Session Information | Precious Memento Photography - Precious Memento Photography by Dianne Carla Antonio | Manila Newborn and Baby Photographer


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. Note that poses may be limited for babies older than 2 weeks as they sleep less, are less flexible, and tend to be more easily disturbed when moved.


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 to ensure availability of the photographer once your baby arrives.


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.

Where your session will be held . . .

All our sessions are home service to cater to families who simply do not want to go through the hassle of driving to the studio for a session, especially for moms who have just given birth. Milestone and Family Sessions can also be done outdoors.

We would be needing a floor space of at least 2.5m x 2.5m for the whole setup for in-home sessions. Preferrably adjacent to a plain white wall or near a large window, if you have one. If your available space is smaller than this, kindly let us know during the pre-session consultation.

A large window is preferred as natural light give babies' skin that healthy glow in photos. If you do not have a large window, do not worry as we will be bringing with us our light setup just in case the ambient light is not enough.

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 a cake smash sessions, 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 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.


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 and are stored in vacuum bags and separate storage bins when not in use.

Proofs . . .

About 48 hours after the session, we will provide you with a link to a password-protected online proofing gallery, which contains lightly edited, heavily watermarked, low resolution versions of 25-30 best images from your session. From this, you will choose images you want to include in the final editing based on what is included in the package you chose. You can include additional images, if you wish.

The proofing gallery will remain active for 24 hours to give you time to choose your final images.

Once you have finalized your order and full payment has been made, 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 once 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.

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