Why do babies need to be so young when you photograph them?
The images you see of a dreamy, curly, sleepy baby are babies that are typically under 2 weeks old. At around 2 weeks, babies tend to be more alert and are developing newborn acne. So that scrumptious sleepy head you gave birth to changes that quickly. Hard to believe I know, but you’ll see.
I have older children – can they be included in my newborn session?
Can I bring my dog to my session?
I love dogs (we have our own fur baby named Charlie) however due to health and safety reasons I will not allow animals in my newborn studio. This is out of respect for the many people who visit me with their tiny babies.
With outdoor sessions, the majority of the national parks I shoot in do not allow dogs.
I didn’t have newborn photos of my first born but would like to for my second baby. Should I perhaps wait until the baby is 5 months old which was the age we did them with my first born?
I’d recommend doing a newborn session this time around. You can never regret doing it, as you don’t get the time back. It’s as much about looking back at the time of you as parents of a newborn, and about your first born becoming an older sibling as well as the baby as well. It’s a precious time that slips through your fingers, and I would give anything to go back for just a minute with my newborn baby.
Do you do albums?
Yes, I offer 10×10 inch linen bound albums
Will you do larger format printing?
Yes, I can offer up to 40×30″ prints and I have a local framer whom I recommend for framing. They can often help match existing framed displays you already have in your home.
Do you do vouchers?
I only offer vouchers to those that are already booked in with me. So if you have a friend that’s booked me already for their newborn session and you would like to contribute to their session, I’m more than happy to help.
I strictly do not do gift vouchers for people who have not booked in with me themselves, as the right photographer is something I have found to be a very personal thing that people like to choose themselves.
Why are family sessions so late in the day?
It’s all about that beautiful, glorious light. I shoot about 45 mins prior to sunset, so keep this in mind when deciding what time of the year you’d like to book your session (as during daylight savings, a start time is typically around 7:30pm) I do not shoot during the day but understand if this means I may not be the right photographer for you. Despite the time, most children do wonderfully at these sessions as there is enough stimulus to incite exploration, wonder and observation (what I wish to capture). Winter sessions are at around 2:30pm.
How long does it take to receive our images?
My turn-a-round time to receive your gallery is 3 weeks and add on another 2 weeks approximately to have your chosen printed products back and posted to your doorstep.
What should I wear and how do I prepare?
All clients that book in with me receive a welcome guide that includes all this handy information!