Are you trained and qualified?

Yes I am fully trained in newborn posing and I am one of very few who hold a newborn safety certification, I am a qualified AMPA master photographer, which is equivalent to having 2 Michelin stars and I have also won many awards for my work. I train regularly to ensure I
am on top of my art and that I can produce the
best possible images for all of my clients.

I am currently the only newborn photographer in the region that has this level of qualification.

Why are some photographers cheaper?

Price often reflects on the experience and the quality of images you will receive, I like to think I have products to suit most budgets. I continuously invest in my business with ongoing training and have a beautiful selection of high-quality props, & unique items so you really do have stand out images of your little one. If a photographer is too cheap, it's quite likely that they have had no or little training, may not have insurance, & have limited experience and knowledge and will likely have limited props.

Based on my knowledge and experience my prices are extremely good value, all of my products are high quality, with the intent to last from one generation to another.

What if I go over my due date or baby is born early?

I only book in a certain amount of newborns per month to allow for early/late arrivals. Please don't worry if this happens, baby's very rarely come along on their due date. As long as I am kept updated we can arrange a day from there.

How long will my newborn session take?

This all depends on baby as we will stop for any feeds, changes, but allow 2 hours, unless you have twins then it will be longer.

How many images can I expect to view in my gallery?

Usually around 15-20 images, 15 for bump sessions.
Why do I show this amount? Well quite simply I believe in quality over quantity, we don't need 50 or 200 images that are just mediocre and all the same? That's not value for money, having 10 images that you really love is.

What do I need to bring?

Extra milk if formula feeding, nappies, wipes and its an idea to bring a little snack also.

What if baby needs to be fed, changed?

Then we stop until baby is ready to carry on, I expect baby to want a feed at some stage during your session.

Can parents/siblings be included in the session?

Yes of course I will do these at the end of the session, please note that siblings will need to come along towards the end of the session, as it can take a while and they will get bored. So please arrange for your older child to come along a bit later. (Please note this will exclude the Simply Pure Mini Session, unless you are happy to only have 1 set up for baby)

Do I need to bring any props?

No I have everything we need for the session, use of all props are included in your session fee.

What if baby is grumpy/crying on the day?

I have lots of experience with newborns and will spend time soothing them if necessary, if baby really doesn't settle for whatever reason we would re-schedule for another day, but this has only happened twice, so please don't worry too much that baby wont play ball.

What should I dress baby in?

Please bring baby in a front opening baby gro, no vest.

Is there anything I need to do before the session?

Yes there are some simple steps that will help your session flow smoothly you will have a welcome guide sent to you upon booking which will contain your pre session prep, I will also run through this again the day before your session.

Can I choose poses/props?

I plan out your baby's session the day before if there is a particular prop or colour you would like me to use just let me know in advance. Not all babies will go into certain poses so please bear that in mind. From a safety aspect, some props/poses are only done if the baby is in a deep sleep, so it is important to understand this. It also depends on baby's weight as I have some smaller props and larger to suit all baby's. I have a gorgeous selection of accessories and you are welcome to have a look and choose any that you would like me to use.

What if I'm not feeling 100% yet from birth?

When you come along to the studio, it is a calm and relaxing experience, I will ask that you bring a partner/friend or family member along, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy watching your beautiful new arrival being safely posed.

Can I request a colour theme to go with our home?

Absolutely just let me know when you book and we will talk through the options. You will be sent a welcome guide which will contain your colour palette choices.

How do I book?

Use the contact us or email deana@imagesoflifebydeana.co.uk with your due date, once this is confirmed payment of your session fee will be required to secure your session.
Why should I buy products from you?

The products I have sourced are of the highest possible quality which means they will last. While you can buy cheaper albums and wall art yourself, it simply will not look the same nor will it have the same quality and feel nor will it last as well. My prints & products will match my colour calibrated screen, so you receive true colour matching prints & products.
The products I have sourced are unique and only available to professional photographers, made with professional photographers in mind. Our pro labs know that we want the best quality, the best finish and longevity to display your products and have delivered exactly that.
If you want products that are beautifully made, unique, beautiful quality and will last from one generation to another than these products will do exactly that.

What happens if we go into lockdown?

If we go into lockdown, I will simply re arrange your session until it is safe to do so, I have experience of photographing babies of all ages, so you will have beautiful images of your baby , no matter what.