Newborn Photography Perth – Baby Photos – Professional Photographer
Newborn Photography – my three different approaches
Styled Newborn Session – 2-3 hours
Mini Session – 1 hour
At Your Home – 2 hours
Newborn Art Photography
My premium style of photography is my Newborn Art Photography. Most of the images that you see in my gallery and website have been lovingly and carefully composed as Newborn Art Photography. The best time to achieve this look is when your baby is between 5-12 days new. Babies still like to curl up like they were in the womb and they usually sleep quite deeply. Newborn Art Photography sessions are totally relaxed and I’ll go at yours and baby’s pace, with plenty of time for breaks & nursing.
My photo studio is in my home, so your shoot will be very private as it is done in a private home. You can truly relax, have a tea/coffee with me and if your baby needs feeding, you can, of course, do that as well.
For more detailed information, prices and what to expect please click here Newborn Art Photography.
Short & Sweet Mini Session – Newborn Photography
There are many reasons why my clients choose this session, and they are not only due to money. They are most often picked by families with older siblings or dads who just don’t have the time to do a 3-hour session. My affordable newborn photography package doesn’t comprise on professional newborn photography skills and delivers artfully composed shots of your baby. Baby stays wrapped and snug all the time and I don’t mind if your baby is asleep or awake. The resulting photographs will give you a beautiful record of how tiny your newborn baby was.
For more detailed information, prices and what to expect please click here Short & Sweet Mini Session.
Lifestyle Photography – Newborn Photography
My Lifestyle Newborn Photography has developed from the experience of having young toddler siblings in the studio. Parents are often overwhelmed by the prospect of taking a baby plus toddler out of their home. How much more relaxing does an in-home session sound? But Lifestyle Photography is not just for growing families. It is also more suitable if you prefer a more organic look. The emphasis of Lifestyle Photography is to document how your baby is now part of your life. I would also recommend this session if you’ve had a difficult birth or c-section. Naturally, it would still be best to have your newborn tiny for this session, but if you have missed the first magic two weeks, then this style is also more forgiving.
For more detailed information, prices and what to expect please click here Lifestyle Newborn Photography.
My passion – I simply love Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography is extremely valuable as it provides you with a lasting record of this gorgeous early stage of your child’s life. The fact that you are reading this page shows that it is important to you. The art of taking photographs of a newborn baby isn’t just done with good photography skills. It also takes time to read a baby, to position a newborn safely into a cute pose and to whisper baby to sleep.
In a couple of month’s time, you will look back at your beautiful baby’s images, the little hands & feet, the wisps of hair and the tiny features and wonder how your baby was ever so small. You will have the photographs to cherish forever.
However, as with anything in life, we are all different and our preferences differ. How you wish to have your baby photographed comes down to your own style & taste, circumstances and yes, financials. A Newborn Photography session can take place at my studio in Joondalup, in the northern suburbs of Perth or I can come to your house.
My aim is to assist a wide variety of customers. As I love anything newborn, this is not too hard to achieve. So you may notice that I approach Newborn Photography in a couple of different ways. All you have to do is decide which approach is most appealing to you and which one is most suitable for your family.
I strongly believe in clear, transparent and prices with no hidden cost. My price list is easy to access on my website, simple to understand and without all the extras attached to it. Please click here to view it: Pricelist Newborn Photography
From time to time, I get asked what is the best time to have baby photographs done. For me, the newborn stage of a baby is so precious. In the first couple of weeks, newborn babies are tiny and their growth is phenomenal in their first year. So for a newborn photographer, it’s a fine balance to weigh up how many days after birth to ask the client in. I need to give mum some time to recover after birth, but not too long so that baby loses the ability to curl up like in the womb and be comfortable. If you are breastfeeding, I’d definitely recommend waiting until your baby has worked out latching on properly and mum’s milk has set in. My standard recommendation is between 5-10 days after birth, however, I always discuss this in more details with my clients after their baby is born.
If you have missed the first 4 weeks for professional photographs (unless your baby was born early), it might be an idea to wait a little bit longer to capture the next big milestone. In her article in a Parents Blog, Kate Callahan describes Baby’s milestones perfectly. If you are interested in my Milestone Photography packages, please click here. Just contact me to discuss how you feel and we can make plans then.
Training, Health & Safety
My tiny newborn clients’ health & safety is my utmost priority during any photo session. Training with leading newborn photographers has taught me vital safety precautions every newborn photographer should know about and follow. Certain poses are outright dangerous if newborns are not being supported all the time. Please be assured that I am very aware of this fact and during the session, I may ask mum or dad to assist me in supporting baby’s head and keeping a watching eye on baby while I take the shot.
I have just booked to attend a Safe Posing Workshop with the Academy of Newborn Photograph as well as a First Aid Course for Babies in February 2019. The First Aid Course is run by Tiny Hearts First Aid as well as CPR Kids. Although I have handled hundreds of babies, it’s never a bad idea to get a refresher on safety. I hope I’ll never need to use First Aid on babies, but this is also a course I wanted to do for a while.
I am pleased to let you know that due to my special job as a newborn photographer, my GP agreed to give me my booster against Whooping Cough (please see blog here) despite the fact that this vaccination is in short supply at the time. Since I don’t have kids at school anymore, I don’t usually get sick. However, in the event that I was to feel unwell the day before a scheduled shoot, I would always inform you and re-schedule the appointment. I strongly believe that your newborn child should not be exposed to any illnesses in the early days.
If you wish to find out more about my other types of photography, please return to my homepage.