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Fine Art Newborn Portraits

ABOUT US

Hi, we are Mark and Fiona Hillyer and we photograph Portraits and Weddings all over Yorkshire.  We’ve been married since 2011 and we live in Sherburn in Elmet with our little girl who’s now 3 (Although she thinks she’s 13!!!).

Mark is an award winning Portrait & Wedding photographer with more years experience than he’d care to admit.  Fiona is an ex primary school teacher and training up to be our Newborn Portrait photographer – She’s a natural, she’s been photographing our own little girl for three years!!.

After years of running a successful wedding photography business, we decided that we’d love to follow up after the weddings, with what, for so many of the couples I photograph, is the next stage. So, we’ve recently managed to find a cosy little space in Sherburn in Elmet, for a studio, and that’s how it started…

RELAX…

It can be a crazy time.  The arrival of your new baby has probably turned your lives upside down, but these first few weeks pass so quickly.  Capturing portraits of this time, for you to treasure for ever is what we do.  We provide everything for the photo session in our studio in Sherburn in Elmet, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the experience.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Newborn babies do things at their own pace.  For that reason, we book only one session a day and they are 3 hours long.  That’s not to say that it will take 3 hours. Sometimes it can take a lot less time, but it’s nice to have the time if it’s needed, to settle your baby properly.  It also means that we have the time for feeds and changing during the session too, with as much privacy as you need.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?

The best time for Newborn Portraits is somewhere between 5 and 14 days, because during this time, your baby still enjoys being curled up, like they were in the womb.  Up to two weeks old, they’ll happily sleep through the experience of being photographed in the natural, comfortable poses that we use.

We will only book one portrait session per day, to guarantee that you get the best possible service that we can offer, so booking as early as you can is the best advice.  You can make your booking at any point during your pregnancy and we’ll make you a provisional booking for about 5 or 6 days after your due date (Don’t worry, we’ll reschedule it if necessary).

If you’re reading this having just had your baby (How do you have the time????), you can still contact us, we’ll be able to arrange a session for you.

TELL ME ABOUT THE PACKAGES…

Firstly, we charge a session fee to confirm your booking.  The Session Fee is £75.00

After the session and once the photographs are ready, we’ll make an appointment for a viewing where you can see the photographs and then choose which package you’d like.

We really wanted to cater to everyone with the different packages that we offered.   There are three different print packages that include different numbers and sizes of prints, enlargements, canvases, framed prints and albums.  We also offer 3 packages that lean more towards the digital side of things, so you can buy just the digital files along with an unlimited licence to print the images.

In addition, we also have an ‘ à la carte ‘ menu where you can order any number of additional mounted prints, framed prints, canvasses, etc.  for family and friends.  If you’d like a copy of the ‘ à la carte ‘ price list, please feel free to contact us.

STEP 1 – THE SESSION FEE

£75

  • A telephone consultation with me so that we can plan your session, and tailor it to your family
  • Up to 3 hours newborn portrait session at my studio, which includes time for family and sibling portraits
  • Professional editing and retouching of the photographs from your session
  • A viewing appointment to help you choose your photographs

STEP TWO: CHOOSE A PACKAGE

Once we’ve finished professionally editing and retouching the photographs from your portrait session, we’ll call you to arrange a viewing appointment – normally in the comfort of your own home.  At this point, you can order any of the print or digital packages and any additional mounted print copies for friends and relatives.  We also offer a wide range of canvasses, photo books and framed enlargements too.

PRINT COLLECTION ONE

£175.00

  • Four 7″ x 5″ Mounted prints.
  • One 10″ x 8″ Mounted print.

PRINT COLLECTION TWO

£310

  • One 16″ x 12″ Framed print or Canvas
  • Eight 7″ x 5″ Mounted prints.
  • Two 10″ x 8″ Mounted prints.
  • 10 Digital files of your choice

PRINT COLLECTION THREE

£700

  • Fifteen 10″ x 8″ Mounted Prints in presentation print box
  • 24″ x 18″ Framed Print OR Canvas Wrap
  • All digital files (20-30) from the shoot
  • 20 page / 10 spread, 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm) Portrait book in presentation box

DIGITAL COLLECTION ONE

£200

  • 5 digital images provided as high resolution files

DIGITAL COLLECTION TWO

£250

  • All Digital files from the shoot (20-30)

DIGITAL COLLECTION THREE

£450

  • All digital images (approx 20-30) provided as high resolution files
  • 20 page / 10 spread, 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm) Portrait Book in presentation box

ADDITIONAL PRINTS, FRAMED PRINTS, CANVASSES & BOOKS

Over the years, we’ve built up a list of suppliers who care about your images as much as we do.  Please contact us for a price list.

FINE ART PRINTS

We offer mounted prints as an add on to any of the packages. All prints are on 300gsm Fine Art Portrait paper, a delicate, ultra matt, 100% cotton rag based paper with a slightly textured feel and archival quality.

Sizes Available:

7″ x 5″

10″ x 8″

16″ x 12″

20″ x 16″

24″ x 18″

30″ x 22″

FRAMED PRINTS

All of our framed prints are hand framed to order using a large selection of frame choices.  All framed images come with anti-reflective glass too!

Sizes available:

16″ x 12″ print, mounted in a 20″ x 16″ frame

20″ x 16″ print, mounted in a 24″ x 20″ frame

24″ x 18″ print, mounted in a 30″ x 24″ frame

30″ x 22″ print, mounted in a 38″ x 28″ frame

FINE ART MATTED ALBUMS

Details of folio book – possibly matted album?