Simply Baby Sessions | Newborn and Baby Photographer Glasgow

I’m so excited to introduce my new ‘Simply Baby’ Mini Sessions for Newborns due in December 2018 onwards.

These sessions are geared towards those of you who want to document your newborn but don’t have a need for lots of images. ‘Simply Baby’ sessions are all about your newborn. There are no parent or sibling images included and the shoot is very simple, focussing on just your baby in a simple white vest, there are no wrapped, posed or styled images included.

The sessions are much shorter than usual newborn sessions as there is no need for your baby to be asleep for the shots, so you will only need to be with me for 45minutes to an hour.

You will recieve 10 digital images from your session, with full printing rights to reproduce the images as you wish for an all inclusive price of £195.

These sessions are perfect for brand newborns and older babies too, so please fell free to get in touch if you have missed the newborn stage.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Much love,

JVP

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How much does Newborn Photography Cost? | Baby photos Glasgow

If you are reading this blog, I'm guessing that you are either expecting or have just had a new baby. You've decided that you'd love some beautiful newborn photographs to document your new bundle, but you just don't have any clue on how much you'll be expected to pay. So, let me do my best to address this question for you.

The simple answer is that Newborn Photography pricing varies massively across the industry for a number of reasons, such as the photographers style, experience and skill level. The amount of time that your newborn session will take to shoot, edit and present and of course, the amount and quality of products that will be included in your package.

So, where do I lie in the market and what does a newborn photography session cost with me?

Well, the answer is that I am not the cheapest photographer in the market, so if you are shopping on price alone, I may not be the right fit for you. However, I am skilled and experienced and very capable of producing beautiful images that will stand the test of time. So, although I am not the most expensive photographer, my services do come at a price. However , I am aware that budgets vary, so I have tried to keep this in mind by offering Collections to suit different needs.

A simple newborn session with me starts at £275 which includes your session, production of the images and your choice of 10 favourites which are sent to you via digital download to be reproduced as you wish. 

For those of you who want more images but dont want prints, there is a Collection of all images for £350. 

My most popular Newborn Photography Collection is priced at £395, which includes your 2-3 hour session in my cosy home studio, all of your Digital Images (Approx 40) a Luxury Memory Box of every image, professionally printed to ensure that they last a lifetime and beyond and a bundle of 5 Fine Art Prints that are mounted and ready to be placed in frames.

High quality Newborn Baby Photography is a luxury, however its an investment that lasts a lifetime, so be sure to pick wisely when your time comes. Cheap is not always the best option.

Full pricing for sessions can be viewed here on my website. Please have a look and be sure to get in touch if you have any questions or want to book your session.

 

Much love,

JV10

 

 

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Pippa | Session Sneak Peak | Newborn Photographer Glasgow | Baby Photographer Renfrewshire

As time passes, its so easy to forget how absolutely tiny our little babies are when they arrive into this world. Everything changes so quickly, so before you know it this tiny brand new stage is over. So, for me, scale is very important in new-born photographs. I always try to incorporate poses or frames that best display how small a newborn is.

The moment I saw Pippa I knew that I had to highlight how tiny and petite she is. So here we are, Pippa, 5 little pounds of pretty perfection, all wrapped up safely in her Daddy's hands. 

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New Product 2018 | Baby Photographer Glasgow

If you follow me on Social Media you will constantly hear me harping on about printing your pictures, I can't stress enough how important it is. Digital photos are great, they're so instant and so easy to share, but you really can't beat having a tangible print of your images in your hands and on your walls. 

Technology fails, that is a fact. By not printing your pictures you are running the risk of not having them for future generations to look back on. We have learned so much about the generations before us, from the stories they left on film, it would be tragic if we didn't leave our own stories behind us.

This generation is the most photographed in all of history. Taking photos is a daily occurrence for many of us, a regular part of our days, but I honestly believe that we will be the generation that leaves the least amount of printed pictures. Our stories will all be lost, left to languish on out dated technology that can no longer be read. 

My photo sessions are simple, you have three Collection options to choose from, with Collection II and III being the most popular. Each of these include printed products for you to cherish, and keep for all the generations of your people who will come behind you. 

Sessions are booking now up until Summer 2018. Please get in touch if you would like me to capture your family memories.

