About Newborn Sessions | Central Coast NSW
Welcome! I’m delighted that you are considering booking a Newborn Session. It is an honour to be able to photograph newborn babies at a time when parents have so much pride in their new baby and emotions are raw. I hope that your session will be a time when you slow down, sit back and feel especially proud of the amazing miracle that you’ve brought into this world.
I love simple images along with neutral, calming textures and tones so that the focus is on your baby. I aim to deliver a range of images that include full set-ups of your baby on a blanket (or in a prop), macro shots of features and photos with mum and dad so that you will have a variety of images to pick and choose from. I love working with babies so sessions are easy-going even if your little one isn’t. Patience and awe accompany the time spent capturing your brand new baby.
Ideally, newborn sessions should take place within your baby’s first 10 days while they are still sleepy and curl up naturally. Sessions typically last 2-4 hours to accommodate feeding, changing and the time it takes to settle baby.
Studio vs Lifestyle:
The natural light Studio is perfect for mums and dads who don’t feel up to preparing their home for a photo session or who would like a well-lit, calm and peaceful environment to escape to for their baby’s first photo session. Everything is set up for a newborn and there are plenty of home comforts for sleep-deprived mums and dads too. I have a posing bean bag designed especially for newborn portraiture as well as a range of blankets, backdrops, props, wraps and lovely things crafted especially for newborns.
Lifestyle Sessions are aimed at capturing baby’s first few days at home with mum and dad cuddling, feeding, settling or simply admiring their newborn in the comfort of their own home. Baby’s new cot and room, mum and dad’s bed, the family couch — all become settings for capturing unique, memorable images of a time that is all too fleeting.
Preparing for Your Newborn Session:
- Bring extra bottles of milk or come prepared to breastfeed more often than usual.
- If you are breastfeeding, avoid eating anything spicy the night before.
- Come dressed in layers – the room will be heated.
- Dress baby is loose clothing or something that is easily removed.
- Don’t stress – it’s all going to be okay. And if you’re running late, just text me to say so.
The session fee and client contract are required to reserve your session. The fee is non-refundable but you may transfer it to another date due to the unpredictable nature of birth and newborn babies. There are other milestones to capture and sessions can also be held at 4 months, 7 months and one year.
The session fee covers pre-session consultation (optional), the session itself, the photographer’s time and talent and beautifully retouched images delivered to a secure, online gallery within 2-4 weeks of your session.
For detailed information about Pricing and Packages please email or call me directly on 0400 792 861.