Redcliffe Newborn and Family Photography
Congratulations on your beautiful baby! When your newborn baby arrives, it’s such a special and wonderful time in your life. And if you had your baby at Redcliffe hospital, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen my newborn photography on the walls of the maternity and birth suites. Most Mums mention seeing my canvases while they were wandering the halls in a sleep-deprived daze.
I haven’t booked a newborn session yet
While some parents are super organised and book their baby’s newborn session while pregnant, it’s totally normal to wait until your baby arrives. After all, there’s so much to organise when you’re expecting a new baby, booking photography is often the last thing on your mind.
But don’t panic! I have many last-minute availabilities for newborn sessions in my studio. If you’d like to learn more about a session for your new baby, please just send me an email here and I’ll be in touch.
When is the best time for my baby’s session?
Ideally, you want your baby’s photography session in the first 2-3 weeks. This is the time they’re at their smallest and it’s important to document their tiny features. It’s also when they are sleepiest, which makes those cute curly poses in baskets and props, much easier.
My baby is older. Have I missed out?
Absolutely not. I’ve photographed babies anywhere between 1-15 weeks. And while the older babies were often too big for most of my props, we still captured gorgeous cute baby photos. Because the most important thing is to have beautiful photos of you with your baby.
And a professional newborn photographer can work with babies of all ages.
For example, this baby boy was 7 weeks old when he came for his newborn session.
How long does a newborn session last?
A typical newborn session in my studio lasts anywhere between 2-3 hours. This allows plenty of time for your baby to feed when hungry, have cuddles when needed, and time to settle. Some babies’ sessions will be quicker if they’re power-sleepers and snooze right through their session. Other babies like extra cuddles and extra feeds so will take a bit longer. But no matter how long it takes, you’ll be sure to have beautiful photos of you and your new baby.
What should we wear?
When dressing for your newborn and family photography session, it’s best to wear plain, neutral colours. This will help your photos stay timeless and in style for decades. If you don’t have anything suitable, I offer a range of beautiful tops and dresses for you to borrow for your session.
When it comes to your baby, don’t worry! I have a variety of wraps in all colours to suit whatever you and your family are wearing.
How many photos do I get in a newborn & family photography session?
A typical newborn session includes photos of both parents and baby, Mum with baby, Dad with baby, and siblings with baby. Once all family members have had their photos, it’s time for your baby to have their individual photos. Again, depending on how settled your baby is, we aim for at least 3-4 different setups with cute props.
What is the cost of the session?
A newborn and family session costs $150. This covers my time and expertise, use of the studio, and all props.
My digital and print collections start at $750.
I offer a range of professionally crafted products, portrait boxes, albums, and wall art.
All products purchased include the matching digital files.
After the session
About 2 weeks after your newborn and family sessions you’ll return to the studio to view your gallery. I’ll help you choose your favourite images and help select the perfect products to display your beautiful newborn and family photos.
Collecting Your Artwork
Production of your order begins once the final payment is made. Depending on your choice of product, your order will be ready for collection from my studio between 3-5 weeks after payment.
About Alison Cooke Photography – Redcliffe newborn photography
Thanks for reading. I’m Alison, a professional newborn and family photographer with a studio in Lawnton, just 20 kilometres from Redcliffe. I have over 25 years of experience working as a professional photographer and for the past 8 years have photographed hundreds of gorgeous newborn babies and their families.
If you’d like to know more or book a session, please drop me an email here.
Rather have a chat? Please feel free to call me on 0418 882 778
I cannot wait to hear all about your beautiful newborn baby.