Simply put, we love working with kids of all ages – from babies through to teenagers! As a professional newborn photographer based in Auckland, we are often asked about the different aspects to consider when booking a newborn photoshoot. In this post we will provide you with an introduction into the process and other aspects to consider.
After arranging and booking a date and time for your session, you will meet our photographic team at our Grafton studio. Regarding posing ideas, some parents have taken the time to create a Pinterest board (or similar) of ideas and concepts they like for their photos. If you are inclined to do this, please feel free to bring along your thoughts and we can certainly incorporate these into your photo shoot. Otherwise if you are happy to leave the suggestion of ideas up to us, that is perfectly fine. We can outline and discuss these ideas with you throughout your session.
When booking, we can also discuss with you what may bring with you in the way of props and/or accessories. We have a variety of items available, including beautiful silks, furs and some stylish props all at your disposal. If you have been gifted any clothing or toys for your newborn, please feel free to bring these with you on the day. If you are looking to purchase some additional items, just remember that they need not be expensive props. Branded clothing or items don’t necessarily photograph any better than generic alternatives.
What Can I Expect During My Session?
During your session our team will work closely with you from start to finish. We will assist to pose your little one and showing you your portraits along the way. This is a fantastic method of including you in the creative process. Of course, we welcome your input throughout the session to help ensure the results are exactly as you have visualized.
It’s quite common for babies to sleep throughout their photo shoot, which can also be ideal from a photographic perspective. If they wake up mid-way through the shoot, don’t stress, this can be a great opportunity to capture some animated shots. Simply put, a newborn session is all about capturing the essence of your child in all of their natural beauty.
The final step in the creation of your portraits is your image viewing, held in our comfortable studio setting. You can select your favourite portraits and discuss the creative possibilities with regards to any potential retouching and colour effects. These can include but are not limited to, black and white through to sepia toned options. During this step, you will witness your portraits transform from beautiful images to stunning pieces that immortalise your newborn forever!
Can I be in the Photographs Too?
Yes, you certainly can be included! We always encourage new parents to feature in portraits with their babies. This is a lovely touch and allows us to capture the newly-formed bond between you. Our team can discuss with you prior to commencing of your session which combinations you would like photographed. These can include your newborn, parents with newborn, and any additional children are certainly welcome to be included.
Finally, we also offer newborn photography vouchers. These make for the ideal gift to either a friend or family member. To discuss our gift vouchers please contact our team and we can discuss with you the different options available to you.
We welcome you to give us a call today and discuss your photo shoot and any booking enquiries you have. Come and see why so many people have chosen us as their Auckland newborn photographer! We look forward to hearing from you.
Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
(09) 522 5123