BRITTANY CHARD PHOTOGRAPHY
NEWBORN INFO GUIDE
WHEN TO BOOK:
It is best to pre-book during your pregnancy so you don't miss out. These reserved sessions are limited to ensure I have enough time in case a few babies arrive early or late.
Didn't pre-book? That's OK I almost always have more sessions available (unless its one of those incredibly rare times where all my pre-booked babies arrive late/early) call or text me on 0400898600 once your little one has arrived and we will see what's available.
When you pre-book, your due date will placed in my diary and then I will wait to hear from you. Once bub has arrived please contact me(a text message is perfect) and we will organise a suitable time and date for your session. It's best if you contact me as early as possible as this will give us more options for dates.
BEST TIME TO SHOOT:
The best time to photograph your little one is during the first 14 days while your bub still naturally curls up. Of course, I understand sometimes it's just not possible to have your shoot this early. If this is the case, please don't worry, I can still photograph your new addition, I just can't promise any particular poses. Between 6 and 10 days is my favorite time!
If you are planning on breast feeding keep in mind some Mumma's milk supply doesn't fully come in until day 5 so I find it's better to wait the extra couple of days so your bub is getting a nice full belly at each feed
PHOTOS WITH PARENTS?
While you don't have to be photographed with your newborn, and I understand you may not be feeling your best, I have found that those images often become the most cherished, especially by your baby. So I encourage you to have your photo taken too and will make it as quick and easy as possible. Also remember, in this digital age if we take them and you choose not to include them in your final selection that's absolutely fine, I'd prefer you had the option then regret it later on!
Mums: Keep your hair and makeup soft and natural, as if you were going to be a guest at a wedding is perfect.
It's pretty special to have photos of the kids together, this is offered with all my newborn sessions.
I'll work patiently with all your kids to get a gorgeous photo of them together.
Safety is most important so if you dont think your kids will be able to safely hold the new baby we can get creative and create a composite image (two photos edited together to create one perfect photo). Treats to use as bribery can also work wonders too!
Your babies safety is more important than getting a great photo, so while you are most welcome to bring a prop, if I dont know how to safely use it, I wont attempt it. In some cases it is possible to create a composite image in photoshop, such as my swing and dream catcher, these are photographed with bub safely on the ground and then edited to look like its swinging off the ground.
WHAT YOUR SESSION PACKAGE INCLUDES:
A $500 session fee is due before your session and includes:
10 high resolution images - these are the full size images so you can print your photos as large as I can
(or you can swap this for $500 credit towards another package)
A digital thank you card, designed ready for you to print as 6x4's for all your family and friends
Three to four hours of custom styled photography in my Upper Ferntree Gully home studio
20+ final images presented in an online gallery.
Props - I have plenty of baskets, little hats, headbands, wraps, and blankets here for styling, and welcome your input.
If you have any special blankets, hats or sentimental items please bring them with you.
Editing - All images you choose to include in your package will be fully edited. Please dont worry if your bub has flaky skin, baby acne, jaundice, rashes or scratches as these can be removed.
I allow three to four hours for each session. Please be aware that it may take some time, while four hours is generally not needed, babies can be very unpredictable with feeding and sleeping and it's important everyone is relaxed and no one feels rushed (including me - so pretty please dont book your newborn session before a maternal health nurse appt) because babies are clever little darlings and can sense if someone is stressed and then wont settle at all.
Please take your time to feed at the studio, the deeper the sleep we can get bubs into the better. It's OK if your bub is not cooperating and feeding isn't quick, we will just go with your babies flow, there is plenty of time.
Fully edited high-resolution files:
$500 - 10 high-resolution files
$900 - 30 high-resolution files
$50 extra individual high-resolution files
$1,500 - Fine art album package:
A stunning 11x11" album
handmade in Australia
featuring a gorgeous photo cover
roughly 30 of your favourite images
printed over 10 pages (20 sides)
of beautiful art paper.
Includes a 30-year guarantee
PLUS up to 50 high-resolution files (including the 30 in your album)
Canvas - Starting at $400 for a 12x18"
Prints - Starting at $85 for an 8x12"
Credit card facilities and take home layby via ZipPay available.
Please note: Images will be deleted if not purchased after 90 days.