For the past years since I am photographing happiness, I came across the same questions before almost every photo session. Below I answered a few of them for you:
For the newborn baby photo session we should schedule a probable date from during the pregnancy. I recommend you get in contact with me around the 20th week scan and together we can decide on an approximate date. Once you have your baby, have someone contact me and together we can decide on the final date. My agenda gets full quickly as I am only booking only a few sessions per month so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Maternity sessions are best between the 28th and 34th week of pregnancy. I find it that during this period the belly is big enough to be captured on the camera and you’ll still have energy to enjoy the session. The maternity photo session can take up to two hours. The maternity photo session can be in the studio or outside in one of the beautiful locations in Auckland. If you prefer a beach maternity photo session, please let me know and we can drive together one morning to catch the beautiful sunrise.
You can make a reservation at any time although best would be as soon as possible for a better availability. I recommend 1 to 2 months before the baby is delivered. You can get in touch with me here: Contact
The service includes my time, talent and dedication during the photo session, the preparation of the studio and the props, the preselection of the images, the editing and the processing of the files in high resolution. Once the photo session is finished, you will receive the photos in an online gallery so you can choose your favourites and your package. The final photos are individually edited, without watermark and high resolution. You will also receive a print release giving you the rights to share and print your photographs.
Absolutely!! I love it when the parents want to be part of the session and I encourage you to have the older siblings there too. We will do a combination of mom and baby, dad and baby, family and siblings shots. Family and siblings shots will normally be done at the beginning or at the end of the newborn photo session. This way we can arrange for someone to take the older siblings out or to bring them in later so they don’t have to be there for the entire time of the newborn photo session. Sometimes they can get a little bored and find it incredibly hard to keep it quiet for the baby. If this is the case, please contact me before the session so we can chat about it.
During the photo session we will keep the studio very warm to insure the baby is warm and cosy while naked. Please wear layers in case you get too hot.
Neutral colours like white, beige, cream, grey, black or soft colours like blush, sage is always a good idea. We don’t want the colours to overshadow your cute little baby. Try and avoid patterns if you can and think of soft cozy materials.
Similar to the newborn sessions, I recommend soft colours and not to many patterns. More fitting clothes or dresses are typically more flattering. As we do two different looks, I recommend a more casual outfit, coordinated with your partner and /or other kids. The other part of the session will be more artistic so dresses are recommended. I have a large selection of maternity dresses to choose from. I can also recommend a vendor that has amazing maternity gowns if you prefer something unique.
I am a fully trained newborn photographer learning from the most reputable photographers in the business in the USA, Spain and the U.K. During these years I learned how to pose newborns safely. Please have a look at my gallery and if you decide to hire me, you can rest assure that I will take great care of the most precious gift in your life.
A few days before your newborn baby photo session I will send you an email with how to prepare for the session.
I photograph newborns in my purpose designed home-studio based in Guildford, Surrey or in the comfort of your home. We usually start the photo session around 10-11 o’clock in the morning. The newborn sessions can take usually 2 to 4 hours. This allows plenty of time for feeding, cuddles and nappy changes.
After the photo session, in about two weeks time, you will receive an online gallery with images edited and carefully selected. Then you can choose your favourites for your package. It is possible to choose additional images than the package selected at a little extra cost. We also offer a great selection of heirloom products like acrylic prints, albums, folio boxes, etc. You will see samples of all these products when you come for your session.
If you still couldn’t find the answers above regarding your photo session, you can contact me through the contact form here or on the phone +447537974477.