Danielle Helmers Photography | What to Expect

Newborns


When booking a newborn session it is best to book while you are still pregnant, newborn session are best done in the first 14 days of life. I make a temporary booking on your due date then once baby arrives you give me a call or send me a text so we can work out a day and time that suits. The reason for this is because I only book a limited number of newborns each month and this way I can keep track. 

A deposit is required to hold your temporary date and must be paid within 7 days of making your booking (non-refundable) .

On the day of your session please don't rush, take your time to get yourself and baby ready. Feed your baby before you leave or if you feel comfortable you can feed just before the session, this will make baby sleepy and then we can get the curled up poses. If at any time during the session we need to stop and feed baby again this is not a problem, the babies are the boss for the day so we let them feed when they need it. Most newborn session can go for 2-3hrs sometimes longer so please do not organise anything else for that day. I like to take my time so if baby is a little unsettled then we are not rushed. 

When you arrive we have a quick chat about what colours you like and if there are any poses, props etc that you have seen that you would like me to try. Also if you have anything you would like to include in this session please bring it along, this could be a blanket nana knitted or even a family heirloom which can be very special. 

I have many props (yes I have an addiction) so you are free to use any of these. I also have many blankets, furs and headband/beanies, baskets,crates etc so you will have a lot to choose from. 

During the session I have a heater on so please dress appropriately for a warm studio, this is so baby stays warm at all times, if you would like baby naked they can get cold very quickly. 

All my newborn sessions include parent and sibling photos so if you are feeling up to it I would love to capture these precious images for you, if not that's ok too. 

Once the session is over I pick the top 40-50 images and edit them, this can take up to 2-3 weeks depending how busy I am at the time. But in the mean time I can put a few up on Facebook for you, these images are low resolution and are watermarked. I'm happy for you to use them as a profile photo or you can tag yourself so they share onto your wall, I only ask that you do not edit these photos in any way or remove the watermark. 

When your photos have been edited I then put them up onto a private gallery for you. This gallery is password protected and I will email a password to you so you can access the images. You can then pick your images and which package you would like to go with. Your package is then organised and either delivered or posted to you. All money owing will need to be paid before the package is sent! 

If there are any further questions please send me an email or give me a call I'm very happy to answer any questions.