IN HOME // £350
Your family, your way. Some-days, not all days, it is just impossible to imagine that when our children are grown that we will miss this crazy noisy life that we have with our children now. These ins and outs of everyday life: the messy, the quiet (or not!), the rambunctious, the happy, they are the backbone of life and the truth behind every family. This is a bespoke session and my most popular session. Whatever you call home, a flat, suburban semi or sprawling estate... there is no place in the world like home, that means more to you and your children, it’s where they are happiest, relaxed and slightly bonkers. Why shoot anywhere else?
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NEWBORN // £250
At-home lifestyle newborn sessions are about the connection and love that family members already have for this new life. I'll capture special moments with each family member and the baby as well as the family all together. If siblings are involved, we usually take care of those photos first so that they can go and play during the rest of the session. It can be helpful to have a friend or family member at the house who can watch siblings during the rest of the session so that Mum and Dad can be in photos with the baby. There will also be time for photos of the baby alone; these are usually done when the baby is sleepiest. I take photos of babies swaddled or undressed and they are posed in a way you'd find them naturally.
The session takes place in the client's home, preferably in the nursery, master bedroom, and living room. We can also take some photos outdoors if the weather permits (ideal for spring and summer due dates!). Do not worry about your house being a mess—you just had a baby! All you need to do to prepare is open the blinds/curtains to let in as much light as possible. I'll quickly push things out of the area I'm shooting so that your home will appear to be spotless in the photos. Don't be surprised if we move some furniture around, I'm just working to get the best light in your home. We'll put it all back where it was! The only thing I will ask you to do is have your bed made with a neutral linens. Your bed makes for a great place for cuddly family photos!
LABOUR + BIRTH // £1000
Birth Photography // Support + Documentation
“mothers aren’t made by birth’s climactic moment, they are ordained by its miraculous journey”
Birth is a whirlwind: a wonderful (and sometimes intense) whirlwind. Mothers can often find that after giving birth, they only have a few concrete memories of the experience. Birth photography allows mothers (and fathers) to see and remember all the big and small moments of their journey. The tenderness of your partner, the intensity in your face, the beauty in the struggle to hold on when everything inside of you may want to give up. And, of course, those first miraculous moments when you meet your baby.
There is something so very powerful about re-living your birth experience. Like a wedding day, a birth is a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Having professional birth photographs can help give those memories more presence and power.
I am here for your journey, we start with a maternity session, I am then on call for you two weeks before and two weeks after your due date. In addition to capturing your birth story, as a trained doula, I offer skilled support during labour and birth and as a breastfeeding counsellor, if required, help getting breastfeeding started. All inclusive. Always.
More questions? Birth FAQs are here.
BABY’S FIRST YEAR
The first year of a baby’s life is the year we see the most tremendous leaps in growth, not just in our precious little ones, but in ourselves and our families. Its a rollercoaster ride of a year and a huge achievement. I am here to document it all, at the key steps along the way.
The year is broken down into six shoots, starting before you have the baby until their first birthday, you can add in the birth too if this is something that interests you. Because of the commitment of this package, I only take on six families a year. If you would like to be one of them, make sure you contact me as soon as you can and if you would like to add in birth, as soon as you can in your pregnancy as birth photography is limited due to its on call nature. All the edited images from our shoot are included in this fee of £700, which is payable in two installments of £350. Below is also a link to set up a gift registry, so your friends and family can gift this wonderful package to you.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Booking a session is an exciting time, I can’t wait to meet you and capture your lives and loves. Just before we get to the really fun stuff…. We need to talk about booking terms and conditions. Booking a session with ‘Laura Wetherall Photography’ means to you, ‘The Client’ agree to the following terms and conditions. (If you have bought a gift for someone else, its your responsibility to pass this through them… the lucky things!) Please read them carefully so we all know where we are. Thank you.
Terms & Conditions
The shoot fee covers the photographer’s time and talent and all images delivered through digital on line gallery (unless stated in session info) and is due at time of booking. Fees taken for any portrait photography session are non-refundable except in the event Laura Wetherall (photographer) cancels the booking.
