Newborn Photography Session FAQ’s

Newborn Photography session Collage by baby photographer sydney Lena Postnova

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
I would advise that you book your newborn session at the earliest opportunity possible, I recommend after your 20 week scan. I never book in too many of the same due dates in the one months to ensure I can be flexible if due dates change. When your new baby actually arrives, we can tweak the date and time if needed to ensure we get your little one in for a session during the ideal time frame around 5-14 days old. The earlier the better, while they are still very sleepy. There are some circumstances where newborns will be photographed outside of this time frame, I suggest coming in to the studio as soon as you have left the hospital and have the OK from your doctor.

DO YOU WANT MY BABY TO SLEEP DURING THE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
Yes, we want your baby to sleep! Once a newborn is sleeping deeply, we can do all of the cute, squishy-baby poses that most mums are looking for.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Most of my recent newborn sessions take place in my home studio in Dee Why. I can also provide an in home newborn session for additional costs.

HOW LONG WILL MY NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION LAST?
Full newborn sessions are anywhere from three to four hours long allowing enough time for feeding and comforting. The session can sometimes be shorter, but we allow up to four hours to make sure there is plenty of time available to capture all the images you are hoping for.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Simple is best. I often photograph newborns wrapped or wearing nothing.  I recommend that the rest of the family wear light coloured or black clothing that coordinates, please avoid logos, busy patterns and bright colours. I recommend that you dress lightly for a newborn photography session because we keep the room very warm for your little one’s comfort.

DO YOU PROVIDE THE NEWBORN PROPS?
I provide everything from knits, hats, head bands, newborn wraps, backdrops, and all props. If you have a particular outfit you would like me to photograph baby in or some special blanket or toy to be included in the pictures, I will be happy to do so.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
I ask that you bring along your nappy bag with all the necessities. If you are bottle feeding or breastfeeding and expressing, I suggest that you bring a few extra bottles of milk. This can help us soothe baby while they are posed. If you can bring a sterilised dummy for your baby, even if only for the session, this will make the session easier. Babies often love to suck and it helps soothe them into the poses we are looking for and makes for easier transitions and getting them to sleep. If your baby won’t take a dummy or you do no feel comfortable offering one, please don’t worry. I also suggest throwing in an extra set of clothes for parents just in case, as we are going to have your baby nappy-free during the session.

WHAT PHOTOGRAPHS CAN I EXPECT FROM MY NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
During a newborn photography shoot, we capture a few set-ups and take advantage of every angle. Basically you can expect baby curled up in the nest/props, baby posed on the blankets, family photos, sibling with the baby photos, some macro shots of little details, some portraits of awake baby. We discuss your preferences in the beginning of the session.

I HAVE SIBLINGS I WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE IN OUR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, HOW DOES IT WORK?
I absolutely love newborn shots with their siblings! I usually do them first since toddlers especially don’t have the patience to wait around for baby to feed and settle. I recommend having dad or someone available to care for the siblings after the family shots. They might want to consider having a nice walk to Dee Why beach which is just minutes away from my home studio.

IS IT OK FOR ME TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS ON MY PHONE DURING THE SESSION TO SHARE WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
My contract states that there are to be no other photos taken during your session besides my own. However you are welcome to take a shot of me posing your baby as a behind the scenes type of shot.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT PRICING?
Please just fill in CONTACT form and I’ll email my current price list to you.

Thank you for visiting my web-site. I look forward to meeting you and your new baby.