Christmas Baby Shoot

Friday 19th November

What is a Christmas Baby Shoot?

It wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t hold a Christmas baby shoot and stick your baby in something! I have always loved creating bespoke and somewhat alternative and fun shoots for babies, and have been doing for the past few years! Don’t be discouraged if you have a toddler though – I can easily create a bespoke session for a toddlers! I have tons of props and enthusiasm so can definitely make it work!

The offerings this season are a giant box wrapped up as a christmas present, a handmade / one-of-a-kind christmas pudding and a wooden sledge! Both the present and pudding are sturdy and suitable for all sitters, although they will need to be padded out with blankets to make them warm and comfortable.

I offer these shoots in November and get your images back within a week. Therefore you still have plenty of time to create your Christmas masterpieces with the pictures.

baby peeking out of a christmas present box during a christmas baby shoot
baby cuddling teddy bear during a christmas baby shoot

How does a Christmas Baby Shoot work?

You will be able to book a 30 minute slot within which we will play! I have a Christmas present, a wooden sledge and a Christmas Pudding that we can use to create the perfect scene. I am more than happy to be lead by you as many parents like to use these images for Christmas cards and presents, Both the pudding and presents are quite spacious so we can make your baby more comfortable by putting some blankets in with him/her.

I will then deliver your images via a gallery with a personal link. The fee includes all of your images so you can download them all. The gallery also has a store so you can have a lot of fun making up your own unique products – perfect for Christmas Presents!

If you have older children and wanted a picture of them altogether (whilst using the props) then I am happy to bring along the props to my Christmas mini sessions (these will go live in mid-October)

Location

I will be shooting these at Farley Mount which is a country park between Hursley and Winchester. If you are driving up through Hursley from Chandlers Ford, head through Hursley and out past IBM (on your left). You then need to take the second road on the left (signposted to Sparsholt and Farley Mount). Do not be tempted to take the first turning signposted towards Farley! Go past a farm on your left and then take the left hand fork (right hand fork heads towards Sparsholt). The road will become a one-lane track (lots of places to pull in to pass oncoming track). You will feel like you are driving into the middle of noweher – do not worry – you’re on the right track. The road will take you through a dense patch of woodland and then will open out with fields on either side. As you reach the top of the hill, follow the road round to your left. The first car park on the right is called Forest View (although at the top it says Pitt Down as this area of Farley Mount is called Pitt Down). This is the car park you want. 

There is a kissing gate leading from the car park and you will see me up on the right hand side (I will be the one lying on the floor surrounded by a million props)!

You’re welcome to message if you’re lost, but the reception is limited.

This is the perfect place for dog walkers so feel free to bring any fur babies to join in the fun as well if you would like!

baby sits in a present during a Christmas baby shoot

We had a Christmas shoot with Caroline with our little boy, and I can honestly say it was fantastic! Caroline is so lovely. Such a great laugh was had by all of us! The photos are stunning. I can honestly say I loved them all! She provided all props. Didn’t have to worry about anything. Just bring us and the baby! Such a relaxed shoot. I honestly can’t thank her enough for our images. I cannot wait for our next shoot!

Ashleigh Clarke

FAQs

What do I need to bring?

A Christmas outfit and any hat, hair or headband accessories. It is a good idea to bring their favourite toy so that you can waggle above my head to engage them and make them smile. A warm blanket or clothes to wrap them in afterwards is also advisable.

What do we do if the weather is miserable?

I will keep an eye on the forecasts building up to our shoot. If it looks to be raining on the day of our shoot, we will rearrange the shoot as we need to make things as easy as possible on the babies!

What should we do if me or the baby are poorly?

I will do my best to reschedule in another time, but November and December are normally very busy, especially getting products ready for my families. The more notice you can give me though would be better!

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