Wedding and Newborn Photography FAQ
FAQ Brisbane Newborn Photography
It’s never too early to book!
Because my calendar fills up quickly, it is best to reserve your session as early as possible.
I take a limited number of sessions each month so I can leave space for babies that arrive earlier or later than their anticipated due date.
Most people reserve their date during their 2nd or 3rd trimester.
Ideally, newborn sessions will happen when your baby is between 5-14 days old.
This allows for your baby to be sleepy and posable for the duration of the session.
If your little one is older than 3 weeks, don’t fret.
I may not get them into all the typical newborn poses, but I will still capture beautiful photos of your precious bundle!
If your baby is a few months old, you may want to consider an at home lifestyle session.
After 1 month old, babies will not curl into the typical newborn poses as easily, but we can still capture some beautiful photos!
When you book, I will put your due date on my calendar so that I can plan around it.
I book a limited amount of sessions so that I can keep a few days available in the few weeks before and after your due date.
If your baby arrives earlier or later than the anticipated due date, there is always room to accommodate!
Once your baby is born, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible so that we can confirm the date and time of your session.
Newborn sessions in the studio can run anywhere between 2-4 hours, depending on how many feeding/soothing breaks your baby needs.
Some sessions are quicker than others but it is all dependant on your baby.
I am very baby-led and I do not rush sessions. I allow your baby to take as many feeding/soothing breaks as needed.
Your baby’s comfort and safety is my #1 priority!
Sessions take place in my in-home studio at 87 Mulgrave Road in Marsden.
The studio is small but comfortable and I want all of my clients to make themselves feel at home.
There is a couch for you to relax on while I photograph your sweet bundle.
Please feel free to bring snacks, a book or a magazine, or just surf on your phone (or take a nap on the couch!)
All you have to do is show up with your baby!
I have lots of bonnets, headbands, outfits and props.
I individually style each session and always ask for your preferences on what colours you’d like used.
My style is very neutral, simple and minimal, to keep your images as classic as possible.
If you have something special that you’d like to include in the session, please let me know ahead of time so that I can prepare for it.
Whether it be a handmade blanket or a treasured heirloom item, I will do my best to try and incorporate it into your session.
To view our preparation guide, click here
The 30% deposit fee is due upon booking to hold your due date / appontment date on my calendar. I can accept cash, Paypal, PAYID and direct deposit
I take a limited number of newborn sessions a month so that I can accommodate babies that may come early or later than their anticipated due date.
Payment for any prints, products or digitals purchased are paid for at the time of the in-person ordering session
which takes place after all your images have been edited.
I take all major credit cards, and I also offer in-house, interest free monthly payment plans to help make it affordable for most families.
Digital images, albums, prints, and products will be delivered only after your purchase has been paid in full.
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I have 2 weeks editing time for session digital images.
Yes! your package depend on the amount of prints you get. Any print or product that you purchase also includes the corresponding digital version of the image.
Everyone always likes having the digital image, but it is so important to put your prints up on your wall!
Digitals tend to stay ‘digital’.
Your portraits shouldn’t waste away on your computer, where they could easily disappear.
Your images are meant to be viewed out in the open and enjoyed.
Together, we will create art for your home that will become family heirlooms. FAQ Brisbane Newborn Photography
Yes! We have car spaces available for your convenience at the rear of our building for your comfort!
I photography newborns when they are between 7 and 12 days old..
It is not required that we meet in person to book your wedding. We have lots of couples who do not live in the Austin area. Thankful, technology provides us with several excellent options. Video chatting allows us all to stay in our pajamas and still “meet” each other and chat about your big day.
With that being said, if you are in the Austin area, we would love to meet with you in person. One of the things we love most about being photographers is the relationships that we develop with out couples. That relationship begins when you come to our home, sit on our couch, and laugh with us.
Two things are required to book us for your wedding.
First, we need a completed contract. We take the ‘business’ part of our photography business seriously. We want to ensure that there are no mistakes with the serious stuff so we can spend more time focusing on the fun stuff.
