Baby Casting

Baby Hand casts and Foot casts. Please visit my Southampton studio for the best casting experience.....
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Laura with Baby
Tiny Feet and hands!
 


Everything you need to know about your baby casting appointment (For you to Download
The Process of casting Baby's Hands or Feet (or you pet's Paws)
I use a totally safe and natural moulding material called Alginate to form an mould of your child's hand or foot (or your dog's paw.)
It is totally safe for even for the tiniest babies (key [866355] doesn't existsee FAQ's ).
Taking the actual mould is very quick (less than 5 mins)
The baby's foot or hand is placed in a cup of Alginate which is luke- warm and lovely and squishy so your baby should not even notice. If it is a slightly older child, they will hopefully love the process!
The Alginate forms a 3D mould and after you have gone home I will take a special stone cast of the mould. The stone takes on all the details is very strong when it is set.
I am very careful to identify every line and fold in tiny hands and feet to create a beautiful final 3D cast which highlights all of the unique fine details.
I usually allow 40 mins to 60 mins for each appointment (depending on the number of casts you require), so we then have time to relax, discuss what you'd like and to choose colours, frames, mounts and finish etc.
When the stone cast is dry I will hand- finish your casting using paint, wax and polish. Finally I will frame or mount your 3D casts to your individual specification.
I aim to work in a relaxed atmosphere to make the process really easy and enjoyable.
Your totally unique casting will need to dry for approx 4 weeks. I will then personally paint, finish and frame your cast so it will be ready to collect in approximately 5 to 6 weeks.
For more information about Framing your Cast - Framing

FAQs
Is alginate completely safe?
Yes, alginate is completely safe and can be used in direct contact with skin. Alginate is extracted from natural seaweed.
It is the same material that has been used totally safely for making dental impressions millions of times by dentists in people's mouths for well over half a century.
Alginate is a flexible mould- and impression-making material which is perfect for casting. It is a very fine powder which is mixed with water to form a liquid gel that can pick out the tiniest details.

Is the alginate mould re- usable?
No, the mould is not reusable as the 3D cast needs to be peeled away from the mould. The alginate is flexible but easily tears when the cast is peeled away. I will therefore take a new mould for each cast.

Should you buy a DIY casting kit?
I get a lot of new parents coming to me after having tried to use Home Casting Kit and failed!!
The images Online and on the Home Casting Kit Box makes it look pretty easy BUT I've heard of many people not managing to get the baby's hand or foot into the alginate before it sets, let alone managing to make a hand or foot cast. They are usually just left with the frame with nothing to put in it!!
The Home Casting Kits are not cheap, they are often between £50-60… and they usually contain cheap materials which are not suitable to make a good cast.
The Kits do not contain the tools to properly finish the cast. (Many tools need training and practice to use anyway).
Often parents would like to cast a slightly older child's hand or foot but often the frames supplied are only deep enough for a very small baby.
Also for these lager casts just mixing the correct amount of alginate takes skill and practice.
Please do your research and spend your money wisely.
I am happy to discuss all your requirements. For larger casts I am always happy to do payment plan to spread the cost.
Please also see My Blog on Home casting Kits...


Baby and Child 3D Life Casting PRICE List

Two casts framed in a bespoke frame of your choice with a choice of coloured mounts and an engraved name plaque or Vinyl decals.
Silver effect finish 3D hand & foot cast in solid oak frame.


Under 12 months........£160- £165

12 to 18 months.......... £170- £175

18 to 24 months..........-.. £185- £190

2 to 3 years.................- £200- £205

3 to 4 years.................- £210- £215


Two casts mounted on a plinth with engraved name plate

Baby hand and foot casts mounted on an oak plinth


Under 12 months from - £155

12 to 18 months...........- £165

18 to 24 months............- £175

2 to 3 years...................- £195

3 to 4 years...................- £210

Two Casts framed , with a 6 x 8 photo (customer to supply & print) in a bespoke of your choice including engraved name plaque or Vinyl decals

Baby casts in cream frame with photo


Under 12 months from - £185-£190

12 to 18 months...........- £195- £200

18 to 24 months............- £205-£210

2 to 3 years..................- £225- £230

3 to 4 years.................. - £245- £250


Four casts framed in a bespoke frame & mount of your choice and an engraved name plaque or Vinyl decasl.

Full set of copper effect baby casts


Under 12 months......- £ 235 - £240

12 to 18 months........- £245- £250

18 to 24 months........- £255- £260

2 to 3 years...............- £275- £280

3 to 4 years...............- £295- £300


Four Casts framed , with a 5 x 7 photo (customer to supply & print) in a bespoke of your choice including engraved name plaque or Vinyl decals

Full set of 3D baby casts in an oak frame.with photo



Under 12 months from - £255- £260

12 to 18 months...........-£265- £270

18 to 24 months............- £275-£280

2 to 3 years...................- £295-£300

3 to 4 years...................- £315-£320


Prices for Baby Casting & Photography Packages

I’ve teamed up with Lucy from Lucinda Photography to offer two great packages.
I first met Lucy when I cast her second baby. I have used her personally for photography and I can’t recommend her enough.
...so why not take advantage of this luxury casting package. Book with both myself and Lucinda Newborn Photography and get some extra goodies.
Lucy and I want to create a very special package for parents who would like to use both our services to capture the special moments in your baby’s first year.
The Newborn Package
  • A Newborn session package with Lucinda Photography- Includes an 8 x 10 mounted print from your professional gallery. Your baby must be under 14 days for a new-born shoot - £75

  • A casting session with Laura’s Treasured Prints, includes 2 baby casts framed in a bespoke frame of your choice with a space for a photo- £190

With this special Newborn Package you will ALSO receive a free 8 x 6 print from your professional gallery with Lucinda Photography to display in your casting frame and a free outprint hand or foot print plaque from Laura's Treasured Prints.

Baby casts in cream frame with photo

Cake Smash
  • A 1st Birthday Cake smash session package with Lucinda Photography, session fee includes an 8 x 10 mounted print from your gallery - £75

  • A casting session with Laura’s Treasured Prints, includes 2 baby casts in a bespoke frame of your choice with a space for a photo (age 12-18 months) - £200

With this special Cake Smash and 12-18 month Cast package, you will ALSO receive a free 8 x 6 print from your professional gallery with Lucinda Photography to display in your casting frame and a free outprint hand or foot print plaque from Laura's Treasured Prints.

Cake Smash- Lucinda’s Photography

Terms
A minimum spend of £150 towards products applies to all photo sessions with Lucinda Photography in addition to the session fee. Please discuss details with Lucy.
Website -www.lucindaphotography.co.uk
Email- Lucinda-photography@hotmail.co.uk

Please inform both Lucy and Laura at the time of booking.
Laura from Laura's Treasured PrintsGorgeous baby Feet2D Babyprint baby model 22D Babyprint baby model 1Kailia being cast for her first birthdayCasting a baby in my studioLovely Jenson with his 3D casts!3D Foot casts of 3 brothers in silver frame
Reviews

Laura was incredibly accommodating when we arrived mob handed, to witness the casting of our son's hands and feet! Everything was perfect about the session (including the amazing shusher!) and the finished products are simply stunning. They are now pride of place in both ours and the grandparents homes.

Today I collected my sons 3D hand and foot cast and what can I say WOW. It is worth every penny and something I will treasure forever! Thank you again Laura.

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