Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best age for a baby to come for a photoshoot?
The best age is either when the baby is really small so under 2 weeks old or can sit unsupported so around 7 months old and up. The reason why it is so important to come with the baby under 2 weeks old is that at this time they are still sleepy enough to produce the stress free atmosphere during a photo shoot. If you miss this time to come for a photo shoot then generally it’s best to wait till your baby can sit unsupported. Babies at this age are full of smiles and can build a great interaction with the photographer. Although not impossible to do between these ages after 14 days, newborns do tend to develop things like colic and baby acne, they also may more alert and stay awake longer therefor making the session a bit more challenging. This doesn't make it impossible just requires a bit more patience so please bare this in mind.
What should I expect from my session?
Many clients wonder what they can expect during their session, I aim to make it as fun personal & carefree as possible, allowing you to enjoy the experience & treasure the images.
When you arrive we will have a chat & get to know each other and discuss what is planned for the session and if you have any ideas you wish to share?
I’ll advise you of roughly how long you can expect your session to take, there is never any rush & always plenty of time to keep you & your little ones comfy. Don’t worry about high spirits follow my lead & they’ll do great.
Around two weeks later your images will be available to view on an online gallery. About a week after that you will receive your USB by post. You may place orders for additional products at any time however payment will be due prior to the order being placed and then around three weeks later art work will be ready to collect & hang in your home.
What do we wear?
When you arrive I'll undress and wrap your baby in a swaddling blanket to keep them comfortable. Whilst I understand that it's very exciting to buy beautiful clothes for your precious one, but newborn clothes rarely fit well and fail to show the delicateness of every detail that is your new baby.
For the rest of the family simple, mid-tone clothing is best; cream, white, soft pink or even light grey. Textured items, lace and layers add a great touch.
Have a think about your hair and makeup. There's no need to go overboard here, but a little special touch here and there can go a long way in creating stunning portraits.
I will occasionally photograph baby in your hands so remember to remove any chipped nail varnish from yourself and any other member of the family.
For daddies, I suggest a pair of jeans with a plain white or tan/oatmeal t-shirt or a button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up and untucked.
If daddy is prepared to go topless in one shot the result can be incredibly beautiful and is a very powerful image.
For young siblings I will ask boys to go topless or wear a simple white vest and will wrap girls in a simple light fabric. Older siblings could choose from the following:
- plain white t-shirt
- neutral coloured sundress
- light, floaty, neutral/mid-tone coloured party dress
Please avoid any clothing with logos or designs as we want the focus of your portrait to be on your little baby.
What should I bring?
•Handy items to have with your for any session
•Water, juice or milk & a snack – dry foods are better over chocolate that creates wonderful gooey dribble
•Wipes & or tissues – I do keep tissues, muslins and sensitive water wipes in stock for emergencies
•Comfy clothes for baby to travel in.
•A couple of outfit options so we can style you perfectly
•Any keepsakes or items you wish to include such as a favourite toy & dummy
•Spare clothes for you both as accidents happen
Telephone Number | 07792 461 147
Hours of Buisiness | Monday to Friday 10am - 2.30pm
@Copyright 2019 Kaaron McKinnon Photography, Newborn, Baby, Cake Smash & Family Photographer. East Kilbride, Lanarkshire and Glasgow