The Rushbys

Baby photoshoot preparation - FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you to understand what to expect from your baby and milestone sessions.

During that first year, we offer the following for babies.

Newborn – up to 1 month

Babies 1 month +

Tummy Time – When baby can be on their tummy and hold their head up for short bursts.

Sitter sessions – 7 months+ when your baby can sit confidently.

Cake Smash – around 11 months so that the photos are ready for sharing on their 1st birthday.

You can book whenever you like subject to our availability. Our studio operates on weekends so that all the family can be involved.

We will always send a preparation guide for the session. It will include:

  • Any tips about what to prepare before arriving at the studio
  • What to bring including some outfit choices
  • What to expect during the session
  • Where to find us

Our style for these shoots is fairly neutral so that your little one is the main feature of the image without being lost amongst distracting colours and patterns.

We can postpone the session. Your baby should be confident at sitting for safety reasons.

We allow up to 1.5 hours for sessions. This is so that you can have a relaxed and unhurried experience and so that the session can be baby-led.  It also allows for outfit changes and little breaks between set ups.

Whilst the focus is on your baby, we think it is important to include family members in the photographs. We use several different set-ups in our signature neutral colour palettes.

We use a local baker called ‘The Cake Hut’ who makes the perfect cake for a cake smash.  That is one that makes the perfect amount of mess but keeps to the neutral theme. The cake is a very light vanilla sponge with whipped cream. You are welcome to provide a cake but we would advise on the best type of cake.

To secure a session you pay a £95 booking fee which is then deducted from the cost of your package/artwork.

Prices start from £495

After your session, we aim to have a viewing session around 1 week later. As soon as you have selected your images, we will begin preparing them. Depending on the items you order, you should have everything within 3 weeks (some of our items are handmade to order in Italy therefore you can expect to wait longer for them to arrive)

We of course offer digital options. However, we mostly specialise in printed artwork as we believe this is the best way to enjoy your artwork for years to come.  We find that many people take digitals and sadly never get around to printing them which is such a shame. Our Italian collections include a mixture of printed artwork and matching digitals.

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