Some of the most common questions answered.
If you are booking a newborn session, it is best to contact me during your pregnancy as I can book up months in advance (it’s never too early). I will pencil in your due date, then once your baby has arrived we can finalise a time and date for your session. It is best to photograph your newborn during the first two weeks.
Maternity sessions are best around the 34-37 week mark, but can be done at any stage.Family sessions are welcome at any time and it’s best to book early if you have a specific date in mind. Weekend sessions are limited.
A session with a newborn will generally last between 2 – 3 hours. The session is never rushed and allows time for feeding and settling your baby as well as cuddles along the way.
A family and maternity session will generally be about one hour.
This is all part of the planning process. We will chat prior to your session and I will provide guidance about what to wear for your sessions with links to visual references. For your newborns I have Everything you need, a selection of raps/blankets, hats and props that have been lovingly handmade and sourced from around the country (and overseas).
Newborn sessions take place in my home based studio where everything is readily available for a comfortable and enjoyable session with your precious newborn. Maternity sessions can take place in the studio or on location. Family sessions are outdoors at a location chosen to suit your family.
Yes, I’ve been photographing newborn babies since 2009. Newborn safety is a number one priority. I will never pose a baby in unsafe position. I will ask you to assist when necessary. All props used during the session are washed using washing powder suitable for sensitive baby skin. My whooping cough immunisation is up to date. As a mother of three children I realise it’s a big decision to entrust someone with your precious newborn.
I invest in my education (and continue to do this) with workshops and conferences focusing on the industry and newborns, including workshop talks from neonatal nurses, physio’s, midwives and other industry leaders from Australia and around the world.
I take a lot of images. However, for newborn sessions you will be presented with approximately 30 images in your gallery to choose from. Family sessions tend to be 40-50 images to choose from. Images are individually and creatively edited by me.
Yes, absolutely I encourage it.
Your selection/ordering appointment will take place 1-2 weeks following your session. Here we choose your favourites, decide what you’d like to do with them. I then hand edit each one and prepare them for production.
A Newborn session fee is $200.
A family session fee is $150 (a travel fee may apply to areas outside of metro Adelaide)
Session fees do not included prints, products, digital files, these are purchased separately. You can find some more information on my product and pricing page
The session fee is due at the time of booking to secure your session. You are not required to choose your package up front, therefore I don’t ask for any further payment until you have viewed your gallery and placed your order (at your selection appointment).
I have clients from various locations around South Australia including North Adelaide, Norwood, Henley Beach, Unley, Grange, Barossa Valley, Gawler, Largs Bay, Semaphore, West Lakes, Southern Adelaide, Victor Harbor and more. I’ve also had families from as far away as Victoria, NSW and NT. Obviously, you will need to travel to my home studio for a newborn session and family sessions are within the Adelaide metro area (I’m happy to travel further, however this will incur a travel fee)
Yes I do they are a lovely gift particularly for baby showers. Workplaces, families and groups of friends love to make a collection and purchase a special voucher. I think it’s a fantastic gift. I do just ask that you consider my work, pricing and ensure your friend would be happy with what I provide. You can purchase them here
My home studio is located 12km’s north of the city in Mawson Lakes