NEWBORN SESSION Q+A
Your newborn photographs are something to be treasured. When you look back on these days with fuzzy memories of how little your child used to be, you will have your beautiful photographs to remind you of the moment you first met. I've photographed hundreds of babies over the past 6 years, so you can be assured that your baby will be handled with a huge amount of love and care. You can relax as your precious new baby is being cuddled and soothed as I capture those fleeting moments so that you can treasure them for a lifetime.
WHAT IS THE BEST AGE TO TAKE PHOTOS?
Newborn sessions are held between 6-10 days old. This is when newborns are usually sleepier and more co-operative. Each day counts!!! I can't stress this enough. They grow up so so quickly and we want to capture your baby as a newborn. I can never get over how much your little ones grow from the time of your photography session, to when I drop off your package!
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK A NEWBORN SESSION?
If you're already 8 months pregnant, baby brain has probably set in and you may have forgotten to book in a newborn session. No need to stress, you're not the only one! I actually prefer last minute sessions and I usually only take bookings a month or two in advance. When you make a booking I'll pencil in your due date (or planned c-section) and I'll wait to hear from you as soon as baby arrives. You're more than welcome to simply send me a text message to say your bub has arrived and we can arrange a date for your session.
WHAT IF MY BABY'S OLDER THAN 10 DAYS?
After two weeks old they are much more aware of their surroundings and likely to be disturbed while sleeping, prone to colic and baby acne starts to flare up. We can still get similar curly images as if they are only 6 days, but please be aware it will take longer and require more settling and feeding. I want you to have a relaxed, enjoyable experience, so please make sure that you book within the recommended age. An $80 fee is applied for newborns over 10 days old.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE?
Newborn sessions usually last up to 3-4 hours, allowing time for feeding, settling and a variety of poses and set ups. Each newborn is different and have their own personality already! At the beginning of your session it may take your bub 10mins to settle or it may take an hour. Don't stress if they don't settle straight away. We will get there!! Make sure you follow the 'What to do' pdf prior to the session and it should go smoothly. I'll never rush your session and am guided by your baby, so it's not a problem if the session goes a bit over. My aim is to have you feeling completely relaxed and enjoy every moment of your session without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.