SITTER SESSIONS – BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

Sitter Sessions – Baby Photography

WHEN SHOULD A SITTER SESSION TAKE PLACE?

Baby boy surrounded by elephant toys for his sitter photo session
Look at me! No hands!

Babies all develop at different paces, so precisely when a sitter session takes place will very much depend upon your little one. We are ideally looking for that time when they can sit without requiring support but before they start crawling. This is typically between six and nine months, but there are no hard and fast rules.

WHAT TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I GET?

This is one of my favourite stages of baby development to photograph. Sitters tend to be very alert and interested in what’s going on around them, and you get lots of real smiles!

Sitter sessions take place in my home studio in Woodford, Northamptonshire (NN14 4HY). I have lots of props that we can use for maximum cuteness, plus a heap of backdrop and flooring combinations to change the look of the images.

Baby photography sitter session
Props help to make the cutest sitter session images

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A SITTER SESSION

I do have a small range of adorable little outfits available in my studio. However, you are very welcome to bring along any baby clothes of your own. Each sitter session lasts up to two hours, which is usually plenty of time for a costume change or two. It’s also not too long for your baby to have decided he/she has had enough.

Baby boy laying on a brown sheepskin rug during a sitter photography session
Not every picture we take during a sitter session has to actually be a sitter!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

SITTER SESSION BABY Photography BASIC PACKAGE – £150

The full £150 package price is payable in advance to secure your baby’s sitter session in my diary.

I’ll edit the images that I think (hope!) you’ll like in both colour and black & white. Watermarked low-resolution samples will be uploaded to a password-protected gallery on the website, where you’ll be able to choose the images you would like to get printed.

Baby wearing bunny ears sitting on a lilac blanket
Are you sitting comfortably? Baby Fleur definitely was!
This package includes:
  • 5x prints of your choice at up to 18″x12″;
  • Fully-edited, high-resolution digital image files of the images you select for printing in both colour and black & white provided on a password-protected download link, which are licensed to you (I retain the copyright, so you cannot sell them to a third party), allowing you to send them to friends and family or print them however you wish;
  • A guarantee that if Baby does not allow me to get the bare minimum of 20 usable images from the shoot that you will be welcome to return and try again;
  • An album on my Facebook business page featuring up to 10 low-resolution images from our shoot;

Additional prints at up to 18″x12″, plus their associated high-resolution digital files (supplied in both colour and black & white), can be provided at an additional cost of £10 per image.

Baby boy sitting in a rustic nest during his sitter photography session
I’m really not sure about this….

2) Digital-Only SITTER SESSION Photography Package – £275

You might not automatically think it, but the high-resolution digital files from your session are the most valuable part. They are what enables you to print and keep printing the images captured.

By the time you get to see the gallery from your session, I will have already spent several hours editing the pictures. I use an amazing printer for the prints supplied within my packages, and the reduction in cost for a digital-only package is unlikely to be as significant as you might expect. However, people keep asking, so…. 🙂

Baby boy sitting on his elephant rocking horse toy
You are very welcome to bring your own toys and outfits along to your sitter sessions!

people wantING to receive ALL the edited high-resolution digital files from THEIR session Have three options:

  1. If you do not wish to receive any prints at all, the total cost is £275 (including the £150 Sitter Session Baby Photography Basic Package fee). Delivery of the edited high-resolution digital files will be via a password-protected digital download link.
  2. If you do wish to receive the 5x up to 18”x12” prints from the Sitter Session Baby Photography Basic Package, the add-on cost is £150 (making your total spend £300). Delivery of the edited high-resolution digital files will be via a password-protected digital download link. Your prints will be shipped to your mailing address.
  3. If your total spend from the session is £350 or higher (Sitter Session Baby Photography Basic Package + £200 of add-on purchases, either extra prints or wooden USB / print box combinations – see below), you automatically receive all the edited digital files from the session. If you take a wooden USB / print box combination, the high-resolution digital files will be copied to your USB. If not, they will be available via a password-protected digital download link.

Please note that you do not need to decide on a package until after you have viewed your gallery. The £150 Sitter Session Baby Photography Basic Package fee is due before your session takes place regardless.

Baby boy sitting in a wooden crate during his sitter photography session
Sitters have so much personality!

Optional Extras – Wooden Presentation Box & USB Stick Combo

Large print box, ebony USB stick & prints – £225

Photo of wooden presentation box containing a print of a baby sitting in a wooden bucket
Complement your baby sitter photography session booking with a large wooden presentation box

The large wooden print box accepts 12″x8″ prints and has a slot for a branded wooden USB stick, which you also receive. The add-on price of £225 includes an additional 20 12″x8″ prints. As this will take your total spend from the session to £375, you automatically get access to all of the high-resolution digital files from the session. The files will be copied to your USB stick and you will be granted print rights to their reproduction for personal use.

Small print box, glass bottle USB stick & Prints – £225

Photo of a natural wood presentation box containing a print of a baby taken during a sitter photography session
Smaller print boxes are also available. This natural wooden box comes with 50x 6×4 prints and a glass bottle USB stick

The small natural wooden print box accepts 6″x4″ prints and has a slot for the glass bottle USB stick, which you also receive. The add-on price of £225 includes an additional 50 6″x4″ prints and takes your total spend from the session to £375, meaning you automatically get access to all of the high-resolution digital files from the session. The files will be copied to your USB stick and you will be granted print rights to their reproduction for personal use.

GET IN TOUCH

Should you have any questions or if you would like to enquire about my availability please use one of the methods on the Contact Us page to get in touch.

Karl Drage is a professional Northamptonshire-based baby photographer who also covers surrounding counties such as Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Rutland, Oxfordshire & Warwickshire. If you are looking for a baby photographer in the towns of Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough, Oundle, Corby, Peterborough, Leicester, Huntingdon, Towcester, Rugby, Daventry, Oakham or nearby, please use one of the methods on the Contact Us page to get in touch.