I set aside up to three hours of your baby's newborn session, often we don't need that much time but this allows for feeds and short breaks to settle baby.
When I arrive I will have a look around and find the best spot to set up, usually near a window with nice natural light. Occasionally I may need to move furniture to mke room, don't worry I will put it all back before I leave.
One of the most important things to remember is to give baby a BIG feed just before I arrive so he/she has a nice full tummy and also have your house nice and warm, although it may be hot for us, baby LOVES it! It's a great way to put them to sleep. A good tip is to have baby naked with just a nappy only and loosen it before the feed and have baby swaddled in a blanket, this ensures no indents on babys skin and easier to get baby into position on my beanbag. Oh and be warned, I do not travel light, you may think when I arrive I might be moving in, don't worry I'm not!
Newborns are best photographed naked, please do not worry no 'parts' will be exposed in the photos. I have a variety of simple wraps, bonnets etc. that I can bring with me. If you do want baby to wear something a simple 'onesie' is best, beig kid clothes like jeans do not look good on newborns. If you do have a special blanket or wrap you would like to incorporate into the session just have it on hand on the day.
I know some parents aren't excited about being in the portraits ... please know that I can photograph around not having a full frontal and still capture the bond between parent and baby! Simple casual is best, I'd steer away from stripes, or anything too bold, nice soft tones work best.
Generally speaking, I prefer that you don't take any photos during your baby's session, although I understand with social media being a big part of our lives these days you may take a 'behind the scenes' shot and if you do I'd love it if you tagged Jenny Ruddle Photography in it.
I understand from time to time life or the unexpected happens, I kindly ask that if you do need to reschedule you let me know as soon as possible so I can make the time available for other bookings.
Please do not worry, this is all part of the process and everything is laundered after the session.
Generally within 48 hours after your session I post a sneak peek from your session on my Instagram & Facebook business page, please let me know if you do not wish for me to use any of your images in advertising.
I am based in Augustine Heights, Ipswich, servicing Brisbane and surrounding areas
Let's Chat! Call or Text Me on 0438 776 737