Join me for your newborn session and let’s create beautiful photographs of your precious baby !
The newborn photography session
If you would like to have photos of your baby that help you remember exactly what he or she looked like in the first few days, I recommend you have your baby photographed in the first 2 weeks of life.
When you first contact me for your booking, I will pencil in your name in my agenda, and the actual date of your session will be adjusted once your baby is born.
Each session has a very unique and relaxed atmosphere. It lasts around 3 hours. This time includes the whole photo shoot, with plenty of time for cuddles and feeds.
The session fee for a Newborn session is $220
Products start at $295, packages start at $500 (baby only) or $795 (siblings and parents shots included)
Prior to each session, I set up the studio and create a very comforting environment for your little one. This helps soothe and settle your baby into a peaceful sleep which then enables me to capture these beautiful images.
If your baby is awake, and happy, I will photograph her awake and capture incredible images.
During the session, baby will want a break, a cuddle, a feed, or a change… Your baby is the boss and she tells me what she likes and what she doesn’t.
I always follow the baby’s cues and work around your baby.
While I love taking beautiful photographs, my top priority will always be the safety and comfort of your little one.
When baby is a bit unsettled, patience and perseverance always win!
The second term of your pregnancy is generally a good time to book your session. Don’t wait until baby is here as I might not be able to accommodate your date in my agenda.
For Newborn sessions, I like to photograph newborns between 5 and 12 days old. At this age they still love to curl up in these adorable womb like positions.
If your baby was born early (before 37 weeks), your baby’s newborn session can usually be done a few days after they have come home from the hospital.
The session fee of $220 is payable to secure your session, payable by bank transfer to Isabelle Newborn Photography’s account.
Once you have paid your deposit and your session has been confirmed via email, you will receive a little guide containing all the information. Not much is required on the day of the session. Bring your water bottle, a snack, light clothes (it is toasty warm in the studio), receiving blankets, and what you would normally take during an outing with baby.
Number ONE : SAFETY. Safety is paramount. Isabelle is very good with babies and knows how to handle them. Composites are used whenever they are needed. Isabelle will never put a baby at risk.
Number TWO : COMFORT. It is simple, to look comfy and content you baby needs to be comfy. Photographing a newborn baby is hard work and requires knowledge, and a lot of patience !
Please don’t be! I am a mum, just like you. People often describe me as calm, relaxed, friendly photographer… and so patient. As you will see, taking beautiful photos take time.
Most of my clients walk out the studio feeling like they’ve spent a morning with a friend, while receiving a professional service.
If you have a special item, like a special soft toy, or an hand knitted blanket by mum or grandma, bonnet or booties… or any thing you would like to have captured in some of my images, please bring it with you I will do my best to incorporate it in your session.
You will be able to choose from an extended array of props sourced all over the world.
Don’t worry because if we remove that nappy it will happen! It’s not a matter of IF it’s a matter of WHEN! Bring an extra set of clothes if you decide to have family photos taken holding your baby without a nappy on. When it happens we just quickly clean baby and move on.
As a mother of 3, I knows hygiene is important around a newborn. Everything is washed ready to use with your baby. The home studio is pet and smoke free. For the comfort of your little one I do not wear makeup or perfume during your photography session.
Bringing your baby for her newborn session within the first week or so of her life will help minimise all these little burdens that some baby go through.
I love to involve parents in my newborn sessions. Most parents enjoy being part of the “behind the scene” that goes on during a session. Newborn babies don’t support themselves, a lot of technique goes into the posing. This is important to ensure safety.
Around 2 weeks after your session, you will watch a slideshow of the images taken during our time together ! This is a magic moment when you will decide which photos you would like to buy, and how you would like to have them displayed. Be ready to fall in love again!
I understand your life is busy. This is why your private reveal and ordering sessions take place by appointment at a day and time that suit you, in the comfort of your own home.
Each image is hand retouched professionally.
NO, I don’t charge more for sessions with multiples.
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