Newborn Session Information
When your little one arrives, your whole world will change.
Time will go by far too fast as you watch your beautiful baby rapidly grow. You'r baby will only be tiny enough to fit in your hands once, and only for a short time. Capture this moment to treasure for a lifetime. Every beautiful feature and tiny detail kept safe forever.
about the experience
The newborn session usually take around 4 hours (more or less), so please allocate at least 4 hours for the shoot. This allows plenty of time to feed and settle to sleep.
The ideal time for newborn photography is when the baby is between 7 and 14 days old. to achieve those adorable curled up, sleepy poses.
to make sure we photograph bub in this small 2 week window, it is essential that bookings are made whilst you're pregnant.
Newborn sessions take place in my home studio in Brunswick Junction (10 minutes from Australind, 25 minutes from Bunbury).
on the day
Upon booking, you'll receive a guide with a list of advice on how to best prepare for your session.
WHEN you arrive, bub will be nice and full after a big feed and burp and usually pretty sleepy from the drive.
The studio will be starting to warm up (this is so baby is nice and comfortable when we get them nudie)
there will be white noise and/or music playing to help bay sleep.
then we start with parent photos! I'll help position bub and yourselves to get a collection of family shots as well as mum + bub and dad bub.
now you guys can relax! this is when it's all about your babe and parents can sit back, watch and enjoy the experience. we will generally start with the posed, nudie shots and then move on to wrapped set up's using props.
I will generally settle bub myself but will absolutely hand over to mum when they need a top up feed or a mummy/daddy cuddle! I am practised in newborn safety and know how to handle and pose your newborn safely. I'm also super clucky and a natural with babies and kids!
After each session I always have a basket or two of washing, so please don’t worry if bub has accidents on the blankets.
Sibling and family photos are taken at the beginning of the session and then siblings are required to be taken home. As the studio space is quite small I unfortunately cannot accomodate children for the 2-3 hours the newborn images will take following the family & Sibling photos.
It is important that we have a calm and relaxing environment for baby and the studio is a challenging place for toddlers for a long period of time.
Things that are important to me
- Newborn safety + comfort
- parents feeling relaxed and at ease
- beautiful, timeless imagery of your baby!