Much love

JVP 

 

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Print your pictures. | Baby Photographer Glasgow

Did you know that having printed photographs of your children displayed at home actually strengths their sense of worth and improves their self confidence?

It tells them that that are important within the family unit, it tells that they matter and that they are loved. 

My children absolutely love looking back over baby photographs of themselves, and will proudly show of the professional photographs that I have taken of them to guests when they visit.

Print your photographs, put them in frames and hang them on your walls. They look much better there than they do on USB.

Much love

JVP 

 

I am booking now for babies due in March onwards. If would like baby photographs taken and are from Glasgow, Inverclyde, Paisley or surrounding areas, please get in touch. 

 

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Newborns Unscripted | Baby Photographer Renfrewshire

'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication' - Leonardo Da Vinci

Isn't that the truth? In years to come you won't care about elaborate poses or props. All you will care about is how your baby looked when they were brand new in this world. Don't underestimate the power of a simple image and how it will make you feel when those precious newborn days are a distant memory.

2018 sessions are now available for booking. If, like me, you can see the beauty in simplicity, please get in touch.

With love,

JVP

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Martha | Simple Newborn Photographs | Newborn Photographer Renfrewshire

Martha, a tiny little bundle of perfection, who didn't make a peep during her simple newborn photography session. Quite possibly one of my favourite newborn sessions yet, with simple, authentic props and styling and lots of natural newborn perfection. 

I dare you not to feel broody when you feast your eyes on these beautiful shots of this most beautiful little girl.

My booking diary is open for 2018. Please get in touch to arrange your baby photography session.

Much love,

JVP

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Simply Newborn Sessions | Newborn Photographer | Baby Photographer Renfrewshire

There really isn't anything more beautiful than a tiny newborn baby is there? I've been photographing babies for years now; my newborn photography sessions follow the same structure each time, I use outfits and props and include sibling shots or parent shots, I'll add hats and teddies and little headbands or pillows or covers. We'll settle and feed and photograph and repeat this on and on until all the shots are in the bag. Any of you who have ever had a newborn baby will know that all of this takes time, sometimes lots of time, 3-4 hours in some cases because you just never know how baby will be on the day. Sometimes baby will be awake for hours and we have to wait and wait for your little bundle to settle over to sleep before we can really get on with the session because an awake baby usually doesn't like to be pose for the photographer. :) 

Recently I've been thinking about this and really wondering if we always have to go this route with newborn photography. More and more I find myself drawn to the more natural shots in my sessions, the shots were baby is comfortably lying in a position that they have naturally fallen in to. As a mum myself, I'd want to remember every little detail about my child, it all passes so quickly (cliche, but true ) I'd want to remember exactly how they are, how they lay, how they curled, how they really looked when they were totally brand new. So with this in mind, I have decided to incorporate a new style of newborn photography into my business, simple newborn sessions, with no props or posing. Just beautiful, natural images of your beautiful bundle of joy.

The Simply Newborn Sessions are quick sessions that focus on your baby. The session will take approx 1 hour and includes approximately 20 high resolution, fully edited digital images and a framed print from your session.

The Simply Newborn Sessions are £250; There is a £100 reservation fee to hold your slot and the remainder is due at the time of your session. Please get in touch now would like to book your slot. 

 

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Newborn Photography Glasgow - Baby Ciaran

This little guy came to me recently for his newborn photography shoot in my little studio near Glasgow. The third and final baby in a lovely family that I've had the pleasure of photographing in the past. A gorgeous little guy who has made his family complete. How lovely for me to be chosen to take his first professional photos, it makes my heart sing. 

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Holly Rose | Newborn Photographer Near Me

I'm lucky, I'm one of those people who can honestly say that I love what I do, it's true, I love my job for many reasons. Taking photographs for families is a wonderful thing,  getting to be a part of the really special moments in someones life is an absolute honour and I will never take it for granted, One of the most amazing parts of my job is being trusted to capture the first few days of a new life. Photographing newborn babies is always special, but when that baby is the first child of a past wedding couple, well, that's really special.

Holly Rose is one of this babies. A few years ago I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of her Mummy and Daddy, and now I've had the pleasure of capturing Hollys' newborn photographs for them to treasure forever.

