BRITTANY CHARD PHOTOGRAPHY
NEWBORN INFO GUIDE


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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

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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.

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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.

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OLDER SIBLINGS: 
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).

NEWBORN SAFETY:
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.

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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 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 a free mini maternity session. For more information or to book call 0400898600.

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BUNNY PACKAGE $500

10 high-resolution files
3 bonus Full size maternity digital images if you had your mini maternity session before bubs arrived.

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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


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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




ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

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
40x60 $950
30x40 $700
20x30 $500
16x24 $300
12x18 $200
11x16 $150
8x12 $85

Canvas Wall Art
40x60 $1150
30x40 $900
20x30 $700
16x24 $500
12x18 $400
11x16 $350
8x12 $285

Wood Wall Art
40x60 $1100
30x40 $870
20x30 $670
16x24 $470
12x18 $380
11x16 $330
8x12 $265



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.

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 RESCHEDULING:
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.

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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 and 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.