top of page
newborn and family photoshoot in worcester

Questions about your

HOME NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT

in Worcestershire

  • Will I be pressured to buy?
    No! The only payment you will definitely pay for is your Session Fee before the shoot. Your session fee secures your booking and pays for my time consulting, photographing and editing. Once you have seen your edited gallery, you will have the choice of three Collections to purchase. All sales are online, without me being there, so you can take your time. You do not have to purchase anything if you don't want to.
  • How long does it take to receive the final images?
    You can expect to receive your edited images within 3 weeks after the session, but it usually is quicker. I'll provide you with a password-protected gallery with fully edited images.
  • How many images will be in the gallery?
    Between 60-80.
  • Do you offer prints and albums?
    Every collection Yes, I offer a variety of print products, including albums and framed prints. I'll work with you to create custom packages that suit your needs and preferences. Please read about my products here: https://www.karinaoneillphoto.co.uk/albums-and-prints
  • Where do you photograph?
    I mainly photograph in Worcester and cover other parts of Worcestershire and northern Cotswolds, within a 20-mile radius from Worcester. If you live further away, please get in touch, and we can work it out. Additional fees may apply.
  • Do you offer photography gift vouchers?
    Absolutely! I can post a voucher to you or directly to the person you wish to gift it to. A voucher towards a newborn with family photoshoot is a perfect gift for a pregnant friend or a baby shower.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Your session fee is non-refundable, although I will always try to accommodate unforeseen changes and events. I am a mom - things happen! Please check T&C's at the bottom of the page for more details.
  • Why don't you have a studio?
    I create natural, lifestyle photographs, and these, I believe, are best captured in your home or in a favourite park where you can fully relax and simply... have fun as a family :) If you would prefer to have more of a posed photoshoot, in a studio and with props, I can recommend you a good photographer.
  • Do you offer an express service?
    Yes, for a fee of £60, I will prepare your online gallery within three working days (rather than the usual three weeks) after your home newborn photoshoot. This means you will have all your desired digital images ready for download.
  • Can I see RAW images?
    Photo processing is part of my unique style and an essential part o
  • I live in Worcester - can I pick up the prints/albums from you?
    Of course! I am based in Warndon Villages.
  • Will you publish my photos?
    I will not if you don't want me to. It will mean a lot to me if you agree to it, though. It helps me a great deal. It allows me to run my business. I will, of course, respect any decision you will take here, and I will never publish any images without your consent.
  • Do you have liability insurance?
    Yes I do.
Where do newborn photo sessions take place?

At your home - your safe and comfortable space.

What should I wear for my newborn photo session?

It's hugely important to wear the right kind of clothing for your newborn photo session. Neutral colours are best. Bear in mind the season, weather, and location. For home sessions, take your socks off! There is a lot to think about, and planning is crucial. I will send you a detailed guide on what to wear and what to avoid a few days before the session.

I worry that my house is not suitable for a photoshoot.

Remember that I focus on the people, not the background, so it doesn't matter how your house looks. To take wonderful photographs, all I need is a couch or some clear wall space. So please don't stress about 'the mess' or moving anything out of the way before I arrive. 

You might find the following blog post useful: 

https://www.karinaoneillphoto.co.uk/post/why-is-your-messy-house-perfectly-suitable-for-a-newborn-photo-session

How long does the newborn photo session last?

The session lasts up to 3 hours. This length, more than with most photographers, allows you to fully relax and enjoy the session rather than focus only on the photo-taking aspect. A wider variety of scenes will be a bonus!

Can we have a photo session in the evening?

Unfortunately you can’t. These photo sessions take place in the morning so we can take advantage of the best (natural) light conditions. 

Can siblings and pets be included in the newborn session?

Absolutely! These sessions are about the entire family.

What if my older child won't cooperate during a home newborn photoshoot?

Even well-fed and rested children may cry a lot or refuse to smile. Let them be children and do what they feel like. Some children will need more time than others to get used to me or the camera. I will never ask them to smile for the camera, and neither should you. Have an open mind and don't have any expectations for your little ones. Some sessions are certainly more challenging than others, but I will be able to capture those calm moments and beautiful expressions. I like working with children, and I am a mum too - it helps:)

How do we prepare?

