- Do you have your own studio space?
I have a beautiful natural light home studio, where all of my newborn sessions are held. I also shoot maternity and baby sessions in the studio.
Having a studio allows me to set-up prior to your session, making the most of our time in the studio. It also allows clients a wider variety of props and set-ups, as clients are able to choose and select the props/colours they like from my selection of in-studio props to incorporate into their sessions.
- What are your opening hours?
We are open 3 days a week for our studio and newborn sessions. We have it this way to allow room for movement incase our newborn bookings decide to arrive early or late. This reason alone is why we recommend that you make your booking early into your pregnancy to ensure you get a session date with us.
- Do you have all the props in your images or do we have to 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.
- Do you use professional cameras and 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. 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 frame DSLR camera offering outstanding quality images with high resolutions. I also use top of the range lenses.
- Do you have qualifications in photography?
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 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.
- Your pacakges are quite expensive compared to other photographers, what makes your work worth the investment?
Photographs of your memories and loved ones is a huge, lifelong investment… These moments disappear so quickly and we don’t get them back. Professional images 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 much loved images… Long after the moments were captured, and long after you held your tiny baby close to your heart.
- Do you use a professional print lab available only to professional photographers or just your local print kiosk?
The difference in printing is huge. I print all of my products through a certified and professional print lab, ensuring top quality products, accurate colour and a warranty on your products. My computer monitor is fully calibrated to ensure colour and tonal consistency with my lab so the quality is always superior.
Printing your images through a local photo kiosk, such as Officeworks, Kmart etc, will not provide you with the same quality image as those printed through the professional print lab I have use and trust.
- Do you offer a professional range of products?
I offer a beautiful leather folio box with your package, as well as a range of fine art prints, albums and canvases, all through professional print labs. This ensures that you are receiving the highest quality product to display in your home.
- How long have you been working with newborns?
I have been photographing newborns professionally since 2014. I safely and professionally photographed approximately 150 plus newborn sessions and have built up a wonderful reputation with my clients.
- How far ahead should I book for a newborn session?
Popular photographers often book out months in advance. For this reason, booking while you are pregnant is the best way to ensure availability for your newborn session. Due to the uncertain nature of delivery times, I will only take on a limited number of newborn sessions per month and allocate a session date once baby arrives. Newborns are best captured between days 5-12, however I’ve consistently had success up to 6 weeks. The best time to book your session is in your second trimester to avoid missing out.
To book your session, please click here to view our pricing and packages, along with our booking calendar where you can book your session with us today.