From three months of age, your newborn has transformed into a plump and dimpled baby and the loving and cheeky personality starts to emerge. At this age, babies are also awake for longer periods and they are more aware of their surroundings and more responsive to family members. This is a magical opportunity for me to capture your baby’s development and the joyous interaction you share as a family. Best of all, I can catch those beautiful fleeting expressions of curiosity, surprise, delight and adventurous spirit.
Baby portrait sessions are usually done between 3 months and 9 months of age. Each phase of babyhood offers different opportunities for a beautiful photo session. At four months old, babies can hold their head up, and by around six to nine months, you baby will be able to sit up for a photo. As you can imagine, it is best to do the shoot before the baby is crawling!
The baby photography session usually goes for about 1.5 hours. This time frame allows the baby to set the pace, so you and your baby both stay relaxed and have fun together, with plenty of time to take a break whenever the baby wants a feed or needs to be settled.
What to wear
I recommend simple clothes in plain colours. Avoid clothes that have bold patterns or logos as these may detract from the photos.
Bring a change of clothes and some spare nappies – we also recommend you bring a change of clothes for yourself as surprise accidents can happen if you are holding the baby during the nappy-free part of the photo shoot.
The Viewing Session
Your viewing session will be approximately one week after your portrait session, and we will arrange a suitable time for you to view your photos at the photo shoot. I recommend inviting your partner, parent or a friend to come along with you to the viewing session, so they can enjoy the show and help you choose your prints.
The viewing session generally takes between 60 and 90 minutes. You will view all the images as a slideshow set to music and projected onto our large viewing screen, so you can decide on your selection. Viewing all the images is a special and joyous experience, and I love sharing this time with my clients as they choose from all the images.
Once you make your order, the images will be ready to collect in approximately two weeks.
50% of the session fee is due at time of booking to secure your session date, and balance is due on the day of the portrait session. Payment can be made using cash, money transfer or credit card.