During each and every session, I am focused on two things - capturing all the sweet details that make your little unique, and two; simple and natural portraits of you with your little one that are full of your love.
The end result? A beautiful collection of images that when viewed together, capture everything that makes your little one unique as well as the new, yet deeply profound connections between you.
Newborn babies are so sweet and precious, and so small for such a short period of time. These early days will a pass in such a blur, and all those perfect little things you will want to remember forever – tiny toes and fingers, small button noses, itty bitty lips and eyelashes; will be lost to you forever. And when your memories eventually fade, you will be able to hold onto these photos, and remember.
If you are interested in finding out more info, please hit the button below to get in touch [or keep scrolling to read F.A.Q section].
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ When is the best time to schedule a Simply Natural Session?
A Simply Natural session is ideally held within the first 6-10 days after birth while your little one is still sleepy and curly, having not yet fully adjusted to life on the outside (or the extra leg room). Once your little one moves past this age they become more awake and it can become more difficult to capture a wide range of individual portraits of your little one.
Once you are booked in, I will mark your due date in my calendar and once your little one has arrived safely earth side we can arrange an exact date for your session.
+ How far in advance should I book a Simply Natural Session?
It’s always best to book in your session during your pregnancy, because once your little one has arrived life gets chaotic pretty quickly and for some, the idea and logistics of trying to organise a session can seem too much after bubs has arrived - especially because my newborn sessions are ideally held within the first 7-12 days following birth.
+ What happens during the Simply Natural Session?
It’s exactly what it sounds like - simple, real and natural. Your little one is the star of the show, and I will spend the majority of our session capturing all of their sweet details - wrinkly fingers and toes, little ears small button noses, itty bitty lips and eyelashes and sleepy eyes.
No two Simply Natural sessions are the same, the flow of your session is set by the mood of your little one on the day, as well as the natural way their body moves. Some babies prefer to be all curled up; some prefer to stretch out - and I won’t know this until the day.
Your little one will set the pace, and I always schedule plenty of time for quieting, soothing, nappy changes, feeding and cuddling. No matter what, I always keep a relaxed and unhurried pace to keep both you and baby calm, happy and safe. During the session, your little one rests on a big, flat beanbag, and we can choose from a variety of wraps and blankets in neutral colour tones, which gives a very natural feel to your images.
But your session is more than simply capturing what we see, it’s about capturing what you feel too; and we will also capture the love that exists between you all with beautiful and timeless portraits.
+ Where are the Simply Natural Sessions held?
These sessions are held in my home studio, located in inner west Melbourne (about 5 minutes from the West Gate Brdge + Freeway).
+ How long does the session go for?
I’ll be with you for at least three to four hours, so it’s best not to plan anything on the day of your session if you can avoid it.
+ How much, and what is included?
Each collection includes your session and all edited digital images (estimated at 40+) in a high resolution copy and web resolution copy for easy sharing online.
Simply Natural Newborn Sessions start at $880, and can be combined with the In-Home Lifestyle Session. Payment plans are available - a booking fee of $220 will reserve your session spot, and the balance can be paid over two to five instalments.
+ Do you offer prints and albums?
Abso-freaking-lutely! You can view the full range of studio products in my pricing guide - please contact me to receive a copy of this via email.
+ Do you use props, headbands and buckets?
Babies are beautiful just as they are, which is why I will never use props [things like buckets, headbands, pumpkins or knitted outfits unless they are heirloom pieces that have deep meaning to you].
+ Can siblings participate?
I love to capture some photos between siblings on the beanbag where your older children can admire, touch and gently play with their new baby brother or sister without disturbing them too much.
+ But I feel a little self-concious about having my photo taken, especially after I give birth. Can you just take photos of the baby?
This is completely understandable, and the thought of having your photo taken when you feel like a hot mess can be really anxiety-inducing.
BUT - I refuse to leave until you've jumped in front of the camera.
My approach to photography throughout your session is a gentle and friendly one - capturing you comfortably and candidly is paramount; and I am experienced in positioning you and capturing you at flattering angles.
And I promise, in five, ten, twenty and thirty years time, you will not care about what you looked like and your little one will always be grateful to see how much you love and cherish them ♥
+ How many years have you been working as a newborn photographer?
I have been working as a photographer for four years, and photographing newborns for three. So far, I have handled 100+ babies including preemies, twins, recently circumsized babies and babies with phsyical impairments.
The safety of your little one is my number one priority at all times, and will be closely monitored and within arms reach by me at all times.
+ Are you fully vaccinated?
Sure am! I stay up to date with my Whooping Cough Vaccination, and I recieve a booster shot every three to four years to ensure my immunity (as immunity provided by the vaccine can start to decrease after two years and stops completely by 10 years [source]).
+ What happens if you are sick for our newborn session?
As soon as I am aware that I am unwell, or becoming unwell, I will provide you with as much notice as possible. Depdening on my symptoms and how unwell I am, I will either completely reschedule your session to the next available date or alternatively provide you with the option to proceed if you would feel comfortable with that (for example if I have a very mild head cold and am otherwise totally fine).