Hollys' Mum, Dawn, contacted me when she first became pregnant and we scheduled a date in for her expected due date. Holly didn't make us wait to long, she arrived right when she was supposed to and came to my studio when she was just a couple of weeks old.

Her session was perfect, sometimes babies will be hard to settle or don't want to sleep, but Holly was fabulous. She slept like a dream and allowed us to capture lots of lovely images.

The newborn stage flies by so quickly, babies change every single day, so getting your session booked in while you are still pregnant is really important so that you don't miss the vital first few weeks. Once baby arrives you will be less likely to find the time to schedule your baby photographs, so my advice is that you start looking for your preferred newborn photographer near Glasgow, sometime around your 20 week scan. By scheduling your session at this time, you can be sure that you will get a slot with an experienced newborn photographer. My diary books up weeks in advance so late bookings are never guaranteed. There is the odd occasion when I will have space available though, so please get in touch if you're looking for a last minute newborn photography session with me. I can usually get the desired results with babies up to 21 days old.

Knowing what style of baby photographs you would like will help in your search for a local newborn photographer. Some people like lots of props and add ons, while others prefer more natural newborn photographs. Others may like in an in home lifestyle session, its entirely up to you.

Most of my newborn photographs are taken in my little studio space in Kilmalcolm, near Glasgow, my style is mostly quite natural with most of the focus being on baby. However, I do use some props and digital artistry to add some variation to your finished gallery and to leave you with beautiful images that will take pride of place in your heart and your home for years to come. 

So if you are pregnant or have just had a baby and are looking for a newborn photographer near Glasgow, please get in touch. All of my session pricing and information is available on this website. I am currently booking for babies arriving in May 2017 onwards.

I hope to hear from you soon, but for now, I will leave you with Holly Rose when she was just 2 weeks new. The best little sleeper in town. 

 

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Baby Finlay | Newborn photographer near Glasgow

Let me introduce beautiful baby Finlay and his equally beautiful big brother, Rory. I had the pleasure of photographing them both recently in my little studio room in Kilmalcolm. Working with newborns and infants is extremely unpredictable and you never quite know how it will go, but these two were a dream and I loved every minute of photographing them, and chatting with their lovely Mummy and Daddy. I'm so glad they picked me. :) 

Here's a very small sample of the images that we captured on the day. Enjoy!

If you're planning a newborn photography shoot, please drop me a note to discuss. I'm booking now for babies arriving in March onwards. 

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Awake Babies | Baby Photographer Glasgow

What if my baby doesn't sleep during the newborn photo-shoot?

When we think of newborn baby photographs, most people imagine lovely sleepy babies in lots of different poses, but the reality of a newborn photo session is that baby is usually awake for a good portion of the time, especially if your baby photographs take place after the 10 day mark. 

When you book your newborn session with me, I will give some little tips for before you come along, so that (hopefully) your session will run as smoothly as possible, but lets face it, all babies are different and can be unpredicatable so the key is to remain relaxed on the day and work with what we have. The most important thing to me is that both you and baby feel relaxed and that we get a good selection of shots for you to choose from.

It's usually best if baby is a little hungry on arrival at the studio, this means that once you're with me, you can feed baby and hopefully he or she will doze off which allows us to go straight into sleepy poses. It doesn't always work this way though and sometimes baby will stay awake for a period of time before slipping off to sleep. Please don't stress if this happens to you, I actually really enjoy working with awake babies, I love to see their little expressions and their beautiful, clear eyes and more often than not, I find that parents love the images where baby is awake and alert.

I have lots of little techniques to use during the awake stage, such as posing with parent or siblings or wrapping baby up, then once baby falls over to sleep (which inevitabley will happen) I can move on to the lovely sleepy portraits that we all know and love.

Patience is key when it comes to working with newborns, and I have plenty of that, it might take 20 minutes or it might take 2 hours, but I can pretty much guarantee that your baby will sleep at some point, just leave it up to me. <3

 

The majority of my baby photographs are taken in my little studio room in Kilmalcolm. Clients come to me from Greenock, Paisley, Glasgow and surrounding areas. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your newborn photography requirements. 

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Why should you have a newborn or baby photo shoot? | Baby photographer Paisley

Photographing newborn babies is one of my very favourite parts of my job, what is there not to love about spending a few hours with a gorgeous snuggly, brand new baby? I've been offering newborn photography for over 5 years now and it just never gets tiresome. Capturing those first few special weeks in a child's life is a joy and a privilege that I never take for granted.

