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Welcome to the world baby Jack! This session was taken in the family home when Jack was 13 days old.
I have included some newborn session tips in this post to help with planning your baby’s first photoshoot
5 Tips for your newborn session at home:
1. Book your session before the baby arrives so you can capture them within 10-14 days of birth. At 10-14 days the baby is at their smallest as well as still sleepy and moldable. You also skip the baby acne that sometimes can arrive around week 3 or 4.
2. Turn up the heat in your house an hour before your photographer arrives. This ensures the baby is warm throughout the session and extra happy when they have no clothes on.
3. Have some blankets, accessories and a couple of outfits ready. Onsies are always a great option and diaper covers are a perfect way to get some ‘naked’ shots without risking an accident.
4. Be prepared to be a part of the portrait session. The session isn’t just about your baby but also about the connection between your family (pets are also included in this!).
5. You can’t schedule a baby so don’t worry too much about timing. Newborn sessions normally run about 90 mins but If you need to take a break and feed them or change them it’s not a problem and doesn’t effect your session time.
For newborn session pricing, please scroll to the end of the post:)
My session packages range from $350-$650
$350 + tax includes a 90 min session, 15 high resolution images, downloadable gallery
$500 + tax includes a 90 min session, all high resolution images (60 + images), downloadable gallery
$650 + tax includes 2 x 1 hour sessions, all high resolution images from both sessions (60+ images per session), downloadable gallery. This is perfect for a maternity session and newborn session or two sessions in the baby’s first year. Second session must be used within a year.