Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages/differences of an in home newborn & baby session over a studio session? Convenience and peace of mind that not only yourself but also your baby will be less stressed during the session. There is no need to have a clean house and the results are the exact same as that of a studio.
Why does a newborn session take so long? Newborn sessions last roughly 3-4 hours to accommodate for feeding breaks, settling and posing. It is my utmost priority that your session not be rushed or overwhelming.
When is the best time to book a newborn session? It is highly recommended that you book in whilst still pregnant, as only a limited amount of bookings are available each month. However, it’s never too late to inquire about a session, as I try my hardest to accommodate last minute bookings.
Are family photos included in your sessions? Yes every session includes family photos at no additional charge.
If my baby is older than 3 weeks old, is it still worth booking a session? Absolutely. Your baby should be captured at any stage of their life, regardless of their age. Babies that are older are more limited in some poses, are awake for longer periods and harder to settle. However, images captured of older babies are just as beautiful as that of babies under 3 weeks of age.
Do you supply props for the session? Everything is supplied for you from blankets, rugs, wraps etc. You are more than welcome to include any special items in the session (this applies to newborn & sitter sessions). Maternity sessions are kept very relaxed and informal with no props needed to keep it true to real life.
Do you supply maternity clothing for the maternity session? My style of photography is very natural and true to life and prefer my clients to feel comfortable in their own clothes. I will help guide with clothing choices.
Are you vaccinated and take hygiene into consideration? Yes I regularly keep up to date with vaccinations. It is very important that your photographer be vaccinated, as your newborn is too young to be vaccinated themselves and there have been outbreaks in whooping cough lately. Everything is also washed after each session to ensure a high level of cleanliness.
What is the difference in products you offer compared to a cheaper print/product store? Products that I source are from other professionals in the photographic industry who passionately offer high quality products and take pride in their work. They are not a commodity that prints in bulk. The suppliers that I use have a guarantee that their products last 75 years with no colour or quality fade, making them heirloom products.
My baby’s skin is scratched up, flaky or spotty. Should I postpone the session? Majority of newborns don’t have perfect skin. Each baby photographed gets professionally enhanced to remove any blemishes to ensure nice even skin tones.
What happens if someone is sick before a session or it rains? If you do have a sick child on the day of the session please call to reschedule. If you try to keep the appointment, I will most likely request that you reschedule, as sick or uncomfortable children do not like to be photographed and I know that you will not love your portraits nearly as much. Plus I want you to have a great experience with me. If it rains, we reschedule the session to another suitable date. This is to ensure the best possible outcome for photos.
What are your payment options? There are a large variety of payment options available, ranging from either direct deposit, Paypal (surcharge applies), cash or flexible payment plans.
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