It's never to early to book your newborn session. I recommend that you contact me in the second trimester of your pregnancy and provide me with your estimated due date to tentatively book. Once your beautiful baby has arrived safely, you can contact me to arrange a suitable time and date for your actual session. By booking early and providing your estimated due date, I will be able to ensure that I am available around that particular time period and also keep some sessions available for you.
In general newborns are best photographed between 5-14 days old. After the first two weeks newborns can become harder to settle and pose into those sleepy and cute curled positions. Baby acne and colic can also begin to flare up after this period.
Your newborn session will be conducted in my studio in Kallangur, Brisbane, and will take approximately 3 hours. This generous time frame allows for the settling and feeding of your little one and ensures we have enough time to create images from a variety of poses.
Maternity sessions are best conducted between weeks 32 and 36 of your pregnancy when your belly is showing nicely and while you still feel relatively comfortable .
Partners and siblings are more than welcome to join you and be included in your photographs if you wish.
Your maternity session will take approximately 1 hour and can be conducted in my studio or a suitable outdoors location.
(Locations more than half and hour from my studio in Kallangur will incur an additional travel expense.)
My one hour family sessions can be conducted in a number of suitable outdoor locations depending on the style you are wanting. These sessions are typically conducted at sunrise/early morning and late afternoon/sunset for the optimum "golden hour" lighting conditions.
Locations more than half and hour from my studio in Kallangur will incur an additional travel expense.
Please keep in mind that I can not control the weather, clouds, tides, insects and wildlife or the council mowing men! I do my very best to keep up to date with any environmental changes to the session time and location but ultimately these factors are out of my hands.
These sessions are actually mini-sessions which document your baby reaching their developmental milestones.
They are best conducted between the ages of 6 and 11 months when your child is wide eyed and full of giggles and smiles. Their personality is well and truely shining through at this age and they are generally able to sit up on their own merit.
These sessions do not include a newborn component which is a separate session in its own right.
Cake smash/Watermelon smash/Painting sessions etc are generally conducted as a celebration of a child's first birthday.
These are 1 hour sessions conducted in my dedicated studio located in north Brisbane at Kallangur.
My approach to these sessions is in three parts. Firstly, I begin the session by taking portraits of your child before the mess begins followed by photographs of the actual 'cake smash'. Towards the end of the session your child can enjoy a 'bath' to clean up in a gorgeous kids sized claw foot bathtub during which I capture further images of their fun with the water and bubbles.