new born photography
The sleeping child has an angel hovering over her, someone that protects and chersishes her well-being. This is a phase to capture all the milestones, their growth captured to cherish as they grow up. We've practiced our art to get you a frame that brings the angel to hover for years to come.
The photoshoot generally lasts anywhere between 2 and 6 hours, considering the time that baby needs to settle down.
The photoshoot is done best between 5 and 20 days of birth of the baby.
Setup & Props
We use wraps and simple props to get a minimalist output that's cherishing. Utmost care is taken in handling those tiny feet and cute moments of your newborn. Ideally we hope to have photographs in 2 or 3 setups.
Currently, we are shooting at localized places and studios but on request, we usually do it in the client location.
How safe is my child in your hands?I would always put safety first while handling newborns. As a mother of a 5 year old son, it is by instinct that safety is given a priority and is not taken for granted. I have completed my newborn safety course from the ‘Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International’ and have acquired an Internationally recognised title of a Certified Professional Newborn Photographer.
When is the best time to schedule a newborn photoshoot session?Newborn Portraits are best done within the first month of the baby being born. It is ideal to photograph newborns between 5 - 15 days after birth. During this time the baby sleeps up to 18 hours a day and remains in a wonderful ‘curl’ from the womb. After 15 days the baby starts to push their limbs out a little to stretch and are awake for longer periods of time, so if we try to wrap the baby and pose them in deifferent ways, it gets a little stressful for the baby and my priority is the safety and health of the baby. If your baby is older than 20 days don’t get discouraged! Give me a call! We may not be able to do all the newborn poses but we still can get amazing portraits.
Can the photoshoot be done at my home?The sessions usually take place at my studio as it is set up to bring out the best images. But in case there are some cultural restrictions from your end, I could always come over to your place. However, there will be some limitations with the props and equipments used, but on the brighter side, the warmth of your home and love of the family will have a great impact on the images created.
Are the lights used in the studio set up too harsh or harmful for my baby?The lights I use is not direct. It bounces off of a reflector, then passes through a diffuser before illuminating your baby. As a parent, I understand your concern, but as an expert in my field, I will take all the safety measures to make sure your baby will not be harmed in any way.
What is the temperature in the studio area?I keep the studio very warm (between 25 and 28 degree Celsius). This is one of the many techniques we use to keep the baby cozy and asleep during the session. Hence, I would recommend parents and other family members to dress lightly and prepare themselves to be exposed to that kind of warmth.
Can we include parents and siblings in the session?Yes, depending on the package you request, I will aim to capture images of the baby with their parents and siblings. Please keep in mind that young siblings (under 4) may not always want be photographed alone with their new brother or sister. However, I will do my best to capture images of your newborn with their toddler or pre-school aged sibling.
What should we wear?Simple is best. I photograph newborns wearing nothing at all or with minimal clothing such as wraps. I recommend that the rest of the family wear clothing that coordinates with similar colour tones or complimentary colours. Neutral and soft colors are best. Avoid saturated or bright colours.
Can I bring something that I made or purchased to include in the session?Sure! Personal items will make the portraits all the more special to you.
How do I prepare for the Session?Try to keep your newborn awake for an hour prior to the session and plan to feed your baby just before leaving your home or when you arrive at the studio. If you are nursing, it is best to keep a bottle of expressed milk on hand for use during the session. Pacifiers are also helpful for allowing me to calm your baby during the session. I would also advice on avoiding intake of gassy food for the mothers who are nursing as I want the baby to be comfortable during the session.
What happens if my baby gets fussy or hungry during the session?It’s completely NORMAL for your baby to wake up during the photo session and get a little fussy. We continue to work through their fuss with warmth, a little rocking and a bit of patience. Your baby will likely require a feed at some point during the session and this usually solves the more dramatic fussiness issues. At that point we will all take a break and you will be able to give your baby a full feeding or if you bottle feed, I’m more than happy to help you with that. It is also normal and expected for the baby to urinate and have bowel movements during the session. Please sit back and relax, and let me handle everything.
How long does it take to get my images?It takes upto 30 working days after the session to get your images. I will be shortlisting the best of them and delivering the images according to the package selected. In case you do like more images from your session, they can be bought at an extra cost. All images will be delivered in digital Jpeg format only.