Taken in the baby’s own home, using a combination of posed and lifestyle images, letting your baby take the lead. Poses are womb-like and my aim is to capture those cherished moments, natural interactions and bonds amongst families. My style is a classic minimal film-like aesthetic with a fine point of focus in black and white or muted neutral colour.
When should my newborn be photographed?
Your newborn should be photographed from day 5-14 while they're still at their sleepiest to get the best out of your session. After this point they start to become more alert, stretch out and can develop short term skin conditions such as baby’ acne’ and peeling.
When should I book a newborn session?
In order to make sure you secure a booking for your Newborn Soul Session, it’s very important to contact me and reserve your date date while you’re pregnant. I only take a couple of bookings per week, so please book in early to avoid disappointment.
What if my baby is past 14 days?
Please contact me, as while all the poses may not be accessible at this point we can design a session suited to your needs.
How long does a newborn session go for?
I always take time with my newborns, and let them be my guide. Newborn sessions can typically take around 2-3 hours, depending on the baby.
What does my home require for a session?
The main thing I need is natural light. If you have large glass doors or windows even better. North facing windows are wonderful and give the best light. The more natural light the better results for your images.
I also bring with me a posing bag that your baby will lie on. It is 100cm/40" diameter and approximately 45cm/18" tall so your room needs to allow space for me to walk around it safely.
Can siblings and parents be photographed?
Absolutely! Some of my favourites aspects to a newborn session is capturing the bond between your little ones, parents and siblings. If there are siblings, I do tend to photograph them first so they are able to go to preschool or venture down to the park while we continue photographing the newest member of the family.
Do you use props?
My newborn photography takes a minimal aesthetic that let’s your eye draw to the most important subject, your precious baby. I bring with me an array of blankets and wraps with most being gender neutral. I also have some beautiful dusty blues and pinks.
If you do have any heirloom blankets in white and creams please let me know. They make the most beautiful classic photographs that create a true memory for the makers and family. Older generations treasure these especially, as they combine a heritage item and your precious newborn.
Do you have a studio?
Not yet! After a year and a half of building our home we are recovering. The good news is there is one onsite and soon we’ll start work! I cannot wait to share the plans I have for it.
How do we book?
I can’t wait to meet you and your family! Please click the ‘contact’ tab at the top of the page and let meknow what type of session you would like to book and your rough due date.
How does payment work?
To secure your booking, a $200 deposit is required. Once your session is completed and your gallery has been processed, I’ll contact you . The final payment is required before the gallery is released.
Can I print my images myself?
You sure can. I do ask my clients to stay away from the cheaper places like Office Works, Kmart, Harvey Norman etc. The prices are just so tempting but we all know the quality is just not there, the colours are off and the print will fade. These places tend to not treat your images well nor do prints have longevity. Baby tones are extremely challenging to print.
When prints and albums are ordered through me, I closely liaise with the professional print laboratory to ensure your images will be of the best quality. I’m happy to send you through pricing once your album is complete so you can be sure your final prints will be printed with the care they deserve.
Am I immunised?
All my immunisations are kept up-to-date and I’m happy to show you records. As a Mum, I know howdaunting it is bringing your little ones home and being concerned about their health.
Where abouts in Sydney do you travel?
Currently travelling within the Sydney metropolitan area.