You've booked your session... now what?
It's almost time for your session, and I'm really excited to see you. Here is some info before your session, and some tips about what to bring and where to come. it's only advice, so don't panic, and I also have a selection of items so please just let me know before your session if you'd like me to provide something from my client wardrobe.
Here I am.
My studio is located above The Wholesome Hippo Cafe in Newton Abbot town centre. It's situated at the top end of the town, right near The Clock Tower. The address is 11 Wolborough Street, TQ12 1JR.
There are two places I would advise you to park: either at Asda, which about a two minute walk, or if you head for The Magistrate Court carpark, the back end of The Wholesome Hippo is directly opposite, next to a large, black restaurant named Twelve Twenty and right on the roundabout.
What to Wear?
I get asked this a lot, and it's actually surprisingly important what you wear for your session. My studio is light, airy and natural, and for the best portraits: I advise you to opt for a similar style in your wardrobe. Whilst many clients choose to wear whites, this isn't essential: but plain, neutral clothing will really help in create uncomplicated, impactful images.
Whites, beiges, muted pinks, stone and browny colours are some of my favourite choices for photoshoots, as they mean that your outfits work with my studio and don't stand out too much against it: meaning that it's you and your family that we're focussing on!
For newborn and baby sessions, I advise bringing along a plain white or beige vest and/or bodysuit for your little one's portraits.
For cake smashes, I will discuss with you prior to your session the type of styling you'd like to go for. I do already have a selection of outfits, some clients like to bring along their own if they have something specific in mind. Again my advice is: keep it simple, don't have anything too distracting!
Eek, we're running late, what shall I do?
If you're running 10-15 minutes late for a main session, don't worry: these things happen. If you're running late for a mini session, or if you know you'll be more than 15 minutes or so, please send me a text or call just to let me know. Most of the time, I only book in one-two newborn/family/cake smash sessions a day, so I can usually wait for you to arrive. On some occasions, I may need to reschedule if I have other sessions after you.
Can I bring props?
Your session is exactly that: yours. So if you want to bring along something for your session that has significance to your family, please bring it along. Special toys, blankets, etc, I love seeing them and using them in sessions.
What do I do if I get lost?
Just give me a call. Asda or the Magistrates Court are both very well known and easy to find in Newton Abbot, so if you head to either of those then you're very very close to me!
"I was nervous for our newborn session, especially with two siblings as well. I really didn't need to be! We got a cup of coffee and some lunch from the cafe downstairs (they even delivered it up to us) and Jodie did everything while we relaxed. The kids had a great time!"