As a mum of 3 myself, I completely understand the utter adoration that you feel for your new child, I remember well, those moments when I would just stare and stare at my little baby, lost in the utter disbelief that I had made something, someone as perfect as this. If you are anything like me, you are probably snapping away all day, every day on your smart phone or tablet, uploading your shots to Facebook or Instagram and promising yourself that you'll get those shots printed as soon as you find a spare 5 minutes, but if you're anything like me, this spare 5 minuted never come. You're tired, you're trying to figure out a sleep schedule and a feeding schedule. You're trying to figure out when you'll get washed, or eat, or make it out the front door, the last thing you're doing is trying to figure out when to print the 500 photographs that you've taken each day. Don't get me wrong, I truly believe that all parents should have a point and shoot camera to capture moments as they happen, but you can't beat the beauty of professionally shot images taken by a specialist newborn photographer.

Newborn Safety.

Newborn photography is not something that just anybody can do. A reputable newborn photographer will be highly experienced in handling babies and will have the safety of your precious bundle at the forefront of their mind. Posing and photographing babies is something that  requires, knowledge, experience and lots of lots of patience, I can assure you that I have all 3 in abundance... Having 3 babies in 2 years will do that to a girl! ;) 

The environment is also very important. The majority of my newborn photography takes place in my dedicated space in The Cargill Centre in Kilmacolm. The room is simple and small, but is perfect for a new baby photo shoot. Because the space is compact, I am able to heat it and make it super comfortable for your new baby who loves to be warm, its not so comfortable for adults at times though, so I always advise that parents dress in layers that can be removed. This calm, stress free environment is perfect for capturing the newborn photographs that we all love.

 

Photographic Prints and Wall Art

Your newborn photo shoot with JVP is not just about your time in the studio. All of my packages include both printed and digital products, so you are guaranteed to have tangible products after your time spent with me. Of course you will print your own snaps along the way, but there is nothing to rival a professional photograph taken by someone who understands lighting,  posing and styling. These are the images that will fill your walls and be passed down from generation to generation.

 

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By coming along to a professional photographer for your newborn shoot, you can ensure that all members of your family are together in at least one shot. You will hear me going on and on about the importance of existing in photographs for our children and our children's children, thats not going to happen if you are always the one snapping away with your smart phone. I've lost count of the amount of times that new Mums have thanked me for encouraging them to be present in photos with their babies, its such a special time in your life and believe when I say that in years to come, you will cherish these photographs. I know how it feels for them not to exist, I don't have one single photograph with me and my baby twins together, I would give anything to be albe to turn back time.

 

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When to book your newborn photo session - Baby Photography Paisley

 This week alone, I have had to turn down 2 enquiries for newborn photo sessions, so I thought that I would write a quick blog post with all you need to know on booking your baby photos with me.  You see, age really matters when it comes to newborn photography, if you want those lovely curled up sleepy shots, you really need to be quick off the mark. I know that some people might think that photographs will be the last thing on your mind post birth, but this first few days are so special and your little newborn will change so quickly, so if you want to remember them as they entered the world then the photographs need to be done almost as soon as you get home.  The best time, I've found, to photograph a newborn is in the first 6-10 days after birth. By this time, there is usually a 2-3 hour feeding routine established,&nbsp;baby is still very sleepy, easy to settle after a feed, happy to be naked and will still curl up naturally into 'womb-like' poses.  With this in mind, the best time to schedule your newborn session, is anytime after your 12 or 20 week scan. By this stage in pregnancy you will know your approximate due date, which allows me to schedule your session in my diary. I will make a tentative date for your newborn photos, then once baby arrives we will schedule a time that is suitable for you.  All of my newborn photo-shoots take place in my dedicated studio space in Kilmacolm. Clients &nbsp;come to see me from all over Glasgow, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and all the surrounding areas.&nbsp;I operate out of The Cargill Centre which is a beautiful community building right in the heart of the village. There is ample parking at the rear of the building and a lovely little cafe on site, perfect if you fancy a slice of cake while you watch me photograph your pride and joy.  The session itself is completely dictated by your newborn. Some babies will naturally curl up into poses, while others will not. I always follow the babies lead and will never make them uncomfortable by forcing poses that don't come naturally to them. I do use a variety of props in my session such as headbands, hats and wraps. I will also, on occasion, use posing buckets and baskets, however this is down to the baby again. Some are happy to be popped in a prop, while others prefer to be curled up on a cosy blanket :) I've got to say though, that I really, really love prop-less baby photographs. There is nothing nicer than a newborn baby and I sometimes feel that too many props can be fussy and take away from the simple beauty of a baby child. I love to photograph babies, just as they are and create images of those fleeting first days for you to treasure forever.  Sometimes a baby will cry or be slightly unsettled at the start of a session. This is completely normal and no cause for concern. New environments, sounds and smells can all effect how your baby settles into the photo-shoot. Please don't worry if this is the case for you, nothing phases me with babies (I had 3 of my own in just over a year!!!) and have been photographing newborns for many years, I really know what I'm doing and can generally soothe the crankiest of characters. :) There are lots of the little tips and tricks to help prepare for a successful newborn photography shoot, and once you have booked your baby photographs with me, I will send you information on how to achieve best results on the day.  So, if you are reading this blog and expecting a baby, congratulations, now is the time to contact me. You can enquire via the contact tab on this website or pop over to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/julievancephoto) and contact me via messenger.  I can't wait to hear from you soon, and look forward to photographing your new little bundle of joy.     Best wishes,  JVP

