A Newborn Photoshoot with Renee V Photography - Melbourne Newborn Photographer

February 24, 2022  •  Leave a Comment




A Newborn Photoshoot with Renee V Photography

what to expect......



When should I book?

So your having a baby!  Such exciting times.... as soon as your little one arrives every second of your day will be filled with baby's undivided attention, including hours of just sitting and watching them sleep, unable to take your eyes off your precious little blessing you have created.  Before you know it they will be 3 weeks old and you'll notice so many changes, for many new parents this is the time when they think  about booking for a a Newborn photo shoot.  Unfortunately this can often be too late as sessions ideally take place between 4-12 days old.  I will always do my best to accommodate late bookings but this is not always possible.   They will never be so curled up like they were when they were indies you, or their tiny feet all wrinkled and new.......

This is why I always try to encourage parents to be to get in touch whilst they are still pregnancy.  Any time after your 20 week scan is perfect.  When we make a booking I pencil in your due date and this is flexible as we never really know when baby will arrive, with the exception on a planned c-section.  I limit the number of bookings I take per month to ensure that we will always be able to find a suitable date for your session when baby is between 4-12 days (ideally).


Your photo shoot?

Baby has arrived and we have agreed on a date for your session.  I will send you a preparation guide for ou to read and help prepare you for the day.  Newborn babies are very unpredictable so despite your best laid plans, there is every chance that they have gone out the window...

My newborn sessions are always baby-led and there is always plenty of time for feeding, changing and soothing when need be.  They normally last up to 2hours. 

When you arrive at my studio, I will start with wrapping them  for photos of them on either my beanbag or flokati, to them swaddled up nice and tight feels like being cuddled so it is a great way to get them into a nice deep sleep, once they are in a very deep sleep I can start to remove the swaddling so that I can capture those tiny hands and feet. 

The studio will be really nice and warm so that baby will stay happily asleep.



If at any point baby is awake but content and happy I will always take the opportunity to get some awake shots. If they are unsettled please don't stress, I have three children of my own (allot older than newborns now) and having photographed over hundred newborns I am fairly practised at soothing them.
Allot of people worry that trying to get photos of a potentially awake or crying baby will be too stressful and is enough to put them off having photos taken.  I personally don't think this has ever been the case and the overall feedback I receive are that it has been a relaxing and enjoyable experience.  So sit back, relax and watch me create some beautiful memories for you and your precious family to enjoy for many years to come.




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