Newborn sessions are best if scheduled within the first 14 days. Within the first 7-10 days is ideal for a nice sleepy baby, so make sure to contact us as soon as you can after your little one is born. Sessions are the morning or early afternoon between 10 am and 2 pm. Evenings are not ideal for newborns because they tend to be more awake and are more likely to cluster feed.
Parent and sibling shots are typically taken first. Family shots are taken on a black, white or tan backdrop. We recommend wearing solid neutral colours, especially grey, white, tan or cream. Older siblings can wear a light coloured shirt to match the gender of the baby, solid neutral colours, jeans and/or dresses for girls. Try to avoid busy patterns and graphics.
**Keeping the studio quiet and calm is crucial to achieving the best shots of your baby. Once the sibling shots are complete, we highly recommend that a spouse/partner take siblings home or out for something fun while we finish up.
For a Full Newborn Session plan on your session being around 3-4 hours. The younger the baby the less likely chance we will need all 3 hours, but we still recommend it to avoid any stress. Also, the studio is kept at a very warm during the session. This keeps baby warm and sleepy. You also may want to bring more comfortable clothing to change into after the family portraits are complete.
Upon scheduling we will discuss colours, props and ideas you have. I have blankets, baskets, hats, headbands, wraps, and many more props. If you have specific items you would like photographed, you are welcome to bring them to your session.
If you follow the above instructions on preparing your baby we will mostly likely have a successful shoot. But remember, we are at the mercy of your precious little one, so do not be overwhelmed if your baby is cranky or will not “cooperate.” We will still get many amazing photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.
To better prepare for your session I have a few questions for you to answer. Please fill out the Newborn Session Questionnaire below prior to our session. Thank you, I look forward to capturing some beautiful memories for you!
~ In the event of an illness or misadventure, please call as soon as possible to reschedule. Mama Photography maintains the right to reschedule at any time should it become necessary but will do our upmost to negotiate a mutual acceptable rebooking. The request must be made no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled booking.
~Cameras, phone cameras, and video are permitted during any session UPON APPROVAL by Mama Photography.
~ Mama Photography does not deliver images that have not been edited to the highest professional standard and to the style of the portfolio.
~ Mama Photography will not start any gallery retouching/editing on finalised images until all payments have been finalised. Full payment of your chosen package must be paid before or on the day of session.
~ Once your gallery has been issued, selection of images must be finalised within 7 days. Mama Photography will provide you with assistance if required in choosing your images.
~ Mama Photography is not responsible if the client and/or key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during their session. This includes hair/makeup/clothing choices/appearance, having a poor attitude, or the behavior of children.
The gallery editing time is 3 weeks.
By signing this contract, you are agreeing not to copy, save, or reproduce images from proof gallery, includes copying and saving images from website, social media, or any there form of advertisement.