Your Milestone
Session

Milestone sessions are held at times when you feel you would like something captured, however typically sessions are booked at 6 months and birthday celebration session booked at 12 months.

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Your Experience

What is included?

The consultation

Your experience with me begins with a telephone consultation where I gain an understanding of your child and what type of beautiful images you are looking for and for who. Whether you need thank you gifts for family, beautiful wall art for the home, or images for announcement items, what ever you may need I can help.

Securing your session

I ask for a refundable deposit to secure your session date. This deposit is deducted from your collection choice.

Information

I ensure you have all the information and guidance you might require for the session so that you feel as relaxed as possible.  I am also more then happy to discuss your ideas on outfits etc prior to the session.

The session

The session itself is up to 1 hour in length and is a bespoke styled photography session at my home studio in Portishead. During the session you will experience me singing, dancing and pretty much doing anything for giggles and fun, I always check favourite nursery rhymes and favourite animals before the session. 

Please note: A cake smash can be arranged for an additional fee of £30 which would include cake and a few additional props. 

What next?

 

Around 7 days after the session you will receive your link to a secure online proofing gallery where you are able to mark the images you would like to purchase. Once I receive your payment, images are released for download from your gallery and any products you have chosen are ordered.

 

Below is a gallery and a brief example of my package prices, please also feel free to request a full products listing for more details.​

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Frequently asked questions click on the questions for detail.

Milestone

Where will my session take place?


Your portrait session will take place in my comfortable purpose designed home studio. I want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable.




Is there an option for family photos within the session?


Yes I offer family images in this session (for immediate family only). The amount of family/sibling poses will vary depending on baby’s co-operation and the co-operation of older siblings.




How many setups will we do during an average session?


Due to a young childs concentration span and limits, I use one or two setups this makes for a much more relaxed session and keeps young children more settled.




What can I expect at my session?


You can expect a memorable experience filled with relaxation and memories. You will have a patient photographer who p is extremely passionate about what she does. You will never feel rushed, and you may even make a friend, you’ll continue to stay in touch with long after your session!




What will I need for my newborn session, and what should I wear?


So that I can capture your child perfectly I tend to ask for very nutral colours and do supply some outfit choices to better ensure all the character of your little one shines through. More detailed guidance to help you prepare for your session, including ideas on what to wear and what to bring, will be sent to you as soon as you reserve your photography session.




Are props available or do I need my own?


At this time I have a select amount of props as my style is very natural, fresh and authentic. I do use minimal items if it helps with diverting a childs attention to help with taking the images.




When will my images be available for viewing?


My average turn around for proof images is 14 days from the session.




When will I receive my order?


Once you have chosen the collection you would like, an invoice is then sent to you. Once payment is received you can expect to receive your chosen collection within 2 weeks.

Please note: If products are ordered these may take longer for production, and delivery time may vary during busy seasons and holidays.




What amenities do you have at your home studion?


Below is a snap shot of the amenities available at my Newborn sessions: - A warm, welcome from me to my home - An inviting studio space with professional equipment, lighting and selection of props - Off street parking (always useful when lifting weighty car seats in and out) - Bottles of water (we all know parenting and feeding our little ones is thirsty work) PLEASE NOTE - Due to COVID-19 I am unable to offer any beverages at this time, however please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks. - Changing facilities - Access to private feeding area if required - All the usual kitchen facilities required for feeding - Seating - Access to wifi so you can catch up on things while I entertain your little one for a few hours - Access to a three seater sofa for those parents who simply need to lie down





Child


Newborn

When should I reserve my Newborn session?


As soon as possible! I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can ensure I can fit everybody in and work around midwife and health visitor appointments once baby is here. It’s best to contact me as soon after 22 weeks as possible so that I can schedule a telephone consultation with you to ensure I create images that you love. I ask for a £75.00 booking fee at the time of booking.




How will we know what date to schedule for our newborn session?


Babies tend to come when they wish to so I ensure I have availability no matter what. Once your baby arrives and you have settled back in at home just give me a call or message me and we can then confirm the best date and time for your session. The best ideal time to photograph your baby is around 6-12 days new.




Where do the newborn sessions take place?


