Newborn Film Session 20% Deposit
Newborn Film Session 20% Deposit
This 20% deposit is your booking fee and will be applied to the total amount of $3000 after booking. The remaining balance of $2400 is due 2 weeks before your EDD. Upon checkout, you will be asked to put in your EDD and choose the month you would like for your session. Once payment is received you will receive an invoice for the remaining amount plus your contract for the session.
The booking fee is non-refundable but is transferrable to another session type. All prices include GST.
Newborn sessions take place within 10 days of your baby’s birth, on weekdays at your home at about 10am. My style of working with families is relaxed, fun, and easygoing. There is no pressure for kids to perform or be anything but themselves, and that goes for you guys too! Come as you are, and leave feeling connected and re-energised.
Before the Session:
We'll schedule a phone chat in advance about how the session will run, and what you hope to get out of it. I’ll give wardrobe/styling advice if you need it and answer any other questions you may have about the session.
During the Session:
If your session is taking place at home, I’ll arrive and introduce myself to everyone in the family. We’ll chat for a bit and I’ll ask for a quick tour of your home. From there, I’ll pick a few spots with the most interesting light and I’ll probably ask you to hang out together in those spots. My sessions are very much baby-led, and I allow for plenty of time to feed/settle your baby. I do not bring wraps or props, and I do not do any posing of the baby on their own apart from natural, on their back in the cot or bassinet. I love having siblings there during the session, and I will think of ways to get beautiful images of them interacting naturally with the baby. I get beautiful, natural, and connected images through encouraging you and your partner to connect with each other and your new baby, so it’s important that you are open and receptive to that and that you let go of any pre-conceived expectations you may have about how the session will go. I may occasionally ask one or more family members to look softly at the camera, but I won’t ever ask you all to look and smile me so it’s best if you don’t ask your children to do those things either as it can really interrupt the flow and result in less than natural images and uncooperative children. What I will do, is ask you to talk to each other, move together, laugh with each other, and love on each other. The best moments happen organically without any involvement from me. I’ll often ask you to tell your children/partner the reasons why you’re proud of them, what you love about them, and so on and so on. If you can be vulnerable with the members of your family, they will be vulnerable with you. Think of it as a collaboration. I’m not there to tick off a shot list or make images that look the same as everyone else’s. I’m there to hold a space for you and your favourite people to truly connect with each other, and create magic in front of my camera. All on your own. Just by being you.
After the Session:
About 2-3 weeks after your session you can expect to receive a link to your online gallery. From there you will be able to download the full set of high resolution, edited images PLUS the additional convenient option of ordering prints/products directly through your gallery from the best professional print lab in Australia. About 6-8 weeks later, you can expect to receive your film. Most films are about 3-4 min long, set to hand selected, licensed music.