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C A R D B O A R D   B O X

- 6 hours photography coverage
- Minimum 250 high resolution images
- All images on a USB
- Online gallery with download for friends & family
- My undivided attention, first class sense of humour and all the wedding advice I can offer

L i t t l e   f i s h

- 9 hours photography coverage
- Engagement photography session
- Minimum 400 high resolution images
- All images on a USB
- Online gallery with download for friends & family
- My undivided attention, first class sense of humour and all the wedding advice I can offer

- Full day photography coverage
- Engagement photography session
- Minimum 500 high resolution images
- All images on a USB
- Online gallery with download for friends & family
- Two photographers
- My undivided attention, first class sense of humour and all the wedding advice I can offer

B i g   f i s h

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Of course. Click here and all your newborn related FAQ's. 

Yes I am. I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurance. 

Totally. This is my happy place. All of my clients receive a welcome pack upon booking with ideas for clothing and locations, along with ideas and advice to prepare. I am not a hardcore poser, I much prefer your natural vibes, but I will of course direct you to get the upmost from your session. 

YAY! Head over to my contact page and let's chat dates. To confirm your booking, a session fee (where applicable) must be paid in full and my contract signed. The session fee is non refundable. 

If you feel any of your questions have gone unanswered, please don't hesitate to shoot me a message via my contact page or social media and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. 

I need more information about your newborn sessions

How do I book?

Are you insured?

Do you offer suggestions for posing, clothing and locations?

Yes, absolutely! Slap a backpack on me and fling me a passport; I'm yours. 

do you travel?

My studio is based in Prestwick, South Ayrshire. This is where all of my studio based sessions will take place (newborn, school portrait etc). Family sessions are outdoor and captured within a 5 mile radius of Prestwick (unless otherwise discussed). 

Where are you based?

Newborn edition

what can i expect from my session?

When should I book?

when will my session take place?

How do i prepare for my session?

Do we need to bring anything?

Will you be handling our baby?

What if my baby cries and doesn't settle?

How much editing do you do?

can my other children be included?

How long before we see the photographs?

I highly recommend booking your session around your 20 week scan. This way we have a more definitive due date and I can pencil you in. 

Newborn sessions are quite a slow paced affair as they are baby led. Ideally baby will have been fed before arrival in the hope of a nice long sleep. Babies are photographed in a combination of posed and natural images. Using wraps, bonnets, hairbands, props and soft animals, I aim to capture baby in a variety of comfortable and safe poses. I'm also a total sucker for getting siblings and parents involved. 

You will just need to let me know that baby has arrived and we can confirm your session date. Babies are ideally photographed within the first 2 weeks of their due date. So if baby has stuck around a little longer, I'd request for them to be in the studio within 10 days of arrival.

If you are within a 10 mile radius of my Prestwick studio, I would request you give baby a big feed before you arrive. Outwith this, please come prepared to give baby a big feed on arrival. (Also try to keep them awake as long as possible). 
Please dress baby in a sleep suit that is button down the front as pulling items over their heads can cause them to be unsettled. 

I have a large wardrobe of wraps, outfits and props that I will have carefully selected especially for your session. If you have a sentimental toy or outfit, please pop me a wee message before your session and I will be happy to incorporate this into your shoot. 

Additionally, nappies, wipes, milk, dummy; anything you feel your baby may need over the course of the few hours I photograph. 

It is so important for me to get to know and understand your baby so I can read their cues and respond appropriately. I want your baby to look peaceful in the images so it is important they get used to me holding, soothing, changing and feeding them (if bottle fed of course)! I have four children of my own and I have been photographing newborns and older babies for years so I am very comfortable tending to their needs.

This is only natural and doesn't tend to last the entire session. If baby cries and no amount of soothing, changing, feeding and winding changes this we can simply reschedule your session as it may be that they are coming down with something. More often, with some time, patience and perseverance all babies will settle and we will be able to create beautiful images - awake or asleep.

