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NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER IN WEST BERKSHIRE

Your Newborn Photography Session - What to Expect

Reading Basingstoke Newbury Tadley Windsor London Chiswick Chelsea

SESSION

I would be absolutely honoured if you choose me as your newborn photographer and thrilled to be able to capture the first days of your sweet little one! Newborn sessions are held in my studio in Aldermaston Reading RG7 4LH West Berkshire and are typically 3- 4 hrs long to ensure that there is plenty of time for feeding, soothing and changing your baby. I only book one client per day so your session is not rushed and baby has all the feeds and cuddles he/she needs.

WHEN TO BOOK

The best time to book your session is just after your 12 week scan or a little bit later if you wish. Once you've booked I will pencil your due date in my diary. Please do not worry about your baby being early or late as I will reserve some time before and after your due date to ensure plenty of availability for you. Newborn sessions are best within the first 14 days of baby’s life therefore its SUPER important that you contact me within 48 hours after baby's birth so I can plan and make myself available for you.

If you missed on booking early please still contact me as soon as you possibly can since due to some babies being late or early I might have last minute availability. Although it is not my usual preference I could still take babies up to 12 weeks old to make sure that you do not miss on your memories. However, you should be open minded about more wrapped, awake and less posed shots in case your little one does not like to sleep a lot due to their older age. 

FAQ

Can I choose the colours and styling?


Closer to the shoot date you will receive a short form and a prep guide for your session and we will discuss your colour choice and image preferences.

Please look through my work on my website so you can see if my style matches what you are after for your session. I only shoot to my own styling and keep it to my own workflow to ensure the session is smooth and that the baby is safe and happy. If you wish anything else to be included in your session this is best discussed in advance so I can let you know if/how we could introduce it in your session.
Please note that these are posed newborn sessions. If you are after a relaxed unposed lifestyle newborn session this shall be communicated and agreed before the session.




Is my baby in safe hands?


Safe newborn photography practice and the comfort of the baby is a number one priority! Dream Artsy is an insured and experienced photographer, also trains other photographers safe newborn posing and photography and is a registered member of BANPAS, GUILD and SWPP.

It is natural to feel worried especially if you are a first time parent. We are happy to answer any questions you might have so please do not hesitate to contact us for a quick chat - we will be happy to help.




How much does it cost?


Newborn session/booking fee is £150 and it is due at the time of the booking. This covers your newborn session time, equipment, props, photographer's creativity and editing of your final gallery. The session fee does not include any products or images. After your session you will be able to choose your package and favourite images from the session. There are 3 packages starting as low as £249.




Can I bring a younger sibling?


Of course you can! However if you have a newborn baby and are considering a newborn shoot with the sibling the best age for siblings is from 3 years up as before then they hardly understand what you are trying to achieve from them and do not always perform. We will of course offer treats and other bribes and do our best but as this is a newborn session we unfortunately will not be able to concentrate on a toddler instead of a newborn as we need to insure that the newborn is safe and comfortable and that the session is kept at its normal workflow. Please bare this in mind when booking and do not expect your younger little one to perform their best to avoid disappointment - they have just had a new little human join the family and might find it alone hard enough to adjust to.

Please also kindly note that I usually work during the weekdays (school hours) with all sessions happening in the first part of the day so I may not be able to work around older siblings' nursery/nap/school times. Newborn images are once in a lifetime and for years to cherish. I therefore ask for your flexibility with work and school times when comiting to a newborn session.




Do I need to bring anything?


Absolutely not! We have plenty of cute newborn outfits and props to choose from. We only ask that you bring some extra milk if baby is bottle fed, few extra nappies and a dummy if you use one.




Are the outfits cleaned between the clients?


Of course! We always end up with a pile of washing after the session. Anything what has been used or touched gets washed. If the outfit or heaband is sensitive and can't be washed than we use special baby safe sanitisers and/or steamers to get the item cleaned. The hard surface props are wiped or sprayed and are left to air for at least 24-48 hours between the babies.




Can we include other images?


Please note that you will need to choose a different package as an extra if you want to combine a solo Baby Milestones, Family, Sibling, Cake smash, Baby bath, Maternity, headshot or any other images that are not newborn related.




Where will the session take place?


All newborn sessions are held in my studio in Aldermaston, RG7 4LH. It is a calm rural area and has plenty of parking. We have a separate entrance and you can park right in front of the door. There is water, tea, coffee and some snacks available throughout the session but please feel free to bring a small lunch if you need. We also have a fridge if baby's milk needs to be kept cool.




How long will the session take?


Newborn photo session usually takes 3-4 hours. This includes feeding, cuddles, changing of the baby and soothing back to sleep. We only book one session a day so there is no rush or stress to feed and to settle the little one when needed. However please do not plan anything else for that day as if the baby is very unsettled we may need some extra time in order to achieve a full gallery.




Can we bring other people with us?


The studio is hot for baby's comfort and the session is long and boring. We also need to focus on baby's safety and your beautiful gallery. For these reasons only the people whose pictures will be taken on the day are allowed to the studio.

Due to covid restrictions we only allow 2 adults per baby to stay during the session (which would be either baby's parents or one of the parents and a second adult from the same household).

It is also strongly advised that the siblings come for the time of their images only and leave with a partner or grandparent.




How do I prepare before my session?


You will be sent a prep guide some time before your session with tips and advice.




Do you allow pets in the studio?


Absolutely not.

We adore them but babies and pets from different households do not always mix well so we'd rather take extra precautions than not to.




Is your studio covid safe?


Absolutely!

We have a separate entrance so you don't meet other people on the way.
We work based on appointments only and have a low volume of visitors.

