Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. A woman who glows with beauty and radiance with a new life growing inside her is a wonderful miracle. It should be celebrated and captured. Your birth story is such an exciting time and part of your journey in your life experience. I love working with mummies to be and photographing you and your bump looking fabulous. I always involve the father to be and if you have children already it adds to the excitement of the story. Bump sessions take place around 7-8 months on roughly, but every mummy feels differently so we can chat about what you feel is best.
I work mainly on location outside and make use of some of the beautiful natural places around us, sometimes places that go un missed make amazing backdrops for natural photographs. Natural earthy type places are stunning for maternity sessions. A mother apart of nature, long grass, beachy type areas, drift wood and rusticness are always things I look for to make the perfect session.
I can also photograph your story in the comfort of your own home if you prefer to and where the outdoor weather is not complient! I am a big lover of using only the natural light that is available to me. It gives your images a beautiful and fresh feel to them.
If we use the indoors we will choose space in your home that has beautiful natural light for us to work with.
Wrapped, snuggly is sleepy is how we love to work with yummy newborns!
Capturing your newborn baby is one of the most priviledging moments for me. I specialise in capturing beautiful and creative newborn photographs.
The best time for your newborn to be photographed is around 2- 3 weeks old. The reason for this is for us to be able to work with those beautifully curled up poses which can only be created within this time. I understand there can be lots of things happening when the baby is first born which is why everything is scheduled beforehand. We write down your provisional due date and normally get you to give us a call a few days after you have had the baby so we can make sure to have a space for you to create these special moments. They grow so quickly! If you were not able to beforehand book a session for this time we can still photograph little ones but very squishy newborn poses may not be possible after three weeks old, However we can still create gorgeous images!
We love to include you in some of the shots with the baby (mummy and daddy) as these are such precious moments for you to look back on. You may not feel at your best after just having a baby but rest assured I will capture you in such a way that you will feel amazing in my care
I love being able to share these intimate moments with you on a session and love all the happy moments that happen, gorgeous little sweet moments such as holding hands, the children snuggling, pure excitement, sereneness, little yawns from the baby, sibling kissing the new addition to the family. There is no rush with new born sessions and they can take anything from 3+ hours to achieve images, it really depends on the baby. When we decide on a date we ask that you keep this day free so that we have plenty of time to capture your newborn so that it can be a relaxing day for you with no commitments to attend to.
A lot of time can be spent soothing and making the baby comfortable and you will be starting to try and get into a routine and get to know your baby and this all takes time, Sometimes it takes a while to get them settled, every baby is different so I don’t put a time on how long I will spend with you. You will be able to have time to relax and take breaks when needed to change the baby, feed and soothe. I love to bring the baby directly to nature and use stunning locations in order to do this. If you have anything in particular that you have in mind we can discuss this beforehand. We like the baby to have had a very good feed just before you arrive/I arrive so that we can work on getting the baby sound asleep for the session.
How do we plan a theme or ideas for your session that are personalised to you?
Together you and I discuss ideas to make a beautiful experience and celebrate your story through photography. I work with you to design a theme for your session that will tell
YOUR story through imagery in a beautiful and unique way that is personal to you! It normally relates to bringing those little things to life that become your family time, the
quirkier and sillier always better! things can include passions,collections, indulgences, love for special items such as a family quilt or den that can be incorporated into a session.
Each session is completely different and bespoke and unique to you. This is the difference with booking a session with me. I put several hours of time and ideas into your session
to make it amazing!
A session with me really just requires you to be yourself and not worry about anything else. I am there to photograph you as you are, nothing is more important to me than capturing the true story. Whether it’s making dens, dressing up, having a tea party, making pancakes I work with you to find out and put all the ideas together! Sessions can be very simple too concentrating on a beautiful location and the love and happiness of all those involved just being together.
Collections and Pricing
All of our bespoke sessions include:
- Jade’s time, talent and creativity throughout your experience. This includes detailed discussions beforehand via email/phone/meet up if you wish to create a beautiful personalised session with the help of Jade’s creative vision.
- On day session at a beautiful location. Each Session normally last between 2-3 hours. (newborn sessions can be longer)
- Processing of the images in Jade’s unique style.
- Private viewing and ordering session where your final images will be presented to you (This takes place roughly 2-3weeks after your session, If you have 2 sessions the viewing will take place 2-3 weeks after your 2nd session.)
*Our £100 session fees are included in our collections* We take a £100 deposit to book and this amount comes off whichever collection you choose at the viewing.
* I spend on average 30+ hours from start to finish on each bespoke session, Our prices reflect all the above as well as our time, equiptment etc
One Session (bump or newborn)
- bespokeframe (11×14 inches)
- 10 digital files (images on cd)
- Bespoke frame (11×14 inches)
- Collection of digital files (images on cd)
Two sessions (Bump & Newborn)
- 2 bespoke frames (11×14 inches)
- 20 digital files (images on cd)
- 2 large fine art mounted prints
- 2 bespoke frames (11×14 inches)
- Full Collection of files from both bump and newborn sessions (images on cd)
- 2 large fine art mounted prints
The full collection of edited files from the session (normally around 20-30 images per session) You can make as many prints as you wish! This makes it a really fantastic investment to store and keep all of your gorgeous photographs always! At any time you can share them with family and friends, make gifts, view them on your IPad and other devices.
We also offer gorgeous bespoke products to display your images, Our products are really high quality products that last a lifetime and are well worth the investment!
-Beautiful bespoke framing and heat sealed canvases (from £130)
-Gorgeous designed albums to enjoy your images (from £450)
-Additional Fine Art mounted prints (from £30)
If for any reason our Collections don’t suit you please contact me so that I can tailor one to fit for you to your requirements.
How do I go about booking one or two sessions with you for maternity and newborn?
In order to book a session we require a booking form to be filled in. We also require a deposit of £100 (for one session) £200 (for two sessions) These amounts cover the session fee and come off whichever collections you decide to purchase at the viewing session. We will book in a date for the maternity session for around 7-8 months of pregnancy and we will book in a provisional date for your due date. You would contact me a few days after you have had the baby and we arrange an official date around the 2-3 week mark.
What happens after the session?
After the session we will arrange for you to have a private viewing. When you have seen your images for the first time, you can then decide which collection suits you if you are not sure at the point of booking. With all of our collections there are more opportunities to purchase additional images and other beautiful artwork options. We also offer various different sizes and Italian framing options. Jade can help advise you to suit your home furnishings and styles. We discuss this at the viewing where you will see all of your images on a large screen as well as being able to see all of our gorgeous products. At the viewing we take the remaining payment for your order, or part payment if you have had a payment plan for a large order which we would arrange at the viewing. We accept cash, cheque or direct bank transfer.
If you have any further questions about bookings, or anything you are unsure of please feel free to contact us! We can also meet up upon booking if you feel you’d like to have a chat over a coffee or hot chocolate to discuss ideas
We look forward to hearing from you and hope you can join us for your sessions with Jade Langton-Evans Photography.