Newborn Session Information - Precious Memento Photography by Dianne Carla Antonio | Manila Newborn, Baby, Pregnancy/Maternity, and Family Photographer
Manila Pregnancy/Maternity, Newborn, Baby, and Family Photographer

Newborn Session Information

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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