Frequently Asked Questions 



What age is best for newborn photographs?

Renee V Photography highly recommends having your newborn photographed within the first 2 weeks of your baby’s life. This is when their newborn moments and poses are at their best.
It is also when they are at their most flexible and usually prior to any colic or baby pimples developing.


When should I book my newborn photography session?

We urge you to book a date while you are in your second trimester. Pre-booking secures your newborn session and allows the Studio to put your due date in the diary and prepare for your newborn session.
Once your baby is born, it is important that you contact the Studio within the first 48 hours to finalise your session date and time.


Do you only do Newborn sessions when they are under two weeks new?

No, I do all ages, but the sweet spot is 4-12 days new.  It is important to know that newborns are never turned away from my studio, however, certain poses might not be possible the older they get.


How long does a newborn photo session take?

Newborn photography sessions last up to 2 hours.


Can I bring older siblings to the newborn photography session?

Absolutely, but please bring something for them to keep entertained as they do tend to get bored.


Do I need to bring props?

Definately not, I have a well stocked studio full of knitted outfits, blankets, bonnets, wraps to beautiful handcrafted beds and baskets.


What do I need to bring?

I have everything here, but some items you may require are: Nappy Bag, Bottles (if bottle feeding), Sibling, Parent outfits, dummy.

The studio is very warm, so please wear something cool and comfortable.  If you are having photographs with baby, neutral colours and no logos work best.


How much is a newborn photography session?

The session fee of $175 is due at time of booking, and Prints, Products etc are purchased once you have viewed the Newborn images via online gallery.


My baby is over 14 days, can you still photography them?

Yes of course, I photograph babies of all ages, although sometimes as they get older, its allot tougher to get those curled up newborn sleepy poses.  You will still have beautiful images of your baby captured.


When do I get to see the newborn images?

Approximately 1 week after your session, via Private Online Gallery.


Will I receive the images un-edited or raw?

All my images are professional enhanced to Fine Art images.  I do not supply Raw or un-edited files.  You will find this is the case with all professional photographers.


What is the turn around time for printed products?

Once you have selected your images from your private online gallery, and paid your invoice, I then order your products and I should receive them within approx 3 weeks.





When is the best time to have a Maternity Photoshoot?

We recommend having your maternity images taken around 34 – 36 weeks.


How long is a Maternity session?

The session is approximately 1hr and includes 2-3 dress changes of your choice.


How much is a Maternity photography session?

The session fee of $100 is due at time of booking, and Packages are purchased once you have viewed the Maternity images via online gallery.


What packages do you offer?

All packages are listed under the  "Pricing & Info" tab.  I have three packages available, plus an A la Carte menu.


What is included in a Maternity photoshoot session?

The Studio offers a range of gowns, clothing, and flower crowns to create a beautiful unique look for yourself. You are also invited to bring your own clothing if you have something specific in mind.  Please see the Client Closet page for a range of gowns we have available to use - Client Closet

Maternity sessions are usually relaxed and calming, a beautiful way to welcome the new baby into your life. Having your hair and make-up done professionally is a great way to feel glamorous. It is truly a pamper day (even with swollen feet).  This is an additional cost of $130

Once you have booked your Maternity photography session, we will send you a list of items we need you to bring such as underwear styles and colours.


All the mums on your website look amazing!, will I look the same?

All my Mums to be are regular woman, not models.... however most  do book in Hair & Makeup.  I work with a Professional Hair & Makeup artist if you want to book in for yours.

I do know how to pose my pregnancy mums well to create beautiful and flattering images of all body types.  You don't need to know how to pose, that's what I am here for, to direct you.


When do I get to see my Maternity photographs?

Approximately 1-2 weeks after your shoot, via private online gallery.


Will I receive the images un-edited or raw?

All my images are professional enhanced to Fine Art images.  I do not supply Raw or un-edited files.  You will find this is the case with all professional photographers.






Do you work weekends?

No , all sessions take place week day mornings


Where will the session take place?

At Renee V Photography's home studio in Melbourne, Point Cook 3030.


Do I need to purchase a package up-front?

No, only the session fee is payable at time of booking to secure your session. After you’ve seen the photos via a private online gallery, you then decide on a package to purchase. The session fee covers the time of the session and is separate to the package price.


What packages do you offer for Milk Baths?

I have two Packages  Maternity Milk Bath  Toddler Milk Bath


Can I purchase additional images from my session?

Yes, individual images are $45 each in addition to Digital Collections.


Will I receive the images un-edited or raw?

All my images are professional enhanced to Fine Art images.  I do not supply Raw or un-edited files.  You will find this is the case with all professional photographers.


Where should I print my images?

I offer printing through Professional Print Labs that only deal with Photographers.  Quality labs use better materials, they also calibrate their printers on a regular base.
The quality of your products far exceed what you can print at any third party like, Kmart, Officeworks, BigW etc, if you print with these stores, your photos will fade, the colours will be wrong and the contrast will most definately be off. 


Please contact the studio for a detailed pricelist. Full Pricelist 2021

If you decide to print yourself, please find a great quality dedicated print lab.   


Are you vaccinated against Whooping Cough?

Yes! I am up to date with my vaccinations.  The safety of you and your baby is my top priority.


Have you had your COVID-19 Vaccination?

Yes! I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19


Do you have a COVID-Safe plan?

Yes! Please view this here - CovidSave Plan





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