Preparing for your Cherubs Watch Me Grow Session

Our most popular baby photography package that we offer at our Croydon Studio are our Watch Me Grow sessions. Capturing your baby’s whole first year in three different professional baby photography sessions results in a wonderful selection of images you’ll treasure and appreciate as your baby continues to grow.
After all three photo-shoots are completed your will receive a beautiful set of three stunning images. Along the way you’ll be able to view and order images in both digital and printed forms.

Preparing for your Cherubs Watch Me Grow Session

Our most popular baby photography package that we offer at our Croydon Studio are our Watch Me Grow sessions. Capturing your baby’s whole first year in three different professional baby photography sessions results in a wonderful selection of images you’ll treasure and appreciate as your baby continues to grow.
After all three photo-shoots are completed your will receive a beautiful set of three stunning images. Along the way you’ll be able to view and order images in both digital and printed forms.

1. YOUR ARRIVAL

Please try and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time so that we do not overrun and have enough time to get the best pictures we can. It’ll also give us plenty of time to fill out paperwork and let your baby start to feel comfortable in the new surroundings. When you arrive at the studio you’ll be able to see samples of some of our work and amazing wall art in The Photo Cafe. This is also the chance for us to discuss what type of pictures you’d like us to create. Arrive early enough and they’ll certainly be time for a delicious hot chocolate or flat white before your session.

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1. YOUR ARRIVAL

Please try and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time so that we do not overrun and have enough time to get the best pictures we can. It’ll also give us plenty of time to fill out paperwork and let your baby start to feel comfortable in the new surroundings. When you arrive at the studio you’ll be able to see samples of some of our work and amazing wall art in The Photo Cafe. This is also the chance for us to discuss what type of pictures you’d like us to create. Arrive early enough and they’ll certainly be time for a delicious hot chocolate or flat white before your session.

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2. YOUR PHOTO SESSION

We allow an hour for each session so there’s plenty of time for a variety of poses during the shoot. In terms of clothing, it is best for your baby to be unclothed in order to capture natural shots, however if you do have an outfit in mind that you would like to include then please feel free to have that prepared and we can incorporate it into shoot.
A few extra suggestions to help you get the most out of your session:
  • Think about any particular ideas or images you would like us to capture and we will accommodate these wherever possible in order to make your session personal to you.
  • Are there any personal items, eg. a favourite toy or teddy bear that you would like to include?

2. YOUR PHOTO SESSION

We allow an hour for each session so there’s plenty of time for a variety of poses during the shoot. In terms of clothing, it is best for your baby to be unclothed in order to capture natural shots, however if you do have an outfit in mind that you would like to include then please feel free to have that prepared and we can incorporate it into shoot.
A few extra suggestions to help you get the most out of your session:
  • Think about any particular ideas or images you would like us to capture and we will accommodate these wherever possible in order to make your session personal to you.
  • Are there any personal items, eg. a favourite toy or teddy bear that you would like to include?

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1st Session - 2 to 4 months old

Photographed when your baby is comfortable with tummy time and lifting their head. These are what we like to think of as our ‘proper’ baby photo-shoots and we make them as simple as possible. In terms of clothing, it is best for your baby to be unclothed in these earlier stages in order to capture natural shots, however if you do have an outfit in mind that you would like to include then please feel free to have that prepared and we can incorporate it into shoot.

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1st Session - 2 to 4 months old

Photographed when your baby is comfortable with tummy time and lifting their head. These are what we like to think of as our ‘proper’ baby photo-shoots and we make them as simple as possible. In terms of clothing, it is best for your baby to be unclothed in these earlier stages in order to capture natural shots, however if you do have an outfit in mind that you would like to include then please feel free to have that prepared and we can incorporate it into shoot.

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2nd Session 6 to 8 months old

Photographed when your baby can sit on their own comfortably. Typically our 2nd Watch Me Grow sessions are full of character. This is an ideal time to try a few different outfits if you wish. Football kits, Christening dresses as well as seasonal themed outfits are all encouraged!

2nd Session 6 to 8 months old

Photographed when your baby can sit on their own comfortably. Typically our 2nd Watch Me Grow sessions are full of character. This is an ideal time to try a few different outfits if you wish. Football kits, Christening dresses as well as seasonal themed outfits are all encouraged!

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3rd Session 12 to 18 months

Photographed ideally when baby can stand on their own comfortably. Babies do not necessarily have to be walking. These sessions can be organised from the time your baby has their 1st birthday to when he or she is taking their first steps (if that hasn’t happened already)!

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3rd Session 12 to 18 months

Photographed ideally when baby can stand on their own comfortably. Babies do not necessarily have to be walking. These sessions can be organised from the time your baby has their 1st birthday to when he or she is taking their first steps (if that hasn’t happened already)!

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Families, siblings and 1st birthday cake smash sessions

The three Watch Me Grow sessions are all about baby and whilst we’ll be delighted to photograph your whole family or bring in older siblings this often best done in its own dedicated session. As an add on to our Watch Me Grow package we have three offers exclusively available to all our Cherubs customers.
If you’re interested in any of these sessions please let us know so can advise when would be the best time to book them in for you.

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3. AFTER YOUR SESSION

At the end of your photo session we will arrange a convenient time for you to return for your personal viewing appointment where you will then get to view your edited photos. Any additional family members are always welcome too. You are also able to purchase additional images if you wish from our special offer range; however there is absolutely no obligation to do so.

3. AFTER YOUR SESSION

At the end of your photo session we will arrange a convenient time for you to return for your personal viewing appointment where you will then get to view your edited photos. Any additional family members are always welcome too. You are also able to purchase additional images if you wish from our special offer range; however there is absolutely no obligation to do so.

Croydon Studio viewing room

Please be aware that it is not permitted to take pictures or videos with your phone or any other device during the photography session.

How to find us

Photo Cafe and Memory Gate Studio Studio is situated inside Croydon House at:
1 Peall Road
Croydon
CR0 3EX
just off Thornton Road by the Big Yellow Storage.
Opening hours
Monday – Saturday
9:30am till 5:00pm
Nearby public transport :
Therapia Lane tram stop is a 10 minute walk from the Photo Cafe. Brading Road bus stop is across the road from the cafe and serves the 264 bus for customers coming from Tooting and Mitcham and central Croydon.
Parking
On street parking on Peall Road is free but limited. The West Retail Park on Peall Road has a large free car park.
Disabled access
Unfortunately we do not have disabled access at our Croydon studio.