The first few weeks will pass in a blur and you will be amazed how easily you forget things you expected to remember forever
Newborn baby portrait sessions typically take place between 5 and 14 days after birth when your baby will still be sleepy and curly from the womb, but you will have had a chance to start getting to know each other and to get feeding established. Booking is essential and I recommend you contact me early in your second trimester to secure your session.
You will have access to my full range of internationally sourced props and newborn baby clothing. This includes a large range of beautiful vintage style knitwear, bonnets and wraps as well as lovely headbands and halos, crafted by local New Zealand artisans.
I like to hold my newborn baby portrait sessions in the studio, creating elegant and timeless images that celebrate your new arrival. However, if you would prefer a more informal or outdoor session, my Simply Authentic collection would be perfect for you.
I can arrange for a stylist to come to your home before the session to help you with your hair and make-up, and ensure you are feeling your best for the family portraits we will capture during the session. If this would be of interest, please let me know when you book.
Grandparents are welcome to join us and my images of proud grandparents cuddling their newborn baby are always treasured.
EXPERIENCE A NEWBORN SESSION
Have you ever wondered what a newborn portrait session is like?
This video gives you the opportunity to look around my studio and watch a newborn session in progress. Watch as my photography assistant and I wrap, soothe and photograph five day old Arthur using props and my newborn posing bean bag.
You will also be able to see some of the outfits, wraps, blankets and props I have available for you to use during your session.
QUALIFICATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS
I am a Qualified Newborn Photographer with the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI)
The accreditation process includes submitting a newborn image portfolio for critique and achieving 100% in an exam on the safe handling of newborns
I am also an Accredited Professional Photographer with the New Zealand Institute for Professional Photographers (NZIPP)
This accreditation process includes submitting a portfolio for critique by recognised industry leaders. Accredited professional photographers must meet the technical, creative and business standards of professional photography, are bound by a Code of Ethics, and must complete regular professional development