PREPARATION GUIDE 

Preparation Guide for your Newborn Session.

First of all, thank you for choosing me to take images of your precious new baby! As a mum, I understand how overwhelming those first few days can be so I created this informational guide to help you prepare for your session.


 

What to expect during your Session

I may spend up to 2-3 hours photographing your baby, allowing plenty of time for feeding and settling. The temperature is set nice and warm in the studio to keep your bub as relaxed and comfortable as possible, so you will want to wear something light yourself.

If possible it would help to give your baby a full feed before you leave for your session. This will ensure that they are as settled as they can be when we start the session, but don’t stress if it doesn’t work out that way, you can only do so much. Your session's set ups and props etc are selected and styled by me prior to your session. If there is a particular colour you would like included in your set ups, please let me know asap.

* If you are having sibling and family images, these are done at the beginning of the session. As newborn sessions can be up to 2-3 hours, it is recommended that after sibling and family images are complete, other siblings can either be picked up or alternatively there is a park near by if they get bored as they wait. *

 

What To Bring

• Dress your baby in a onesie that zips in the front as it’s easiest for me to take off & please do not put a singlet on your baby as this will allow for minimal stimulation when i'm getting them wrapped or into set eps etc

• A dummy if you use them, this helps a lot to settle bub in-between shots

• If your having sibling or Parent images taken, please wear neutral coloured clothing, with no big patterns. Whites, creams, greys or black etc are safe (we want to try our best to keep the attention on your little bub)

• If your baby is in a car seat capsule please bring the baby into the studio in the capsule.


 

Other notes

* If you are having sibling and family images, these are done at the beginning of the session. As newborn sessions can be up to 2-3 hours, it is recommended that after sibling and family images are complete, other siblings can either be picked up or alternatively there is a park near by if they get bored as they wait. *

* Please understand that sibling shots and newborn poses are not guaranteed as siblings are not always willing to cooperate (I will do my best!) and your baby’s safety is the most important thing to me. 

* Please remember to contact me within 2 days after baby is born to book in your session time in the first 14 days. 

* If there is a particular colour you would like included in your sessions set up, please let me know on your booking form.
* If there is a particular set up that you have seen on my website or facebook/instagram page, please let me know at least 2 days before your session (any requests must be from my work only).

*Please refrain from taking mobile phone photos or videos during your shoot (it will be tempting I know :))

Studio and Session Health and Hygiene Policy:

These are the extra precautions we are taking in the studio and during sessions after the Covid-19 pandemic. Please ensure you read carefully before your session.

For you: 
-It is your responsibility to notify me if you or any person in your family attending the session has any symptoms of communicable illness (sore throat, runny nose, fever, cough etc) OR if you have been in contact with anyone who has been confirmed with Covid-19 or anyone isolating etc.

Bring and wear your masks as per the mandatory government rules. Masks will be worn throughout the session, and only taken off if you are being photographed.

-Shoes to be removed and left outside at the front door

-Wash hands and sanitise upon arrival and on departure

-Clients to have only Direct/immediate family ONLY- and from the same household

 

For Me:
-I will be wearing a mask during sessions as per mandatory government rules

-Every surface, prop etc will be sanitised and cleaned before and after every session

-Clients to have only Direct/immediate family ONLY- and from the same household

- Hand sanitiser and hand washing available and to be used throughout the session

 

*Subject to change without notice*

 

And last but not least, please relax and enjoy the session, and hopefully a little rest!

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