Melbourne Baby Photographer Pure.Art does also offer photography shoots for babies between 6-9 months of age. During your exclusive photography portrait session you will have access to the international prop collection and use of all of the beautiful hand made baby outfits offered in studio. Laying on tummy, smiles, sitting, standing ~ don’t let these milestones pass you by. Before you know it, your baby will be a toddler.
what to expect from me and important information
Photographing babies is my passion. I spend a lot of time getting to know your baby and working at their pace. I like to take my time and capture your baby, their true expressions. First and foremost, it is important to me for your baby look comfortable and peaceful in the photographs and to look like a piece of art. I use a lot of solids and neutral tones in my work. Why? I believe neutrals are timeless and will not ever go out of style; however, I love to use props that clients bring as well and include a splash of colour.
When arriving at the studio, be prepared to just sit back and enjoy the session. I will take over as soon as you arrive, talking to your baby and getting him/her used to me. I love to conduct a nice calm and relaxed photography session, there will be plenty of time for mummy and baby snuggles. If you are exclusively nursing, that is perfectly fine. We can take as many breaks as we need to keep your baby calm. Also, a pacifier is a great way to soothe baby during the session so feel free to bring one if your baby takes one.
My studio is kept at a balmy 25-28 degrees to keep baby comfortable for the session as they will be nude for a majority of it. So feel free to dress in layers or dress light.
Be prepared to spend between 2 and 4 hours at my studio. I am a perfectionist and it takes me that long (even with a very happy baby) to achieve unique poses for your gallery.
frequently asked questions
Q. There seem to be a lot of photographers who say they “specialize” in babies Should I just look for the one with the best prices?
A. Price is always at the forefront of any consumers mind, but you have to remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.” Going with the least expensive photographer is not a good way to determine who will take your baby’s portraits. Most often the least expensive photographer is also the least experienced photographer. You have to remember; this photographer will be handling, posing, and soothing your baby. It’s not just about taking the pictures, it’s making sure you are working with someone who a) knows how to appropriately work with babies in general, b) considers the safety of your baby first and c) will provide you with a beautiful final product.
Q. What should I look for in a baby photographer?
A. The most important thing is for you to look through their portfolio for certain criteria.
1. The pictures should be classic and timeless in nature.
These portraits will hopefully be an heirloom you will pass on to future generations. Pictures that show off the latest fads such as vignette, textured backgrounds, and selective coloring (when all of the picture is black and white except for one small part that remains in color) – will look dated in a few years.
2. The baby should be the focus of the portraits.
When you look through the pictures, ask yourself “What is the first thing I notice?” Are you marveling at how precious the baby is, or finding yourself distracted a midst scenes of fake flowers, huge headbands, tutus, stuffed animals etc.?
Often, the less “stuff” or props that are in the pictures, the better the photographer is. They have the ability to skillfully pose your baby so that he/she is the sole focus of your portraits.
3. The baby should look comfortable, relaxed, and peaceful in the portraits.
As in all portraits, the facial expression is very important. Babies are so expressive, and smile i their eyes rather their mouths.. A skilled photographer will be able to pose the baby tucked with their feet up by their chin, accompanied by a peaceful, sleepy – even sometimes smiling face.
Q. What is the best age to have my baby photographed?
A.Here is a guideline of what you can expect from your baby based on age:
Q. My friend just has some great Christmas pictures done of her family. She said the photographer does babies too. Would she be a good choice?
A. Maybe. Maybe not. The fact that your friend had a positive experience with this photographer is definitely a plus! However, baby photography is its own special breed of photography. And it’s not for every photographer. I’ve done every other kind of portraits – kids, families, weddings – and I can say that, in comparison, baby photography requires a completely different learning curve and skill set than the other types of photography. The most important thing you can do as a consumer is to look specifically at their baby portfolio. Just because someone is an awesome photographer, doesn’t mean they are an awesome “baby photographer”.
Q. How long have you been photographing newborns?
A. Four years. I photographed 192 newborns in 2013 and over 400 newborns total. I have a lot of experience and patience with babies. My motto is safety first. I will never put your newborn in an unsafe pose/prop.
Q. What equipment do you use?
A. I currently shoot with a Nikon D810, D800, D700 & D4, 50mm 1.4, 24-70mm 2.8, 105mm 2.8 & 85mm 1.4
I have the two best jobs in the world; I am a mother to two beautiful children and I’m blessed to work with babies and children to create lifelong memories.
I graduated college in 2004 with a degree in Business Management. After moving to Melbourne after graduation I began my career in self employment as a photographer for the past 10 years. It was after having my son in 2011 I began my journey in newborn photography. I was completely inspired by my sons; all I wanted was nice pictures of him growing up . I never in a million years dreamed that hobby would turn into a career. I began taking photography classes in 2011 and have been in business as a newborn photographer ever since.
In addition to my full-time career as a custom newborn photographer, I also teach fellow newborn photographers from around the world how to properly and safely pose newborns. I have taught over 30 photographers and have photographed over 400 newborns. I am truly blessed that God has given me this incredible gift.
Payment Plans available.
Digital copies of purchased images are available however are not available as a stand alone product.
It’s important to remember the historic nature of photography, discs do not last a life time, however your beautiful wall art or heirloom album will be passed down generation to generation.
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