what to expect:
My newborn sessions are very relaxed and natural with your babies comfort always front of mind. I will pose your little one, to get those angles and the light to flatter them (and you), but these poses are always very gentle, and baby led, making each session unique.
I'll also be very mindful to intentionally capture all those in-between 'non perfect' moments that help tell your story too. Giving you a final gallery that is both flattering and natural. These can take place in my intimate natural lit studio, or in the comfort of your own home for an extra fee.
I will always aim to get a family photo, sibling photo and a few parent photos before focusing solely on your little one. All babies and family dynamics are different though, so sometimes this order will change as we'll always just go with the flow and work with however your baby (or toddler) is on the day.
I have a variety of neutral and timeless wraps for bub and an extensive client wardrobe with beautiful gowns and shirts to wear for mama. Saving you the hassle of trying to arrange extra clothing when nothing quite fits during that tender postpartum time.
You can expect a studio newborn session to last anywhere from 1.5-3 hours. Although all babies are unique. So some will settle super easily, and some babies will need a lot more time to feed and settle. I'll always block out a 3 hour window in my calendar so you can relax knowing there's never any need to rush.
My newborn sessions start at $899 and include full access to my client wardrobe.
I also offer additional high quality print add ons for those that want to save themselves the time and hassle of doing it themselves.
For a full price list and to check availability please get in touch, I'd love to document this precious time for you!
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When is the best time to book in?
Spaces are limited so to ensure you don't miss out, you're best to book in as soon as possible or once you've reached your second trimester. Spaces are limited to ensure you don't miss out. We'll book you in using your estimated due date and we'll finalise the date of the session once your baby has arrived.
WHEN IS the best time to do a newborn session?
The first few weeks are best - if possible. As baby is usually a little more sleepy and easier to settle meaning we can get more wrapped and close up detailed shots. However - sometimes this isn't possible. And that's okay, because EVERY stage of your babies journey is worth documenting. They will always be growing, so you will always look back and be glad you captured this time no matter what age your baby is. (You can also view some of my newborn galleries in my blog to see what a session with an older baby might look like)
What if my baby is older?
Maybe a photoshoot was the last thing on your mind with all the challenges that having a baby can bring, but now you've seen how fast they're growing and changing and realise you really want to capture this! Newborn sessions will be perfect for up to 2 month old. After this time, I recommend booking in for a motherhood or family session as we won't be trying to get any wrapped beanbag shots.
Do you use props?
No. I like to keep things minimal and timeless. These will be your forever photo's. So when I'm taking the photo's of just your baby, I will use a very neutral colour palette so the focus and details are of them. I'm definitely more than happy to include some special taonga/blankets in some of your images though, so just let me know if this is something you would like when filling out your questionnaire.
What if my baby doesn't settle?
I have my tricks - but my style is very relaxed and baby led. So we will always just work with how your baby is on the day. If your little one is struggling with digestive discomforts or just isn't wanting to sleep - we'll simply keep them tucked up on mum or dad's chest for the majority of the session, where they'll likely be happiest, which will still get you a full gallery of beautiful images.