The studio is deep cleaned and sanitised between each client. We also book with 24-48 hours between the clients to let the studio air in between the sessions.
We ask that all client's wear masks where applicable (if not exempt and when your pictures are not being taken).

We have always sanitised a lot and had a no shoe policy in the studio so as before you will be provided with disposable slippers or shoe covers upon arrival. We ask that you keep your distance, avoid touching your face, surfaces and limit your moving around the studio as much as possible.





DELUXE £649

Up to 4 hour photo shoot

Up to 4-6 set ups

Face to face photo viewing

20 fully edited images
 

Plus: 

Personalised musical slideshow

10 mounted prints in a keepsake box

Free baby session (at 6-8 months)

*£70 wall art credit

SWEET £449

Up to 2-3 hour photo shoot

Up to 3-4 set ups

Face to face photo viewing

10 fully edited images

Plus: 

Personalised musical slideshow

SIMPLE £249

Up to 2 hour photo shoot

Up to 2-3 set ups

Face to face photo viewing

5 fully edited images

*Set up is a change of backdrops, beanbag blankets, decorations, outfits, pose, people in the scene

What are tooth gems?


Tooth gems are small crystals adhered to the enamel of the tooth in the same way orthodontic brackets are. They are completely safe and can give a subtle (or dramatic) flair and sparkle to your smile.




How does it work ?


The tooth gem will be adhered to the tooth by a technician using orthodontic - grade adhesive. This is a fast, safe and painless process with no damage done to the tooth.




How long does it last?


Tooth gems last 2 - 5 years when properly cared for.




What happens if I accidentally swallow the gem?


In the case that the gem is accidentally swallowed, it will simply pass through the body. Swarovski crystals are now lead‐free, so there is no danger in accidentally swallowing them.




Can I remove it before it falls off on its own?


The tooth gem can be relatively easily removed at any time! A dental professional can do this for you. With a little pressure, the gem and its adhesive can be scraped or popped off.




Will my tooth be damaged?


With proper application, there is no damage to the tooth in a tooth gem application.




Is there any drilling involved?


Some dental professionals make a hole in the tooth before adhering the gem in order for the gem to be flush with the surface of the tooth. Your technician will not do any drilling‐‐the gem will be adhered only to the existing enamel and thus stick out a bit from the tooth.




How will the gem feel in my mouth?


You may dislike the feeling of the gem for the first few days. It may feel uncomfortable (not painful) against the inner part of your lip. As days pass, it will become less and less noticeable.




How can I care for my tooth gem?


The care for tooth gems is similar to braces. Try to avoid sticky foods, gum, and candies which may break the adhesive off from the tooth. In addition, try to avoid biting into hard foods with the tooth that has the gem.




Is there anything different I should do to keep my tooth clean and healthy?


Be sure to brush the tooth as you normally would. It's important to maintain standard dental hygiene on and around the tooth to prevent plaque from building up around the gem and potentially causing decay.




What is the aftercare instructions?


​- Do not touch or play with gem right after application. - Do not eat until at least 2 hour s after crystal is applied. You can drink water immediately. - Only eat soft foods for 12 hours after your gem application. No chewy candies!! - Do not brush your teeth for 12 hours after gem application. - It is recommended that you not use and electric toothbrush for at least 24 hours after gem application. - Please note.. we are unable to remove teeth gems, and must be done at a dental office if it does not fall off by itself. - All sales are final




How long does it take?


The appointment typically takes 15-25 minutes. Additional time may be needed depending on the amount of gems used.




How do I book?


-Online booking is available 24/7 from my website. - Amount due at the time of booking to secure your spot. - GOLD GEMS are special order and will require selection and payment beforhand. When order comes in you will be contacted to set up the appointment. - All sales final - no show or late cancellations will result in the loss of your payment.




What does it cost?


$50.00 one single gem $75.00 two gems $100 three gems $150 four to ten gems White/Yellow gold gem jewerly - Starts at $150 and additional gold ranges from $40- $60 per piece. Gold is special order. Contact to order.





Terms and Conditions


Dream Artsy reserves the right to change the offered products and prices at any time without further notice. The change in prices or products will not effect those sessions which have their session/booking fees paid already. No current sales or discounts can be applied to the sessions that were booked earlier and at different conditions. Please also note that as a common practice, images taken during the sessions may be used in the Dream Artsy photography portfolio or posted on social media, web, blog, promotional products, studio, portfolio samples or for the purpose of education, training. Please be aware this is a common practice and stipulation of booking with Dream Artsy. If your image is posted on our social media, please feel free to tag yourself and share with family and friends. We also run a monthly giveaway where the most popular social media image wins a free mounted fine art print - please ask us for more details to enter. For any further information please do not hesitate to CONTACT me. *By paying the session/booking fee you agree to ALL the above.





Terms and Conditions


Dream Artsy reserves the right to change the offered products and prices at any time without further notice. The change in prices or products will not effect those sessions which have their session/booking fees paid already. No current sales or discounts can be applied to the sessions that were booked earlier and at different conditions. Please also note that as a common practice, images taken during the sessions may be used in the Dream Artsy photography portfolio or posted on social media, web, blog, promotional products, studio, portfolio samples or for the purpose of education, training. Please be aware this is a common practice and stipulation of booking with Dream Artsy. If your image is posted on our social media, please feel free to tag yourself and share with family and friends. We also run a monthly giveaway where the most popular social media image wins a free mounted fine art print - please ask us for more details to enter. For any further information please do not hesitate to CONTACT me. *By paying the session/booking fee you agree to ALL the above.





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