Questions to ask your newborn photographer – Part 2b

Questions to ask your newborn photographer – Part 2b

Kirsty Northover Photography Newborn Photography Session Planning

Looking at the various product options BEFORE booking your session is a vital part to my process

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Kirsty Northover Photography Newborn Photography Session Planning

Looking at the various product options BEFORE booking your session is a vital part to my process

Questions to ask about how your photographer works….

 

We’ve already looked at competence (what to ask your newborn photographer to check their skills and training)  and how to understand what you need your photographer to be able to do for you, so this part of the research will help you laser in on your top pick.

Here are my suggested questions:

1. If you offer finished products, when do I get to see them and when do you tell me about specific pricing? (you want the answer to be BEFORE you book!)

2. How will I see my images for the first time?

3. When will I see my images?

4. How much is the upfront cost (session fee) and what does it include?

5. Do you have a satisfaction guarantee? What does it entail?

6. When does everything happen and at which points do I need to pay?

7. If I need digital files (to share on social media or to act as an archive) how can I access them?

8. How do you help me balance my budget with my desired wish list?

9. How will I know what will look good in my home, on my walls?

10. How will I know which sizes to choose? (If I’m investing my hard earned salary I want to feel confident in my choices!)

To give you an example, this is my process:

Initial telephone chat

where we discuss your desired outcome and I’ll introduce rough pricing (‘starting from’ and ‘average spends’). If we seem like a good fit, you’re invited to come out to meet me.

Your consultation in my studio

where we look at different products and discuss detailed pricing in line with your desired outcome (Wall gallery? Album? Presents for the grandparents?) If I’m what you’re looking for your book your session and pay your session fee. We then plan your session to suit your wish list – everything is personal to you.

The session itself

We’ve planned it out so this is the part where you relax and leave it all up to me!

Your ordering appointment

where we select your favourite images and decide which ones get turned into your favourite products. We mock up options on your ‘virtual walls’ (funky software!) so you can see different sizes, configurations and frames, exactly as they’d look in your home. You pay for them at this point.

I place your order

I fine tune edit your order before submitting it to my professional printing labs.

Your order arrives with me

I quality check it. If it passes my assessment we arrange for you to collect it. It’s the exciting delivery day!!!!
We work together to achieve your goal and there are never any unexpected prices or surprises.
OK, so now you know what to ask to find someone safe, trustworthy and that can fulfil your brief. Next time we’ll look at ensuring you’re on the same style page!

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