From small to tall...
... it really is true - they grow and change in a heartbeat. Your children are only this age once – this time in your life will never come again. Investing in beautiful, high quality photographs is the perfect way to preserve these feelings and memories for a lifetime and beyond.
When you choose Holly Rose Photography to help you capture these all important images, you can be safe in the knowledge that I will put my heart and soul into capturing the beautiful and meaningful images you need. When I take photographs for you I believe I am capturing your history - your memories that will never fade because you have the pictures to look back on. At heart I am a story teller - and I want to tell your family's story in gorgeous photos that you will want to share with your family and friends and cherish forever.
Because they grow so fast...
and I know you'll want to remember these moments!
Holly Rose Photography offers a boutique, full service photography experience, which means I will personally guide you through each step of the way, from planning what to wear and advising how to prepare your child or children for the session, to helping you choose your images and picking the best way to display them in your home. My aim is to create a luxurious and fun experience along the way. Find out more about the difference between 'full service' photographers and 'shoot and burn' photographers here.
I aim for all my baby and children's sessions to be relaxed and fun. I've worked with children for over 10 years and I am great at interacting with them and putting them at ease. I know how to talk to children and have lots of tricks up my sleeve to help them feel comfortable and engage with me. I'm also incredibly patient! I've yet to experience a session where I haven't managed to coax a smile from a child - even the most shy or reluctant! During a session with me you won't have to worry about your child 'behaving' or doing as they are told - I can make our session into a game, so they will be happy and you can relax.
I offer a range of baby and children's sessions, including milestone sessions, siblings sessions (including fur-siblings!) and 'Mummy / Daddy and Me' sessions. Find out more about these different types of session below. However, every session I shoot is different, and if you have your own ideas about what you would like to include, please get in touch to discuss.
All Baby & Child Portrait Sessions with Holly Rose Photography include:
Pre-session advice on what to wear and how to prepare your baby or children
An up to one hour photo session (actual time varies dependent on your child(ren) and how they cope on the day)
Digital download of all gallery images in watermarked Low Resolution format - suitable for viewing on digital devices (phones, computers, tablets etc) and for sharing on social media. (PLEASE NOTE: low resolution files are non-printable)
£200 print credit to spend on a collection or items of your choice from my 'A La Carte' print and product menu
When should we book the session?
I usually need a minimum of 4 weeks notice in order to give you the most flexibility with times and dates of session. If you want your session to take place on a particular date (e.g. around a birthday or other event or based on your child's milestone) please book as far in advance as possible to ensure we get the timing right. Some types of session (i.e. 'all about me' sessions) require a lot more planning and preparation, so make sure you bear this in mind.
The session fee for all types of baby or child sessions is £249 (£200 of which is returned to you in print credit). Session fees are due in full at the time of booking. Gift Certificates are also available.
Milestone sessions focus on one individual child, although shots with parents and siblings can be incorporated. They aim to capture your child at a particular stage in their development. The typical ages/stages for milestone sessions are 3 months - when baby can support their head and smile for the camera, 'sitter session' - when baby has learnt to sit unsupported (6 to 9 months) and 'toddler session' - when baby is beginning to take their first steps (11 to 18 months). Many families also choose a milestone session to capture pictures of their child at each birthday.
Siblings sessions are for recording the relationship between your children and how it evolves over time. They won't always be happy to play together or hold each other's hands. We'll spend the session playing, tickling, telling jokes and having fun. And I'll make sure each individual child has a bit of alone time with the camera too.
Mummy/Daddy & Me Sessions
Mummy or Daddy and Me sessions focus on one parent and their relationship with their child or children. I adore these sessions because I love to capture the unique way each parent-child pair interacts. These sessions often take place with younger children and babies, but can be adapted for older children too. They make ideal Mother's or Father's day gifts!