Hopefully this FAQ section will answer many , if not all, of your questions about a newborn session with me. Should you have anything else that you would like answered, please get in touch with me via the contact page and I will respond promptly.
When is the best time to book my newborn photo shoot?
Please schedule your newborn session while you are still pregnant.
I only secure a very limited number of due dates per month to guarantee my availability when you deliver and to be able to offer each and every one of my clients the best customer service. If you have already had your baby please still contact me and I will try my best to accommodate you.
What if my baby arrives early/late? Will you still be able to fit me in?
When you make your booking for your newborn session, I make a note of your estimated due date on my calendar.
If your baby happens to arrive earlier or later than expected, this is no problem. I keep my weekly schedule quite flexible to accommodate the unpredictability of babies. I also understand that some of our sweet little ones need a little extra time in the hospital as well. In these cases, we will adjust the time to schedule your newborn session when baby is home and heathy.
Is there an age limit for newborn photography?
This really depends on what you want. If you really want photos of your sweet, new baby asleep and dreamy, then it's best to do your session within the first week or two. If you're happy with a more awake, interactive images of your baby, a session can take place any time within the first couple of months.
Where does the session take place?
Usually, from the comfort of your own home. There is no need to worry about bringing your newborn out in the cold, or getting yourself and your new family member ready to travel to a studio, as all of my newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. I will bring everything we need for the session to your home… all you have to do to prepare for your session is have that beautiful newborn sleepy, with a full belly and I will do the rest!
(If you would prefer your session to take place in studio there is additional fee of $250.00)
What Will My Session Be Like?
Your in-home newborn session will typically begin with posed images of your baby (if you book a platinum session)
Using organic natural tones and textures, I will create timeless and beautiful images of your little one, all while you relax and look on adoringly. I believe in creating beautiful images that highlights the incredible little details of your newborn, in a natural, baby-led approach to newborn photography, we will then following on with lifestyle images of baby and family members. (There is no baby posing with a deluxe session)
Photographing in your home allows me to incorporate your life into your session, whether it be photographing those bonding moments in the nursery, introducing a pet to the new family member, or even allowing a sibling the opportunity to show off their new “big-brother/sister” capabilities!
What If My Nursery Isn’t Ready Or My House Is A Wreck?
That should be the least of your worries! As a Mum myself, I know what it is like to balance a newborn, family time, dinners, housework and oh yeah, you just had a baby!!! Rarely do I enter a house that is camera ready, but rest assured, your home will photograph beautifully no matter what…I am not afraid to move stuff out of the camera frame!
What Should We Wear & What Do I Need To Have For The Newborn?
I recommend keeping it simple and comfortable. With your sweet baby being the focus of the session. Smart casual clothing is perfect and bare feet look most natural in a home setting. Please avoid being super matchy with outfits but rather mix and match 3-4 colours. Natural tones photography really well, (creams, whites, greys or pastel tones) as they don't take away from the natural beauty of your baby. Pastels not for you? You can then add pops of colour to your outfit if you wish!! I suggest the following colours such as charcoal, olive, mustard, navy, plum with denim jeans or maybe a casual flowy dress. Lace, floral patterns, stripes, textures and layers also look great. Layers or kimono/kaftans also help cover up a few extra kg you might want to hide after you had a baby.
How soon will it be until I see my photos?
I aim for a turn around time of 2-3 weeks. Once I have personally hand edited each of your photos, you will receive an
e-mail from me giving you access to a password protected online viewing and ordering gallery which you will then be able to share with friends and family. Your USB with all your HiRes digital files will then be mailed out to you with-in 10 days of your gallery going live..
I do post a couple of sneak peeks on my Facebook page - www.facebook.com/belindacarrphotography - Please feel free to share or tag yourself in your images.
Can I print the photos I receive on my USB?
Yes you can! You are free to print these photos for personal use only. These images are not watermarked. I highly recommend ordering your prints through me especially if you are printing anything larger than 8x12" I cannot guarantee the quality of your photos if printed elsewhere
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.