NEWCASTLE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER
TEN LITTLE FINGERS & TEN LITTLE TOES!
BECAUSE THEY ARE ONLY THIS TINY FOR SUCH A SHORT TIME!
Congratulations on your upcoming arrival. This is such a precious time you must be so excited and there is no better way to remember this special time than with a newborn session. I am lucky enough to have a large studio with a lifestyle room for those natural newborn images with no fuss plus a room dedicated to the more posed style of newborn photography. I can offer you the best of both worlds! I encourage partners and children to be involved and have chocolate on hand to bribe both the kids and dads!
To avoid disappointment the best time to book is your second trimester so we can schedule your baby for when they are still squishy and curly, ideally the first two weeks of life. However, I photograph babies of any age so don't worry if you've missed the first two weeks of your newborns' life. I get it life can be a little hectic in those first few weeks & newborns grow so quickly - so get in touch now!
Your session will be held at my home studio at Green Point Estate Belmont
What's included in your newborn session
3-hour newborn photography session
Ten little fingers, ten little toes and that flakey newborn skin. Boy does the newborn bubble fly by quickly so you want to capture those little details so you can remember them for always. As a newborn photographer, my job is to help you achieve that. I take the time we need and only book one newborn per day.
Pre-shoot consultation over the phone or in studio
Your session includes a pre-shoot consultation either over the phone or in studio. You are welcome to make an appointment to visit the studio so you can try on items from my client wardrobe. I will guide you through what to wear and help you style your family members too.
A collection of hand-retouched digital images
Every session includes a collection of digital files. At your design & ordering appointment, we will select your favourite images & discuss retouching to your personal taste. You can select hand-touched digital image collections. You'll also receive credit discount on prints and products.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
To avoid disappointment the best time to book your newborn session is in your second trimester. Newborn sessions are held in the first two weeks of life, preferably between 7-10 days old. I ask you to notify me within 48 hours of the baby’s birth so I can schedule you in and give you a few options on session dates and times. A quick text or email is fine, no need to call.
All babies are beautiful no matter how old, so if you have missed the two-week window don't worry, give me a call and we can still work something out.
How long will the session last?
I only book one newborn session per day, so you will have my undivided attention. Newborn sessions are best held in the morning, when baby is settled and sleepy. I usually start newborn sessions at 10am and they last between 2-4 hours depending on how cooperative and sleepy baby is. I don’t rush through sessions we want baby to be happy so if that means a 40 minute feed, then that is what we do! Please feel free to bring a snack incase you get hungry. I suggest you don’t make any other appointments on photo day as sometimes baby could be having an unsettled day and we may need a little longer than usual.
Do I need to feed baby before the session?
Please don’t stress if you are having “one of those mornings” but if it is possible please give baby a nice big feed just prior to your session. I find a nice big feed and a warm car ride puts baby in a nice deep sleep. We can also expect a few top-up feeds during the session so bring extra bottles if bottle-fed, otherwise bring your boobs! Don’t stress too much about timing if baby needs a top-up when you arrive that is totally ok and we just do what baby needs.
Please don’t apply the nappy to tight on the morning of the session this helps reduce nappy marks. If you have time, a morning bath can also help settle them for their session however please don’t feel this is a must do.
Siblings are welcome to have their photograph taken with your new arrival, it is my policy that these photographs are taken in the first half hour you will then need to have made arrangements for siblings to be picked up or for hubby to take them to the park so the room remains quiet and safe for the remainder of the newborn session. I am located 2 minutes away from central Belmont and the waterfront. Where you can enjoy the park or local cafes. I am also only a few minutes away from Warners Bay and Speers Point Park.
What to wear
Please wear cool comfortable clothing, the studio will be warm to help keep baby asleep. If you wish to be included in photographs then bring neutral, soft and/or cream/white colours for the "cream lifestyle room". For siblings & older children I recommend soft neutral colours also. i. If you wish to use the black backdrop please bring a black top t/shirt for yourselves, siblings can wear what they are already dressed in. Please no busy patterns, or visible licensed logo, plain solid colours work best. It is also a good idea to throw in a change of clothes in case of little accidents
Please don't wear spray tan, natural skin tones work best. Your baby & family wont be wearing a spray tan so you dont want to look like an Ompa Lumpa or have orange hands.
Additional editing charges may apply for colour correction.
I have plenty of props to choose from and I like to get you involved in the session, if you have something special like a blanket or soft toy please feel free to bring them along and we can incorporate them into the session. Many of my props are unique and sourced from overseas.
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