Little lucah

A little look at a session from my home studio in Mapleton. For some people the option of coming to my home studio makes things much easier. I have lots of space, my home is relaxed and holds lots of options for creating a very varied gallery for your portrait images.

I create a gallery of both natural and studio lit images. Spending a large amount of time capturing the minimal white solo images of your baby, and then as baby allows capturing some more poses and changes in looks.

In my sessions I try and create minimal imagery, whilst still capturing the whimsical and romantic when I can.

Shooting in my home studio, I am able to accomodate many family members, and can capture those studio shots, with high level edited images, and all the best equipment and knowlege a professional studio supplies, but in a setting that is more relaxed, which is often reflected in the serene expressions of my clients portraits.

All necessary blankets, wraps, bonnets, flowers and props are supplied. So all that is needed to bring for your session is your own clothing (although you are welcome to ask about studio wardrobe options if you want something a little glamorous), and nappies.

Im often booked up 2-3 months in advance, so if you’re thinking about booking in a newborn session, or taking advantage of my great package deals, which include 2 session booking package deal , and 3 sessions in 1 year package deal, please contact me asap.

Newborn Layla in dusky pink

Little 6 day old Layla, slept soundly through her winter session. Happy to be snuggled and cozzy, on a heated posing pod.

I always try to give with the newborn sessions a special fine art portrait, designed to be a special image, excellent for printing large as a canvas or printed wall art piece. These are often composited in post production, so as to make the session alot easier for bub and parents. 

I used dusky pink and white colours to compliment her pale complexion, and dark hair. A sweet colour for her sweet nature, and oh so cute expressions.

Parent cuddles are so moving sometimes as the parents hold their precious new baby. So easy to get those contented sweet smiles from the heart, and wonderful to record how little and cherished the little ones are.

My newborn sessions are offered as a mobile studio service in your home or you can choose to use my home studio in Mapleton, on the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. To learn more about the session please visit my newborn page.

You can also choose the easier option of capturing your newborn in a lifestyle manner, in which images are captured with your home and belongings in the background. Please see examples of my lifestyle sessions.

I also offer package deals for savings if wanting to book in multiple sessions, such as maternity/newborn/sitter. Please enquire if interested.

Im often booking up months in advance so please book in early for your newborn session, that way you can relax knowing your beautiful, exciting photography session will be all taken care of. 

lifestyle newborn session - home visit

In home visit, in a lifestyle fashion is simply you and your baby in your home. I shoot these images in a documentary shooting style, simply posed and guided, and simply edited. We arrange a time of day that is best suited for your family, and we record the various activities of your day in your home. Visiting the spaces of your home that you feel you'd love to be captured and remembered, as a precious time with your newborn baby. 

The lifestyle session is far more minimal than a portrait newborn session, in terms of being non-intrusive to your day or home. There are no props, or need to move furniture, posing is minimal, and it takes about 90 minutes. 

I'm very relaxed with how I record these images, and we simply talk quietly as you go about being with your baby.

Your little baby is captured in their own clothing, in their cot, unposed, showing their natural manerisms. 

Simple portraits are captured having those precious cuddles, and nursing.

Capturing all their tiny details, in a warm secure familiar space. Natural, beautiful images.

These moments of the first few weeks, where your baby is so tiny in your arms, where they sleep all the time, will change so quickly, where life will become so busy, this time of just being together in a nursing/ bonding phase is so precious, so wonderful to have images of forever.

I only take on a few clients per month, so to avoid disappointment contact me to book your newborn session as early as you can, to make sure you get the session you really want. 

Little Jupiter's bubble bath and cuddle time session

Sweet little Jupiter at 6 months old had the best bath time photography session. In my home studio, I use natural light and studio lights, capturing some whimsical softly lit images for bathtime, and some clear traditional studio images for classical portraits.

I style the session depending on the preferences of the parent, choosing and guiding in style the backdrops, clothes and props.

A little bit of bathtime makes for the best images, as your baby is contained and entertained. A wonderful way to capture their curiosity and gorgeous expressions.

After bath play time is incredibly fun, slipping around in the soap or snuggling in a blanket.

When your baby needs some cuddle time, or a feed, some beautiful images can be captured showing the special bond between parent and baby.

Some classic baby portraits can also be captured, showing their cute curiosity and their small adorable features.

It's a wonderful time to capture some beautiful portraits of your baby having those special cuddles. Having a studio portrait session, means you can show breastfeeding and skin to skin portraits in privacy and comfort.

If you're interested in a baby session for your precious little treasure, please contact me to arrange all your session details.

Home visit newborn session for Jagger

A look into my world of newborn photography.

These sessions are done as home visits, just after the baby has arrived home, or if a home birth, when the family feels ready. The best time for a newborn session is around day 6, but best before 2 weeks old.

The session takes about 3 hours, and I bring all the necessary equipment and props. All that is needed is a few metres of available space either next to good natural light, or a bit more room for me to set up my studio lights.

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A newborn session is a morning time spent gently moving and positioning your baby into safe and comfortable poses. The gallery of images that I make for my clients home is designed to work together in colour and tone, but especially aimed at capturing the little ones individual cuteness. 

In this session, little baby Jagger slept soundly the whole time, a very relaxed little guy. His mum said he was always peaceful in the womb as well, so the personality is there from the earliest moments. 

I love to use a window light that I softly diffuse, it creates an intimate and timeless portrait of the parents and baby.

I take my time to capture and pose the parents and baby, so that each individual is conveying their beauty and personality.  I always edit in a flattering but natural manner, creating a stunning image that shows love in the gaze.

I love to capture some storytelling in my portraits, creating stunning art works worthy of  printing, and keeping in the home for many years.

Getting those cute little portraits of the baby in a bonnet frames their features beautifully, and the baby loves being wrapped up on my soft posing beanbag.

If you are considering using me for your newborn photography session please visit my galleries or review tab on facebook, to see all the happy clients I have had the pleasure of serving, and please contact me with any questions you may have. Its a big decision as to who to use for capturing your images, and Im happy to take the time to talk, to make sure you are comfortable with your choice.