About Baby Session

The following milestones that your baby will accomplish are perfect for a photo shoot:

  • When your baby is able to lie on their tummy and hold their head up comfortably whilst on their forearms
  • When your baby learns to sit unassisted, but has not yet mastered running away from the camera 🙂

I have put together two packages for each of these milestones.

The package called “I LOVE TUMMY TIME!” is for babies that can hold their head up comfortably on their forearms (like a Sphinx) and give me a big smile.

The second package called “CAKE SMASH TIME!” is for babies that are able to sit up unassisted or have just turned one year old. This is a super fun and messy session. And the babies have oh so much fun! Please note that the package price does not include a cake, however I can provide one for an additional charge. If you need a special order cake for any food intolerance let me know and I can provide a price for that too.

Here I have answered some typical questions that you may have:-

How long does a baby session take?

Baby sessions are typically one to two hours, this will vary depending on each individual baby.

Do I need to bring anything to the session?

I ask you to bring a few nappies as accidents do happen, only natural :).  A blanket for feeding times and anything sentimental that you would like to include in a picture.

I have an array of beautiful props to dress up your little prince or princess, but if there are any outfits you would like them to wear please bring with you on the day.

If your baby calms with a particular toy or music please bring that also. My studio is a place they have never been and familiar sounds and toys can help them feel more comfortable in this environment.

When should I book in for my baby session?

Once you have decided to have a baby session with me book as soon as possible to allow a spot for the perfect stage for your baby.

Can I tell you what kind of images I like?

Yes of course, everyone’s tastes differ. I suggest that expecting mum and dads  go through my portfolio and see what they like, then send me an email detailing any specific colour and styles they would like me to use. If you see something you like and it’s not in my portfolio its ok, send the example to me and I will endeavor to recreate it for you. However, allow for plenty of notice to get any props I may need to capture your preferred image style.

What will I get after the session?

After the session I select the top 15-20 images of the day and edit them all in photoshop. Some of the images will be edited as black and white as well as colour  (I get asked a lot if they can just get the colour one and print it in black and white, the answer yes, however ,they will never look the same as mine. I would have edited many factors in the image to highlight different features in order to achieve that particular black and white look).

Once I have edited all images I will upload them onto your own personal password protected gallery on my site. I will then send you an email letting you know they are ready with a link to your gallery and your password.

What if I want more images then is in my gallery?

With each session I capture over 100 digital images and i would be able to edit every single image, so I select the top 15-20 images. However, if you don’t like an image or you would like to order more than what have shown I will go through and pick the next best images of the day. The quantity will depend on what you are after.

How long before I get my images?

I generally say allow 3-4 weeks depending on your position in the queue, sometimes I get through them quick and sometimes it takes a little longer.

What if I want prints?

I can order prints for you, I will provide you with a price list on request. My images are printed at Pro Lab. The difference with having your images printed at a common department store or a professional Pro Lab is unmeasurable, they colours and quality of their prints is perfect. Their printers are calibrated to meet strict standards.

What if I want frames or photobooks?

I also can provide you prices for frames and photobooks, we can discuss what you are after once you come to the studio for your session.

How do I make payment?

I always request a non-refundable booking fee to be transferred to lock in your session. Once you come for your session I require the remainder of your package payment to be made in full.

I may use one or two of your images for promotional material, for example viewing albums, her website or business card. Let me  know if you would prefer her not to and I will be happy to keep your images out of them. 🙂

Terms and Conditions:

Please note with each booking an upfront payment of $120 will be requested to ensure a spot. This is non-refundable and will be deducted from your final bill. 
If you have any other questions that are not listed above please don’t hesitate to contact me.