Newborn Sessions At Home

Q: When do I book?

A: The ideal time to photograph newborns is between five and ten days of age or, at a stretch, up to two-four weeks.  At this time babies are still very curly and sleepy, perfect for easy handling and posing.  Once babies are beyond two weeks of age they can still be photographed but are more wakeful.   It is best to book your newborn session ahead of time at your earliest convenience during pregnancy to secure a booking.   A rough date will be scheduled in around your due date and confirmed once your baby arrives.

Q: Do you do posed studio sessions?

A: I have recently made a shift from newborn studio sessions to lifestyle at home sessions.  Using natural light, this session takes place in the comfort of the subjects home, anywhere in the Wanaka local/surrounding areas.  The style of shoot is a more documentary approach, capturing the home and family, throughout the day as it unfolds naturally.  It’s a great way to record a very special slice in time and has a more personal touch.  If requested more posed shots can also be incorporated into the shoot.

Newborn photography is a niche area of photography requiring skill, patience and a good understanding of the nature of newborns.  I have spent countless hours crafting these skills and aim to provide a unique and relaxing experience for my clients.  Furthermore, as a parent to three, I am aware of the ups and downs of becoming a parent.  Whether it be your first baby, or juggling more than one, my approach takes into account the whole family, working from a place of experience and understanding.   I focus on natural posing for you, your baby and family.

If you are looking for a newborn photographer with a relaxed approach whilst capturing organic timeless portraits with sensitivity and attention to detail, I would love to here from you!

Family and Lifestyle Sessions

Q: Where do you shoot lifestyle sessions and how long do they take?

A: Anywhere in the Wanaka area and surrounds.  I am happy to shoot in your home, or on location.

I set aside up to 3 hours for newborn lifestyle shoots, and 2-3 hours for family shoots.

Q: When can I expect my digital images?

A: Your digital files should be ready within a two week time frame.  Files can be viewed online and downloaded directly. Both print resolution and smaller web resolution files are provided.

Q: How many digital files?

A: For lifestyle packages you receive 20 - 30 digital files expertly edited by myself.

Creative Heirloom Sessions

Q: How do I commission a Fine Art Portrait?

A: Get in touch and we can meet to discuss what you want.  A concept/idea can be created from there.  You can choose to order a series of matted prints, book, or a crafted art piece to hang on your wall.

If you have any more questions please contact me here