We understand that children can be unpredictable and fall ill at any time. In the event of sickness prior to the session, the Client agrees to make every possible effort to inform Laura Wetherall Photography no later than 4 hours prior to the start time of the photography session. The session can be transferred to a new date which will be at the convenience of both parties within a maximum 4 week period. Laura Wetherall Photography reserves the right to re-schedule outside of this time limit due to any existing commitments. If the Client fails to reschedule within the 4 week time period, Laura Wetherall Photography has the right to cancel the booking with the session fee payment made non-refundable. If a client is a no show, there will be a rebooking fee charged.
Laura Wetherall shall be entitled to use her judgement regarding the style and flow of the session. This includes but is not limited to poses, props and number of images taken. Due to the willingness of subjects it may not be possible to capture all the pictures requested, or images to the client’s full expectations. In the event of uncooperative children at a session of any kind, for any reason, Laura Wetherall may not be able to capture any, or all the images the Client may have requested or expected. The Client is responsible for all children at all sessions.
6) PRICE OF PRODUCTS
Session fees include all images (unless stated in the info or offer details). Produts are available through the third party laboratory linked to your gallery. As a guide clients generally spend between £80 -£300 following any session and print prices start at around £5.
7) FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATIONS
Laura Wetherall (Photographer) shall not be liable to the Client for any failure, in whole or in part, to fulfil her obligations where failure arises as a result of an event or circumstances beyond her control, which may include (but are not limited to) equipment failure, inclement weather, illness or injury or behaviour of the clients/ children during the session. The Client understands and accepts that the photographic coverage will be as Laura Wetheralls’ professional expertise determines. Special requests are not binding instructions although every effort is made to comply with the Client’s wishes. In the unlikely event of total photographic failure or cancellation of the contract by Laura Wetherall liability shall be limited to a full refund of all monies paid.
8) ARTISTIC INPUT ~ IMAGES
Laura Wetherall shall be entitled to use her judgement regarding the style and artistic input in the production of pictures. The editing process is a large part of the finished image and reflects the artistic style of Laura Wetherall. Images are fully edited before presenting to Client. Additional edits are carried out at the discretion of Laura Wetherall, and Laura Wetherall reserves the right to charge the Client for additional editing to cover time involved. Raw files are not available for purchase by the client.
9) COPYRIGHT & REPRODUCTION
Copyright is retained by Laura Wetherall at all times throughout the world. No image can be copied, scanned or reproduced in any form whatsoever without the prior consent of Laura Wetherall. The Client may not alter or add to or manipulate a picture by any means or reproduce a picture in whole or in part as an element within, or as a montage with, another picture without Laura Wetheralls’ written permission.
Permission to reproduce a picture for personal use (not commercial) is granted to the Client by Laura Wetherall only when digital images jpegs are purchased and paid in full by the Client to Laura Wetherall.
10) USE OF PICTURES
Laura Wetherall retains the right in all cases to use any pictures for the purposes of social media and website portfolio, for light marketing and publication submission without specific request. In the case of publication and printed marketing, Laura Wetherall will always strive to respectfully gain the consent of the client although it is understood that this is not a necessity.
11) RECEIPT OF PORTRAITS, WALL ART OR PRODUCTS
All orders are presumed to have been received in good condition unless the Client notifies Laura Wetherall in writing of any discrepancy or error within 14 days of receipt. Laura Wetherall will then advocate on your behalf with the laboratory to reach a satisfactory conclusion.
12) COOLING OFF PERIOD
All portraits, books, albums, frames, etc. are non-refundable. Orders cannot be cancelled due to the custom nature of the products. Orders are made to the Client’s personal specification, (i.e. image number, print size, frame style, etc.), the Client does not have the right to a cooling off period. By placing an order with Laura Wetherall Photography via the on-line gallery you are committing to buy the ordered products.
13) RETURNS POLICY
Incorrectly supplied items and items of poor quality can be returned and will be replaced at no extra charge to the Client. Returns will not be considered for incorrectly ordered items or items ordered in error.
14) Cameras, mobile phone cameras and camcorders are NOT permitted during any session, in studio or on location without express permission from Laura Wetherall.
15) DIGITAL STORAGE
Client Images will remain on line for 6 months after the shoot date. Clients are solely responsible for the downloading and safe storing of images. It is advised that clients obtain a physical storage device (USB, CD, External Hard Drive etc) and ‘burn’ the images as well as an online storage facility (the cloud, dropbox, amazon, icloud etc). Laura Wetherall will keep client images for a reasonable time but this cannot be relied upon in the case of loss or failure to download in a timely manner.