Newborn stage of life is extremely special!

 

When to book your newborn session…


The best time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are under two weeks of age, your baby is very sleepy and pliable and still curls up into very sweet poses similar to the positions they were in when they were in the womb. After two weeks babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. You can contact us at any time during your pregnancy to give us an estimated due date, we will then make a tentative booking and when you arrive home from hospital with your brand new baby you can contact us to arrange a suitable time and day for your session.

 

My baby is older…

If you have missed the newborn stage, don’t worry – I will still schedule your session for as soon as possible so that we capture the newness of your little one! If your baby is more “awake” (even if they aren’t fussy) the curled-up, sleeping poses may not be possible. Wide-eyed portraits are just as beautiful.

 

The fussy ones….

Some babies are just flat out fussy during their sessions – but don’t worry! I am first, and foremost, a mom and have been in your shoes before! - I have experienced it all. While I typically schedule all newborn sessions in the morning, if you have noticed that your baby is fussy in the morning but calm in the afternoon, definitely let me know. It is important to work with the time of day they are the happiest! With some patience, beautiful portraits can be created.

 

Where your session is held…


Your newborn session will take place in our studio at 21 Du Plooy Street, Potchefstroom. We make a lot of effort to keep your baby as comfortable as possible during the session.

 

How long will your session take...


Newborn sessions can take 3-4 hours, which includes portraits of the baby on his or her own and then with each parent and then the whole family together. That may seem like a long time, but usually about half of that time is spent feeding and comforting the baby to get him or her as sleepy and happy as possible for the portraits.”

 

What should your baby wear…

Most studio newborn photography is done naked to capture the tininess of being a newborn so something that is easy to take on and off. If you’d rather have your baby clothed in the pictures something that fits them very well is important.

 

What will you get...


All images taken during the session will be edited, you will then receive a DVD with the images.

 

Ordering...
You can order any prints, canvasses or books by sending me an email with your selection of photos.

 

Terms...


PictureCafé reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring PictureCafé, you agree to these terms.