Sitting Baby Photography Sessions in Gloucester

Your baby is growing faster than you can keep up with

They change so much in those first months, don’t they? Now that your little one has gained a bit of independence and can sit up on their own, it’s the ideal time to capture their growing personality.

Make the most of this opportunity to capture some gorgeous, smiley memories whilst they’ll happily sit still for a photo – because, believe me, that won’t last for long!

Our whole experience with Katie was excellent from start to finish! We went for a photoshoot of our 9 month old baby. Katie is warm and friendly and made us feel at the ease from the minute we walked in. She managed to capture our son perfectly- and all of his expressions! He was very overtired but she worked with him so well, you wouldn’t have known it. The photos are such high quality. She offers a complimentary picture hanging service which is perfect for busy new parents. Would highly recommend her.

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What to expect during your sitter photoshoot

Sitter photoshoots are for babies who can sit by themselves without support, and aren’t yet on the move.

BEFORE

Sitter photoshoots can be booked at any time. A £100 deposit is required to secure your booking, which will be credited towards your final order. Then we can get to the fun part of planning your photoshoot with either an online or in-person consultation.

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ON THE DAY

We’ll ease into the session gently to make sure your baby feels nice and settled. Then we’ll get lots of cute photos with different outfits and props which will help to show off their growing personality! We’ll also use this opportunity to get any sibling photographs and update your family portrait too. 

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AFTER

A few weeks after your photoshoot, you’ll be invited back to the studio to see your beautiful gallery for the first time. You’ll even get to see exactly how your photos will look framed and hung on the walls of your home on some of the unique pieces of wall art that I offer. Payment is due at this stage.

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For more information and for common queries about sitter photoshoots, take a look at the sitter FAQs.

Sitting Baby Pricing

The packages available to you are listed below but please don’t get too caught up in them now. You don’t need to make any decisions until after you’ve seen your photographs. All I ask on booking is that you pay £100 as a deposit to secure your appointment and this will be credited entirely to your chosen package at your Reveal Appointment. If you’d prefer to make a bespoke order, you’re more than welcome to do so, however there is a minimum spend of £299.

Sitting Baby Photography Gallery

Sitting Baby Photography Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Sitting Baby Photography Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Sitting Baby Photography Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Sitting Baby Photography Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell

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Sitting Baby Photoshoot FAQs

Before your photoshoot

Can I pay for my session in instalments?

Yes! You are more than welcome to pay for your preferred photography package in monthly instalments in the run up to your session. Please let me know if you’d like to take advantage of this when booking your session. Payment plans can also be used to pay for your products after your view and order session, however no photographic products will be received until your invoice is paid in full.

DO I HAVE TO BUY FROM ONE OF YOUR PACKAGES?
No, you are welcome to make a bespoke order. There is, however, a minimum spend equal to the relevant silver package.
ME/MY PARTNER/MY CHILD ARE POORLY, CAN WE STILL COME FOR OUR APPOINTMENT?

I have to be really careful not to pass on any nasty germs to the small babies that enter my studio so, please get in touch to reschedule. You won’t be charged and it’s much better to be safe rather than sorry.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY BABY’S SITTER SESSION?
Sitter sessions take place once your baby can comfortably sit up on their own without any support and before they start crawling. This is typically between 6-9 months but, as with everything, can vary from baby to baby. They are only short sessions so that your little one doesn’t get fed up, so I don’t need a huge amount of notice. Just don’t leave it too late or they’ll be on the move!
Moments by Katie Mitchell - Six Month Old Baby Photoshoot
Sitting Baby Photography Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell

On the day

Where is your studio?

My studio is located at my home in Longlevens, moments off the A40 and M5 motorway, making it ideally situated for clients in Gloucester, Cheltenham and further afield.

HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT MY BOOKING?

I’ve written a blog post detailing the additional precautions in place due to COVID-19. If you have any questions about something that I haven’t covered, then please do not hesitate to ask.

WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

Standard terms and conditions can be found here.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY BABY’S SITTER SESSION?
Babies don’t tend to have a great attention span so the session won’t tend to be any longer than an hour. We’ll try a few set ups and just see where your little one takes us! These sessions are far less posed than my others and are more about capturing whatever your little one wants to show us.

After your photoshoot

When will my photographs be ready?
After your photoshoot, your photographs will be edited to my highest standards before being presented to you. This process typically takes three weeks, however may take a little longer during busy periods. As soon as your photographs are ready, you’ll be invited back for your personal view and order session, where you’ll be able to view your photographs and choose the packages and products that you would like to purchase.

Please note that some mini sessions and event photography packages may not include a personal view and order session; in these cases you will be provided with an online gallery from which to download your photographs.

What happens after my photoshoot?
As your photoshoot draws to a close, we’ll arrange a convenient date and time for you to return to the studio for your view and order session. I don’t like to keep clients waiting too long, so I normally aim to get you back within a couple of weeks of your photo session.

If you can’t wait that long, you’ll be offered the opportunity of a sneak peek of one of your photographs on Facebook the evening of your photoshoot. Please note that I need your consent to use your images in this manner, so if you have not already opted into this within your contract, you may be asked to complete a model release form.

At your view and order appointment, you’ll be shown a beautiful, customised slideshow of all of your photographs. You’ll be reminded of the packages available and shown the art of the possible when it comes to wall art. And then it’s up to you to choose how you’d like to proceed. There’s never any pressure and, of course, if you don’t fall in love with your photographs, I will happily refund your deposit. Thankfully I can report that 100% of my clients have loved their photographs!

Orders are to be made at the view and order session so please make sure all decision makers can attend. I accept cash or debit card and can also offer payment plans if necessary.

Do I have to decide on my final order at the view and order appointment?

Ideally, yes. The purpose of the view and order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which collection is right for you. Additional view and order appointments may be requested, however a booking fee will apply.

What is the charity donation?
I am passionate about helping families across Gloucestershire to celebrate family life but I know that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford a luxury such as professional photography to help them do this. From an early stage in my business, I decided that I would do my bit to support those who can’t, so I chose to donate a portion of all standard packages sold to three charities in Gloucestershire that resonated with my values, Gloucestershire Bundles, The Family Haven and Footsteps Counselling and Care.
Will you use my images?
I’d love to! But I will never show your photographs to anyone without your consent. When you sign your portrait photography contract, you’ll be asked permission to use photographs from your session for marketing purposes. I know that some people feel uneasy about this until they’ve seen their images and that’s fine. You’re welcome to make up your mind at your view and order session and, if you’re happy for me to share your beautiful images with the world, I’ll simply fill ask you to fill in a model release consent form. And of course, if you’d prefer they stayed private, then that’s absolutely fine as well.

I wrote a blog post which goes into a little more detail about this here.

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