The best time to book a Newborn Session is in the middle of your second trimester or at least 6-8 weeks in advance of your due date. It’s ideal to secure your session before your baby arrives.
Newborn pictures are ideally taken in the first two weeks after birth (adjusted for premies). During this period, babies are still very sleepy, flexible, and easy to settle. However, it’s possible to schedule a session up to about the age of five or six weeks, but it becomes more challenging to reposition babies without waking them.
To prepare for a newborn session, make sure your baby is well-fed and has a clean diaper before arriving. Bring any special outfits or props you’d like to include. We will take care of the rest, including providing wraps and fabrics for the session.
During a newborn photography session, you can expect a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We’ll take our time to capture beautiful, timeless images of your baby. The session will include various poses, both with and without props, and we encourage family members, especially siblings, to participate if desired.
Siblings and other family members are encouraged to attend the photography session at no additional cost. However, please note that the primary focus of the session will be on the newborn.
The duration of a newborn session can vary depending on your baby’s mood and needs on the day. Typically, it lasts around 2-3 hours to allow for feeding, changing, and settling your baby. We take our time to ensure a calm and enjoyable experience.
If your baby is having difficulty settling, don’t worry. We have ample time allocated for these sessions to accommodate any necessary measures to soothe your baby. We can capture images with your baby resting in your arms, wrapped, or even during feeding.
All Newborn Photography Sessions take place in our cosy natural light studio at Warners Bay (2 Barbara Street). You don’t need to bring any props, as we have a wide range of fabrics and materials available. We’ll suggest what works best for your baby, and all our fabrics are baby-friendly, made from natural materials.