• Kathryn Hill

Baby's First Pamper Day, and when to book!

Whether this is your first or fifth baby, what you may not know or may not remember is how much of those first few days seem to be totally consumed by medical appointments, midwife visits, healthcare visitors, weigh-ins and endless friends and family which may, or may not, be welcome and helpful.

In the haze of all this, sleep deprivation and your own recovery, it’s easy to find yourself a month in and time rushing by faster and faster.

So in all this chaos why not take the time and make sure that you have an afternoon just enjoying and treasuring how tiny and precious your baby really was, in those early days.

Your baby's first date with someone other than a midwife and some weighing scales. Your baby's first gift from you, first dress up, first photo shoot. First treat day.

Just because you don’t yet know when your baby will make themselves known to the world or when, therefore, all of these appointments might be, it doesn’t mean you can’t secure and reserve a fully flexible date for babies first special occasion……

How can I book if I don't know when they'll arrive?

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!

When you first book your session you will be required to pay the booking fee to reserve your place in my diary. 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.

Once your baby arrives and you have settled back in at home just give me a call or a quick message and we can then confirm the best time and date for your session.

Your portrait session will take place at your home. 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 a cup of tea and a magazine!

When should I book?

At the moment I'm taking bookings for new babies as far as May 2020! Booking is super simple, we just use your baby's due date from your scan and that allows me to reserve time for you even if baby is early or late.

A deposit of £65 is required secure the booking, discounted to £52 if you book before you're 28 weeks pregnant with the Early Bird discount.

If you would like to book or would like to know more, you can contact me here.

If you're a little further a field, my friend and fellow photographer Sarah is a newborn photographer in the Drayton, nr South Petherton area. Have a read of her weekly blog to find out more about her work.

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