The arrival of your little one can be full of all sorts of emotions from excitement, nervousness, joy and absolute pure love.
As new parents, it can be a bit daunting, especially the first few weeks. Life feels busy, there is lot’s less sleep and your normal routine is probably out the window. If you are a Mum you may also be worried about your body and how you look – I don’t know about you but I lived in my pyjamas for weeks!
But stop and think for a moment about what you have achieved – you have created a precious little human that you love more than anything in the world.
Probably one of the last things you want to think about is having professional baby photographs taken. But it is at this newborn stage (within the first 14 days) that we often capture the most special images for our families. You may ask, so how is it that there are these perfectly sleeping bundles of cuteness all wrapped up are looking so calm and content? They are created with lots of planning and lots of experience with newborn babies.
As parents ourselves, we have our own children and have photographed hundreds of others over the years. We know that your little one is an extremely fragile human being and we never put a baby in a compromising position for the sake of a shot. We have developed and honed our skills. It takes lots of patience and we have lots of tricks that help us achieve such special results.
Our soothing techniques are critical to the success of your session. We often ask our parents to even take a step back and watch on as we gently pat or rub their baby’s back- helping them ease back to sleep.
It is in the first two weeks of birth that newborn babies sleep the most. It is during this time that we can mould them into position, settle them more easily and wrap them without them waking. As they develop and become more alert it becomes more difficult to get those gorgeous sleepy shots. Give yourselves about 4 days to bond and soak it all in. From day 5-14 we can then come to you, in the comfort of your home.
Coming to your home or hospital room is all part of our baby photography service. We want you and your baby to be at your most relaxed and comfortable. Most of our newborn photography sessions are captured indoors where we can make the room nice and warm and keep baby as content as possible.
It is our preference to work with available light and we make the best out of any room. We bring everything with us from wraps and furs to flowers and crates. Prior to the shoot we discuss what you would like for your images and how you want them to look. Some people prefer tasteful nude shots while others like them all wrapped up like a cocoon.
Some of clients take the opportunity to get their hair and or makeup done. It’s a great excuse to get out of those PJ’s and feel human again. We discuss with you the best wardrobe options so you can look and feel your best.
So what do our clients do with their beautiful images you may ask?
Many create personalise birth announcement cards. We can help you create a beautiful design and print them for you complete with envelopes.
Baby albums are by far our most popular choice. There are usually so many photos to choose from that our families often have trouble choosing. A baby photography album is handmade using the finest materials made here in Australia.
Our acrylic blocks are also very popular. They are great presents for grandparents and are great anywhere in the home or office.
Check out more of our baby photography here
If you want to find out more or chat to us about your newborn photography session, contact us here or call Sarah on 0400 111 904