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Wollongong’s Leading Newborn, Maternity and Portrait Photographer

Newborn baby Photography and Maternity sessions by award winning photographer Nerida Louise Photography. We are specialists in providing parents that  something extra special for their newborn portraits and time with us. As parents we make so many necessary investments in our children’s future, though few of these things will bring us as much joy as the precious photos you have to cherish.

We are a boutique studio offering our clients high end portraits and products that they can not source themselves. Our services are second to none and we pride ourselves on delivering beautiful and lifelong family heirlooms to our clients.

Due to a high demand my sessions do fill very quickly, therefore I recommend people to book in advanced to secure a session spot in my diary.

What we offer;

  • Up to 4 hours of custom styled, professional photography in my home studio in Bulli.
  • All collections include digital files and prints/products.
  • Digital download gallery that you can order extra products through.
  • Mobile App of your gallery that you can share with family and friends.
  • A non-refundable session fee is required to secure your booking. 
  • Payment Plans available. To find out more about our payment plans click here.

Welcoming your newborn baby into this world is one of the most emotional and wonderful times in your life, and we want to capture those feelings for you to hold onto forever.

That’s the exciting and beautiful thing about portraits, they have the ability to transport you back to those incredible moments, bring back the emotions we experienced at that very time in our lives.

Every stage in your children’s lives should be celebrated & remembered, but photographing newborn babies is something truly amazing.

We aim to create beautiful, classic & timeless images using natural light, soft tones & beautiful textures that best compliment your baby.

The ideal time to photograph you newborn is between 6 and 10 days old, so please book your session as soon as you know your due date.

Newborn photography is a very specialised genre of photography and you only have one chance to get it right. Trust us with your new baby and your families first memories.

Join us for a luxurious experience. Our newborn sessions are not just a click of the camera, they are a moment that we want our clients to remember.

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Products

All our products are beautifully built here in Australia and available only to professional photographers. They are heirloom products that are designed as keepsakes for families to treasure for a life-time. We do not offer ‘digital on USB only’, professional art should be printed professionally and displayed beautifully as a memory in client’s home.

After the session, client’s will be able to view their purchased images through an online gallery. Galleries will only show the amount of images you have purchased with your package.

 

Beautiful Photography, Beautifully Presented

That’s what you and your family deserve….

 

Newborn Packages

Just a few ~ Mini Session $395
1 hour studio styled session with 1-2 Set-ups
5 High resolution digital images delivered via a digital downloadable gallery.

Pure ~ $545
2 hour studio styled session with 3-5 Set-ups (flokati/props/beanbag. One sibling shot and family portrait).
10 High resolution digital images delivered via a digital downloadable gallery
Set of complimentary 5″ x 7″ prints.

Gold ~ $695
3 hour studio styled session with 3-5 Set-ups (flokati/props/beanbag). One sibling shot and family portrait.
15 High resolution digital images on USB;
Set of complimentary 5″ x 7″ prints plus a beautiful crystal USB with your products.

Platinum ~ $995
2-3.5 hour studio styled session with 3-5 Set-ups (flokati/props/beanbag. Two sibling shots and family portraits)
20 High resolution digital images delivered via a digital downloadable gallery.
Complimentary 5×7 prints.
Two 8″ x 10″ matted prints plus a beautiful crystal USB with your products.

Diamond ~ $1725
2-3.5 hour studio styled session with 3-5 Set-ups (flokati/props/beanbag. Two sibling shots and family portraits)
20 High resolution digital images on USB;
Set of complimentary 5″ x 7″ prints
11″ x 14″ frame;
Premium custom-designed 10″ x 10″ (20 page) flush-mounted album with a beautiful crystal USB.

 

Maternity and Portrait Packages

Pure ~ $445
1 hour styled session;
10 High resolution digital images on USB;
Set of complimentary 5″ x 7″ prints.

Gold ~ $545
1 hour styled session
15 High resolution digital images on USB;
Set of complimentary 5″ x 7″ prints

 

 

Fine Art Portrait Sessions 

Our fine art portrait sessions are a perfect way to capture your child before or during their teenage years. These sessions are our signature portrait sessions and exquisitely hand edited. Our fine art prints are of the highest standard and printed on beautiful fine art archival paper.

