Maternity & Newborn session info
All the information you need to know about your session
• Your Maternity session
Maternity sessions are best held around 32–36 weeks into your pregnancy, when you’re at your most glowing. Sessions can either be held at one of my favourite locations (I have a secret stash) or at my studio. It really depends what ‘look’ you’re after for your maternity photos. Not sure what to wear? Don't worry I have a small collection of dresses that are available to you free of charge and I also work with Mama Rentals who offer an amazing collection of maternity dresses for hire at a discount for my clients.
• Your Newborn session
What is the best age to photograph a newborn?
Age plays an important role in the look and feel of your newborn images. Babies change at a phenomenal rate in the early days! To achieve the curled-up positions you see on my website, it’s best to hold your session during the first two weeks after birth. Most babies at this age are still sleepy, making it easier to curl them into those positions we all love. After two weeks, your baby becomes more wakeful. Some babies develop baby ‘acne’ or peeling skin. Older babies also like to stretch out, making it difficult to get that curled-up newborn look.
Where are newborn sessions held?
All sessions are held in my fully equipped studio space, located at my home in Oak Flats Wollongong. My studio is warm, safe and comfortable for you and your precious new arrival.
How long does a newborn session take?
Most sessions last two to three hours. We’ll allow time for feeds, cuddles, and nappy changes. Closer to the date of your session, we’ll discuss what you need to bring.