Absolutely! As part of my general session 'schedule' I allow time at the beginning to photograph parents and siblings. My only request, as the studio can quickly become warm and noisy with so many people, is that once the sibling photographs have been taken, that a parent or guardian take the older siblings away. 

During your session, I will likely take between 200-400 photographs. They consist of various angles of each pose and often very similar images, re-takes due to blinks/eyes opening, focusing on different areas and so on. Using my creative discretion, I delicately edit the very best images including removing blemishes, colour correcting, detail enhancing and creative development to create the final photo which is what you will see in your preview gallery. 

My image turn over time is 2-4 weeks; however a sneak preview of your session will be available within 24 hours of your session. 

wedding edition

DO you travel?

How many weddings do you shoot each year?

How many photographs do we get?

Absolutely! I can't expect you all to get married on my doorstep. Isle of Skye, France, Glencoe, London, Australia.... take me anywhere. (I'm also only 5ft 2, so I'm basically carry on baggage). 

OMG yes! I am all for couples having fun ideas. I always recommend you jump on websites such a pinterest for a bit of inspiration. 

Images are received via a password protected online gallery. You are then able to download your images and also share the gallery world wide with friends and family. Additionally, you will also receive your images on a personalised USB. 

I use two Sony A7iii cameras. They have dual SD slots for additional back up. On the day I use a variety of different lens' including a 35mm and a 50mm. 

Yes I do and she's fecking God's gift to the planet. A second photographer is included in the price of some of my packages, though can be added to any package. 

I do and they are often such a lovely way to get to know you guys before your big day. They can also be really helpful in putting camera shy humans at ease. 

On your wedding day I can be with you for just a few hours or for a full day with two photographers from bridal and groomsmen preparation through to your evening party. I like to capture every aspect of your day while I am with you including all the chaos of getting ready, guests arriving, the ceremony, some stunning bride and groom portraits, photos with family and friends, candid shots with guests, the wedding breakfast, the evening party and all the little details.

I limit myself to 25 weddings a year. This allows me to provide a more personalised service and I'll be daisy fresh. 

Dependant on your selected package, you will receive between 300 and 500+ images. 

My image turn over is between 5-8 weeks. However, a sneak preview from your big day will be available within 24 hours for you to share. 

YES YES YES YES YES YES... not only do my cameras have dual SD slots (meaning every image is replicated twice on two memory cards), but your images are also backed up throughout the wedding day; then additionally stored to external hard drives and the cloud once I return home. 

Once you have secured your date and venue, I would highly recommend for your next step to be your photographer. While weddings do run year round, April to October is heavy season. If your wedding falls within those months, absolutely get your shuffle on.

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I cannot recommend Tink and Lulu photography highly enough! I have used Sam multiple times now and she just makes the whole experience stress free from start to finish. She is sooooo good with kids and truly captures their little personalities and getting those perfect precious memories on camera. I wouldn’t use anyone else!


I chose to have my daughter's first birthday pictures taken by Samantha after a friends recommendation and let me just say that I am so glad that I did! Prior to booking, Samantha gave me all the information that I required to make an informed decision without any obligations. On the day of the shoot, we chose an outdoor location that was both local and had indoor and outdoor space with weather conditions in mind. Samantha was well organised and was great with my daughter and extended family - the pictures are both natural and professional. I'd definitely be back to have pictures taken by Samantha again and having the option to have an outdoor shoot or studio shoot is just fantastic!

Iona Templeton

**5 STARS** We cannot recommend Tink and Lulu Photography highly enough! Samantha makes the whole experience enjoyable and stress free from the outset. She is warm, funny and professional so we all felt very relaxed with her! Sam is absolutely great with kids and can even put the most awkward husband at ease! Having been to Sam for family shoots and kids shoots, we now have the most natural, timeless professional images that we will cherish for years to come! Thanks Sam!

Gillian Carroll




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