WHY NEWBORN | Baby PHOTOGRAPHY
The beginning of a baby’s life is amazing and delightful. They stretch, wiggle, pucker, make silly faces, and they are a total miracle. It’s wonderful to capture these first extraordinary moments to remember and share with your loved ones. Aga Tetera Photography will document this amazing event in your life in a unique and special way. The first few days of your little one’s life are exciting, beautiful, and full of innocence. Newborn photographs tell the story of a baby’s introduction to family and the world. The images of your baby’s first experiences will provide you and your family with memories of this momentous occasion for decades to come.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?
At least one month before your due date, contact us to set an telephone appointment to discuss the upcoming photography session for your “soon-to-arrive” baby. You will be ask to fill questionnaire in the pease of your own home, so we can tailor the session around your need. We will need to know of any special poses that are important to you, and decide if you need to provide any unique props for the session. Schedule your newborn session in the first three weeks after birth, while the baby is still quite sleepy and can be moved around and positioned more naturally. Once babies discover the joys of stretching, it is challenging to get them to curl up in those adorable newborn positions. Studio newborn sessions are focused on making the baby look sweet and tender with different poses in the studio. We will use blankets, wraps, hats and headbands to create these beautiful scenes with your adorable baby.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU?
A special blanket, a family heirloom prop, the cute hat Grandma made, name-letters or a special stuffed toy can all be easily incorporated into your baby’s first photographs. Aga Tetera Photography has a variety of props to enhance your baby’s first photography session. Bring plenty of diapers, baby wipes, bottles of breast milk or formula if baby takes bottle, dummy, two blankets, along with any other items you wish to be included in your baby’s photo shoot. Because accidents happen, it is also wise to bring an extra change of clothing for yourself.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Session will take place in full of props home studio.
Aga Tetera Photography has plenty of experience working with newborns and knows you should always expect the unexpected. Pee, poop, and spit up will happen, and it is apt to be deposited on props, blankets, the parent, or even on the photographer. Don’t panic or be embarrassed. It’s a normal part of newborn photography sessions. Baby will also have fussy moments and that is just fine. You won’t be rushed through your session, and will have plenty of time to cuddle, change, feed, and relax your little one. A newborn session can take a few hours to allow for all the moods and needs of your baby, and the studio will be kept warmer than usual for baby’s comfort and safety. PARENTS & SIBLINGS If you want to have some newborn poses including parents or siblings, choose solid ( pastel ) color , white is always a win and coordinated clothing, but don’t have everyone match. It’s important to let the baby shine in every image, so avoid clothing that can detract from the family’s star of the day. Avoid busy patterns, cartoon characters , letters numbers, logos. If Mom wants a skin-on-skin image with the baby, a strapless or bandeau top works very well. It is also best to have siblings attend only when it is time for them to participate in the session.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE MY BABY’S NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION?
Schedule your newborn session as soon as possible prior to your baby’s birth. Typically after 20 week scan. Session should be completed within first three weeks from birth, newborn images are best when baby is sleepy and easy to pose. This is when I can achieve this lovely curly poses, just like in mommy’s womb.
IS IT OKAY IF THE BABY SLEEPS MOST OF THE TIME?
Yes. I love sleepy, snuggly babies. They are very easy to pose in adorable ways when sleeping.
WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING DOES THE BABY NEED TO WEAR?
Unless you have a favourite outfit that’s important to you, babies photograph best when naked, wrapped in soft blankets, special newborn photo clothes and posed with cute props.
Is it safe for baby to wear outfits after other babies?
Absolutely, hygiene is always a priority. Every item that baby have worn even for 5 min will be laundered or dry disinfected, every item that baby will have skin to skin contact with will be disinfected. After each and every session studio floor is always disinfected with DETOL. Cleaning and hygiene is kept on highest level.
SHOULD I BRING PROPS?
If you have a special family heirloom or toy you would like included in your baby’s photographs, you are welcome to bring them to the session. Aga Tetera Photography has a large selection of wonderful props to use with newborn sessions.
SHOULD BOTH PARENTS ATTEND THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
It’s always best if both parents can be present when the photographs are taken. It’s important to have photographs with both parents individually, as well as family one.
SHOULD baby siblings ATTEND THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
Absolutely! The family and siblings photographs are in my opinion the most important. This is priceless treasure for years to come and for future generation.
I tend to do family portraits at the beginning. Follow by siblings photographs , so baby with brothers or/and sisters. When we are done with those, I will suggest dad taking older children for walk/ shopping / bring them back home or to grandparents, as the length of the session, high temperature is not the best for children to stay patient in. They simply will be bored.
CAN OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS COME ALONG TO OBSERVE THE SESSION?
Aga Tetera Photography prefers only the parents to attend the newborn photography session for several reasons. The newborn session is a lengthier session, as extra time is needed to accommodate feeding, changing, and occasionally calming a fussy baby. Due to limited space only close family so parents and siblings, if you would like to bring for example Grandmother or other relative please discuss it prior session.
MY BABY HAS BAD SKIN ( spots, scars, baby rash, acne etc.)
This is no problem it all will be fixed in post processing , we all know newborn hasn’t got perfect looking skin.
What will happen after the session
Viewing appointment will be scheduled 4-6 weeks from the session date, this is where your session fully, beautifully edited will be presented to you. On the viewing appointment you will see the results of our session and this is where you will decide which package you wish to go for. Which wall art would you like, whether you wish to print the album or any other products. No commitments upfront. Minimum purchase of basic package is essential.
Bump'n'Baby it's a package where two sessions comes together, story is told from the beginning till new life. Session fee for combined sessions is £125 ( normally £50 maternity + £100 newborn). In those session we do images called "before and after", this is the same image captured while mum is still pregnant and with the baby after birth ( *studio sessions only) often merged together. Packages apply as normal .
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BABY PREMIER PLAN
Baby Premier Plan its prestige package of three separate sessions where we capture all the milestones during your baby's first year. Package include: newborn session ( 7-21 days), sitter session ( 6-10 months) one year old (11-15 months) - cake smash or portrait session.
More information about Baby Premier Plan
£100 non refundable SESSION FEE is due on booking to secure your space,
this DO NOT include any prints or digitals. Package and products are chosen on face to face photo viewing appointment when session is edited. Viewing appointment will be scheduled 4-6 weeks after the session. Gallery will include minimum of 20 images.
4 fully edited digital images of baby only
9 fully edited digital images
9 6x4" exclusive prints
(same as digitals)
of fully edited digital images
on USB ( 20+ images)
15x 8x6" exclusive prints
2x A4 foamboard prints or 3x A4 exclusive prints
classic 30x20” CANVAS or
£100 towards wall art ( 20x30" or bigger , classic canvases are excluded)
“Hello world” slideshow created from session images