Pregnancy & Newborn

 

Pregnancy

Pregnancy sessions are $275 and include 3 of your favourite images as 13x18cm mat mounted prints.

Pregnancy and Newborn Package – $400 (Available when booking both a pregnancy and newborn session)

Where
Most pregnancy sessions are held in the privacy of the studio but there is always the option to do something creative on location.

When
Between 33-37 weeks is best. Big enough to show a proud and defined shape but before you become uncomfortable and usually in time for those surprise early arrivals.

How long do sessions take?
Usually half an hour to an hour depending if your partner and/or other children are joining you

What to wear?
What you wear is entirely up to you and the look you want to create. I always start with some images dressed as you arrive to break the ice. Most people want to show their tummy and I have various fabrics and wraps you are welcome to use to cover and reveal.

I do recommend wearing loose, comfy under wear to avoid marking your skin and bring along any pants, jeans, skirts that finish nicely under your bump. Simple black or white works so well and singlet style or strapless tops allow you to easily reveal your tum whilst feeling fully dressed. Fake tan is not necessary and not recommended.

I have had several people request a highly creative series of images with tasteful full nudity. While this is not for everyone and certainly not expected, you are most welcome to explore this should you wish.

What happens next?
People are always keen to see something straight away so join me on Facebook for a first glimpse. I will share a little sneak peek on my blog in the days following your session and with any images containing semi or full nudity, you are always shown the images first with a password only access for you to personally choose if they go on the blog.

Over the next few weeks I prepare the images for your personal online gallery. For those also booking a newborn session, I combine your images with your newborn gallery so you can order together in one meeting. When this is ready, I send you a link so you can view them at your leisure before we meet back at the studio for your image selection appointment. This is when you can make your final selections, see the actual print sizes, and touch and feel all the boutique products on offer.

Your pregnancy session fee includes 3 of your favourite images as 13x18cm mat mounted prints.

To book your pregnancy session contact us today.

 

 
Newborn

Newborn sessions are $200 and include 20 custom designed birth announcement/thank you cards with envelopes. Examples can be see here

Pregnancy and Newborn Package – $400 (Available when booking both a pregnancy and newborn session)

Newborn sessions are a beautiful bonding experience. A relaxing time you can spend with your partner and your baby enjoying all the cuddles in the world. Be reassured, I am happy to settle your baby and we work together creating images to help you remember just how tiny your baby is, what they smell like and how soft their skin is against yours.

Newborn sessions are ideally scheduled during the first 2 weeks of life and the best time to arrange this is while you are still expecting so I can anticipate your baby’s arrival.

Where
Newborn sessions are usually held in the comfort of the studio where you can relax and enjoy a cuppa during your session. You are welcome to host it in your own home for a more lifestyle feel and show your baby in their own beautiful surroundings.

When
For those looking for the sleepy, curly, naked tiny baby images it is best to photograph during the first 2 weeks of life. After that, babies become so much more aware of their surroundings, can get baby acne, unsettled tummies and tend to want to stretch out. This is still a beautiful time to record, please refer to the info on custom sessions under Children and Family.

How long do sessions take?
Sessions with me have no time limit – I follow babies lead. There is plenty of opportunity to feed and settle baby. Generally we spend 1.5-3 hrs together. When working with older siblings, the time can be broken with a play in the playground across the road.

What to wear?
What you wear is entirely up to you and the look you want to create. Simple black or white work so well and singlet style or strapless tops allow for lots of skin to skin cuddles. For these images, it is less about what you are wearing and more about the moment’s you share.

You don’t all need to be in matching outfits. Some people go to a lot of effort to co-ordinate their family’s wardrobe and for others, the kids dictate what is worn on the day. If in doubt, simplicity is best because it is always less about the clothes and more about the people and moments they share.

What happens next?
People are always keen to see something straight away so join me on Facebook for a first glimpse. I will share a little sneak peek on my blog in the days following your session and will let you know when that is available to be viewed.

Over the next few weeks I prepare the images for your personal online gallery. When this is ready I send you a link so you can view them at your leisure before we meet back at the studio for your image selection appointment. This is when you can make your final selections, see the actual print sizes, and touch and feel all the boutique products on offer.

To book your custom session contact us today.

Newborn Journey