Kirsten made us feel relaxed as first time parents, and settled our boy beautifully throughout the shoot
Grace, May 2021
The first few weeks will pass in a blur and you will be amazed how easily you forget things you expected to remember forever
I photograph newborn babies really early - typically between 5 and 14 days after birth - when your baby will still be sleepy and curly from the womb.
Newborn babies change incredibly quickly and you will be amazed to see how much they have grown when you come back for your viewing session. Booking is essential and I recommend you contact me early in your second trimester to secure your session. All of my newborn sessions take place in the studio.
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 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.
I have been fully trained in the safe handling of newborn babies as well as on the technical aspects of newborn posing. This is something you must insist on when you choose your photographer, as newborn posing should not be undertaken without the right training, safety practices and equipment.
A collection of stunning portraits to celebrate your newborn baby
Packages start from $1,000
EXPERIENCE A NEWBORN SESSION
No one likes walking into an unknown situation - so make life easier and check out a newborn session in action
You will get to look around my studio and see how we wrap, soothe and photograph newborn baby Arthur, while using props and my newborn posing bean bag
Spot how Lynley stays close to Arthur at all times, ensuring he is safe and comfortable, so you can sit back and relax (more than one Mum has taken a nap!) and enjoy watching us work
NEWBORN BABY PORTRAIT GALLERY
a few of my favourite newborn baby images
collections start from $800
QUALIFICATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS
I am a Qualified Newborn Photographer with the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI)
The accreditation process includes submitting a newborn portfolio for critique + 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 NZ industry leaders, meeting technical, creative and business standards, adhering to the Code of Ethics + regular professional development