Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Booking a Newborn Shoot Work, what if Bubs comes early or late?
We all know babies make their appearance on their own time so don't worry if bub is early or late.
If you are interested in booking a photo shoot for when bubs is born you will provide me with your estimated due date. Once baby has arrived you need to contact me with 48 hours so we can book in a time within the first 3 weeks of birth.
When is the best time to book a Newborn Shoot?
BOOK NOW! I only take on a certain amount of mum's due dates per month and I book out fast! Basically the way it works with a newborn shoot is if you are interested in booking a photoshoot for when bubs is born you provide me with your due date so I can put it in my calendar. Once baby is born you need to contact me with 48 hours so we can book in a time within the first 2-3 weeks or so of birth so you can get all the gorgeous sleepy photos I usually leave spots available for newborns as I have so many ladies due dates in my calendar. If you do not book in prior to having your baby then it can be unlikely I will be able to do newborn photos for you so its best to book in early.
What is involved in a Newborn Shoot?
Sessions take between 2-4 hours depending on how baby feels on the day, and which package you have selected. I provide all props for your newborn session including, Hard props such as buckets, baskets etc, Headbands, Hats and more. So Parents kick back & relax whilst I work my magic and create some amazing images for you.
Maternity Sessions are best done between 32-36 weeks before your little baby prepares itself for birth & moves down into your pelvis for birth. This remarkable little manoeuvre makes your belly “drop” & is not very flattering on camera. Some mums never drop, some drop well before 32 weeks…it’s all up to you! Maternity sessions are done at my studio and session is 1 hour. You will arrive with 2 sets of outfits (for both yourself & your partner) & we will change as we go along. However I do have a selection of beautiful Maternity Gowns that we can use during your session. Siblings are welcome at no extra charge. A what to wear guide will be forwarded to make shopping or packing a little easier for your session. In addition, I work with Mama Rentals who offer an amazing collection of maternity dresses for hire at a discount for my clients. If you dont see something you love in my gallery you are more than welcome to hire a dress direct from Mama Rentals
DO YOU SUPPLY OUTFITS FOR THE BABY MILESTONE SESSIONS?
Yes. I have a range of vintage style outfits for boys and girls aged 4 months to 1 year. However, if you have something in particular you would like them to wear, you are more than welcome to bring it along!
DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
Yes, a non-refundable deposit need to be paid to secure your booking.
HOW LONG WILL EDITING TAKE?
Editing usually takes 1-2 Weeks. Once I have finished I will send you a link to your Private online gallery with your password to view and pick your images.
WILL MY CHOSEN IMAGES BE WATERMARKED?
No chosen images will be high resolution and will not be watermarked
CAN I BUY EXTRA DIGITAL IMAGES OR PRINTS?
Yes, extra images can be purchased, please see price and packages for more information. Prints and product can also be purchased if you wish. You can see prices "HERE"
WHERE SHOULD I PRINT MY IMAGES?
I offer Prints and products printed from a Professional Printing Lab that deals directly with Photographers, you can see my prices on my Prints page. However if you prefer to do them yourself you will need to find a great quality printing lab! The cheap chain store labs (Kmart, BigW, Officeworks etc) are a good low cost option for your snap shots but honestly the quality is not the same and it is a shame to spend the money on your lovely photos and not print them with the same amount of love. The little extra cost is SO worth it!
In saying all this if you decide to print your images through someone other than myself I cannot guarantee colour or quality.
WHAT DAYS ARE OFFERED FOR NEWBORN SESSIONS?
Please Note: The days offered for your newborn shoot will be a weekday (not a weekend) and will be within about the first 2-3 weeks of birth. The shoot will also take place early morning (about 10am) as babies sleep much better for the shoot at this time.
DO YOU OFFER SHOOTS ON WEEKENDS?
No, Unfortunately I do not work Weekends
CAN MY OTHER CHILDREN COME ALONG TO THE NEWBORN SESSION?
If you have opted for Family and/or sibling shots, it is fine to have them in the studio. If you have other kids and you want sibling photos done I suggest bringing the other sibling/s for a short portion of the shoot and having Dad or someone pick them up as they can get extremely restless due to the long duration (anywhere from 2-4 hours) and its very hot in the studio. Having unsettled kids in the session can affect the newborn portion and I prefer not to have babies or toddlers in the studio for your newborn shoot as it can be very distracting and make for a very unsettled baby which can then affect your photos or the shots that we may be able to get. Toddlers are very unpredictable and its not always possible to get sibling and newborn images if your toddler is not being cooperative.
That being said, you are more than welcome to keep your other children in the studio for the whole session if you choose, I do not mind at all.
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?
I have a comfortable and cozy in-home studio located in Hillside, Melbourne.
ARE PARENT AND SIBLING SHOTS EXTRA DURING A NEWBORN SESSION?
Yes, if you want to get photos with your baby or you want a sibling shot you will need to get the Family/Sibling Package.
DO YOU TRAVEL OR DO IN-HOME SHOOTS?
No. I do not travel to peoples homes for your photography session.