Thank you for considering SweetArt Images for this important milestone in your life. I understand all the emotions that go along with having a new baby, and selecting the right photographer for you is important. I have done my best to include as much information for you as possible to help with your decision on the type of photos you are hoping to capture for your newborn baby. I have listed below some frequently asked questions, and a guide on how to prepare for planning your newborn session, however if you have any additional questions, please let me know! I am excited to capture this special time in your life ♥
Capture your newborn baby in my home studio, using high quality and unique props. This session requires time and patience. You will be provided with two scene options to provide diversity in your photos, as well as outfit, textures and accessories for your baby to use during the session.
Your session will include:
$400 plus HST
Home Sweet Home
Capture a personal and unique newborn session in the comfort of your own home. I will use your own space creatively to document the first moments with you and your new baby.
Your session will include:
$400 plus HST
PREPARING FOR YOUR NEWBORN SESSION
I often receive questions related to the newborn sessions and have prepared a guide to answer most of your questions. Hopefully this helps you to prepare for your session with SweetArt Images...
"How do I “reserve” my newborn session?"
It’s difficult to know exactly when baby is arriving, so unless you’re scheduled for a C-Section or know you’ll be induced on a certain date, the session would be scheduled once baby arrives. In order to “reserve” a spot, I would create a client profile for you which includes your full name, due date, email and telephone number. At that point, you would be added to my “Due Date Calendar” so I can keep you in mind as your due date nears. I will be in touch with you a week before your due date with a reminder to let me know once baby arrives. The sooner you notify me of your baby’s birth, the sooner I can slot you in to my next available session.
"What if I have had my baby already?"
Not to worry! If I have space available, I will gladly accept newborns even if you were not previously scheduled.
"When are your sessions held?"
All newborn appointments are held on weekdays. Studio sessions begin at 10 am. Home Visits are typically scheduled with a start time between 9 and 9:30 am.
"Is a deposit required?"
Yes, a $150 non-refundable retainer deposit will be required at the time you reserve your spot. This retainer will be applied towards your session fee.
"Do you have props, clothing, wraps, etc.?"
Yes I do! I have items for baby girls and boys including hats, rompers, pants, wraps, textures and head bands. All pieces are sanitized or washed with natural unscented products for safety.
"How long is the studio session and what can I expect?"
A studio session can be anywhere from 1.5-3 hours. An average session is 2-3 hours. Patience and a sleepy baby are helpful elements to the studio session. Posing a baby for just one nude photo can often take up to 15 minutes or more. Positioning and safety are priority and helpful in creating these artistic images. Your package includes two set up's for baby. If additional family members are participating, another scene may be used.
Baby will be nude or without diaper for some of your session so warm blankets are important. Additional heat will be on in the studio to make sure baby is comfortable.
"May I get some photographs with Siblings?"
Yes! This is a very special time for your family and photos with siblings are more than welcome. It’s important for you to prepare your toddler that they will be coming in for photos with their brand new brother or sister. Tell them my name, and prepare them that they will be coming in and that their patience and cooperation is going to be helpful to getting some beautiful images with their brother or sister. Telling them my name will help to familiarize themselves with me in advance, and may help them feel more comfortable.
Bring items to keep your toddler busy. It’s a lot to ask for them to be cooperative for 2-4 hours while we take photos of their baby brother or sister, so it’s important to consider that they may need some activities. I do have a TV for them to watch, however if you want to bring along some play clothes and running shoes, you may want to have whomever is accompanying you to the session take them for a walk or to the park that is near by.
"How long is the home visit and what can I expect?"
A home visit is 1-2 hours. In this session, I will use the spaces within your home to achieve a documentary style photo collection. Family is encouraged to participate in order to provide you with an appropriate photo gallery. Baby doesn’t necessarily need to be sleeping during this session, however there are times when I can position a sleeping baby for some more formal photos. Temperature in your home will be important for this, babies like to be kept warm, so if you would like some formal posed photos, an undressed baby will appreciate some warmer than usual temperatures. To prepare for this, you’ll want to make your home at least room temperature (21 degrees), and I will bring a space heater along with me as well for those more exposed, nude photos.
I often use the nursery, parents bedroom and sometimes siblings bedrooms for these photos. For photos of the baby alone in a formal basket setting, I would require some natural lighting by a large window, preferably with a hardwood or laminate flooring to place the basket. Formal/posed photos are done at the end of the session if time permits, once family photos are complete.
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