What to expect
If possible, a Newborn session should be scheduled prior to the baby’s birth to ensure availability. We recommend doing your newborn session within the first 10 days of life. This is the time when they are most sleepy and therefore easily moldable into all those adorable poses. We have an in home studio with plenty of props for your session. These sessions typically last 2-3 hours to allow plenty of time for feeding, changing and to capture those sweet, sleepy pictures. We typically prefer to do the photos in our studio were the light is optimal but we can go to your house if required due to baby special needs or multiples.
Within 2 weeks of your session we will meet at the studio for a viewing session where you will place your order.
Maternity Photo Sessions should typically take place between week 28 to 35 for singleton pregnancies and between week 28 – 32 for multiple pregnancies. These session take 60 minutes.
What to wear to your maternity photo shoot?
I have a collection of dresses, gowns and fabrics that mom to be could use, or you could bring your own outfits. Soft, easy, wrinkle-free fabrics that cling to your body and accentuate your belly are best. During your session you may be standing, sitting or laying on the floor, so you should wear something you can easily move in. If you’re comfortable with showing a little more skin you may choose to bare your belly.
We advise against bold patterns. We find that they distract from the beauty of your pregnancy. Stick with solids. For maternity sessions that involve siblings, choose their outfits first then build off that. Pick 2 colors from your child’s outfit and incorporate those colors into your wardrobe. You can do this with an article of clothing or an accessory, like a scarf or bracelet.
Cake Smash Sessions -“Let them eat cake!”
Our Cake Smash sessions are a fantastic way to celebrate your child’s first, second or even third birthday. Every little one deserves to have a party that’s just for them, with favourite colors, a custom designed cake smash set and a yummy cake to dig into at the end of their session. We start with simple and natural shots, so bring a long a nice outfit for your little one to wear, then we get changed into our cake smashing outfit and get down to the fun stuff.
We’ll plan ahead to be sure it’s customized for your little one in a way that will be sure to bring out some silliness, fun, and fabulous photographs for you to choose from. These sessions area fun memory to share with your child so we fully urge mom and dad to actively participate in the session by helping your child enjoy themselves doing things we never would dream of allowing them to do at home!
When to book?
To ensure your final images are ready for your little one’s birthday cards or thank you presents I advise booking a month before their birthday as these sessions are extremely popular, especially weekends,so please allow 3/4 weeks prior to the required date.