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Thank you


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Thank you


Thank you so much for signing up for my casting call! These sessions are crucial to guide photographers safely through the skills and tools required to become a master newborn photographer and I'm thrilled that you have offered to help out. To ensure the comfort and safety of your baby during this session, I will be the only photographer to handle your baby. My style is very natural and authentic so we won't be performing any uncomfortable poses and I'll be keeping any disturbance to baby an absolute minimum. 

Usually the session will be 45minutes to 1 hour during which time I'll position the baby comfortably on the beanbag, wrapped in a swaddling cloth and I'll demonstrate the angles that the photographers should be aware of. Each photographer will then photograph the baby and will receive guidance from me. I'll flow through  short routine of positions with the baby and may ask you to come and be part of a few shots.

As a thank-you for your time you'll be able to download your 5 favourite images from the session.

Please note that this will not be a full session - if you'd like to book a full newborn session after our time together I would recommend contacting the host of the event to arrange a time together.

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What to expect casting


from your newborn session

What to expect casting


from your newborn session

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.

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!

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*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, all my poses are natural and organic. 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 need a little more comfort than I can provide I'll pass them back to you for an extra feed.

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Casting Agreement


Completion of the below for DOES NOT guarantee a place in the event. You will be contacted separately in order to finalise your spot.

Casting Agreement


Completion of the below for DOES NOT guarantee a place in the event. You will be contacted separately in order to finalise your spot.

Name *
Name
Baby should receive a full feed just before leaving home.
Try to schedule this feed in plenty of time. Please plan for your route to get to the studio and a good 30-40 minute feed, burp, change etc (I know how crazy things can be in the first weeks and this may all seem daunting but I promise your efforts will be rewarded!)
If you are bottle feeding please bring extra formula.
Bring several pacifiers/schnullers.
This is really important, even if you don't plan to use them again or if your baby hasn't liked using them before now. It won't form a habit, I promise but it might help give us the few seconds that we need to comfort your baby.
The studio will be VERY warm. Please dress in layers so that you can comfortably remove some clothing to prevent you from overheating.
There will be a couple of wardrobe option for you.
If you're unsure of what to wear or don't have anything neutral/white coloured you can borrow a studio outfit.
Portrait Agreement *
Session Fees: As this is a casting session no session fee is due. No re-scheduling will be permitted. If you cannot attend the session your slot will be given to the next person on the list and your deposit will be forfeited. For newborns confirmation of participation will be confirmed after the birth. Your complimentary session includes: my custom-styled photography, use of studio props and clothing. I'm very grateful for your participation and as a thank you you will receive 5 full resolution digital of your favourite images. Additional products and files may be purchased separately.
Model Release *
Family As Art and the students participating in the casting event shall have the right to use all negatives, proofs, photos, prints and all images and likenesses thereon in connection with its display and marketing efforts and you grant to Family As Art and the students participating in the casting event a royalty-free, fully paid and irrevocable license to use all such materials for its commercial and artistic purposes and you represent that you have the authority to grant the same. I hereby give to Family As Art and the students participating in the casting event the absolute and irrevocable right and permission with respect to the photographs that he/she has taken of myself and/or my minor child in which he/she may be included with others *
Sessions Requests *
ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOGRAPHIC, VIDEO, FILM, DIGITAL, TAPE, CASSETTE, OR RECORDING DEVICES OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED DURING A SESSION, (this includes cell phone cameras) unless prior arrangement has been made between client and photographer, including a written agreement. The photographer will not continue if there are other cameras or video taping during the session. *Sessions start (and end) at the agreed upon time.
Liability *
Family As Art is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and for themselves and release photographer from any claims against their person or their business. *
Copyright & Penalty *
Family As Art retains all copyrights to all images created during client’s session. A print release may be purchased with digital files to print portraits for personal use up to designated size listed on print release. The print release does not allow publication of your portraits (i.e. entering in contests), selling or altering of your images without the photographer’s written permission. It is illegal to copy, scan, download, print, share, alter, or otherwise steal any image created by Family As Art during client’s photo session. This applies to "sneak preview" images, images posted in an online proofing gallery, blog, Facebook, or hard copy images. If client steals images via any method listed above, or any other method, client will be invoiced for the cost of EACH digital image client has stolen, at photographer’s current price per digital file. Note from your photographer: I work very hard to create images that reflect you and your family, while keeping in line with my artistic vision and creativity. I know you will want to share them and so ask that you simply link back to my blog/website/facebook page instead of right-clicking, saving, and sharing the image via your own page. I hope that you will respect not only my hard work, but the time, money, and dedication that I have put into training and equipment to capture these images for you. Please do not steal them. *