A newborn session is a very special and intimate session that should be scheduled prior to the baby’s birth, if possible. In the first two weeks after birth, babies are very placid. In order to get those distinctive newborn images, these sessions are done during the first four to ten days of life. These sessions typically last three to four hours to allow plenty of time for feeding, changing and to capture those sweet, sleepy pictures. I have an in-home studio ready for your little ones.
WHERE WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Newborn photography sessions are held in my home studio in Point Cook
WHEN TO BOOK NEWBORN SESSION?
It’s never too early to book a newborn session. Once your baby is born, you will be consumed in their care and in awe of their very existence. Booking newborn session early ensures you don’t miss your chance for capturing those precious moments. Capture these timeless moments in portraits to share them with friends and family. While beautiful images can be captured at any stage and we work with newborns up to 6 weeks, keep in mind that once beyond those first days we will not be able to get the sleepy, curled poses. After 6 weeks of age the session will be a more older baby session. If you would like specific poses, please ask about those during your consultation. I always try to fit last minute requests into my schedule but it is not always possible. After I receive your deposit, I will put your babies due date on my calendar and we will set an approximate date between 6 to 14 days after birth, is the best time to photograph your newborn baby.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SESSION?
It is very important to me to work with parents before and during the session to make sure that I meet their expectations capturing all the emotions of this special time in their life. Before your session you will receive a PDF which details how to prepare for your session. It is important to follow the simple steps I provide to help ensure that you and your baby are ready for your session.
HOW LONG WILL MY NEWBORN SHOOT LAST?
Newborn sessions can last up to approximately 3-4 hours depending on your baby. Parents and siblings are included in the session.
CAN I INCLUDE FAMILY AND SIBLINGS PHOTOS WHEN I BOOK A NEWBORN SESSION?
Yes family and sibling photos are included in your newborn session fee. These images are done at the start of your session. For families with siblings I find that it often works best if you come in 2 cars if possible. We then photograph siblings with baby, dad with baby and the family photo first. Dad can then take siblings home. I do understand that waiting for the entire newborn shoot is a very long time to wait for a small child. We then proceed with the rest of the images with baby and mum.
HAVE YOU BEEN IMMUNISED AGAINST WHOOPING COUGH?
As a parent myself I understand that it is important to stay up to date when it comes to immunisations. Yes I have been vaccinated against whooping cough and my whole family get yearly flu shots as well.
I HAVE PRE BOOKED MY NEWBORN SHOOT BUT WHAT IF MY BABY COMES EARLY OR LATE?
I ask that all clients email, call or text within 24-48 hours of having your baby. Most babies are booked anywhere from 8-10 or even 12 or 14 days depending on the babys weight. Letting me know when you have your baby early enough allows rooms for re scheduling and adjusting.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
After your photography session I will have your proofs available for viewing at a 1 hour consultation approximately 3-4 weeks after your session. This is the really rewarding part…. you get to re-live the fun of your photography session and view some great images. Please make sure that all people who need to decide which photos to select are present at this time as this is the time when you place your order. Please note that one viewing is included in your session price.
WHAT TYPE OF EDITING DO YOU DO PROVIDE FOR NEWBORN PHOTO SHOOTS?
All images have a basic edit done prior to your proof viewing. Once you have had your proof viewing and selected the images you would like to place an order for I then do the final edit on these selected images. I ensure that any pimples, obvious scratches, marks etc are removed. Please note that extensive airbrushing editing is not included in standard newborn packages. Babies are naturally beautiful. For airbrushing for other portraits please inquire regarding pricing.
DO YOU PROVIDE PROPS
Yes absolutely! I have a big selection of props available during your newborn session. I have headbands, hats, blankets, wraps, rompers, baskets, crates, wood bowls etc. We will discuss before your session which props and colours you like to be included in your session. The use of my props are included in your session fee.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
I love neutral colours like cream, white, blush or light gray. Remember you want your baby to be the focus not what you’re wearing. I like off shoulder tops or maxi dress for moms. Have dads and siblings in the same colour tone.