Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MY BABY?
Babies are best photographed within the first two weeks of life. During this time they are more likely to be nice and sleepy and less likely to be disturbed whilst being curled into gorgeous positions to be photographed. This also mostly avoids any newborn acne that tends to develop after three weeks.
WHERE WILL THE SESSION BE HELD?
Sessions are always in my home studio in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne where we have access to all the equipment required and the environment can be kept comfortable for everyone.
HOW LONG DO YOUR SESSIONS LAST?
There is no telling how long the session will take but we usually tries to keep it under three hours. The baby is the boss during these sessions so please just remember that there is no hurry. As far as poses/inspiration images go, there is no guarantee that we will get any specific images but we will surely do our best to get the images that are of most importance to you and your family.
CAN I PLEASE HAVE FAMILY PORTRAITS TAKEN?
Of course! We always photograph family portraits at the end of the session. You can opt not to have these photographs taken however we will highly encourage it. Your baby will not stay this little for long and it is important to have beautiful keepsakes to remember this time. If you are requesting sibling portraits, these will be done at the beginning of the session so that children can then be taken for a walk to the park or out for lunch whilst the rest of the session is completed.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
It is never too early to book in your newborn session! Because your baby’s birthdate is unpredictable, we will reserve a time frame for you. If you know that you will be induced or have a c-section booked, your session date can be booked in advance. If your baby is going to come when it is ready, we will mark down your due date and expect you to contact her as soon as your baby arrives.
Most of our clients book their sessions before the end of their second trimester to avoid missing out. Due to work commitments at the Royal Children’s Hospital, there are only limited sessions available and it is therefore important to book early to save any disappointment.
Despite this, due to the nature of birthdates being unpredictable, we may have some availability if you are nearing the end of your pregnancy or your baby has already been born. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to enquire about this.
DO I HAVE INPUT INTO THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WILL BE TAKEN DURING MY SESSION?
Absolutely! We wants you to love your images as much as we do and will therefore be open to any colour requests or styles that you would like for your baby. In the portfolio section of the website, Facebook or Instagram, you can also browse and save any ‘favourite images’ you have in advance.
Please note that not all babies will do every pose but we will do our best to style your session to your needs.
WILL YOU TRAVEL TO MY HOME?
Unfortunately due to the large amount of equipment required for a newborn session, we are unable to travel to client’s home. Everything we need is in reach in our home studio in Moonee Ponds and the lighting is perfect.