YOUR NEWBORN SESSION EXPERIENCE
Leaving the house with a newborn for the first time is very daunting and I am truly honoured that so many mums have trusted me with the precious little ones to capture this fleeting and oh so precious time in their baby’s life.
I know this is hard to believe, but once you arrive in the studio, all you have to do is sit and relax and have a coffee or tea. The lights will be dimmed, the music will lull you and baby and the magic will happen.
I’m known as the Baby Whisperer, so I will be doing all the rocking and shushing for you.
There is no need to stress that your baby won’t “behave”. I have worked with hundreds of babies and have many tricks up my sleeve. Plus we love awake baby photos as long as baby is settled.
All you need to bring along is Baby and milk!
BOOKING A SESSION
As soon as you are interested in booking a session, shoot me an email or give me a call. I would love to meet you for a coffee to chat about your ideal session and creating portraits unique to you
We will discuss all the specifics of what you are looking for with your newborn photo session
I recommend having your newborn photographed between the 9 and 21 day mark This is when you can capture those newborn moments and poses at their best. It is also when they are at their most sleepy and squishy.
Pre-booking during your second trimester guarantees your newborn session, I pencil your due date into my calendar and we firm things up once bub arrives safely. I only schedule newborn sessions on weekday mornings
Once your baby is born, it is important that you contact the Studio within the first 48 hours to finalise your session date and time
Contact me now to secure your date
My full service newborn portrait studio is located in Hilbert.
The studio is fully equipped with everything you need from coffee/tea, nappies, wipes, dummies, a convenient dressing room and a comfortable sitting area for you to relax and watch your session or take a nap
I have a variety of backdrops for different looks throughout your images. I offer a wide variety of luxury props, knits and wraps, and each session is carefully and uniquely designed to your personal style.
Newborn safety is always my number one priority. I have over 10 years of experience in handling and posing newborns giving you the peace of mind that your baby is safe in my capable hands.
WHAT TO WEAR
Don’t worry about what you’re going to wear Mummas! We got you covered!
Choose your outfit looks in our very own client wardrobe. Each piece has been chosen with your post baby body in mind and we have a variety of styles and colours to choose from. But of course feel free to bring your own.
I provide all of babies outfits, wraps and headbands.
If you missed the newborn stage, don’t stress, I am very experienced working with older babies and parents love these shots as baby’s personality has begun developing. They have bright, wide eyes and love looking at mum and dad. Bonus – they have started smiling for real
DURING THE SESSION
Once you’re booked in for your newborn photography session you will receive a detailed guide on how to prepare for your session and what to bring, so you can arrive feeling relaxed and knowing what to expect
Newborn sessions generally last between 2-3 hours, it’s a time to sit back and relax, I will do all the hard work
We will always follow the lead of your little one as is so important in those early days. When it’s feeding time, we pause for feeds; if baby is unsettled we cuddle and soothe. Nap time makes for beautiful sleepy photos
The studio is cozy and comfortable and filled with the finest props, wraps and blankets for you to choose from
I create a range of photographs including family, sibling and baby photos for you to choose from usually between 30 and 40 final images are presented
All sessions are led by the baby on the day and guided by your colour and prop choices
I spend approximately an hour before your session setting up around 5 – 7 different prop options for you to choose from and aim to include at least 5 of them in your show, again the baby often decides for you
If you have younger siblings, we include 2 – 3 options for you depending on the age of the sibling and the safety of the shot
Family photos generally include 3 – 4 options
You can then choose blankets for the more natural, “nakie” posed photos and for these we aim to do 3 – 4 poses
There are usually around 20 – 30 unique photos for you to choose from. The final number depends on if siblings are involved, if siblings are co-operative on the day and also the fussiness of the baby sometimes determines the final number
More fussy babies tend to prefer being wrapped
AFTER THE SESSION
Approximately 1-2 weeks after your session, I will make an appointment for you to RETURN TO THE STUDIO so we can go through your images together and you can make your Product and image selections.