Second, we require a 20% deposit. The remaining balance is due any time before your wedding. You can make payments or just pay the deposit and give us the balance on the day of the wedding. We really aren’t concerned with how you pay everything as long as it is all taken care of by the wedding day.
We struggle to understand some trends in photography and one that we struggle with the most has to do with pricing. For some reason, many photographers have decided that it is a good idea to hide prices from couples who are searching for a wedding photographer. The thinking goes like this: if the photographer doesn’t immediately show pricing, he/she has the opportunity to develop more value in the client’s mind before ever discussing price. Then, when the photographer finally shares their price, the client might get sticker shock, but the photographer can say, “Yes, but you’ve already agreed that you like everything I offer. So, price shouldn’t matter. It’s what you want
That’s silly. For 99% of the world, price matters. You might find a photographer that is the best photographer in the world for your vision, but if that photographer simply costs more than you can afford, you’re wasting your time even looking and dreaming about it. Let’s just be honest with each other and have a grown up conversation.
Since the day we began taking pictures, we decided that we wanted to be as honest and transparent about pricing as possible. Because of that, we have always made it a point to openly publish all of our collections and pricing on our website.
Our collections begin at $1400. CLICK HERE to see our complete collection and price guide.
Not only can you, we think you should! We will do our very best to capture everything that we feel plays an important role in your day. But, we can’t possibly understand your complete family dynamic or know which friends are closest to you or guest which guests traveled the farthest to spend the day with you. Providing us with a list of images ensures that we get pictures of all those special people
Additionally, feel free to grab either one of us on your wedding day and request pictures! You’re not stepping on our creative toes if you ask us to take a picture at your wedding. That’s what we’re there to do!
Um…yeah! While we are an Brisbane/ Goldcosat wedding photographer team, we love to travel! We would love to talk with you about your destination wedding.
Yes! Your wedding images are made to be displayed on something more than an iPhone screen! We are
A first look is simply a time before the ceremony when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. About half of our couples choose to do a first look and they are always glad that they did. This private moment is a completely different experience from the moment when the bride is walking down the aisle towards her groom. One isn’t really a replacement for the other. We have found that our couple really enjoy and appreciate having a few moments prior to the ceremony when it is just the two of them.
There are lots of reasons why doing a first look might be a great idea:
1.) If you are getting married in late fall, winter, or early spring, the sun sets earlier and we have less time for natural light pictures after the ceremony. In order for us to reproduce the kinds of images that we have in our portfolio, it is vital that we have some time while the sun is still up for pictures of the couple.
2.) Seeing each other for the first time during the ceremony is very romantic, but there are some restrictions that this decision puts on the bride and groom. The biggest restriction we see is that brides and grooms are unable to really take in the moment and share their feelings with each other. Why? Because they’re in the middle of a wedding ceremony! The groom can’t tell the bride how amazing she looks in her dress. The bride can’t tell the groom how handsome he is. You can’t laugh together. You can’t cry together. A first look really solves many of those issues.
3.) Are you nervous in front of people? Are you nervous about being emotional in front of people? Doing a first look is definitely something you should consider. Don’t choose to hide your emotion. Be emotional! But, you can do it in private and then retain your composure in front of your friends and family.
4.) Brides, you just spent a lot of money on hair and makeup and it will look absolutely no better than right after it is done. If you decide to do all pictures after the ceremony, it might be hot or windy or maybe you cried a little. All of these things affect your hair and makeup.
5.)More time with your friends and family! This might be the biggest benefit of all. Your friends and family have travelled from all over the world to be at your wedding. When you do a first look, we can get the majority of your pictures taken care of before your guests arrive leaving you with more time to spend with your special people.
Oh, do we ever! In our opinion, this is one of the most important parts of the day. Your dress, shoes, garter, bouquet, jewelry…all those things are important. Plus, there are lots of details that you spent months (maybe years) planning that you simply won’t see on your wedding day because you’re just busy. We do our best to capture all of those little things that you worked so hard on so that you have memories of them in your photo collection,
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