Who chooses the colours and styling for our newborn photography session?
All my sessions are styled to suite your requirements and taste. Upon booking I would love to talk to you about the look and feel of your session. It is also important to discuss what you are planning to do with the photos. I love to create beautiful pieces of art for your home and for this we need to discuss sizes and colours.
How long have you been in business?
I started my business in 2002 focusing mainly on wedding photography. As the years went by more and more of my wedding clients turned into maternity and newborn clients and thus the newborn side of my business came to life. I have trained myself extensively in the art of newborn photography by doing courses from world renowned photographers such as Ann Brandt, Kelly Brown and Julia Kelleher.
Do you have a studio?
I have a home based studio in Roodepoort, Gauteng. In my studio I have the ability to use natural light as well as studio lighting. I can also do newborn sessions in the comfort of your own home should this be a better option for you.
When should I book my session?
It is very important that you book your session while you are still pregnant. Babies due dates are very unpredictable and therefor I only book a limited number of newborns per month. This ensures that I always have options available for you when we need to book the session date and time. I will however always try and accommodate late bookings as much as possible should I have dates available.
How does booking the date of our session work?
When you book your session you book an estimated week. Once your baby is born you get into contact with me and we book a time and date suitable for you.
Why is newborn photography done between 5 – 10 days old?
The first 5 – 10 days is the best time to photograph your newborn as they are at their easiest to position for adorable poses. As they grow older they start losing the flexibility they had while in moms womb. Newborns are also super sleepy and are more likely to remain in dreamland through the session.
What should I wear/bring for our session?
Once you have booked with me I will e-mail you my information booklet. This will give you information as to clothing choices and colours as well as how to prepare and what to expect during your session. I will also phone you a day or two before your session to touch base and answer any other questions you might then have.
Why is newborn photography session booked as 3 – 4 hours shoots?
Newborn sessions can be shorter than the allocated 3 – 4 hours but I allow plenty of time for feeding, comforting and cuddles. During a newborn session it is very important to see to the needs of these tiny little human first and not to rush them.