Your portrait session will take place in my comfortable purpose designed home studio. Newborn studios are not like traditional photography studios - they are designed around the comfort of your baby. I want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable so you are able to feed on demand and put your feet up with refreshments and a magazine.

(I even have some new Mums and Dads who take a quick nap!)




Is there an option for family photos within the session?


A newborn session focuses on capturing all the beautiful little details of your new baby, as well as capturing the loving bond between parents and baby, and siblings and baby. The amount of family/sibling poses will vary depending on baby’s co-operation and the co-operation of older siblings. Having a new baby in the family can be a big change for an older sibling, and every child handles it differently.




How many images or setups will we get during an average session?


Every baby is different so the amount of photographs we take and the amount of different setups and outfits etc will depend on baby’s co-operation, and his/her need for soothing, feeding and changing and cuddles which I am very ready to give. The session may last anywhere from 2-3 hours, allowing plenty of time for comforting and feeding. throughout the session which is baby led rather than photographer led! there are any particular setup you have seen in my work you would like to request please note this when contacting me.




What can I expect at my session?


You can expect a memorable experience filled with relaxation and memories. You will feel comfortable knowing that your newborn is in the hands of a skilled professional that has worked with numerous newborns and that all images are captured with newborn safety techniques.

You will have a patient photographer who pays close attention to each and every tiny detail, and one who is extremely passionate about what she does. You will never feel rushed, and you may even make a friend, you’ll continue to stay in touch with long after your session!




What will I need for my newborn session, and what should I wear?


So that I can capture your baby perfectly while they are still so brand new, for most of the session your baby will be in their birthday suit. Newborn clothes never fit correctly so we don’t get to see all those beautiful details that say ‘hey I’m brand new!’

However, one of the downsides of this, is your baby is guaranteed to poop and/or pee on props, blankets, perhaps even me or you! This is just part of the course, something I’m used to dealing with on a daily basis and something I allow for. All of my blankets and props are washed after each session and I have plenty of cloths and towels to hand. You might want to pop a change of clothes for yourself into your changing bag, just incase the worse happens.

Everything you will need to know to prepare for your session, including ideas on what to wear and what to bring, will be sent to you as soon as you reserve your photography session.




Are props available or do I need my own?


At this time I have a select amount of props as my style is very natural, fresh and authentic. I do use some headbands, and baskets, however I am very careful that I only use things that compliment a babies natural beauty and does not become the main focus of an image.

If you have something you would like me to include in your session I am happy to discuss. Please note any particular items on your contact form.




When will my images be available for viewing?


My average turn around for proof images is 14 days from the session.




Will I receive copies of the proofs?


Your proofs will be presented in a private, password protected online gallery.




When will I receive my order?


Once you have chosen the images you would like from your gallery and any products, an invoice is then sent to you. Once payment is received you can expect to receive the final images for download within 2 weeks. If products are ordered these may take longer for production, and delivery time may vary during busy seasons and holidays.

The diary of a newborn and baby photographer is a complicated place! Nobody told your baby that they are expected to turn up for their portrait session and while some can’t wait to get here, some are fashionably late. This makes my diary a wonderfully fluid place!




What amenities do you have at your home studion?


Below is a snap shot of the amenities available at my Newborn sessions: - A warm, welcome from me to my home - An inviting studio space with professional equipment, lighting and selection of props - Off street parking (always useful when lifting weighty car seats in and out) - Bottles of water (we all know parenting and feeding our little ones is thirsty work) PLEASE NOTE - Due to COVID-19 I am unable to offer any beverages at this time, however please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks. - Changing facilities - Access to private feeding area if required - All the usual kitchen facilities required for feeding - Seating - Access to wifi so you can catch up on things while I entertain your little one for a few hours - Access to a three seater sofa for those parents who simply need to lie down





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Marion Hill Photography | Newborn Photographer Portishead, Bristol | Baby Photographer Portishead, Bristol | Family Photographer Portishead, Bristol | Newborn Photography Portishead, Bristol

33 Jacobs Meadow, Portishead, BS20 7LN

Mobile: 07401959111

email: marionhillphotography@gmail.com

 

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