When is the best time to book my newborn session?
As soon as possible! If you are pregnant, email me now to pencil in your session one week after your due date. Once bubs is born let me know (I love getting birth announcements!) and I will amend the booking to around the time your baby is 7 days old. I find they are the sleepiest under 10 days of age. I only take a limited number of sessions a week so that I am flexible enough if the babies arrive later/earlier than expected.
What do I bring to the session?
Nappies and wipes, several pre-washed wraps, a dummy for soothing, lunch and snacks, formula and bottles (if bottle feeding), if breastfeeding: some extra expressed breast milk in a bottle can be very helpful. Please don’t bring your own props, I have a large selection available for your newborn.
The most exciting part of your photographic experience happens shortly after your photo shoot. Your photographs will be available to customize into contemporary wall art pieces, which will become heirlooms for future generations to enjoy. Your design consultant is there to help you choose and design your wall artwork to make the experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, and your order is placed with them on the same day. We accept credit card, cash & EFT.
How long does it take to get my photos?
A standard turnaround guide time of 6 weeks is provided to ensure that the custom artwork and professional finish isn’t rushed and the best results are given. Actual times really differ depending on what you order, but most clients can expect their portraits under this time.
How do I pay?
I accept payments by cash, EFT transfer or credit card (Visa/Mastercard). The booking retainer (session fee) is paid at the time of booking and is non refundable. The payment for your order is due at your design consultation.
Where can I find more information about the newborn session?
Once you have made your booking I will send a welcome pack with more information either by post or email.
I have another child, would you take some photos with him/her?
Sure, if the sibling will co-operate I would be happy to, but the focus of the session will be on the newborn. Please let me know who is expected to be photographed when you submit the booking form on my website. I encourage the parents to be photographed as well to capture these memories in years to come. For the baby’s safety, it is studio policy that siblings do not stay after their photos have been taken. There are no child care facilities, children become bored very quickly and can cause disruption.
What qualifications do you have?
I have a Bachelor degree in Marketing & Creative Services (Edith Cowan University) where I have studied Photomedia and Graphic Design as part of the creative services side of my degree, making it to the Honours roll (top 15% in academic performance). I also have a Diploma of Technology; Interactive Multimedia (West Coast Collage of TAFE). I am a fully accredited member of AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) and have achieved the designation of Associate.
What professional awards have you received?
More information can be seen on my awards page.
Cameras and recording devices
I ask the parents not to bring their camera or recording device to the session. This includes not taking photos or videos with your mobile phone. I know that the babies can look very cute and its only natural to want to run and grab that camera, but this is what I am here for. This is my full time job (not a hobby on the side) so I really appreciate this request be respected. This studio policy applies to all attendees.
What if I need to reschedule?
I require 48 hours notice to reschedule. After that you will loose your booking/session fee.
Is a family and sibling photo included as part of the newborn session?
Photographs are edited on a screen calibrated to the professional print lab I work with. To ensure the best quality product, it is recommend that any print orders be placed through me. I cannot be held responsible for the quality of any prints produced by an inferior lab.