So, you’ve just had a baby? Congratulations! It’s such a special time in your life and those first few weeks are a blur of sleepless nights, nappy changes, and never-ending feeds. And while booking newborn photography in Sydney is important to help you remember those precious early days, leaving the house with a new baby can be a daunting prospect.
In fact, venturing out in public with your newborn in those first 2 weeks seems like a huge mission. Some days you just want to wear your pyjamas all day, right? And that’s why my newborn photography studio is warm, cosy and a relaxed home away from home. Pyjama wearing is totally acceptable!
My approach to photographing your baby
Because I understand the chaos your small little human brings to your world, I advise all my clients to book a FULL session allowing your newborn session to be relaxed and flexible.
All newborn sessions are planned around my families because I know once your baby arrives, life becomes a chaotic, hectic, bubble of baby love. And if you’re just heading out the front door for our session and baby pukes all over you, don’t panic. It happens all the time.
Just send me a message and let me know you’re running late. My full newborn sessions times are flexible, and I allow a window of time for you to arrive because as we all know, messy baby accidents happen.
When is the best time for newborn photography Sydney?
The arrival of a new baby into the family is such a special time and it flies by so fast. So, it’s best to have your baby’s newborn photos taken in the first 2 weeks of their arrival.
Those early weeks are when your baby is sleepiest, although they may keep you up half the night! But your baby is also brand new and the tiniest they’ll ever be. So, it’s important to document all their tiny features before they change.
When to book your newborn photography in Sydney?
The best time to book in for your baby’s newborn photography in Sydney is during your second trimester. This ensures I keep some dates available just for you. However, there’s a lot to organise when you’re pregnant so if you’ve forgotten to book your newborn session please don’t panic. I often have parents contact me last minute and I can usually fit their baby in for photos.
During your baby’s session
My newborn photography studio is located in western Sydney is a calm and soothing environment. In fact, parents relax so much during a session they often fall asleep in my lounge room. The studio is heated to ensure your baby is comfortable and relaxed, but it can get warm. So, make sure you dress appropriately so you don’t overheat. The studio has comfy lounge chairs, a large TV with Netflix and bunnies to pat.
What’s not to love about Newborn Photography in Sydney?
There are no strict timelines for your baby’s full session either. If your baby is hungry, we’ll stop so you can feed them. If your baby needs a cuddle or a burp, we’ll pause until your baby is settled again. Your baby dictates the session, and we’ll stop whenever it is needed.
Most newborn photography Sydney sessions last approximately 90 minutes. But because babies are as unpredictable as they are cute, they can last up to 3 hours – as dictated by the full session time frame. So, it’s best to set aside half a day for your baby’s photography session. However, time isn’t a factor, and I don’t watch the clock. I simply photograph your baby until I’m satisfied I have a full gallery of gorgeous newborn photos.
What if your baby is too unsettled for photos?
This is often a common concern for parents as a baby’s temperament can change overnight. But please don’t worry. If your baby is unsettled, cranky or just doesn’t want to play, we’ll simply reschedule.
Because capturing these moments for you and your baby are just as important to me. I want all my families to have beautiful newborn images they’ll treasure in years to come.
What about older babies for a newborn photography Sydney session?
Sometimes it’s just not possible for parents to make it to my Sydney studio for newborn photos. But this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on baby photos.
I also offer baby photography and many parents choose to have these photos around significant milestones. For instance, it could be when your baby starts smiling or rolling over. Or even when baby starts sitting on their own.
All these moments are special and worth documenting with a photography session. Learn more here.
Can siblings and parents have their photo too?
Absolutely. If your newborn has siblings, they’re most welcome to join your baby’s session. All siblings and family photos are done at the beginning of your newborn photography Sydney session. This allows older kids to head-off to kindy or with a grandparent while you sit back and relax.
However, if this is your first baby, I’ll begin the session with your newborn and finish with the parents’ photos.
Here’s a useful tip for all Mums. Do your make-up at the studio while I’m busy photographing your baby. This way you’ll free up some time in the morning and won’t have to worry about doing make-up and juggling a baby.
I offer a range of affordable photography collections to suit all budgets. From beautiful keepsake boxes to stunning fine-art albums and wall art. There are products to suit all homes. Learn more about my newborn photography Sydney packages here.
Newborn posing, safety, training, and experience
You can rest easy knowing I’ve trained extensively in newborn photography Sydney, posing and safe handling. The safety of your precious newborn is of the utmost importance. From the moment I start wrapping and handling your baby, I’m monitoring their movements and the poses that are comfortable for them.
There are no specific number of poses or props used in each session. Each session is guided by your baby and your taste. Some clients love little beds and baskets, while others love simplicity.
Your newborn photography Sydney session is styled just for you.
I’m also fully vaccinated and ensure the studio is cleaned and all props sanitised before your baby’s photography session.
You newborn baby is in safe and experienced hands with me.