WHAT IS LIFESTYLE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY?
Simply put, lifestyle newborn photography creates natural, intimate, candid images that capture those precious moments as your newborn settles into life in the outside world. By coming to your home I am able to follow your baby’s agenda – capturing bathtime, feeding, cuddles with mummy & daddy and of course taking full advantage during naptime to take beautiful photos of your sleeping cherub!
DO I HAVE TO CLEAN MY HOUSE BEFOREHAND?
Absolutely not! I find most people with a newborn have a clean house but normally not a tidy house – who knew that such a tiny person could need such a vast array of paraphernalia? I usually only shoot in the master bedroom, nursery and main living area and so a quick declutter of these areas is generally all that is required. I can shoot around clutter and make even the most basic space look amazing – I even recently photographed a family living in a converted shed while their house was being built and it looked amazing!
WHY DON'T YOU USE A STUDIO?
Instead of travelling with your new baby to a hot & cramped studio, I travel to you to capture beautiful images of your newborn in your home. It means no stress worrying whether your baby will behave for the photographer, or whether your older children will be bored & causing havoc in the studio. Instead, I am able to capture intimate, candid, natural images in an environment that you, your newborn and any older children are comfortable in.
WHAT SHOULD WE ALL WEAR?
When you book with me I will send you a full guide to preparing for your session, including styling and what to wear for every member of the family. I also offer a complimentary wardrobe consultation to clients who need this – sometimes it can be really difficult to choose an outfit that you feel good in when you have just had a baby. The great benefit of me coming to your home is that we can spend the first 10 minutes looking at clothes and deciding what works best.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
A 2 hour newborn session in your home plus a ready to frame print costs $149. I have a range of print and digital products for sale after your session, click here for full details.
ARE YOU AN ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
I have been an accredited professional photographer with the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) since 2015. This means that I have to adhere to professional standards of ethics, safety, continuing education and business practices as well as having a portfolio of my work assessed to ensure that it is of a professional standard.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU TRAVEL TO?
I live on Tamborine Mountain and travel all over the Gold Coast region for lifestyle newborn sessions. If you live outside of this area, please feel free to contact me as I may be able to travel to you.
MY BABY IS OVER 2 WEEKS OLD, IS IT TOO LATE FOR A NEWBORN SESSION?
It is never too late! The reason why traditional newborn sessions need to be done within the first two weeks of your babys life is because they are a lot more alert after this time and harder to pose while they are asleep. With a lifestyle session, we can work just as well with a sleepy or alert baby – I have done a lifestyle newborn session with babies aged from 1 to 16 weeks of age!
WHAT IF MY BABY IS UNSETTLED DURING THE SESSION?
If your baby is unsettled during the session it is not a problem. I can get beautiful images of you feeding the baby, rocking them to sleep or whatever you have to do to settle them. Newborn babies are most comfortable when they are in their mother’s arms and if baby wants to stay there through the whole session then that is absolutely fine with me! The idea of a lifestyle newborn session is that we capture whatever is happening during that 2 hour timeframe, so we follow the baby’s agenda rather than our own.
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