When should I book my newborn and maternity session?
Your belly is best photographed between 32-36 weeks. This way you are still nice and comfortable and your belly is not too large and not too low.
Newborns are photographed between 5-14 days of age. We tentatively book your newborn shoot in around 10 days after your due date, and adjust the date if we need to. We love to photograph these tiny little babies when they are still fresh and new. At this age, they are sleepy and curly and still have the fresh new features of a brand new babe.
Babies have their own agenda, and don’t always arrive when we think they will – this means we sometimes have last minutes sessions available. If you have already had your baby, please call us ASAP to arrange your newborn session.
If you would like to book in for a newborn or maternity session, it is best to have this ticked off around the 6 month mark in your gestation.
What can I expect from my newborn session?
A newborn session takes between 2-3 hours, maybe a little more if additional family members are involved or if your baby is unsettled. We aim to photograph your baby in 4-6 different setups to give you a beautiful diverse selection of photographs. Your newborn shoot includes photos of mum, dad & any siblings (including fur babies if you would like to). If there are additional family members you would like photographed, please don’t hesitate to ask and we will do our best to accommodate.
Around one week after your sitting, you will come back to the studio to choose your photographs and any artwork you may wish to purchase. You can expect your viewing session to take around 30-60 minutes. Orders are then available 2-3 weeks after your viewing session, depending on the products you’ve purchased.
We have some beautiful products on offer, including custom designed albums, canvas wall art and beautiful framing. You will be able to view all of our available products when you come for your sitting.
Where does the shoot take place?
A maternity sitting will take place in a location of your choice. I have a number of beautiful locations available that I use on a regular basis so if you are interested in taking advantage of the free maternity sitting, ask me how I can create some beautiful memories for you!
Your newborn sitting occurs in my studio in Ormeau, half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. In my studio I have access to a full range of beautiful newborn props and accessories to use during your newborn session as well as a controlled environment to keep your bubby as happy and as comfortable as possible.
In the warmer months, we can take advantage of our beautiful warm Queensland weather and do a combination of studio and outdoor newborn photos. Please be sure to mention this when you book in.