How does the shoot work?
It’s designed to be as similar as possible to your usual lesson – a trained baby handler will act as teacher, and you will have a maximum of four babies in the water during your 30 minute session. This gives your baby a break between dips and allows your baby to feel relaxed.
A very experienced baby swim teacher who has been additionally trained in dipping for photo shoots will welcome you into the water, and your shoot will start with a light warm up including a short dip underwater, making sure your baby is as relaxed and happy as possible.
Your baby should have attended about two terms of six weeks each at The Baby Swimming Company swim school to build up the skills, strength and stamina needed for the photo shoot. Aqua nappies are required either on their own or under a bathing costume as well please.
Zac shoots all the sessions personally and normally expects to shoot each baby at least 3-5 times underwater in your session, and during each dip take between 1-3 shots.
This gives you approximately six to fifteen shots during your 30 minute session. We provide some lovely costumes and flowing materials should you wish to dress up your baby during the latter part of your session or you can opt for simple baby ‘on own’ shots if you wish. We also offer a shot where mum and or dad can join baby underwater too, plus a range of push and glide shots, which we can talk through on the day. Zac uses the very latest and best state of the art cameras, housings and lighting to ensure the best quality image is captured each time.
After the shoot.
Three working days after the photo shoot you simply login to our secure website with your unique username and password, where you can view all the images of your session. You then have the opportunity to purchase a CD of up to 15 images of your baby. If you are not 100% happy with the results we will book you onto another photo shoot at no charge to you.
How does the payment work?
You pay a single child holding deposit of £40 then attend the shoot.
If you’re 100% happy and like the images of your child you then pay the balance of £149.
If you are not happy (eg if your baby has an off day, these things can happen) you get one more chance to try again and rebook without paying the deposit of £40 again.
Photo Shoot Dates.
Wimbledon Centre: 21st July, 27th October
Wandsworth Centre: 22nd July, 28th October