At what age do you photograph newborns?
The best age to photograph a newborn is when they’re under 12 days old. Yes really! During this time newborns are still very sleepy and they don’t mind being moved from pose to pose once they have a full tummy. However, beautiful images of your newborn can be photographed at any stage, you should know that once beyond this “new” stage, capturing those curly poses may not be possible, as your baby may be more wakeful and alert, so a lifestyle session will be more suited.
When do I need to book a newborn session?
To avoid disappointment, please get in contact with me well before your baby is due so I can pencil in your due date, to make a booking. Ideally 3 months notice will ensure your baby’s first moments will be documented for years to come.
Where is a newborn photoshoot held?
A newborn session typically takes 3 – 4 hours in the comfort of your own home. Custom styling with a wide array of props will be supplied. Please inform me prior to your session if you have certain colours or items in mind. I require a space of about 2m x 2m to setup, either next to a large window or in a well-lit room.
What can I expect from a newborn session?
After booking a session you’ll be asked to complete a session questionnaire. This will guide me through your expectations and together we can tailor a session that you will walk away from extremely pleased. Most of the session will be about your gorgeous new arrival, however there are 2 parts to my session. My photography style includes both posed and lifestyle. I love to include all family members in my session, as it tells your story as a family. Siblings are a must, as well as mum and dad, even pets should join in too! The family photos are more relaxed, natural and embrace the connection between one another. Your newborn’s portraits will be both posed with my gorgeous props and also lifestyle based.
I’ve already had my baby, is it too late?
Absolutely not. My Lifestyle sessions can be done and any age in the first couple of months. My Posed session does require a bit of forward planning however as this session needs to done in the first 2 weeks of your baby’s arrival. Needless to say, shoot me an enquiry you never know I make have last minute availability.