bite me photography is owned and operated by leading Newcastle baby photographer Kath Blake. My clients call me the baby whisperer and always comment on my patience and gentleness with their new little life. Please find below my what to expect information.
When is the best time to book a newborn photography session?
Newborn photography sessions are best done in the first two weeks of life, whilst baby is still sleepy and curly. To avoid disapointment it is a good idea to book your session in your second or third trimester. I photograph newborns upto 4 weeks old so if you have missed the two week mark don't stress I can still provide you with some beauitful imagery, just be mindful that older bubs are more alert and require different posing.
Where are newborn photography sessions held?
I hold most baby photography at my home studio based in Speers Point Lake Macquarie. You also have the option of an outdoor newborn session if you wish, this is perfect if you have older children as well and would like the focus to be on your entire family, of course I can still bring props and do some stylised newborn photography as well.
How long does a newborn photography session take?
Please allow 3-4 hours for a newborn session. This time allows for feeding and settling, I take the time needed, if baby needs to feed for 40 minutes then that is what we do.
What do I bring?
Please wear comfortable clothing as I do have heaters running to keep baby warm and comfortable. Baby may need to feed a little more than ususal so if baby is breast fed bring your boobs and if possible a little expressed milk can be helpful, if baby is bottle fed please bring extra bottles and formula. I provide cold water and it can be a good idea to bring a snack just in case baby needs a little more comforting and the session goes past lunchtime.
Do I need to bring props?
We supply all props however if you have a favourite soft toy or a blanket that Nanna knitted please bring them along and we can incorporate them into the session. Below are a just a few of the props you can choose from. Can parents and sibling be involved in the session?
Yes we encourage you to be apart of the session, please bring a plain black shirt/t-shirt/top for parent photography. Sibling photography is done in the first half hour of the session.
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you, the photos are amazing and something I know I will treasure forever. Thank you for your patience and understanding with my new bubba and not rushing to finish by a certain time, even though I was running late. The package that all the photos come in was so professional and beautiful. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend you." Angela
"Thank you for capturing such beautiful photos of our baby girl, such a special time in our lives and we cannot thank you enough". Jacqui, Ben & Evie
Thank you so much for taking our beautiful photos, they are something we will treasure for all out life. You are a lovely lady with lots of patience, you definately are a "baby whisperer". Thank you for Levi's beautiful photos we love showing them off to everyone. Mel, Kye & Levi
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the gorgeous photos and for being such a pleasure to deal with. Your patience and gentleness with our precious newborn baby is truly appreicated, Garrett has even taken to calling you "The baby whisperer". We look forward to sharing these special photos with family and friends. Thanks again for doing such beautiful work. Garrett, Jes & Sadie