Optimum age of babies . . .
The optimum age is 5 to 14 days from birth while they are still in the sleepy and curly stage, making them easier to pose and swaddle. We, however, accept babies as old as 3 months for this type of session but the style may be different for older babies (especially those more than a month old) as they are already more alert and awake.
We accept babies as young as 4 months for this session type. With this session, we are able to celebrate your baby's milestones such as being able to lift their head during tummy time, crawl, reach for their foot while lying down, sit unaided, until the first pre-birthday session.
When to book . . .
Best time to book your newborn session is during the last trimester of pregnancy to ensure availability of the Photographer and also to give us ample time to prepare for your session. Booking early for a newborn session does not mean you have to commit to a specific date even if your baby isn't born yet. Once your booking has been confirmed, we will reserve a time frame for you based on your due date then once the baby has arrived, just inform us so we can finalize your session date.
If the baby has already been born, we recommend that the session be done as soon as possible. Please discuss this with us and we'll try to squeeze you in the closest available date in our schedule.
MILESTONE AND FAMILY SESSIONS
Kindly book at least one month before your desired date to give us time to prepare. We accept last minute bookings as long as your desired date is still available but this is not advisable. We only accept limited number of sessions a month to ensure prompt delivery of your final galleries and spots fill up quickly so best if you secure your spot early.
Pregnancy Sessions are best done within 30-32 weeks of gestation so the belly is nice and round. Kindly book your session at least a month before this period so we're sure we have a slot reserved just for you.
Where your session will be held . . .
All our sessions are home service so both parents and children can relax in their most natural environment. Mom, dad, or the siblings can take a nap or even play in the next room while waiting for their turn. Milestone, Pregnancy, and Family Sessions can also be done outdoors.
We will be needing about 2.5 meters x 2.5 meters of space in your home closest to a natural light source such as a huge window or sliding glass door. I also use a one-light setup in cases where the window light is insufficient. If your available space is smaller than this, kindly let us know during the pre-session consultation.
Some clients opt to have the session done in a relative's home or even a hotel room if the space and/or lighting in their home is not appropriate for the session.
Props . . .
In all of our newborn sessions, we provide all props such as backdrops, wraps, baby blankets, baskets, flowers, headbands, bonnets, beanies, newborn bed, etc. We'll only ask for your top 3 preferred colors so we can color-coordinate the items we'll be using for your session.
For milestone session, basic props such as backdrops, silk flowers, baskets, headbands, balloons, paper flowers, etc., are provided.
If you want to do a cake smash, it can be done without additional charge but note that the cake is not included in the package. it is advisable that you have your cake made by your trusted baker so you are sure that it is safe for your baby.
For Pregnancy Sessions, we will be providing fabrics and some wraps that can be used to style your sessio. You are free to use your own clothes according to our Prep Guide so we can achieve our look we are aiming for.
For Family sessions, we do not provide props other than backdrops and fur rugs.
Please do visit the portfolio page so you have an idea of the Photographer's style as what you see there is pretty much how your session will be styled.
If you want a custom setup that has never been done before, feel free to discuss it with us during the pre-session consultation.
For last minute bookings, we will do our best to provide you with the motif you desire.
How long will the session take . . .
A session lasts up to 4 hours to provide ample time for feeding, change of nappies, and settling the baby. Newborns get hungry often (and also poop more often) so the flow of the session will depend entirely on the baby.
These sessions take about 30 to 45 minutes of photography but we allow a full 90 to 120 minutes to include breaks for when the baby gets hungry or has to change nappies.
PREGNANCY AND FAMILY SESSIONS
Pregnancy and Family sessions take about 30 minutes to 1 hour max. Note that session durations may be shorter depending on how the session will go about.
Safety . . .
As safety is our main priority, we will never force a pose your baby is not comfortable with. We encourage parents to be present during the shoot to spot the baby.
All used blankets, swaddle wraps, bonnets/beanies, and rompers are washed every after session. Once cleaned, these are stored in separate storage bins in our dedicated props room ready to be used for the next session. Other non-washable props such as baskets, wooden bed, etc. are sprayed and wiped with 90% isopropyl alcohol.
Proofs . . .
The proofing gallery contains a selection of soft edited best images from your session, called proofs, where you can choose your final images from. This is a part of our service where in we eliminate any blurred, not in focus shots, duplicate shots, or any test shots from your session so you can spend more of your energy and time in choosing your final images only from the best images we can provide. Take note that you will not get copy of the proofs, but only the final images you selected.
The link to the proofing gallery will be provided to you within 48 hours after the session.
Once you have finalized your order and full payment has been made for the additional images, final editing will commence.
Final images . . .
Delivery of final digital images will be through a separate private online gallery about 10 days after you have chosen from the proofing gallery. You'll be receiving the number of final images included in your package plus the additional ones you purchased, if any.
Note that final images will be in JPEG format only. At no time will raw or unedited images be included in any of the packages as these are not finished products and do not represent the Photographer's style. We spend more hours after the session hand editing each piece of image we will be providing you to ensure that you only get the best works of art.
Prints . . .
Should you wish to order prints, simply send us an e-mail with your selections. You can do this once you have finalized which images you want to purchase.
Delivery of prints takes 3-4 weeks at best.
Payment terms . . .
A signed agreement and a non-refundable retainer fee equivalent to 50% of the total package rate is required upon booking to reserve your session date.
Please click here to read full Terms and Conditions before booking a session.