What will my photos look like?
We have many different ways we capture newborn photography. Please visit our gallery for examples of what we can do for you!
Where will my session take place?
We do our newborn shoots at our home studio of Heritage Park, 4118. We have lights, props, and a very relaxing atmosphere which will help us settle bub for the photo shoot.
We can come to you as well. However, as it will require us to bring our lights, props and camera gear with us, we ask an additional $50 to cover our costs and time.
Are sessions scheduled at a specific time of day?
We will do our best to work in with you. We recommend the time that bub settles best, but we also understand that this can be difficult to schedule your time around, particularly if you want to include other people in the shoot who may have conflicting schedules.
Can I be in the shoot, and if so, what do I wear?
Yes of course, we love incorporating mum and/or dad in the shoot.
If there will be multiple people in the shoot, we strongly recommend wearing similar clothing. In particular, same pants types and same top colours.
For instance, dads wear short sleeve shirts or button-up dress shirts. Mums can also wear short sleeve button-up shirts, but basic singlets also look lovely. White or light/neutral colours are best. Avoid wearing anything that has graphics, bold stripes, logos or prints, otherwise it will distract from the purpose of the shoot, which is you, bub and anybody else you want to include. For bottoms, jeans look great. But really, as long as the trousers are similarly toned and coloured without any patterns, they will look fine.
Lastly, we strongly recommend you bring a second change of clothes in the highly likely event that bub has an accident on you.
How long does it take to process my photos?
From the date of shoot, it will take 4-6 weeks for the photos to be processed and uploaded to a secure gallery on our website for your review. If you wish to have your photos sooner, we ask an additional payment of $75.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
Right away! It’s hard to predict what our schedule will be like, so it’s best to secure your booking as soon as possible. We will tentatively schedule your newborn session around your due date, then can adjust according to your actual birth date. Simply contact us to make your booking!
How long will my session last?
A newborn session can take up to 4 hours. It may sound like a long time, but it takes a great deal of patience and time to settle and pose bub. Most of the time will be spent taking breaks to settle and feed bub.
Also, we will ensure we keep the studio heated to help bub doze, particularly as they may be naked during the shoot. If baby doesn’t sleep, please be assured that we can still get amazing shots.
We open up our home to you as well, so you or other family members in attendance are not restless during bub's resting times.
What if my baby makes a mess on your props?
Please don’t worry! All our gear is washable, and we expect this to happen. We’ve had it happen before, and we’re very, very sure it will happen again. We definitely recommend that you bring multiple nappies and clothes for bub though.
Can I include siblings in the shoot?
Definitely! We’ve done this many times, and have gotten some great photos!
After brother/sister has had their turn in the photo shoot however, please note that we will need somebody to watch them while we take bub’s photos. Particularly, the shoot will go for a long time, and brother/sister will naturally get bored.
We also need the studio to be as quiet as possible to ensure bub stays settled for the photos.
We have a toy room beside the studio, and an outdoor play area that your children are more than welcome to take advantage of.
We also have a TV with lots of movies to keep brother/sister entertained while their new baby sibling is having their photos taken. Lastly, we have a park down the road if brother/sister wants to go for a walk.
Also, please note, incorporating other family members can consume 1-2 hours of your session depending on how everyone is feeling on the day. This means less time for individual shots of bub. That's truly not a problem for us, but its something for you to bear in mind in case you were after exclusive shots of your newborn.
At what age should my baby be photographed?
A newborn is best to photograph in the first 10 days of life. This is because baby will be very small, sleep longer, and be much easier to move into different poses without disturbance.
After a fortnight from birth, baby is typically more alert, and acne and colic are much more common at that age.
That said, we have taken photos of newborns from a fortnight to a month old with great results. We just want to add that this requires great patience on everyone’s part, as it can take a long time to settle bub to get the photos that we want you to have.
How should I prepare for my session?
Ensuring baby is fed and tired when you arrive will assist greatly with the progress of the shoot. For instance, if you can try and keep baby awake for about an hour before your session, it will make baby sleepier for us when you arrive.
Also, we recommend that you feed baby before you arrive, and feed baby again immediately on your arrival.
For some strange reason, bubs tend to drink more during these sessions than they would ordinarily at home. As such, we highly recommend bringing extra milk with you.
If there is a special toy, blanket or outfit that you would like to incorporate into the shoot, feel free to bring it along.
Please let us know before the shoot however what it is, that way we can coordinate it with our existing props/colours, etc.
Similarly, if you have any shots in mind that you’d like us to incorporate into the shoot, please let us know before hand, and we’ll see how we can work it in.
To help keep bub settled, please silence your phone while here.
Food for yourself and for any other family members you want to bring along is also recommended, given the length of the session.
Please email us the number, ages and names of all people you will want to include in the shoot.
Lastly, loosen bub’s diaper & clothing an hour or so before our session, as it will help prevent red marks or diaper creases from showing up on baby’s photos.
You retain copyright to the images. This is consistent with the Australian copyright laws for domestic photography, this being, the person who commissions the work owns copyright. Please note however, by using our services, you are giving us consent to use your images for our promotional purposes, which may include (but not limited to) our website, blog, social media, submissions to competitions and portrait, event or wedding magazines. This is common practice across the Australian photography industry.
For more information, please visit the Australian Copyright Council website, or consult your own professional legal advice.