sure it was definitely my absolute dream job!

Just after Christmas, I began promoting my work and Leanne (Connie’s mum) got in touch. I was so happy that she loved my work and trusted me before I’d even had official newborn training. She was willing to book months in advance as she anticipated her new arrival and looked forward to her newborn shoot!

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Since then, I’ve trained with the best newborn photographers in the world. I’ve won 16 bronze awards with The Photographers’ Guild and I’ve gained a lot of experience after photographing so many more beautiful babies! Someone told me the other day that they were amazed as I’d gone from ‘nought to excellent!’ hahaha.

To see my awards, check out this link

I was so excited to welcome another beautiful girl into the studio and Connie didn’t disappoint. Her hair is stunning and that cute little face and pout! ❤ ❤ ❤

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We embraced the pink as Connie’s parents were used to so many boyish colours in the house after 22 months of the lovely Duggee in their lives! They were ready to break out the feminine colours.

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Connie was brilliant throughout her shoot, so settled and relaxed and loved being wrapped up snug.

Enjoy the gorgeous images and if you like my pics please feel free to give my page a like and share!

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