BRITTANY CHARD PHOTOGRAPHY
NEWBORN INFO GUIDE
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
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.
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.
Didn't pre-book? That's OK I often have sessions available call or text 0400898600 and we can see what's available.
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).
Your babies safety is my highest priority! For this reason I have completed many in person and online workshops/courses to learn how to safely pose newborns. If necessary I will create a final image by merging multiple photos in Photoshop so that no risks are taken. An example of this is my dream catcher images, where the bub is photographed with the prop safely on the ground and then edited to look like its swinging off the ground. Check out a video of this photo being created here.
I also use this technique with young siblings where the baby is photographed in a prop on their own and then the siblings are photographed with the empty prop and merged together to create a beautiful image without any worry of bub getting hurt
HOW LONG IS A SESSION:
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 - 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.
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY PRICES
A $500 session fee is due before your session
This is credited towards your package (see below) and includes:
Three to four hours of custom styled photography in my Upper Ferntree Gully home studio
Props - I have lots of baskets, hats, headbands, wraps, and blankets here for styling
Your proofs presented in an online gallery
Editing - All images in your order will be fully edited. So there is no need to worry if anyone has flaky skin, acne, jaundice, rashes, bruises or scratches as these can be removed if you wish (just let me know).
If you have any special blankets, hats or sentimental items please bring them with you
BONUS: All pre booked newborn sessions get one free mini maternity session. Either come along to one of the free event days or book in a time that suits you when you book your newborn photography. For more information or to book call 0400898600.
BUNNY PACKAGE $500
10 high-resolution files
3 bonus Full size maternity digital images if you had your mini maternity session before bubs arrived.
FOX PACKAGE $900
Everything in the BUNNY PACKAGE plus:
20 extra high-resolution files - 30 in total
3 Full size maternity digital images - That’s 6 bonus bump photos in total
A mobile phone app to make finding and viewing your photos easy
TWO thank you/birth announcements - featuring your bubs birth details and (an optional) custom message to share with your family and friends
1. A digital thank you card, designed ready for you have done as 6x4 inch prints
2. A beautiful announcement video slideshow MP4 set to music. This can be shared on your own social media via text or email etc
BEAR PACKAGE $1500
Everything in the BEAR PACKAGE plus:
20 extra high-resolution files - 50 in total
A stunning 11x11" Fine art album handmade in Australia with a gorgeous photo cover
featuring roughly 30 of your favourite images printed over 10 pages (20 sides) of beautiful art paper.
Your album also comes with a 30-year guarantee on workmanship
5x5 Inch brag book - $150
8x8 Inch brag book - $350
A miniature version of your 11x11 album - Perfect for grandparents
Strictly only available with the purchase of an 11x11 art album in the Bear Package
Extra individual high-resolution files - $50
Wall Art Prints
Canvas Wall Art
Wood Wall Art
high-resolution files are the fully edited digital images delivered in the largest file size possible. You can print them as large as I can and make copies for yourself, family and friends
Please note: PayPal, direct deposit, credit card and take home layby via ZipPay available.
Sessions may be rescheduled due to illness or injury. Please contact me as soon as possible before your session on 0400898600 if you suspect one of your family members is unwell and we can make another time.
While I am fully immunized, working with babies who haven't been means it is incredibly important that I don't pass on any illnesses to yours or anyone else's bub, your cooperation is much appreciated.
If I do get sick, I will postpone all scheduled sessions until I am well again.
(I'm a bit of a herbal supplement junkie so it doesn't happen often)
There is no charge to reschedule due to illness or injury if you give 24 hours notice, however, if you reschedule within 24 hours or once a session has begun there will be a $100 charge to re-book.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Brittany Chard Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as but not limited to: the use in marketing, advertising, and reproduction. All images are copyrighted by Brittany Chard Photography, even those you purchase. If you purchase a package which includes High-resolution files you are welcome to print these, however copying, scanning, reproducing or screen printing images you have not purchased high-resolution files for is strictly prohibited.
Due to the nature of photographic services and products, refunds will be issued for medical reasons only. Non medical cancellations may be transferred to another session time at the discretion of Brittany Chard Photography. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Images will be deleted if not purchased after 90 days.
By hiring Brittany Chard Photography you are agreeing to these terms.