Where will your photo session take place?
I have a lovely home based studio in Bridge of Weir which is a beautiful little village in Renfrewshire. I also work outdoors, usually in the garden of my home which has beautiful mature foliage and very pretty surroundings. I also on occasion work on location in Glasgow, Paisley and surrounding areas.
We will discuss your requirements for either studio photography or outdoor photography at the time of your enquiry. I shoot the majority of my work in studio or in nearby outdoor locations; I know some beautiful spots which make excellent backdrops for outdoor photographs.
Newborn & Babies
For newborns and baby photography, less is more. Baby should arrive in a simple white baby grow, with a white vest underneath. I will photograph in these items to begin, before moving on to wraps/nearly naked shots.
During the session.
Your session will last approximately 1 hour (although newborns can take 1-2 hours) Some babies will take longer than others, as they may need fed or settled before we can photograph.
My sessions for older children are relaxed and fun. I will offer some direction and will pose your child, however I will also capture natural shots as they happen.
Nothing phases me when it comes to working with children, I have a vast amount of experience and know exactly what to do to get the job done. Sometimes babies will be unsettled or children will not cooperate, this is completely normal, please don't stress.
Clothing - Studio
Clothing is very important and can really make a difference to your final images. Classic, timeless pieces in light colours look beautiful.
A simple white vest, with ether leggings or jeans is perfect. My Maternity shoots have a simple, lifestyle feel so no need to be overly styled. A big snuggly cardigan is a great addition to your look.
Hair, makeup and nails are important. My suggestion is that you wear your hair and make up as you would for a smart/casual event. It is important that you feel good. Hands will be visible in many of the shots, so clean manicured nails are a must.
Parents Shots in Newborn Sessions
A simple top/shirt in neutral colours paired with nice jeans/trousers/leggings is perfect.
Soft, romantic, pretty. Think vintage, cashmere and tulle. Soft pastels, creams and whites. Hair accessories can look nice too. Ballet pumps for a delicate look or high tops if you want to funk it up!
Trousers, jeans, long shorts. Waistcoats, bow ties and braces look fab! Soft pullovers or jumpers in light natural colours, cream, greys and pastels. Blazers, shirts, hats. Plain vests with jeans. Bare feet for a softer look , or converse for the cool kids!
Newborn Photographer Glasgow
Clothing - Outdoor
All the suggestions above will work perfectly for outdoor photo sessions too. Add plain wellingtons and umbrellas if the weather is looking damp! Be mindful of the seasons... Darker colours such as mustard, navy and burgundy look great for Autumn and Winter.
Steer clear of branded clothing or items with big logos. These can be distracting and will take away from the look of your final images.
After your session.
Your images will be ready for viewing approximately 21 days after your session. I will be in touch with your online gallery as soon as it is ready. Your viewing gallery will be live for 3 days to give you ample time to view your images and make the selections for your chosen prints, digitals or wall art.