Photographing newborns is one of my greatest joys, I just adore them!
With each family different and each baby so very unique, the investment you make with me is completely tailored around capturing your story. As a mum of 3 myself as well as photographing many babies you can be sure that I will read the signs of your precious little one and work around their needs for security, warmth and love. Newborn photography is more than simply capturing an image. It's about capturing and preserving the essence of your precious little bundles first few days. This beautiful stage in your new babies life is a fleeting and important time to capture, never again will they look so small curled up in the palms of your partners hands or snuggled up close to your face and you'll be amazed at how quickly their little features change in these first 2 weeks.
Newborns are sleepiest and much easier to pose for photographs in the first 2 weeks of life. For that reason I recommend booking your session while you're still pregnant, your session appointment will be moved if you give birth early or late to ensure that the session takes place within those first 2 weeks of your new babies life. Sessions are extremely relaxed with plenty of time to feed and settle your baby.
So what happens at a newborn photography session?
Well I take photos of your baby of course, that goes without saying.
But there’s so much more that goes into a photo session.
I’m sure you’ve looked through heaps of photographers websites and all the pretty pictures, maybe you’ve even contacted a few.
To make sure you get the best out of your newborn photography session, I recommend a few things for you to think about.
Do you like the photographers pictures?
If you’ve contacted a photographer, have they responded quickly with all the information you asked for?
Are you prepared to meet your photographer and view their studio BEFORE you book your newborn photography session, or at least have a good chat over the phone?
What’s included in your session? - do you have to find clothes to wear (for you, your partner, any children you already have), do you have to get your hair and makeup done, what about your finger nails?
Yes that’s right, your hands will be on display too, nicely manicured finger nails can actually make a big difference to your photos. You don’t have to go over the top with acrylic or gel overlays if you don’t want to, an even length is enough, with a buff and polish.
What about after you’ve had your photos taken?
How long will it take before you get to see your photos?
How are you going to display the photos? do you know if you want hang a photo on the wall, or display on a desk or table.
Do you want individual prints or would you like an album?
Did you have your maternity photos taken too? with the same photographer? Can you have a few of your maternity photos in an album with your new baby’s photos?
WOW! That’s a lot to think about!
Your Experience starts with
A studio tour and personal consultation with me, so we can get to know each other, we’ll chat about what kind of session you’d like as well as the options, and there are many, available to display your photos.
Baby’s don’t need clothes for their photos, but we’ll chat about clothing options for you, your partner and any children.
If you’re unable to make it into the studio or live a distance away, we can do this by video call.
Once you’ve booked, we’ll stay in touch with a call or two before your session.
When you arrive to warm, friendly, excited greetings, and the oooh’s and aaah’s are out of the way, you can sit down and relax while I take care of baby for you.
Light refreshments are on offer
Once I’ve taken more photos than anyone could possibly have wall space for, you and I will preview your photos and select your favourites from your session.
Yes that’s right, you get to see your photos straight away!
Your selection is then retouched and edited lovingly by hand, and your products ordered.
Once your final prints arrive in the studio for inspection, I will call you to arrange the best option to get them to you.
|"We had our maternity & newborn photos done by Michelle. The photos were amazing and we found it SO hard to choose our favourites. Thank you for your kindness and brilliant service, I highly recommend anyone looking for a wonderful photographer to use Michelle Byrne Photography" ~ Kirsty M|
Michelle Byrne Photography - Mudgeeraba Rd, Tallai QLD 4213