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Sitter

 

For all the things I’ve held in my hands, the best is you

 

 

Cheeky Smiles and Personalities at the ready … 

Your baby has changed so much since their newborn photographs and now have ultra cute smiles and little personalities developing. What better time in their life to get updated professional portraits – I can capture their personality so you’ll always remember.  

Sitter photography sessions usually take place when your baby is 6-10 months old. They do have to be able to sit solidly and independently for these sessions to work best. This type of session usually takes place in my home studio however we can go to an outdoor location of your choice should you prefer. 

 

Once your session is booked, I will invite you to come to the studio for a consulation where we will discuss a theme – this could be something your baby (or you!) is interested in, something that will go with their nursery/bedroom or something just for fun. Typical sitter sessions are either majority prop based, milk bath, bubble bath or fruit splash. If you choose to have a milk bath or fruit splash, you will be required to carry out an allergy patch test at least 48 hours prior to the photoshoot and is ideally best once baby has tried the milk or fruit as part of moving on to solid food to ensure of no allergies.  

 

My sitter sessions are split into 3 parts. The first would be an opportunity for you and your family to have up-to-date pictures with your baby. I always encourage parents to have photos with their little one as it’s a lovely record for your child to have when they’re older. The second would be in an outfit provided by me with a styled prop set up. The final element to the sitter sessions would be either another prop set up or the milk/bath/fruit part. These bits are always fun – something babies this age love and you get some real cheeky smiles during this part of the session. The session is no longer than an hour as that can be a lot for a baby of this age. 

Sitter session family
Strawberry fruit splash sitter session
Strawberry fruit splash sitter session

Following the sitter photoshoot, you will be invited back to the studio to view your beautiful images.  The gallery will be of approximately 20 fully edited, high resolution images for you to choose from.  Once you have seen your gallery you may make your choice.  I do not charge for the session – it is completely free for you to come and have your photographs taken.  You may decide you do not want to purchase any of the images from your sitter photoshoot.  If this is the case, the experience will have cost you nothing.  If you decide you love the images and would like to purchase some, I do have a minimum spend of £299.  You may want to order only wall art, or a handful of prints or digitals as opposed to one of my packages listed below.  Providing the minimum spend is met, the order can be placed.

 

A £99 non refundable session retainer is required upon booking to secure your sitter portrait photoshoot.  Your retainer will be deducted from the order you place at the viewing session.

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Sitter session family

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We booked Nicki for a maternity photoshoot and a newborn photoshoot. We got some lovely photos from both which lots of people have complimented. One of my favourite photos of both my husband and me and of Evie came from these photoshoots. Nicki was very accommodating and she even managed to incorporate our dog into both sessions. Thanks again Nicki xx

- Hayley -

Huge thank you Nicki for Elsie's stunning newborn photoshoot. You're amazing, you went above & beyond to accommodate our stubborn uncooperative fur baby into the pictures too with her (thanks for your patience) . Beautiful pictures we will treasure forever thank you Very professional & helpful, I highly recommend!

- Becky -

I cannot recommend Nicki Byrne Photography highly enough. The photoshoot was a really enjoyable experience, Nicki has such good ideas for baby poses and backgrounds and my baby was very relaxed and content throughout. Seeing the final edited photos was so exciting, Nicki is so creative with her work and I am so impressed! The problem now is choosing our favourite photos!

- Lucy -

Quality of service. she made customers welcome and babies relaxed. she also took her time preparing babies not rushing or stressing out parents either. photo session continued with ease 🙂

- Aruna -

Nicki photographed our little boy when he was just 13 days old - she was so professional but friendly and understanding which was so nice and made us feel at ease. The photos are wonderful and are the perfect keepsake for us to remember our tiny newborn. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nicki for a newborn photo shoot. Thanks again Nicki x

- Emma -

My little girl had her photos done by Nicki when she was 8 days old. I have just received the photos and have to say I’m over the moon with how they have turned out! While Martha-rose was having her shoot we was made to feel so welcomed by Nicki, I would definitely use Nicki again for any type of shoot as I feel that she in an amazing photographer and I would highly recommend her! Thank you again for your work! Xx

- Bethany -

We had a great experience with Nicki. She was super flexible, making sure we got the style of photos we were after, she was great with my 5 month old (and the difficult toddler) and the photos were even better than we imagined. thanks Nicki - we will be back for a mini-shoot soon!

- Catherine -

Nicki did an excellent job photographing my family back in October for an Autumn mini shoot! We met in the park (and we were all prepared with what to wear- Nicki sent through a really helpful guide!). Nicki took some gorgeous photos of us all and we have used them to give as our Grandparent's Christmas presents - they were all absolutely delighted (and hence why I haven't recommended until AFTER Christmas!) Nicki is extremely friendly, relaxed with the children and very talented at capturing beautiful shots- memories to keep forever. Thank you Nicki

- Amy -

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