Prior to the big day we will have a phone consultation to discuss the best way to approach your photographic session. We'll work around your children's routine so our little models are as happy as possible on the day. Usually the most successful time for photographing children is in the morning, even better if they've had a good sleep and are well fed before we start. Given we like to involve the whole family both Saturday and Sunday shoots are available.
Sleepy babies do make lovely photos so it's ok if your bub decides to have a nap on the job. It goes without saying that a snack break and nappy change are expected. Feel free to bring your child's favourite teddy/doll etc if you'd like it to feature. We will play games and ensure the kids have lots of fun so we can capture your family with bright, happy and naturally beautiful photography.
We recommend wearing simple clothes in plain colours. This combination always results in successful shots as bold colours and patterns distract and trends tend to date. Of course, the odd bit of dress up plus a few different hats/beanies can make great pics too!
A portrait shoot normally ranges from 1-2 hours. Newborn sessions can take 3-4 hours as we work in with your new bub's feeding/sleeping pattern. Please note newborn shoots are most successful when done within the first 10 days of life; it is best to book in advance so we can plan a shoot for when your baby is still brand new.
Be sure to check out our behind-the-scenes video to see Little Love in action!