Jim & Sharon
Your photography experience
Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect and what the process is from contacting us through the photography session(s) to the amazing high quality products you receive.
You can contact us in several ways – please do use whatever method you’d prefer:
Directly from this site using our Contact Us Page
By email to email@example.com
Via Facebook on our page at https://www.facebook.com/LittleGemsPhotographySomerset
Once the session fee is paid and the session is booked, we will consult with you either over the phone or in person, whichever you would prefer. We will go through how it all works and we are more than happy to answer any questions you have.
We’re aware that for many, this is the first time you’ve done this sort of thing and so there’s no such thing as a daft question – you need to be comfortable and secure that we will produce only the best images for you and do it all in a manner that is safe.
We will also send you a guide to give you some handy tips and advice on your session, whether it’s Maternity or Newborn photography.
Your photography session will generally take around 2 hours for maternity and up to 4 hours for newborn photography. During a newborn photography session we are on baby’s timetable – if a new nappy, a top-up feed or even a cuddle is required then that’s what happens!
It’s a chance for you to relax and enjoy the experience, whether you’re watching or taking part in the actual session.
When photographing newborn babies we operate a ‘one hand on’ policy i.e. if the baby is on a surface or in a position where it is possible for them to move or startle, at least one hand will be on them at all times to secure them.
It’s also important to state that many of the images you see on this and other sites are composites i.e. they are made up of more than one image to allow for safe handling and support of the baby whilst the photographs are being taken. They may also be photoshopped to remove supporting hands. A couple of examples of this can be seen here:
After your photography session we will choose the best images and edit them appropriately. You will then have a viewing and ordering session where you’ll be able to see the images on a big screen in a slideshow where you can just sit back and enjoy them then see the products we supply up close and choose which ones you want.
There is no high-pressure sales techniques and no minimum spend – we have very high standards when it comes to dealing with sales to our clients. We will never try to get you to buy something which you don’t really want. The choice of products is entirely up to you. We will of course be happy to advise when it comes to the various products and sizes but ultimately the decision is yours.
We want you to enjoy the experience from beginning to end, and our whole aim is to give you the highest quality images and products at a fair price. These early days go so quickly and little babies change in the blink of an eye – we ensure you have stunning images to remember these most special times.
Why Choose Us?
- Safety – the well-being of your precious new baby is always our 1st consideration
- Service – we pride ourselves on providing a relaxed, friendly and personal experience
- Quality – high quality is our aim throughout our business
- Experience – we have trained with one of the top UK newborn photographers
- Memories – we produce unique fine art images of this very special time
What Our Clients Say
I would just like to thank Jim & Sharon for our amazing photos we have just received. We are very pleased with them and would recommend a newborn baby shoot anytime. First time we have done it and no regrets . They were completely professional. Thank you so much guys. Memories to treasure for a long time!!!
We arrived nervous because we had never had a photo shoot done with any of our 3 boys and then Jim opens the door and more or less straight away we all felt relaxed and comfortable.
Jim was very professional and explained how the shoot would go and how he would handle Hugo, our baby boy.
It did feel strange leaving him in control of the baby but Jim knew exactly how to calm him, position him and he got the baby into beautiful poses.
It was a lovely afternoon and the photos were better than we even imagined.
We cannot recommend Jim & Sharon enough for having newborn & family photos taken and we are looking forward to having another shoot in the future.
I picked Little Gems Photography for my newborn shoot as I’d seen their pictures on Facebook and liked them. At 10 days old I took Isla to see Jim who was so welcoming and put me at ease straight away; he was so good with Isla, keeping her warm and comfortable at all times. I’d like to thank Little Gems for giving me beautiful photos that I will treasure for ever, I’ll be recommending them to all of my friends ! Thank you Little Gems Photography!
Jim and Sharon are really fantastic. They provide a really warm welcome and make everyone feel at home. We put aside the day for a newborn shoot and settled in for an amazing time. Just watching the shoot take place was a great experience.
The advice that they have about timing, props and setting was truly invaluable. Their expert knowledge meant that the photographs are amazing. They captured really priceless moments that show a little girl’s character. The viewing was special, leaving my wife in tears and me with welling up. There is no pressure selling and you are free to choose anything you like.
We could not be happier with the photos and completely recommend Jim and Sharon.
We are so pleased with the unique service Little Gems provided. The photos are stunning and I will be recommending them to other expecting parents!