Sitter session information

how to get the best from your Sitter session

The first thing to do is select your backdrop(s) so that you can co-ordinate your baby’s outfits with the backdrop colours.

Please bring at least 2-3 changes of clothing for your baby in the styles you like most, so we can offer variety in the photos we take for you. If you have party clothes/party dresses etc… or clothing with a variety of textures (for example chunky wool textured clothing on babies can look great in photos) please bring them along – and feel free to add some fun props too.

We generally recommend muted colour tones that will go well together and in general lighter tones rather than dark/black. Please avoid strong colours, patterns or logos which can be distracting to the eye in the finished photos.

If you’d like to include any additional personal props/hats/toys etc that you feel will enhance your photoshoot or help your child feel comfortable, feel free to bring these too and we can discuss their use when you arrive for your portrait session.

Because young babies and children have a limited attention span, we’ll have a quick chat about clothing and options, then begin your portrait session soon after.

We’ll shoot quickly when we can… so be prepared for some quick-fire set and clothing changes as we work through your portrait session. Please keep in mind our ultimate aim is to keep baby happy at all costs, so we’ll be working around him or her to get the best expressions possible.

As a parent, your job will be to keep baby (roughly) where we want him or her, be at hand with any wet wipes in case of dribbles… and to help generally get baby’s attention and smile where necessary. And enjoy!

For sitting baby portraits we recommend baby is able to sit up on his or her own for several seconds without support.


A standard sitter session will take up to 1hr to complete.

A sitter simple-session lasts 30 minutes.

If you have booked a standard sitter session, then we can also include a couple of family portraits at the end of the session if you want to (optional). Please ensure you are wearing compatible colours to complement at least one set of baby outfits you plan to bring with you.

Simple-sessions are for just the little ones.

If you have booked a sitter session but your baby is not yet at this stage at least a week or two before your scheduled shoot date, please contact us to reschedule your shoot for a week or two later – this will allow us to get the best variety of photos for you.

For a standard sitter session, you can select any two backdrops for your session. For a sijmple-session, you can select one backdrop.

Please email us to let us know which backdrop(s) you would like, before the day of your session.

If we haven’t heard from you within 24hrs of the day of your session, we’ll select a backdrop for you.

For a standard sitter session, we aim to create a gallery of around 30-40 finished images for you to choose from.

For a simple-session, we’ll be creating a gallery of around 20 finished images, from which you can select your favourite 10 to be included in your session fee. Additional images may also be purchased if you wish.

In order to minimise disruption and distractions, we do not allow customers to take their own pictures during our portrait sessions.

baby photography shoot

Choose from any of our wide range of backdrops for YOUR Sitter Portraits session

To help style your portrait session for the very best baby photography, we offer a range of beautiful backdrops to choose from.

All props are included in your session fee so you can select your favourite backdrop & colour. This way, we can theme the perfect baby portraits for you.

Selecting your background and colours in advance means you’ll also be able to choose the perfect outfit to match the backdrop we’ll be using for your baby portraits.

Take a look at the images below to see some of the different backgrounds we have available for your portrait session.

We have a limited number of purpose-made baby portrait outfits. These outfits are perfect for baby portraiture and are available for use at no extra charge.

We also have a range of seamless coloured background papers, and a variety of textured fabric backgrounds to further customise your baby portrait options. Click any image below to enlarge.

Please email us with your choice of 1 backdrop for a mini-session, or any 2 backdrops for a standard session.


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