FAQs

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MY BABY?  

 

The best time to photograph newborns is between 7 and 14 days. You will need to book in your session well in advance, so give Heather a call as soon as you know your due date. She will make a provisional booking for a 4 week window from your due date then we can accommodate an early or late arrival. Most newborn session take upto 4 hours, Heather usually starts a session at 10.30am. Heather only  ever books in one newborn session a day so there is no rushing your session.  

 

DO YOU WORK ON WEEKENDS?  

 

Yes, but Heather only ever takes one booking per weekend, so she can spend some time with her family. So don’t leave it too late to book.   

 

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO BASED?

 

The Studio is situated at Woodroyd Studios, Woodroyd Mills on South Parade, Cleckheaton, BD19 3AF.  Entrance to the studio is via two steps. Heather’s Studio is based in an old mill.  She has the use of the whole of the first floor. You will be surprised when you walk in it’s like a Dr Who Tardis.

 

HOW LONG WILL A SESSION LAST? 

 

Usually around 3-4 hours. It sounds a long time but Heather has to take her time with your baby and work at their pace.  This covers feeds, changes of clothes and props, getting your little one into a deep sleep. You will be surprised how quickly it goes.

 

DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING NEWBORN BABIES SAFELY? 

 

Heather has been photographing newborn babies for over seven years and has been trained by one of the Countrys top baby photographers on to handle and pose them safely. She has also undertaken several baby first aid courses and puts the comfort and safety of your baby first. Heather is also fully insured with Professional Photography Insurance Company, Policy Bee, which includes Public Liability cover for all her work.

 

WILL FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY HARM MY BABY?  

 

Absolutely not, I have never witnessed a baby react to the flash, asleep or awake. The light that is emitted from the Studio equipment is no brighter than that which comes through your window at home on a bright overcast day.  

 

DO I NEED TO BRING ANY PROPS OR ACCESSORIES TO MY NEWBORN SESSION? 

 

There is no need to as we have an Aladin’s cave of beautiful props and accessories. However, if you have something special that you would like us to include in your pictures, please feel free to bring it along.
We have a selection of outfits, fabrics and accessories that we can use to style your session. Once you have booked your session we will send you a guide on what to bring to your session.   

 

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY FAMILY AND OTHER CHILDREN TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SESSION?  

 

Of course! having a new baby is an exciting time for everyone in the family and we would love to document that for you. For extended family members please bear in mind that our studio is nice and cosy and we limit our sessions to 6. Please let Heather know in advance of your session if you would like family pictures.  

 

DO WE GET TO SEE ALL THE PICTURES YOU TAKE?  

 

No, unfortunately, the process Heather uses is to take several similar images of the one pose and the editing process she will cull the ones she feels are not the best.   Your complete gallery will be around 20 -25 images. 

 

HOW LONG AFTER THE SESSION CAN WE SEE OUR PICTURES?  

 

Galleries are usually ready to view within two weeks of your session. The private viewing will be held at the studio in our reception room.  At your viewing,  you will see a slideshow of your full gallery along with printed copies of the images.  You will be able to leave with your images on the day. 

 

CAN I BUY JUST THE DIGITAL FILES? 

 

All of our collections include both the printed and digital copies of the photographs you choose in your collection. The digital files cannot be bought separately. We believe that the professional pictures that we are going to create for you deserve to be displayed using only the best quality professional products. Printed photographs are the only sure way to archive our beautiful memories.   

 

IS THERE A MINIMUM SPEND? 

 

The Minimum package currently is £299, there is no hard sell from Heather you are welcome to spend whatever you have as a budget. If you don’t like your images your booking fee MINUS £50, for the session, will be refunded back to you.  

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DEPOSIT? 

 

This is deducted from the package you purchase.  The booking fee is 50% of the lowest package available and the deposit can be used against any of the packages.  Change of dates requires 24 hours notice.  

 

HOW DO I BOOK MY SESSION?

 

Click on the link here to return to the Newborn page where you can access Heather’s diary and choose your session.  If you would like to discuss the session further before booking, please give Heather a call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT

Heather Elliott Photography,

Woodroyd Studios,
Woodroyd Mills,
South Parade,
Cleckheaton,  BD19 3AF

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