BESPOKE NEWBORN SESSIONS
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MY NEW BABY?
Newborn shoot is best done within first 12 days while baby is still very sleepy, curly, flexible and easy to settle.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK A NEWBORN SHOOT?
I strongly recommend booking your newborn session while still pregnant. You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date and pay the deposit to secure your slot. I will then pencil your due date into my calendar and once your baby arrives you can contact me to arrange a suitable time and day for your session. Due to limited availability I might not be able to accommodate last minute bookings.
WHERE WILL THE SHOOT TAKE PLACE?
I photograph babies in my home studio in Rathmolyon Co. Meath (45 mins from Dublin, 10 mins from Trim) where I create a very controlled environment allowing for a successful newborn shoot.
WHAT KIND OF PROPS DO YOU USE?
I style every session with hand made organic props and accessories. All props are carefully sourced amongst the selected industry vendors. Materials used are baby friendly, made of natural materials (silk, cotton, wool) and washed in non-bio washing powder. I like to use props in moderation and focus photographs on the natural beauty of the baby. Special requests regards styling are also welcome.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The Newborn shoot is entirely baby led and can take up to 3 hours. There's plenty of time for feeding, changing and comforting the baby. During photoshoot it is my priority to create a safe and comfortable environment to keep baby happy and content.
CAN I BRING MY OTHER CHILDREN?
Absolutely, sibling photographs are very important to capture and little children are welcome in the studio. However little toddlers can get unsettled as 3 hours in the heat might be too much for them, so it's a good idea to have these photos taken at the beginning of the session and then have someone bring them away.
ARE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED?
Absolutely! I like to take very natural family portraits, it's so important to get it done as it's your first portrait as a new family!
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Approximately 3 weeks after your session we will schedule your personal viewing session/ordering appointment. Then you're welcome to spend as little or as much as you like on bespoke products: prints, wall art, custom made albums or other products. I offer a selection of professional photographic products carefully sourced amongst best industry suppliers. I guarantee they'll become a cherished family heirloom in your home.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Newborn session fee is 100 EUR. It includes my time, skill and vision, 3 hours photo session in my studio, professional postproduction including skin retouching and personal viewing/ordering appointment.
** Please note no products printed or digital are included.
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HOW DO I BOOK?
Please drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll forward you a Paypal invoice for deposit payment (session fee). Once paid, I will forward you contract, questionnaire, detailed information including what to bring, how to prep your baby ect. and directions.
I am looking forward to meeting you and creating some special memories for you and your new little love!