Our gorgeous vintage and Dollcake dresses are available for use during these sessions.

Prints are purchased individually and start at $95.00.

A session fee of $150.00 is required upfront to book your session.

 

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NB: A deposit of $100 is required to secure your Newborn/Maternity or Family Photography session and schedule your session date and time. The deposit is deducted from the package price. Once paid, the deposit is non-refundable. Session times may be transferred depending on availability.

Payment plans are available. Please click here for further information

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FAQS

 WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MY BABY? 

The best time to photograph newborns is between 6 and 10 days old. You will need to book your session well in advance, as soon as you know your due date is an ideal time to book. Newborn sessions can take up to four hours, therefore we only book them Monday to Friday and all newborn sessions start at 10am. We only ever book in one newborn session per day so there is no rushing your baby.

DO YOU WORK ON WEEKENDS?

Unfortunately no, all of our newborn sessions are booked Monday to Friday. Maternity and family can be booked on Weekends in circumstances where a weekday is not an option for families.

WHEN WILL I SEE MY IMAGES ?

Your images will be available online between 2-4 weeks after your session, depending on busy periods. This is when you will choose and order your photographs.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE IN MY GALLERY?

You will receive the amount of images you have purchased with your package. Ie: If you purchased the 15 image package, you will receive 15 edited images in your gallery.

Editing is a very time consuming process. I only edit the amount of images purchased. It takes up a lot of time to edit 20-30 images only to have 10 selected.

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?

Our studio is located in Bulli. We are conveniently located near public transport if needed. We are a 5 minute walk from the bus stop and 10 minute walk from the local train station.

DO YOU HAVE QUALIFICATIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND HANDLING NEWBORNS?
Qualifications display a commitment to the craft and offer peace of mind for clients that they are hiring a skilled professional in their field.
I have completed a Certificate IV in Photo Imaging and my Diploma in Photography. I have also invested in workshops and learnt from, and been mentored by, Australia’s top newborn photographers Kelly Brown and Erin Elizabeth. Kelly and Erin are leaders in the newborn photography industry and regularly teach and mentor both in Australia and internationally. I have learnt to pose and handle babies in the correct and most safest manner when conducting my newborn portrait sessions.

WHY ARE PROFESSIONAL PORTRAITS SO EXPENSIVE?
Photographs of your memories and loved ones is a huge, lifelong investment… These moments disappear so quickly and we don’t get them back. High standard, professional portraits freeze these moments in time, allowing families to display them on their walls to look back on and remember those tiny little details in years to come.
The QUALITY of these images is the important part. Like the saying goes… you get what you pay for! High quality work is worth the investment.
I aim to capture timeless images, ones that won’t date over time….. and edit them to the highest standard possible, so in 50 years when those images are being handed down through the generations, they are still going to be A much loved heirloom… Long after the moments were captured, and long after you held your tiny baby close to your heart.

Professional photographers have also invested a lot of time and money into their equipment and learning their craft, so that clients can rest assured they are investing in and receiving a product of the highest standard.

DO YOU USE PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT?
Many photographers use an entry-level DSLR camera which have very low resolutions, and unfortunately clients are often completely unaware that they are paying for an inferior product. You must insist your photographer have a full frame DSLR camera. This allows you the freedom to enlarge your photos to larger sizes while maintaining their quality and sharpness.
I use a professional Canon 5D MKiii, which is a full frame DSLR camera offering outstanding quality images, with high resolutions. I also use top of the range lenses.

ARE THE PROPS IN YOUR IMAGES FOR USE OR DO WE BRING OUR OWN?

I supply all the props/wraps/outfits/blankets and bonnets that you see in my images. I have a great selection of coloured wraps and textures in the studio that my clients can go through during their session, and pick out what that they would like to incorporate and use in their images.

HOW DO I BOOK MY SESSION?

We are only open 3 days a week so we encourage all our potential clients to book early to avoid missing out.

You can book your session with us through our online booking calendar located on this page below our pricing and packages. Sessions are booked according to our diary availability. Otherwise feel free to call us to discuss your session and get you booked into our diary.

Thank you so much for your interest in my portrait sessions, we look forward to working with you in the near future if you choose Nerida Louise Photography to photograph this precious memory for you.

 

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