The Next Steps & FAQ

Enquire

Send me an enquiry with what type of session you would like, when you would like to plan your session and any other details you think I should know. I will get back to you with available dates.


Lock it in

Once we choose a date that works best I will send through your invoice and contract. After your deposit is paid and contract is signed, I am all yours. You will then receive your prep guide and pre session questionnaire.


The session

After we have had a little chat we will ease into the session. Any items from my client closet you wish to use will be steamed and ready to use.


editing

Straight after your session I get your images backed up, then get to work on culling your images down to the very best. From here I then edit those images to my own personal style.


you've got mail

I will send you your private online gallery two weeks after your session. Here you can download your chosen package and start enjoying your memories.

Downloads are available as both social media ready files and high resolution for printing.


Prints & products

When you receive your online gallery you also gain access to the online store.

From here you can order your full gallery as an additional add on or purchase selected print products.

I can help you with anything you need such as album design, frames and prints.

FAQ

When should I schedule my maternity or newborn Session?

It is generally recommended to schedule maternity photographs for weeks 30-34. Booking at this time reduces the likelihood of you missing out on capturing your bump if your little one makes an early arrival.

Newborns sessions typically take place before baby is around 10 days old. After this they are generally more awake and fussy. However, the beauty of a lifestyle session is they can really take place when baby is older and still be a wonderful experience. But please remember any older and the super sleepy shots may not be impossible.
If you can book as early as you know your date this means I can jot your date in my diary and keep the space free. Obviously baby will come when they decide and we can reschedule as needed, but a rough date to work from is always helpful.

How do I secure my Date?

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the session cost is due at the time of booking and secures your session date. The remainder is due 2 days before the session.

Do you offer prints?

Quality of craft is so incredibly important to me, I want the images I take to look timeless and outstanding both aesthetically and as a printed product. All printing rights are included in your package purchase, but that being said please consider that not all print labs are created equal. The print labs I choose have been carefully selected for their quality and museum standard ink longevity.

Your prints should outlive you and not look a days different from when they were first printed. You can purchase prints directly through me from your gallery. I can also offer advice on where best to get your own prints fulfilled and what sizes will best fit your display needs

What should I / we wear

Styling adds so much to an image, and I want to make the process of selecting what to wear for your pictures as easy as possible.

You have full use during the sessions of my client closet for yourself and your newborn/baby. I have a small variety of dresses, wraps, swaddles and nappy covers to compliment you both and can offer styling advice if you would like help.

All items can be picked out before the session and I will bring them steamed and ready to wear.

Styling advice is also included in the session guide once you are booked with me. However, natural and earthy tones work the best, free from heavy patterns and logos for timeless images.

How long does my session last?

Mini sessions are roughly 30 minutes (I do NOT offer mini sessions on a regular basis)

Regular sessions typically last 60-90 minutes.

Newborn sessions 2-3 hours.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Cloudy weather is not a problem, wind and moody skys can add a beautiful element to your pictures. However, if it rains, snows, hails, etc. I will contact you as soon as possible to postpone or reschedule.

If you are interested in capturing memories of yourself, your family connection or your Newborn, contact me below and we can get your date secured.

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MILLLIEANDBEAU PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALISES IN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY, MOTHERHOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY.
OFFERING IN-HOME, OUTDOOR AND STUDIO SESSIONS.
BASED IN SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, COVERING ESSEX
STUDIO BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.