A: Between 6-15 days old is the ideal time to photograph your new baby. During this small window of opportunity, they are nice and sleepy and can curl into adorable poses. This is also the time that they are also the most comfortable during their session. After 2 weeks it is definitely still possible to still achieve beautiful photos but as they become more alert it does become a lot harder to get those beautiful sleepy poses. It is therefore ideal to book your newborn session while you are still pregnant.
A: You sure can, but I highly recommend printing with me I only print at professional print labs, that do not service the public. This means your colours will be exactly as I see them on my computer which is calibrated directly to their specific printers. This will give you the best reproduction of your images.
Some cheaper companies print with cheaper paper stock and ink so you may notice some difference in colours and I can not guarantee these prints.
A: Yes I do!!, but this is dependent on the hospital and the obstetrician’s approval to have a photographer in the delivery room. I do C-section and natural birth options.
A:Yes, absolutely! at your session I will ask you to sign my release form so you can use your files how you wish for personal use.
A: For studio sessions, your images will be uploaded around 1 week after your session with 2 edited as finished examples. After you have selected your images I will professionally edit all your chosen images and order your prints. Hi-resolution digitals will be delivered within 2 weeks by electronic download from your online personal gallery. You will be contacted as soon as your prints are ready for collection.
A: Your session fee or for gift card holders holding deposit will secure your session. Babies are unpredictable, and so your session is able to be moved once your baby arrives be it earlier later. If you do cancel within 48 hours prior to your session, a reschedule fee of $150 will be required to secure the next available spot. This is why it is very important to keep in contact leading up to the birth. I will check in with you about 10 days before our session to check if baby has been born, you will need to allow a few days at home to rest before coming to the studio.
A: If baby is settled, I can guarantee 30 beautiful images to choose from.
A: Yes of course in fact after you book, I will send you a small questionnaire to get to know more about you and your family as well as find out the colours you may have in mind so I can style your session accordingly. I also suggest you look over my website and let me know if there is a particular prop you would love to use. Of course if you want me to take full creative control that’s fine as well. 1-2 days before your session I will send you some photos of the prop set ups. We can always make small changes on the day but having it ready means we can get started right away.
A: You can, but most people don’t once they see all your stunning images. This time is so fleeting and you will want to keep all these special memories of your babies first few days
A: Don’t stress about that part of the session. Its half of the fun with working with babies, I have many tricks up my sleeve to settle and calm your baby and wide awake shots can be amazing. I will photograph your baby awake for a short time before we wrap and comfort your baby into sleep. Only babies that are in a deep sleep can be unwrapped and posed in naked or semi-naked poses. Please try to have no expectations on your precious new baby. The main thing is getting beautiful photos, not forcing them to do poses they’re not comfortable doing. If your baby is crying and we can’t settle them with what we know usually works, we can always discuss rescheduling.