NEWBORN
SESSION GUIDE

UNPOSED. RAW. TRUE.

PHOTOGRAPHS THAT ARE FELT IN THE HEART.


Melbourne Family Photographer

Hi, I am Janine,
your photographer.

I CREATE BEAUTIFUL, PERFECTLY IMPERFECT, HEARTWARMING AND EMOTIONAL IMAGES OF LOVING FAMILIES SINCE 2011.

My goal is to create images of your family, so you get to hold onto a little piece of your children’s childhood and they can see how you were there for them and with them.

It is important to me to photograph parents with their babies and their connections with each other. Life is so precious and changing so fast, so I want you to have gorgeous photographs of the now.


YOUR NEWBORN SESSION

Lifestyle newborn sessions are so relaxed! We are not going to try to get your baby into crazy poses, and if baby is wide awake for the whole session, it’s totally fine. Some parents get anxious when baby doesn’t ‘cooperate’, but you really don’t need to worry. Babies aren’t meant to be cooperative, they are the boss by nature, so we’re just going to go with their flow. If you would like those sleepy photos I recommend doing your session in the first two weeks, this is when newborns are still very sleepy. But any age is will be the perfect age to take your newborn photos.

One year from now, your baby is going to be a walking, talking chubby cheeked toddler. Your baby is not going to be a newborn for long and you are going to be way too tired to even notice this beautiful time passing you by. This type of photography will make sure you always have a beautiful reminder of this amazing, fleeting time in your life.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Let’s hang out, relax and take some amazing photos.

If you have never been professionally photographed before, don’t worry, it’s going to be relaxed and you won’t have to worry about anything.

I won’t fully pose you, but I will offer a lot of guidance during the session, helping to achieve those beautiful, natural moments you’ve seen in my work. There won’t be anything awkward or stiff, instead it will just be about your family having a beautiful time together.

Sessions last about 90 minutes, but I don’t time my sessions.

I will stay until I know I have an amazing set of images for you.

I’ll show up at your home, take a quick look around to find the best light, chat with the kids and we’ll get started. In home is my favourite place to photograph your newborn session. This is where you are most comfortable. It’s also more personal and no one will ever have images quite like yours! Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about arriving anywhere on time with a newborn…

Home sessions can include photos inside and out, weather permitted, and are scheduled in the morning.


BUT FIRST, THAt BUMP!

Maternity sessions

Maternity sessions are for mama to be alone, or with your partner and children.

Your session can take place in your home or outdoors at sunset at one of my beautiful outdoor locations or simply around your neighbourhood.

Anytime after 30 weeks is ideal for your maternity session. You want to be showing, but not feeling uncomfortable. Once you’ve book I will send you my welcome guide with ideas of what to wear and how to prepare for your session.

I offer a ‘baby’s first year’ package that documents all the milestones of your growing family.

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THE PROCESS

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Booking your session.

Once you are ready to book, I will send you a session booking form. You will fill it out, including a session agreement and invoice to pay the creative fee to secure your spot. Since we won’t know when your baby will arrive exactly, I will pencil in your due date and make sure I can be flexible if your baby arrives late or early. We will set the exact session date once your baby has arrived. I only take limited bookings each month to be flexible for my clients.

Preparing for your session.

As soon as you’ve booked, expect an email with a session prep guide.

This will tell you everything you need to know to have an amazing session.

I am always available for my clients, if you want to talk we can set up a time for a phone call or you can email me at any time.

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The day of your session.

I am going to arrive at your home or at the agreed location with my camera in hand. I usually like to take a quick tour around your home to get ideas flowing and to see which areas would be best to shoot in. I will have a chat to your little ones to hopefully win them over and we are good to go!

After your session.

Two weeks after your session you will receive an email to find out that your images are ready! You will be able to watch a slides (have the tissues ready). Make sure you sit down with your partner and child/ren to enjoy this moment of first seeing your photographs. You are able to download you digital images as well as the slideshow and have the opportunity to order prints, frames and albums within my professional gallery print shop.

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