When is the best time to book a newborn session?
The best time to contact me for a session is as soon as you have cleared your first trimester. Im usually booked approximately 4-6 months in advance so the sooner the better.
How do you book the due date in? What if baby comes early/late?
I can only accommodate a certain amount of newborns per month for that exact reason. I will pencil your due date in and it allows me to accommodate late/early babies.
Do I need to bring anything?
My studio is a haven of newborn props. All you need to bring are a few essentials (nappies etc) which are on your contract once you have booked (which will be emailed to you.)
How long do sessions last?
I am a ‘baby led’ photographer. Your baby, is my boss. They will govern how long sessions take depending on if they are cluster feeding, settled, unsettled etc. Mostly sessions can take between 3-4 hours. I only do one session per day, so we continue until we fill your gallery with beautiful images.
How much is a newborn session?
My session/booking fee is $200 and is non refundable.
That does not include any images.
My minimum spend is a digital package starting at $895 for 10 display worthy images.
Please email me for a detailed price list firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I need to pay the minimum package?
The session fee is paid as soon as you secure your booking. The minimum package is paid by the date of your session after you have given birth. Any upgrades over and above that can be done after you have viewed your gallery.
What are the payment options?
Bank transfer, Cash or Paypal transfer (which incurs a 5% fee)
Do you only do studio sessions?
Yes, I have a beautiful home studio which is filled with beautiful props at the rear of my property located on the border of Kingsgrove and Roselands, Sydney. I would be very limited as to the styling of my sessions if I had to incorporate travel into it. My studio is comfy, warm and the perfect sleepy playground for newborns and sleep deprived parents.
Can myself, my partner as well as out other children be in the images?
Yes absolutely. Usually I will shoot siblings together, then parents and then family shots. Once they are captured, I then ask that dad takes siblings out while we concentrate on your newborns images.
How many images do you take?
I take enough images to be able to present you with a minimum of at least 25 display worthy images to choose from.
When do we see our images?
I will always try to pop a sneak peek a few ours after your session if possible. This only varies due to my workload and overlapping baby arrival dates but I am totally aware that you are keen to see them and I do my best to get them up as soon as possible.
Are you immunised?
Yes, I am up to date with all relevant immunisations that are required when handling newborns. I am also very vigilant when it comes to hygiene. I have trained family and friends the importance of passing on viruses, stomach flus and colds etc. If they are unwell they know not to come into contact with me. I also ask all of my clients to also consider this when they are doing any type of session with me. I would rather reschedule a session in order to keep all my newborns that I come into contact with, safe; including yours. If toddlers etc are not well, even on the morning of the session, please let me know immediately so we can reschedule.
Are you a member of the AIPP? (Australian Institute Professional Photography)
Yes, I am proud to say that I am an active member of the only professional photography organization in Australia and have won several awards over the last five years.
Can we take photos and videos during our session?
For copyright reasons, any footage taken during a session needs to be captured only on my equipment so I am more than happy to allow you to use my phone to capture some behind the scene footage which I can view, select and share with you.