Lifestyle Newborn Session
- 3 hours of shooting at your place (incl. 30 min of visit and setup)
- Age of your baby: 0 to 2 months
- No extra for twins
- Parents can pose with Baby, if desired
- Minimum 30 high resolution un-watermarked processed photographs
- All photos delivered within 7 to 10 business days via a secure file sharing service
What is the focus?
We will focus on the first moments of life of your sweet baby. We will do different kinds of portrait of your baby. A tiny hand, a cuddle, a feeding moment… We will make different photographs depending on each baby. Parents can be included in the pictures if desired. The most important is to spend a pleasant moment with your little one, doing what you want to do.
The most important is to have your baby relaxed. We can for example play some music that he or she likes. Most often the best time to take photos of newborns will be right after a feeding session. But we will adapt to the current mood of Baby and make the most of the time we have. And if Baby is really not in a good mood that day, we will find a way to make this work another day.
What are the session steps?
I will give you starting points to understand the safe positions for Baby and you will assist me. The session will unfold and evolve naturally as we adapt to Baby and the ideas that we have. We will do our best to make Baby confident. Posing can be tiring for parents and Baby, the most important is to take our time, and have a break, if needed.
Can we discuss the session in advance?
After you book the session, I will follow up with you to gather your thoughts, discuss the mood and make sure you don't have any unanswered question! All our sessions are tailored and prepared together with the participants.
How do you guarantee my online privacy?
We will never post pictures online (or offline, or in prints) without you being aware of it. The privacy of our customers is a top concern for us and we take this very seriously. Normally, for all session types, I will choose with your help 10 pictures from the session to promote my work and engage with potential customers. However, for Pregnancy, Glamour and Newborn sessions, we understand that those can be more intimate moments that you could not want to share, especially as the body can be less covered. For those sessions, we reduce the number of pictures to elect for promotional use to 5, and we make it also possible to not have any picture used for promotional use by adding a small $30 flat fee to the session price.
What photo equipment do you use?
We use professional Canon equipment for the camera and lenses (the 35mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.2 prime lenses are our favorites). We also make use of professional lighting equipment (portable Profoto strobes, softboxes, beauty dish...), or reflectors and diffusers when we want to work with natural light.
How much people retouching do you do?
We do professional retouching as part of our post-processing work and what we feel is reasonable. Our goal is to stay true to the individuality and humanity of all the participants. We will always favor lighting setups, poses, framing, compositions that bring the best out of everyone, during the session itself.
Do you do black and white?
We can get creative with colors, color grading, backgrounds, cropping, etc., depending on the photo, as part of our post-processing workflow. We will typically deliver several versions of some photos to let you choose between bold and more conventional styles, or between black and white and color styles.