This week alone, I have had to turn down 2 enquiries for newborn photo sessions, so I thought that I would write a quick blog post with all you need to know on booking your baby photos with me.

You see, age really matters when it comes to newborn photography, if you want those lovely curled up sleepy shots, you really need to be quick off the mark. I know that some people might think that photographs will be the last thing on your mind post birth, but this first few days are so special and your little newborn will change so quickly, so if you want to remember them as they entered the world then the photographs need to be done almost as soon as you get home.

The best time, I've found, to photograph a newborn is in the first 6-10 days after birth. By this time, there is usually a 2-3 hour feeding routine established, baby is still very sleepy, easy to settle after a feed, happy to be naked and will still curl up naturally into 'womb-like' poses.

With this in mind, the best time to schedule your newborn session, is anytime after your 12 or 20 week scan. By this stage in pregnancy you will know your approximate due date, which allows me to schedule your session in my diary. I will make a tentative date for your newborn photos, then once baby arrives we will schedule a time that is suitable for you.

All of my newborn photo-shoots take place in my dedicated studio space in Kilmacolm. Clients  come to see me from all over Glasgow, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and all the surrounding areas. I operate out of The Cargill Centre which is a beautiful community building right in the heart of the village. There is ample parking at the rear of the building and a lovely little cafe on site, perfect if you fancy a slice of cake while you watch me photograph your pride and joy.

The session itself is completely dictated by your newborn. Some babies will naturally curl up into poses, while others will not. I always follow the babies lead and will never make them uncomfortable by forcing poses that don't come naturally to them. I do use a variety of props in my session such as headbands, hats and wraps. I will also, on occasion, use posing buckets and baskets, however this is down to the baby again. Some are happy to be popped in a prop, while others prefer to be curled up on a cosy blanket :) I've got to say though, that I really, really love prop-less baby photographs. There is nothing nicer than a newborn baby and I sometimes feel that too many props can be fussy and take away from the simple beauty of a baby child. I love to photograph babies, just as they are and create images of those fleeting first days for you to treasure forever.

Sometimes a baby will cry or be slightly unsettled at the start of a session. This is completely normal and no cause for concern. New environments, sounds and smells can all effect how your baby settles into the photo-shoot. Please don't worry if this is the case for you, nothing phases me with babies (I had 3 of my own in just over a year!!!) and have been photographing newborns for many years, I really know what I'm doing and can generally soothe the crankiest of characters. :) There are lots of the little tips and tricks to help prepare for a successful newborn photography shoot, and once you have booked your baby photographs with me, I will send you information on how to achieve best results on the day.

So, if you are reading this blog and expecting a baby, congratulations, now is the time to contact me. You can enquire via the contact tab on this website or pop over to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/julievancephoto) and contact me via messenger.

I can't wait to hear from you soon, and look forward to photographing your new little bundle of joy.

 

Best wishes,

JVP