1. How long does it take?
Please allow 2-3 hours for newborn sessions and up to 1 hour for outdoor sessions.
2. How old should my baby be?
It is very important that you get in contact in the first 2 days of having your baby to secure the best day for your newborn session. Ideally, between 7-14 days old, the sweet spot is 10 days old. After two weeks of age, a baby’s startle reflexes start to develop more and often older than 3 weeks babies are typically more sensitive to touch. If you really love those sleepy poses, then under 2 weeks of age is perfect!
3. What do I wear for our newborn photos?
If possible, dress your baby in a zip or button up onsie with no singlet. This makes it easier to undress baby without too much disruption. I encourage parents to have a photograph with their new baby. Even if you are not feeling fabulous it only has to be 1 photograph! In which case, keep it simple, plain white/black/grey/navy clothing, less is more when it comes to prints and patterns on shirts.
4. Can my older kids come to the newborn session?
Yes! Most definitely, having older sibling photographs with your baby is wonderful! Firstly, older children will be photographed with your newborn, then whole family shots and the remainder of the session is just your newborn.
5. Can you come to my house for the photoshoot?
Unfortunately not. To create the quality of photography the studio is where it all happens!
6. Can I just buy the digital files and print them myself?
The cheap printing services available to the public are of substandard quality. Printing calibration can either make or break your photographs. In my experience many of the convenient printing services like Kmart, Ted’s Camera, Big W etc are substandard. It can leave you with green or blue skin tones – yuk! Not to mention life is busy and often the USB stays in the desk drawer and we just don’t get around to printing them. Furthermore to finding a framer and then finally getting it on the wall can be quite a process.
7. When do I pay for my photos?
Firstly, the session fee is due before your session. After choosing your photos at your design appointment payment is due at this time to start production on your final images. Payment can be made in full by credit/debit card, EFT direct bank transfer, or a lay-by system (*terms and conditions apply).
All people in the decision-making process must be present at the design appointment. Artwork can not be changed once they have been ordered.
8. When will my photos be ready?
After the final images have been selected it takes 2-4 weeks to process and fully edit your images and organise your printed products. Sometimes printed Albums or Wall Art may take 3-6 weeks to be ready just depending on how busy the Lab is. If this is the case it will only be a matter of weeks to wait for your beautiful artwork to come home!
9. Do prints come framed?
Yes! I have a beautiful range of framing options if you would prefer wall art. Again, these frames are not “off the shelf” variety, these frames are custom made.
10. What happens if I cancel my session?
If you happen to be sick the day of your session then we will do our best to reschedule your booking. If you have changed your mind within 48 hours of the session your booking fee will be not be refunded, as I will not be able to fill my booking within 48 hours. My time is valuable like yours, so please make sure the confirmed booking time is suitable.
11. What happens if it’s raining?
If the weather forecast is raining for your outdoor session we will reschedule to another day. However, this does happen from time to time, reschedules usually happen 1-2 weeks later.