from your newborn session
from your newborn session
A newborn session is quite different to a family portrait session. A lot of time is spent feeding, rocking, shushing the baby until they are nice and sleep, with full little tummies and are ready to create those really sweet poses.
When you arrive I will ask you to undress your baby, leaving the nappy on (at first). Ideally you will have already fed your little one just before you left the house so we should be able to get started straight away. With awake babies I typically start by swaddling them and posing them in a range of baskets and props. Once I feel that baby's nice a sleepy I'll remove the nappy and continue the session with baby posed on the beanbag. During this time I would ask that you sit beside the beanbag and watch your baby whilst I shoot. Whilst it is very rare, babies can startle out of a position and it's important that you are watching them the whole time so that you can keep them settled and safe.
The studio is kept very very warm to keep baby settled. Please remember to come dressed for the tropical environment and also with a change of clothes for you, as sessions can get "messy".
On that note...! There is a very high chance that your baby will, at some point make a little (or a lot) of mess! Please trust me when I say this is completely normal and no problem for me at all. It's all part of the job!
*Whilst my goal is to meet and exceed all your portrait expectations for the session, my priority is your baby's comfort and well being. I never make a baby pose in position that is uncomfortable or unsafe. From time to time baby will wake up during posing and may make a little noise, this is usually just because they are disturbed and would like to go back to sleep. I quickly settle them down and continue, however if baby is showing that they do not like a particular pose (and all babies are different and have different preferences) then I will skip that pose and move on.
Thank you for signing up for my latest casting call.
As part of training and teaching initiatives I regularly hold complimentary casting sessions in my studio where I will be trying our new lighting techniques or posing set-ups. The babies will be photographed according to my artist style and images will be used for marketing purposes. To get a better idea of my style and the type of images you can expect please feel free to take a look at my gallery.
Please note that this is not a full session. Full sessions may be booked through my webpage.
As a thank you, the session is for free and you will receive a full resolution digital negative package worth 950€. (Aditional prints and products may be purchased separately. Product menu can be viewed here.)
If you have any questions that are not covered in the above links please let me know. To sign-up or to be placed on the waiting list please follow the link below.