Thanks for getting in touch regarding your little ones first photo session. I love photographing the newest members of your family and would love the opportunity to create some beautiful memories and art for you! I specialise in newborn babies, maternity & family photography and have been a photographer with my own business for 16 years. I love what I do and I’m honoured to be chosen to photograph beautiful families.
My Newborn Collection price is currently $395 (Normally $599)
If you would like to add a maternity session on prior to baby’s arrival, I offer a discounted package for both of $750 (normally $1000)
Both sessions include a minimum of 30 high res images beautifully edited on a gorgeous wooden USB from each session. That is the only cost you pay – there are no hidden charges or extras. I do love to see my images in print, so you also receive a $50 print gift card to get professionally printed images through myself afterwards (Price list at the bottom).
BRISBANE TRAVELLING NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER
I’m a travelling newborn photographer. Thats right.. I come to you! My newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your own home using beautiful natural window light. I use your due date as your booking placeholder until bubs arrives, and then we schedule an exact date and time once they arrive. A$150 deposit secures your space which comes off your fee. The balance is paid on the day of your session.
I am located south of Brisbane city in Jimboomba. For newborn sessions I cover most of the Brisbane area from Burpengary in the North, to the Redlands coast in the east, down to lower Gold Coast, and Ipswich in the west. There is no cost for travel within those areas – thats just what I do! Unfortunately due to travel times I can only cover areas within an hour. Please enquire about your home location and we may be able to find somewhere closer if its outside my zone.
Unfortunately it’s not practical for me to provide portrait coverage to the Sunshine Coast due to travel time.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT YOUR NEWBORN SESSION
I provide all of the wraps, blankets, accessories and props etc for the session, I bring it all with me. I want you to be relaxed while I photograph your wee one, so you are welcome to chill and watch, or catch up on a few things while I work. All I need at home is a large window/ranchslider or french doors and a clear space of around 2 metres next to this. A empty bedroom will also work , provided it is free of most furniture.
I do not need direct sun shining in, in fact I’d prefer if it wasn’t shining right in so its not in your little one’s eyes.. Please discuss if you are unsure of your space or think you may not have enough light. The weather does not effect my sessions. If it is overcast or cloudy that is no problem – I adjust my camera settings to suit.
Newborn sessions are scheduled in the first 1-6 weeks of age, and they are booked on WEEK DAYS only. There is no weekend sessions available.
A newborn portrait session with me takes around 1-2 hours.
You can find a gallery of my work here on my website which will give you an idea of my style and what is used in the sessions. Colours are decided with yourself on the day of the session, so no need to decide now. http://www.sarahdanelle.com/
Siblings are included (humans and furbabies!) and also immediate family for an updated family photo together. If your older children are at school or day care, afternoon sessions are usually arranged if they can’t be taken out of school. Dogs will only be included if they are trained to sit or lie down on command. Grandparents can be included by arrangement, but it is limited to immediate family only due to space & time.
I will photograph your little one in a few different poses and I have a hand chosen beautiful collection of wraps & knitted items, handmade hats, tiebacks/headbands, blankets & props for use during your newborn session. I try to keep these as organic & natural as I can. These are sourced from all over the world and are unique to my style. More information on this will be provided once you are all booked in.
I am vaccinated against whooping cough & Covid19, and your baby’s safety is my highest priority.
I am only able to use my props & studio items for your newborn session. Hierloom items can be included, but please discuss this prior to the session. No hard props will be used.
If you would like to add on a maternity session before your little one arrives, there is a discount for booking both sessions bringing the maternity session to $355. If you wish to do a maternity session on it’s own without a newborn session, full session price of $500 applies. You will receive a USB of files from each portrait session.
Combined package price is $750
Maternity sessions are predominantly done outdoors, but can be accommodated inside depending on the look you are after. I don’t have a studio, but the images below were done in client’s homes. We will discuss locations together, depending on the look you are after.
Outdoor sessions are best done late afternoon in the hour before sunset or an early morning session if more suitable due to locations. I will follow the light! Due to travel times, Maternity outdoor locations are only available south of Brisbane River and west out to Ipswich and east out to Redlands. They are a mid week session in the early evening after work.
I will schedule your portrait session around 32-35 weeks – just in case baby makes an early arrival.
With all of my maternity portraits you have access to my exclusive maternity wardrobe that is available if you wish. Here are some examples of them all in use : http://www.sarahdanelle.com/mamawardrobe.html
I am also happy to advise on outfits that may be suitable for other family members.
Follow the link here to view more of my maternity images. : http://www.sarahdanelle.com/maternitygallery.html
BEHIND THE SCENES
Click on the video below to view behind the scenes and how your newborn session will work in your home. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Here is a link to the most common questions regarding newborn sessions if you require further information.
To secure your booking a $150 non-refundable reservation fee is required to confirm and I also have a booking agreement form for you to fill in online. This comes off your collection price and the remaining balance is due on the day of the session.
If you are booking the combined maternity & newborn there are 3 installments to spread the cost. A $200 non-refundable retainer is required to confirm your booking, a second installment of $250 when we do your maternity session, and the balance of $300 on the day of your newborn session.
Please let me know if you have any questions
I look forward to hearing from you!