Studio sessions are for families with newborns or babies under 1 yr old. They are available at times to suit your baby’s sleep/feed routine. Newborn sessions are available on weekdays only.
The ideal ages for studio sessions are
- newborn (up to 6 weeks, but best under 3 weeks)
- 3-5 months (good enough neck strength to lie on their belly and look up)
- 7-9 months (sitting independently, but not yet crawling).
We are also happy to photograph babies outdoors if you prefer that look, however timing, weather and the seasonal changes provide different conditions for you to consider. Please get in touch to discuss the best options for your family!
Maternity & newborn sessions
It’s not usually possible to book an exact time and date for your newborn session in advance, however we put your due date in our schedule in lieu of a booking date, and we ask that you let us know as soon as baby is born so we can make ourselves available for your session as soon you’re ready. The ideal time for newborn sessions is when baby is 5-10 days old, but we are happy to photograph newborns up to 6 weeks old. You must book before baby is born to avoid disappointment as we are regularly booked out 1-2 months in advance.
Our approach to newborn sessions is a unique combination of lifestyle and fine art. We capture natural and emotive moments of you with your newest family member. Please note, we do not photograph newborn babies in the nude, or curled up in Anne Geddes style poses.
Newborn sessions take place in our studio (or at your home by special request) on weekdays only. We spend a similar amount of time on a newborn session as we do on any other, so you do not need to set aside an entire morning or afternoon for your session. Yours and your baby’s comfort and enjoyment are our priority.
A maternity session is available as an ‘add-on’ for an additional $100, and is usually held outdoors, just like a regular portrait session.
If you book a maternity and a newborn session with Heartstory, you will attend two Purchasing Appointments, but only place your order at the second one. This means that if you wish to purchase an all inclusive package, you may combine all the images into one collection.