Maternity & Newborn Portrait Session Combination
Maternity Portrait Session
Maternity Portrait Sessions are for Mommy’s over 30 weeks, 36 – 38 weeks is best. The session is at my studio in Sunninghill, and lasts around 2 hours.
Makeup & Hair
You would have to arrive with your hair done. We offer make-up services for an additional R750, and we require you to arrive an hour before your Maternity session; this must be arranged beforehand. Please check your nails and your hair; if you're not happy with them we are unable to spend the required amount of time editing them afterwards.
Gowns & Outfits
I have a Beautiful selection of maternity gowns for you to choose from for your maternity session, which we select at the start of the session. These are ours and are for your use as a part of your package.
What to wear, what to bring
For your maternity shoot you must please bring your own bras. A black strap bra, white strap bra & a nude strapless bra (the nude strapless bra being the most important!!). If you want to wear the red lace dress, then red underwear would be needed. Then it will cover all the different maternity gowns I have for you to choose from.
Once we have decided on your maternity outfits I'll go through all the poses with you and correct posture and pose where necessary. If you have also chosen a Newborn sessioon, you can tell me which Newborn images you like and we can recreate similar images for you which would be unique.
After the session, I load the images onto my computer and you get to select your favourite images, your selection will then be sent off for editing.
Milkbath sessions are also on offer at an additional cost of R500, which has to be arranged in advance. I use coconut milk and fresh flowers in the bath. This session would only include Milkbath and not multiple gown changes, as the Milkbath is very time-consuming.
Newborn Portrait Session
Newborn photographers like to capture newborns as early as possible, preferably less than 2 weeks old. Fresh newborn babies are still comfortable with being folded up in a foetal position, as in your tummy.
Newborn Portrait sessions are for babies up to 4 weeks old. The session takes place at our studio in Sunninghill. Newborn photo sessions last between 3 - 4 hours, depending on how settled Baby is on the day. If Baby is sick or has gas, Baby will be less settled and the session will take longer.
Props & Outfits
We have everything we need for our session at the studio – we just need Baby and You! I provide all the props, hats, headbands, wraps & outfits for your Newborn session. Baby's images will be of beanbag poses or props in use, I also take some close-up macro images to capture all of baby's cute little details. Once those have been captured, I do images of each parent with baby and then both parents with baby.
I supply you with a Newborn Session Info sheet to prep you for your Newborn session as well as a Breast Feeding Guide, this helps you to avoid foods and drinks that form gas in your milk & cause Baby to be uncomfortable and in pain. If Baby has gas or is sick, Baby will NOT want to sleep or be posed and we may not get the images you want. Please follow the guides to assure this does not happen as much as possible.
You can rest assured that your Baby's safety always comes first and foremost in my studio
Daddies are invited to join in on all the fun, but if Daddy has time constraints it is not a problem, he can simply pop in for parent images and we'll do the rest of the session on our own. Having Daddy here is not compulsory, it's your personal preference.
Parent, relatives & Sibling/s images with Baby are included, although we will not have outfits or props for older siblings. If Daddy can't attend the whole session, that's fine, he can pop in for a short time and I'll make those images a priority before continuing with the rest. Daddy can wear black pants & a black shirt or a neutral tone shirt (try to match Daddy with the colour tones you are planning for your outfits) with beige chino pants. Please do not bring any clothing with any printed logos on, thanks.
Editing your Images takes 6 weeks from the date of each session
Additional Images are available at R200 per image
This is an abbreviated version of our Pricing Brochure, for more information please look at Maternity & Newborn Combination Session pricing on our Package Pricing
Maternity & Newborn Combination packages are 30 images - 10 Maternity & 20 Newborn
30 images USB only R7 450
3 Frames (2x A4 & 1x A3) R11 350
5 Frames (3x A4 & 2x A3) R13 250
7 Frames (4x A4 & 3x A3) R15 150
Printed Cover & Leather Back R11 225
Double-Stitched Leather Cover R11 575
Acrylic Cover & Leather Back R12 450
6 Prints R11 175
15 Prints R13 525
25 Prints R16 150