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Newborn Photography


Newborn photography by Ruby Red Photography - Te Awamutu based newborn and children's photographer servicing Hamilton, Cambridge and other rural areas across the Waikato

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Newborn Photography


Newborn photography by Ruby Red Photography - Te Awamutu based newborn and children's photographer servicing Hamilton, Cambridge and other rural areas across the Waikato

 

Before you were conceived
I wanted you

Before you were born
I loved you

Before you were here an hour
 I would die for you

This is the miracle
of love

- Maureen Hawkins         

 
 
 
 
 
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Session Information


Session type options for newborn photography by Ruby Red Photography

Session Information


Session type options for newborn photography by Ruby Red Photography

Booking your newborn session

I only take a very limited number of newborn sessions (3-4 a month), so I really recommend getting in touch with me as early as you can. Newborn sessions are best booked while you are pregnant, using a tentative date based on your due date. Once your baby arrives we book in a definite date that will work for both of us.

If your baby has already been born and you are hoping to arrange a session, give me a call and we will see what we can work out. You never know, you may be in luck!


SESSION Types

Do you feel a bit overwhelmed at the thought of trying to get your new baby out of the house for a few hours? I know it can feel pretty daunting, especially since for many people their photographic shoot is the first time they venture out of the house with their baby. My studio is set up for baby's and young children though, and everything is very relaxed and family friendly. You are welcome to use our kitchen, bathroom and nappy changing facilities. I have plenty of spare nappies and wipes and most baby-related essentials! While I am photographing your baby you are free to sit down, put your feet up and take some time out.

If that still seems too daunting, you can arrange a lifestyle session or combo session and have me come to you instead.  You don’t need to confirm the type of session until we make the final booking once your baby has been born.

Here is a guide to explain how the different sessions work and what sort of images you can expect from them.


Studio session

Few things are more perfect than a sleeping baby. The photos we get during a studio session show off this perfection and the adorable way newborn babies love to be curled up and snuggled. We use a selection of props such as wraps and baskets to highlight their tiny features. You will be transported back to the intense emotions and the awe of becoming a parent whenever you see your photographs.

Studio sessions are held at my home studio in Te Awamutu, and can take 2-4 hours of feeding, snuggling and posing. This content, sleepy, tucked up phase passes so quickly, so studio sessions are best for babies under 14 days old - 5 to 10 days old is perfect. We usually include family photographs and photographs of each parent with baby in these sessions too.

The resulting images are ideal for stunning wall art to wow your visitors and make your heart melt over and over, and for gorgeous birth announcement and thank you cards.


LIFESTYLE SESSION

Lifestyle portraits are a great way to capture the raw emotion of your early days with your baby.  We focus on candid, unposed images which artistically show things just as they are - real moments frozen in time for you and your family to enjoy over and over. They can include shots of mum and dad, siblings, and even the family pet interacting with your baby. 

Lifestyle sessions are photographed in your own home, and can feature your decorated nursery or your favourite places to unwind with your baby. They are ideal for fussy babies who have difficulty falling asleep, as well as for older babies who have passed the curled up, sleepy newborn stage. A typical lifestyle session lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

This type of session is fantastic for creating a wall art gallery with a set of canvases or prints, and for albums and image boxes that your family and guests can pore over for years.


COMBO session

These sessions give you a taste of both styles, with some candid images of your new family together in your home, combined with a mini posed session using a selection of portable studio equipment.  Combo sessions may last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. This is a perfect option if the thought of getting your new baby out of the house seems a bit overwhelming! Combo sessions are also a great idea if you really want to try for some posed photos but have a very fussy baby. This way, we can still get some fantastic candid photos if your baby just isn't interested in being posed.

This type of session works really well for a huge range of products. Bring a smile to your face every time you walk into your living room, or travel back in time to the wonder and awe of holding your tiny baby in your arms whenever you pick up your photo album.


Still not sure which type of session is best for you? Get in touch and we can have a chat. I am always happy to help!