Capture the beginning of a new phase of life – simple, beautiful and full of love
Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting and special times in a family’s lives. Capturing the beauty of a growing belly and the excitement that radiates from expecting parents is something I love to capture. Photographs take you back in time and let you relive those precious moments again – the little kicks, night time wiggles, the anticipation and excitement of your babies impending arrival.
Maternity portraits are best shot around 32-36 weeks, it is important to schedule your shoot in advance – usually around your second trimester. Maternity sessions are relaxed and fun with a focus on your beautiful bump. It can include the whole family, even the dog, and we will head out to one of the many stunning locations that we are so lucky to have in Canterbury or you may wish to have an in home session.
Photographs will forever tell your story and are a physical reminder of the new phase of your family’s life about to begin.
Contact me and let’s chat about your ideas.
PETITE MATERNITY SESSIONS
If you are wanting just a few images to document this amazing and beautiful time I also offer Petite Maternity Sessions when you book a Newborn Session.
This session includes the expectant Mother and immediate family at one of our amazing outdoor locations in Christchurch or at your home. Sessions are fun and relaxed with a focus on your beautiful bump. 10 digital images are included in the session fee, more images can be purchased separately.
Today’s little moments become tomorrows precious memories
Lifestyle Newborn Session
I love newborn lifestyle shoots, every session and baby are so different! Newborn lifestyle sessions are from birth through to about 8 weeks old, although during the first 2 weeks babies are often still sleepy and can be moved around without them being too bothered. Newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your own home and take around 2 hours – sometimes more or a little less depending on your baby. There is always plenty of time for cuddles and feeding!
Newborn lifestyle sessions are perfect for parents wanting simple, natural images capturing real moments and connection. These sessions are meaningful and capture your new baby with their parents and siblings in their very first home. There is little posing during a lifestyle shoot, some blankets and wraps can be used and if you have a special outfit, blanket or toy we can incorporate that too.
It’s all about natural, candid moments ~ siblings getting to know their new baby brother or sister and parents enjoying their beautiful baby, with many snuggles! During your session I’ll give you some gentle guidance, which helps to alleviate the nerves and capture flattering angles, but mostly it’s about interacting with your beautiful baby. Grandparents are welcome to be involved if they are around and your fur baby can get in on the images too.
Birth Space (Fresh 48) Session
The magic first days and moments of life captured forever. Birth is an amazing thing and the precious moments afterwards are fleeting. A birth space session allows those raw memories to be savoured forever. Sessions take place in your birth space (hospital, home, birth center) within 48 hours of birth if possible. These photos sessions are so special as they capture the start of new beginnings and celebrate the new life and love in your family. They are relaxed, unobtrusive and preserve all the little details of your new born baby. I will capture your immediate family connecting with your newest bundle of joy as well as documenting what babies do best – sleeping, stretching, yawing, feeding and scrunching up their tiny fists and toes.
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