Newborn Prep Guide

Edinburgh Family & Newborn Photographer


Your photographer

So you booked your session. What will happen now?

I am so excited to capture your sweet newborn. Your custom newborn session is done in the comfort of your own home. My style is Fine Art Lifestyle, which means that I will come into your home and beautifully capture this fleeting time in your life. Below, I’ve outlined helpful information for your upcoming session with me.

Once Baby Is Born!

Call me or text me on 07783007923 ! Once your little one makes their big entrance, we can coordinate to choose a day for the photo session. I have already blocked off time around your due date, but we will need to set up a day that works for everyone’s schedule.


Day Of The Session 


When I arrive, I will walk around your home and scout out the best lit areas for family and sibling shots. I often use the couch, master bedroom, and nursery for photos. Trust me, I know what it’s like to have a newborn. Please don’t feel like you have to clean the house before I arrive. We can easily clean up an area that we want to use for photos while I’m there.


Your Baby


Your newborn is perfect just the way he or she is. I don't try and make babies sleep or place them in unnatural poses. I suggest you have your newborn in a simple onesie that is form fitting with no graphics or words. I will likely take it off and get some nude or near nude newborn photos as well. Also, please gather a few favourite swaddle blankets for your baby to be wrapped in. I recommend feeding the baby as much as he or she wants about 15 minutes prior to my arrival. Newborn sessions can take some time, that is okay. Your baby is perfect as he or she is. I do not do major posing or have any expectation on how the baby should behave (alert or asleep). We let the baby guide the session.

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25 days old


Add a beautiful touching film of your newborn baby for just £250

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What is important that we capture this beautiful time in your life.

Siblings

​Again, I know exactly what it is like to have a new baby. I have two of my own and I know exactly how big this change is for the siblings in the house. I usually try and get sibling and family photos right at the start because the sibling may lose interest in me quickly. I have no major expectations for the siblings and will never force them into doing anything they aren't comfortable with. It is best to prepare the sibling for the session by telling him or her that a friend is coming to visit and take some photos of your family. It is always best not to surprise them.

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Mom and Dad

​You are going to be thrilled and exhausted. You will likely be experiencing the highest highs and perhaps some of the lowest lows. Having a new baby is hard and wonderful all at the same time. Remember that I am a mom too so I understand exactly what you are going through. My job is not to make this time in your life look perfect; my job is to show you just how beautiful it is. I want you to be relaxed and at ease while I am photographing your family. You don't need to be anything but yourself.

What to wear

Wardrobe should be comfortable and reflect who you are. I do not recommend  matching but rather coordinating. Try to choose plain tops, shirts with no imprints on them so they don’t distract. Your photo session will depend on your well-being and how you feel in your clothes. I want you to be relaxed while I am working on creating your memories during the shoot.

I am happy to discuss wardrobe with you further if you would like. Just let me know.

What to wear for spring family photoshoot

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AFTER THE SESSION

Your online gallery is ready!


I aim to deliver your online gallery within 2 weeks after the photoshoot. You’ll receive a link to a beautiful online gallery where you can view and download your photos.


HOW TO CHOOSE FROM ALL THE IMAGES ?

You don't have to choose! My pricing has been created in a way that you get the very best savings when you purchase all of your images.  Personally, I can never choose a few images from a gallery of my own children so I don't want you to have to choose either! I also offer a lot of images within your gallery so that when purchasing all images you get a lot of value from your investment.


Your gallery will be available for viewing and ordering for 2 weeks. You may share your gallery link with family and friends. Please be prepared to back up your files. Your images can take up to 4 GB of space on your computer.

If you do not have enough space on your device you can purchase an USB with your images for additional £50.



No RAW files available for sale.


Photos that languish on a hard drive break my heart – I love to see how you can use the images we create together to really make your house a home. 

Depending on your location, you’ll also be able to order high quality prints and photo album directly through your online gallery .

Your photo shoot is just the start, next you get to choose how you want to share and enjoy your beautiful pictures.

Products which you can order after receiving you gallery

Prints


Bring your photos to life on the finest-quality paper designed to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Printed on professional-grade archival paper for increased colour gamut, excellent skin tones, sharpness and brilliant image quality.


PRICES FROM £5

Mounted Prints


Matted Prints that are mounted in a refined elegant frame.


Perfect as a home decoration or as a wonderful gift to a family or friends.


Mounted prints are subject to a minimum order of £75.

5" x 7" - £10

8" x 10" - £15

8"x 12" - £17

12"x 16" - £30

Photo Album 12x12''


A book that tells about the most important moments of your family. This premium quality Photo Album, designed exclusively for professional photographers, is far and away above what is commonly associated with photo books. 


10 thick, 800 gsm spreads in this luxury Photo Album. Lay-flat binding allows you to show your photo uninterrupted over a double-page spread. 


If you would like to create this beautiful keepsake simply let me know and I would be honored to create this amazing memory book from your session.


PRICES FROM £200

1+2 Album Family Package available.


This package includes 3 identical albums.

One main album 12x12" and two smaller downscaled versions 8x8".


The perfect gift for grandparents or other loved ones.


PRICES FROM £300

Photo TRIPLEX


A tri-fold centrepiece with the look, feel, and quality of our Photo Albums.


The perfect complement to any home. Perched upon a bookshelf, fireplace mantel, dresser, or desk the Triplex makes the ideal add-on to an album or other large print product purchase as a gift for a friend or relative.

It also makes for the best photography display for wedding, newborn, and pet photography.


Prices from £60

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I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Feel free to email dorota@markowskaphoto.com with any questions you might have.

Thank you, and I look forward to capturing you and your family!

Dorota xxx



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