The best time for a maternity photos shoot is between 28 and 35 weeks of pregnancy.
Mummy and her growing baby look the best at this time.
I recommended to wear light make-up, my studio offers hair and makeup prior to our studio session
PREPARING FOR MATERNITY AND NEWBORN SESSION
My session starts at about 10.30am and are flexible if need to be, you don’t have to do anything special before your session, we will have plenty of time for outfit changes and feeding time for your newborn.
Your newborn might feed a little more often during your session as we will be moving the newborn a little more than usual.
MATERNITY AND NEWBORN PROPS
If you wish to bring anything that you would like to be photographed with during our Maternity or Newborn session please bring it with you, and we will do our best to include it in your session.
My studio if full of Maternity and Newborn props so you will not need to worry about any props if you don’t have any, some of my props are hand make by myself and others are sourced for overseas and a unique to my studio only.
It's best to book your newborn session well before your baby is born, this will ensure that you don't miss out on the beautiful and dreamy newborn poses everyone loves.
The best time to photograph newborns is between 5-14 days. After that time, the baby is accustom to living outside of the womb and is very difficult to achieve some of the curly poses. After the first two weeks, newborns might not be willing to sleep at all times as they become more aware of their surroundings and become less cooperative and are not as comfortable for certain poses.
However, it is possible to photograph newborns after the first two weeks, and if you wish to book a session you should do so, not all babies will allow for certain poses even under two weeks old.
I strongly recommend getting photographed with your newborn as you will treasure this forever, as they grow so quickly. If you want to have a sibling photographed with your newborn, please arrange someone help look after them while I photograph your newborn. If you wish to be photographed with your newborn then bring anything that you wish you or your newborn to be photographed with.
NEWBORN SESSION FLOW
During the newborn session flow, we ensure safety first and work around your baby’s needs,
ensuring that your baby is comfortable and safe at all times.
Sessions might take up to and beyond 3 hours we will take several breaks to feed and change you baby and to settle and make the photo session for your baby as comfortable as possible.
The studio will be cleaned before every session and props washed after,
it will also be at a comfortable temperature for your baby naked or dressed so please dress lightly,
bring some water with you and some snacks incase you get hungry.
Please bring all your babies needs with you.
We can also capture a beautiful family session in my studio. It is best that you wear matching outfits for your session.
We would also prefer for you not to have large logos or distracting patterns on your clothing, as natural and earthy colours work the best.
BABIES AND CHILDREN
When booking your child’s session,
ensure the session time doesn’t collide with their nap time,
as they might get sleepy and cranky.
We can book a morning or an afternoon session to
ensure happy and well-rested children.
We have a few children props and toys,
but I also recommend you bring their favourite toys to capture their best smiles!
Cake Smashes are also available in our studio!
You are welcome to bring your own cake to capture your baby’s messy fun or you can purchase a cake from us.
CAKE SMASHES SESSION FLOW
First, we photograph the birthday boy or girl then we let them have fun with the cake smash while I photograph their first taste of icing!
We also have a bath in my studio so that you will take a clean baby back home with you.
We are one of the very few studios in the Hunter to offer world award winning and published pet photography!
We have toys and treats for your pet in our studio, but you are welcome to bring your own, especially if your pet has special needs.
You are also welcome to be photographed with your pet if you wish to do so.