Session Information

New mother with her newborn baby smiling with the new life

 

When you book a session with Always Belle Photography, you will be sure to experience newborn photography at its finest with professional photographer and paediatric nurse Elle Goss. Each session is unique and will provide you with timeless photography to treasure for years to come.

Your newborn baby will only be this tiny once in their life, and only for a matter of days. Elle strives to capture these special moments before they pass you by, allowing you to cherish them forever. Each newborn photoshoot provides a unique set of challenges. Elle has worked with babies and children for nearly ten years now, providing her with the skills and expertise to deliver one-of-a-kind photography. Her work is both artistic and charming. Elle aims to provide a calm and relaxing session for everyone involved, ensuring that all babies are in safe hands. In a predominantly digital society, Elle understands that you may not always be able to share wall art or hard copies of your photographs with friends or family.  For this reason, Elle proposes a unique service within her “hybrid” approach to photography, offering both art pieces and digital negatives. This saves you the hassle of choosing between the two, as you will be provided with both formats for optimal viewing. Elle’s clients value the level of detail and love that is put into each of her sessions, describing her as “the most patient, understanding and gentle person with our little girl.”

Whatever it may be that you are looking for in a newborn photographer, Always Belle Photography is here to deliver with welcoming service and stunning results that you will not find elsewhere.

 

Baby lying with head on hands on cream backdrop

 

Before your session

I encourage mothers to book their sessions when they are still pregnant, as newborn sessions are best created when your baby is between 5-14 days old. At this age, babies are usually very squishy, sleepy and mostly co-operative which allows for beautiful images, as I am able to pose them comfortably without too much fuss. Due to high demand for photo-shoots, I also encourage you to book your session as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.

Usually, I will pencil in your due date and from this point, schedule the exact date and time for the session once baby arrives. I try my best to note and take care of all the important details prior to birth, since I know how overwhelming things can become during that first week!

I always welcome your ideas, suggestions and feedback. If you have any particular preference to how you would like your images styled, we can certainly discuss this prior to your session. Alternatively, I will customise a session perfect for you and your needs. With extensive planning and collaboration, I will work with you to create a gallery of images that you are honoured to display in your home. A session fee is required to book your session as an extra method of securing your spot.

 

Newborn baby on cream blanket with beautiful squishy back rolls

 

During your session

All newborn sessions are conducted in my home studio, located in convenient Moonee Ponds. I ask that your baby be fed before leaving home to encourage them to be sleepy and content upon arrival, ready to start the shoot. I always allow ample time for feeding and settling and prefer to follow your baby’s lead to ensure they are comfortable during our time together. Sessions usually run for approximately 2.5-3 hours, perhaps a little longer if your baby is unsettled. To prevent this from occurring and to allow extra time to capture those perfect shots, I will e-mail you a few tips and tricks after your baby is born and I have confirmed your session time. If you wish, I can also organise for both sibling and family portraits to be taken at no additional charge. At Always Belle Photography, the meaning of family is well and truly cherished.

 

Newborn baby in egg wrap on white backdrop

 

After your session

Approximately three weeks after your session, I will book you in for a convenient time to return to the studio for your session reveal to view your photographs for the first time. A gallery of 20 images will be presented to you. There is no minimum spend for clients and I encourage you to only purchase the images that you love. Your images are available to take home immediately and will be wrapped up with care in a gorgeous keepsake box. All orders must be placed during this session to counteract any delays, so I ask that all decision makers be present at this session to avoid any disappointment. If you would like to purchase wall art, I will be able to assist you with design options tailored to your preferences. Always Belle Photography has many different options to choose from, perfect for both your own personalised viewing and special gifts for others. To show my appreciation of your business, I am happy to offer payment plans where suitable.

 

Your photography experience with Always Belle Photography doesn’t end with your photo shoot. I trust that you will be just as thrilled as I to display your newborn photography within your home.

I thank you for considering my unique services and hope to hear from you soon.

You can browse through my client testimonials here, or feel free to contact me directly by following this link here. I would love to hear from you and I am happy to discuss any ideas or queries that you may have.