East Auckland Family Photographer
This week I photographed cute Rubani, together with her family.
She really liked the basket and managed to fall asleep in it, which made for some really precious photos. She was very well behaved and even managed to smile in her tutu outfit.
There is a slideshow at the bottom of the page with some of the photos from the shoot.
If you would like to book in for your photo session please see our current pricing page here. There is information about booking a newborn photo session below.
Newborn Package by Natalie Pasco Photography includes a Newborn Shoot Session of up to two hours and all edited photos sent to you digitally via Google Drive.
The two hour time slot is just for your newborn. If you want additional siblings or family members this will take additional time and will be an additional cost.
A newborn session should be photographed within the first two weeks of baby’s life. Ideally, between days 4 and 8. Babies who are under two weeks sleep soundly, curl easily, and have clear skin. After that two weeks, it can be a much more challenging session, babies start to uncurl, they get ‘baby acne’, and they are not quite as sleepy…
While I snap the photos you will help with the posing and putting on the outfits for your baby. This is to make the most of our time together and also for safety of the baby.
Advice for your session
Avoid clothing featuring logos or any words.
Dads must bring a plain white T-shirt
Bring anything sentimental and I advise you to bring three outfits you would like your baby photographed in.
Please bring a change of clothing for yourself as well as your child, in case of accidents.
Feed your baby two hours prior, then feed again as soon as you arrive.
Keep your baby awake 1-2 hours before the photoshoot.
How many photos do I get?
This question sometimes comes up. With newborn shoots your number of photos depends on how the baby is. You can’t force a baby to do something it doesn’t want to do. There’s no point in overshooting when they don’t want their photo taken. With all my photoshoots you get all the edited photos. That means if they are in focus, open eyes, and the baby looks fine, you will get all of these photos. Your session time starts from when you book me, so try to be on time to maximise your time. On average, a two-hour shoot usually yields about 50 photos.
Check my editing style before you book me!
My home page and my blog shows my previous work and as you will see my style is quite bold, bright, dramatic for the coloured shoots and then I love black and white, as this is timeless and classic.
I select from your shoot which photos will look best in which style. That is why you hire me, for my creative, artistic eye.
You can see the poses that I do in newborn shoots from previous work. What you see on Pinterest may be an $800 shoot for your baby and you want it for $200? It won’t happen. This is why people pay $800. The process involved and the extra editing it requires. I’m not a fan of the ‘froggy’ pose as it doesn’t look natural to me. Plus, so many people are doing it. It isn’t unique. I’d rather capture how people are throughout our time together.
You will help me arrange the baby and put the outfits on the baby. This way it maximises our time photographing and also is for your baby's safety.
Home studio is in an East Auckland location
If you have additional children or parents/grandparentsthis will be additional time and cost.
Natalie Pasco Photography