The Photoshoot Experience

A Step by Step Guide

As a mother myself, I know how priceless those framed photos of my daughter are. And I want the same for you. If you have never booked professional photography before, then let me guide you through what to expect from your portrait experience, and how to prepare. Your family’s story deserves to be documented and shared, so let’s get going …

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Step 1: Booking your Photoshoot

Initially, I find the quickest and simplest way to answer questions is to arrange a 15-minute chat over the phone – a virtual cuppa, without any obligation to book.

If you do decide to book, we’ll agree on a date & time for your portrait experience, which will be yours by paying the £125 booking fee and signing my booking terms & conditions.

The booking fee covers my time, creativity, and editing of photos. This does not include any digitals or products. This fee is in addition to the collection you choose, once you have had the chance to view your photographs.

My portrait experiences are calm and relaxed, so please allow an hour.

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Step 2: Before your Photoshoot

I’ll send you a prep guide, a few days before, but I am always happy to set up a time to chat if you have any questions.

I’ll also cover common frequently asked questions here.

All portrait experiences take place at my studio at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, which has plenty of free parking. Directions are sent with your booking confirmation, but can also be found here.

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Step 3: During your Photoshoot

I will guide you through the process, but if you have any specific photo wants then please let me know.

I appreciate it’s a new experience for everyone, so please don’t worry if your baby or child is a little shy, to begin with, they often are. Young children won’t take direction, but after photographing 500+ babies, children and families I know what works.

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Step 4: Viewing & Ordering

After your portrait session, we will select the very best photographs and use our post-productions skills to create some beautiful portraits for you to enjoy. You’ll come back to the studio to see your photographs 1-2 weeks later.

To make the most of your viewing and ordering session: bring your glasses, all the decision-makers, and an idea of where in the home you’d like your finished portraits to live. Measure the space so you know the correct size to order.

If you have any questions then I find the quickest and simplest way to answer them is to arrange a 15 minute chat over the phone – a virtual cuppa, without any obligation whatsoever.

To plan a convenient time for you click the button below.

Not ready to talk? No problem send me an email or click here to join my mailing list to stay in touch.

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Behind the Scenes at a Baby Photography Session

I love watching the emerging personalities of our babies, whether brand new or going on 16, documenting the changes, that to me is what family photography is all about, capturing childhood.


Natural, fun images of laughter & play. The interaction between you & them as you spend time together. Yes, I do aim to include parents in all my photo sessions!


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Sue Kennedy Photography Ltd
Parndon Mill, Parndon Mill Lane
Essex CM20 2HP UK

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