Newborn Photography Session – All you need to know

Auckland Newborn photography

Photographing newborns is an absolute pleasure. It is such a beautiful stage in life to photograph. Celebrate this momentous occasion by capturing photos that will be cherished for generations.

All of my newborn photography sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. There is no need to travel when you are adjusting to the new sleeping pattern that comes will all newborn babies. You can sit back and relax with a cuppa until it is time to capture photos of you with your newborn baby.

All I need you to do is keep you house nice and warm. If we photograph your baby in a nice warm environment they will be happy and comfortable for the duration of your shoot. Everything else I organise and set up when I arrive.

Newborn babies are best photographed in their first 5-10 days. This is because they are still accustomed to being curled up nice and snug in Mum’s womb. This means we are able to create those delightful, squishy, newborn photos that really show how little they are. Their skin tends to be clearer as the flaky spotty skin that is common in older babies hasn’t started to develop.

There are many reasons why you may not be able to make it within your babies 5-10 days and that is ok. We are still able to capture a multitude of gorgeous photos, regardless of how old your baby is.

There is no time limit to a newborn photography session. They usually take between 2-4 hours. This allows for plenty of time for your baby to feed. To keep your baby happy and sleepy they will require a lot of feeding during the session.

I bring a variety of props to each session, this always includes a stand and multiple backdrops, wraps, bonnets, headbands, tiebacks, outfits and more.

Parents, siblings and your beloved family pet are all welcome to be a part of your newborn photography session. It is such a wonderful time to capture your family as a whole during this exciting new chapter in your lives.

My biggest advice to all of my clients during a newborn session is to relax. Your children will pick up on how you are feeling and reciprocate those feelings, if you are stressed or anxious your child will be unsettled too. I have worked with many newborns, children and families and I will look after your precious little ones with the upmost care. I am very calm and patient and understand how to settle babies and children, which means you will get the most out of your newborn session.

I have one newborn photography package which includes the digital files. I offer a fabulous print and canvas service when required and I love to create gorgeous albums for you and your family to cherish. If you would like to know more about a newborn photography session, send a message through the contact page and I will be in touch with details about pricing and any questions you may have.

To have the most flexibility, it is best to book at least 1-2 months before baby is due. As days and session times often book out well in advance. If you don’t have 1-2 months up your sleeve, get in touch as I may still be able to squeeze you in.

As you can’t predict the day you baby will arrive. I will book in your due date. When you get the pleasure of meeting your little one, let me know and we select a suitable time a day for your newborn photography session.

I adore photographing newborns and their families. To witness the beautiful connection a family has after waiting patiently for nine months is very special. I am honoured to be a part of this incredible journey in my client’s lives. If you would like your newborn photos captured, please get in touch as I would love to help.

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