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      Newborn & Baby sessions… and the days to come

      My heartfelt congratulations on an incredibly precious time in your life.

      You stare at your newborn, wanting to memorise every single feature and to be fully present in these new moments with your new family.

      I’m here to help you preserve these memories so that you can pass them down as a family legacy in the future. The following FAQs should cover most of your questions about these sessions.

      FAQ

      How do the sessions work?

      When to have the shoot?

      Investment

      My recommendations

      Baby safety

      WHAT WILL BE CAPTURED?

      Little fingers, little toes, fine eyelashes... I will get all the details you hope to remember in the future.

      Please see 'Investment' for more on the different types of sessions available.

      PRINTS & PRODUCTS

      I encourage you print something out. Prints have a tangible, weighty presence that digital doesn't. I want you to have physical products that last the test of time.

      These prints are from the best in the art printing business in Australia (not your normal office supplies printers)! Their detail and colour gamut is unmatched and they have won many many awards with their prints.

      In partnership with them, your personal gallery is available in Semi Gloss, Matte Art and Fine Art prints at affordable prices.

      NEWBORNS - THE '10 DAY RULE'

      Why is it a common recommendation that newborn photography is captured within such a small time frame?

      Well, to start, newborn babies are born with nearly 300 ‘bones’, while a full-grown adult has 206. Why is this relevant you ask? A newborn really has nearly 300 bones & cartilage pieces, which after that 10-14days (2 weeks) mark, start to fuse together into calcified bone, which makes it much harder for them to return to that in-the-womb position they’ve been in for the last 9 months.

      That being said, every baby is different, and it depends on their individual growth speed rather than a widely spread “rule” whether or not they are safely able to participate in a true newborn session.

      NEWBORNS - IS THERE REALLY A DIFFERENCE?

      Yes, there is a difference between images created from 2 days new, 2 weeks new, and 2 months new. However, none is BETTER than the others. It's just DIFFERENT. Precious memories will be captured at each point.

      It really is your choice; don't feel pressured to schedule a shoot when you don't feel ready.

      90-MINUTE SESSION

      This session includes baby poses AND a mini family session that I'm known for.

      I will capture you in your home, the space where you feel most comfortable.

      You will walk away with gentle and timeless images that show what you and your family looked like at this unique time in life.

      Sessions cost $275 and come with a complimentary torn-edge Fine Art Print. Prints and products (including digital files) are purchased separately. There is no minimum purchase requirement with my services.

      60-MINUTE SESSION

      This is purely a posed baby session. I will capture your baby in a variety of poses and outfits, depending on his or her temperament at the time of the shoot.

      Sessions cost $195, and come with a complimentary torn-edge Fine Art Print. Prints and products (including digital files) are purchased separately. There is no minimum purchase requirement with my services.

      OLDER NEWBORNS

      I have a slight bias towards older babies because of the 'newborn chub' that they put on!

      Ava (pictured above) was photographed at 21 days/3 weeks when she had put on some weight and filled out her onesies a little more, and had a more regular sleeping and feeding schedule.

      BRAND NEW NEWBORNS

      If you want the 'curled up' poses, I recommend scheduling the session after 3-5 days, especially for breastfeeding moms, in order to make sure baby has somewhat of a feeding schedule and has learnt to latch correctly in order to get enough milk.

      #1 PRIORITY

      Baby safety is my number one priority. Everything I do, including handheld poses and prop shots, will all be done with safety in mind, no matter what!

      I will require at least one parent to be with me at all times.

      I will not do poses and/or props of which I either have no experience doing or don’t feel is safe for the baby.

      WHAT TO BRING

      You will need to provide the outfits that you want your baby photographed in.

      I recommend having some soft props like a neutral coloured throw or blanket.

      At this point in time, as I travel to each family's home, I cannot bring a host of props along with me.

      WHAT TO WEAR

      Wear something comfortable and timeless.

      I don't recommend wearing super trendy outfits with loud prints, unless that is your signature style. We want these images to last the time of time, outlasting any fashion trends at the moment.

      Please note that this does not mean you have to be matchy-matchy (in white tops and khakis)! Just be you.

      And the days to come...

      Taking session bookings for 2021 now. Enquire via our contact form.

      Ready for more?

      Preserve your precious memories with regular yearly sessions or at momentous milestones (think first day at kinder!)

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