Studio Newborn Session (Full Session or Mini Session)
My specialty, and first love when it comes to photography, definitely lies with Newborn sessions. There is nothing quite like the soft, squishy goodness of new life.
Let me capture lasting memories of your beautiful new bundle of joy. Those early days can fly by in a flurry of sleepless nights, frequent visitors and simply trying to survive, so it’s easy to forget such small details. Having this magical time photographed means you can look back and keep those memories forever.
Studio newborn sessions are conducted in my home studio in Millbridge, ideally between 5-10 days from birth. I am often booked out a couple of months in advance, so it is best to book while you are expecting (before the third trimester ideally!).
A full studio newborn session generally lasts between 2 – 3 hours, and includes family photos, sibling photos, and multiple set-ups of baby on their own. A newborn mini session lasts for a maximum of 1 hour, and includes two wrapped set ups of baby only.
Pregnancy is such a magical time in your life, so why not capture the beauty of that glowing mumma-to-be and her baby bump? Maternity sessions are intimate sessions that you can do on your own, or share with your partner and even your children. Maternity sessions are conducted in my home studio in Millbridge, as well as outdoors (weather permitting), for a natural, lifestyle feel.
Available as an add-on with a full newborn session booking, there are two types of maternity sessions to choose from:
The traditional Maternity Mini Session is conducted at around 32-36 weeks, to ensure you are still comfortable and to give us plenty of time in case bub decides to arrive early! It includes approx. an hour of shooting, in studio or outdoors (weather permitting) in one sitting. Studio maternity sessions have an optional “milk bath” add-on!
The Maternity Progress Timeline is conducted every four weeks from the end of your first trimester. It is a short session, in studio, and includes 2 or 3 images each month. At the end of your pregnancy, you will have up to 7 or 8 sessions (depending on bubs arrival) with images to show the progress of your pregnancy. A final image with baby can be included in your newborn session.
Please book early, with your newborn session, to avoid disappointment, and discuss with me which type of Maternity session you would prefer.
Child Portrait Session
We all know children grow up way too fast, so lets preserve those memories as they flash before your eyes. From approx. 6 months old children are growing fast and ready to engage with the camera, and we can create beautiful memories for you to remember your growing baby. I recommend doing these sessions once baby is able to sit on his/her own (or at least balance for a moment) to ensure a wide variety of images.
Sessions can take place in studio (child only) or outdoors (immediate family included), and I’m happy to let your child take the lead and let me capture them showing their personality. Outdoors sessions take place from October to April, weather permitting. Available for bubs who are sitting, up to 12 months of age.
Cake Smash Session
A child’s first birthday is a wonderful occasion, and a great opportunity to conduct a child portrait session with a twist. At a cake smash session, we let the birthday boy or girl run rampant with a tasty custom made giant cupcake or round mini cake. They can eat, smash, smear and enjoy the cake to their hearts content. You also have the option of starting the session with a few cake-free images, or ending the session with some bubble bath tub photos! Session can be conducted prior to the birthday if the images are to be used at the first birthday celebration, or on the invitations.
We can even discuss different options for these birthday celebration sessions, including a fruit smash, a jelly smash, or a paint splash! Session takes approx. 45 minutes and a clean up bath is provided.
Lifestyle sessions take place in your own home, and are available for any age from newborn to one year old. A lifestyle session is more relaxed, natural session with less posing. The idea is to capture “real life” in your own home! All lifestyle sessions focus on baby but include immediate family members as well if desired.