Your questions answered…
Thank you for enquiring about a Lifestyle Newborn Session with Little Birdy Photography. Here is some information to help you prepare for your session:
Booking can be made any time after you find out you are pregnant, right up to when baby arrives.
Sessions are booked tentatively for approx. 10 days after your due date or planned induction / caesarean – this generally suits, but is easily moved to accommodate hospital stays or early / late babies.
Your Newborn Photography Session will be held in the comfort of your home: usually around 10.00am on a weekday.
I usually recommend you prepare 2-3 locations where there is lovely natural light, keep it nice and warm and remove any clutter, make the bed etc (don’t worry – your partner can do all that – you rest!) We can even go outside if conditions are suitable
To accommodate babies feeding and sleeping pattern, your session will generally last between 2 – 3 hours.
Your session is usually booked for sometime in the first 14 days to capture those tiny wrinkles, fluffy hair, and little fingers and toes. Those early “getting to know you” moments that go past so quickly. But don’t worry, it can be anytime in the first few months and we will still capture all the cuddles and early memories – whenever is good for you!
One of the great things about this style of session is that baby can be awake or asleep, cuddled, fed, changed, and held by parents most of the time, and we can include all of the siblings (if they are up to it!).
The best clothing for your baby is simple whites or pastels and a swaddle. Kmart and Best and Less have affordable Newborn clothing in creams and neutral colors – and we can absolutely incorporate blues and pinks! No need for a singlet as these often stick out under clothes. I also have a few simple pieces in my kit also such as headbands and plain pants etc.
For Mum and Dad – keep your colors neutral to blend in with baby – be comfortable – you will probably find loose fitting clothing easier (especially if breast feeding).
We don’t do stiff poses and doll like images, but I will give you gentle, relaxed directions so you feel relaxed, comfortable and beautiful. Take this time to share your feelings with your partner, that important time out to just be with your baby and breathe them in – and I will quietly be documenting it all for you.
I do bring along a few props to help support baby, additional wraps and some clothing. Please let me know if you wish to include any other special items or ideas – that always makes me happy!
Older siblings are most welcome to join in – little kisses, a gentle touch, reading a book to baby. We want to include them in these memories – BUT – we wont force them or make a fuss. A new baby is already a lot to adjust to, so we will play, make them feel very special and loved, and when they wish to join in we will capture them at their happiest.
Your Images will be ready to view approximately 2 weeks after your session in my Studio at Traralgon South. Your ordering appointment is an opportunity to view samples and decide if you wish to buy Prints, Wall Art in Canvas, Wood or Metal, Fine Art Framed Prints, Albums or Memory Boxes – either as individual items or as a Package for greater value.