Maternity & Newborn
Session Fees starting at $295 +GST
We have a variety of maternity gowns for your use, or you can bring your own wardrobe. Maternity sessions are meant to be stress free and a reflection of your journey into motherhood. We start with hair & makeup services to get you relaxed and feeling your best before we photograph you in the studio plus on location either outside, in your home or a unique location that reflects your personality. We can also photograph maternity sessions as boudoir sessions, which are our favourite.
Your partner and other children are more than welcome to join you for your maternity & newborn sessions.
Newborn Session Information
Please book in advance of your due date to ensure that a spot is secure for you and touch base a few days after delivery to confirm your exact date/time of your newborn session. We are able to go to your home, outdoors or studio for your newborn session, based on your preferences.
Please refer to the Prices & Products page for complete information on session fees and to book & pay online.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Maternity sessions are 1-2 hours to give us ample time to create a few different looks and shoot in up to two different locations. Your newborn session will be approximately 2-3 hours at Studio 867 or in the comfort of your home. This allows for adequate time to feed baby, plus allow for a few different poses and lots of time with mom/dad and siblings for pictures.
Studio sessions are styled to your preference using props, blankets, tie backs and wraps that I have on hand, plus any personal touches you'd like to include. Keep your wardrobe simple with solid colours, jeans, leggings or a dress. Make sure your wardrobe is free of flashy logos and bright colours. If you'd like to pose skin to skin, or borrow a wrap of gown, please let me know.
Sessions in your home are more natural, using available light and focusing more on your connection with baby and baby's connection with your environment.
When you arrive in the studio, you'll see blankets, wraps and props set up using colours we've previously discussed to match your personal preferences. The studio will be a warm 24C and there will be radio music and white noise playing to keep baby calm and sleepy. The lights will be low. Anything that baby touches during the session gets washed afterwards with scent and dye free detergent. There is a cozy chair for feeding/relaxing or even napping!
You will be sent complete information on how to prepare for your studio or home session to get the most out of our time together.
You will be invited back to the studio to select images for your Birth Announcements and purchase your favourite images. Birth Announcements will be shipped to your door. We value the entire process, from capture to print and you will receive a digital copy of the images you purchase to share online.