I provide a comprehensive prep guide full of advice and lists so you know how to prepare and what to expect before, during, and after the session. This guide will help you lots and I highly recommend reading it before your baby arrives.

How far in advance should we book a newborn session?

It's best to book your newborn session during your pregnancy, ideally in the second trimester. This ensures availability and allows us to plan for your session.

What happens if my newborn arrives earlier or later than expected?

If your baby arrives earlier or later than expected, just let me know as soon as possible, and we can adjust the session date accordingly. Flexibility is key, and I'll do my best to accommodate any changes in your schedule.

Do you bring props and outfits for the newborn session?

Given that my newborn sessions aim to authentically portray the journey of your growing family, I prefer to maintain a minimalistic approach with props. However, if you have cherished heirlooms or meaningful items you'd like incorporated, we'll certainly incorporate them.

 

I will bring a few comfy outfits for Mum. For the baby I encourage you to have your own babygrow preferable in white or beige colour without patterns. Tiny animals or stripes are fine as long as they are not dark and loud.

What if my newborn is unsettled during the session?

I allow plenty of time for feeding, diaper changes, and soothing breaks as needed. Patience is key, and I'll work with you to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience for both you and your baby. I’m a mum too - I remember well those early days of parenthood- it made me a better photographer:)

What safety measures do you take during newborn sessions?

While I adore babies and cherish every opportunity to hold them, I want to assure you that during the session, I never handle your baby or pose them in any manner typically expected in a studio setting.

GENERAL FAQ's

Maternity FAQ's

Maternity FAQ's

Maternity FAQ's

  • Will I be pressured to buy?
    No! The only payment you will definitely pay for is your Session Fee before the shoot. Your session fee secures your booking and pays for my time consulting, photographing and editing. Once you have seen your edited gallery, you will have the choice of three Collections to purchase. All sales are online, without me being there, so you can take your time. You do not have to purchase anything if you don't want to.
  • How long does it take to receive the final images?
    You can expect to receive your edited images within 3 weeks after the session, but it usually is quicker. I'll provide you with a password-protected gallery with fully edited images.
  • How many images will be in the gallery?
    Between 60-80.
  • Do you offer prints and albums?
    Every collection Yes, I offer a variety of print products, including albums and framed prints. I'll work with you to create custom packages that suit your needs and preferences. Please read about my products here: https://www.karinaoneillphoto.co.uk/albums-and-prints
  • Where do you photograph?
    I mainly photograph in Worcester and cover other parts of Worcestershire and northern Cotswolds, within a 20-mile radius from Worcester. If you live further away, please get in touch, and we can work it out. Additional fees may apply.
  • Do you offer photography gift vouchers?
    Absolutely! I can post a voucher to you or directly to the person you wish to gift it to. A voucher towards a newborn with family photoshoot is a perfect gift for a pregnant friend or a baby shower.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Your session fee is non-refundable, although I will always try to accommodate unforeseen changes and events. I am a mom - things happen! Please check T&C's at the bottom of the page for more details.
  • Why don't you have a studio?
    I create natural, lifestyle photographs, and these, I believe, are best captured in your home or in a favourite park where you can fully relax and simply... have fun as a family :) If you would prefer to have more of a posed photoshoot, in a studio and with props, I can recommend you a good photographer.
  • Do you offer an express service?
    Yes, for a fee of £60, I will prepare your online gallery within three working days (rather than the usual three weeks) after your home newborn photoshoot. This means you will have all your desired digital images ready for download.
  • Can I see RAW images?
    Photo processing is part of my unique style and an essential part o
  • I live in Worcester - can I pick up the prints/albums from you?
    Of course! I am based in Warndon Villages.
  • Will you publish my photos?
    I will not if you don't want me to. It will mean a lot to me if you agree to it, though. It helps me a great deal. It allows me to run my business. I will, of course, respect any decision you will take here, and I will never publish any images without your consent.
  • Do you have liability insurance?
    Yes I do.

Get in touch to ask a question or book a newborn photo session.

Not quite ready yet? Click here to download my free E-BOOK which will help you take amazing photos of your family with your smartphone.

bottom of page