Hello, welcome, and thank you for your interest in Adelaide Baby Photos. I am Janet and I hope that on this page I can answer your questions on arranging some newborn photography, and I look forward to having the opportunity of meeting your new baby, and most of all to taking some beautiful baby photographs for you to treasure for for a lifetime.
My studio is located in Mawson Lakes, 12km from Adelaide, and my hours are very flexible, they need to be when working with babies! Please have a look at my gallery page to see the kind of photography you will get from your session with me. You will also notice a private gallery page, here I will post your entire collection of baby photos in a password protected photo album, you can then share that password with any family or friends that you would like to share the photographs with.
But first I should say … Congratulations! For you to be looking at this page you are probably pregnant, a very new mum, dad, grandparent, aunt or friend of someone who is!
So, for those gorgeous sleepy baby photos you need to get the photos taken in the first two weeks! At this age your baby is happy to curl up and be moved around and is still very flexible. If your baby is older than 2 weeks please have a look at my Older Babies page.
The best time to take the photos is usually the morning, by the time your little bundle of joy has kept you up all night, they are ready for a feed and a nice long nap! I recommend a feed just before leaving for the shoot and then a top up when you get here, so that they will fall asleep soon after arriving.
How long does it take? Well that depends on your baby, if he or she is very sleepy it will take about an 2 hours. If your baby is unsettled it could take 3 hours, either way it doesn’t matter, we go at the baby’s pace and comfort. I love what I do so I can spend the whole day, it doesn’t faze me (but I don’t think baby would be too keen!).
In order to avoid disappointment it’s best to book your newborn shoot while you are still pregnant. That way you know that I have space for you. If your baby comes early (or late) it is easier to swap with someone else if we have an appointment reserved.
What to wear and what to bring? Well I have heaps of props and backdrops, so as far as your baby is concerned, just bring any toys, quilts or clothes that you particularly would like a photo taken with. For the parents, as much flesh showing as possible is good, so bring a black sleeveless or short sleeved top, and dads if you’re happy going shirtless you will get some stunning photos! Mums don’t worry about the post-baby bulge, the photos will be from elbows up!
To reassure you that I know what I’m doing (and not because I want to blow my own trumpet!), I have studied photography full time and received distinctions in every subject, and I am a fully accredited professional photographer.
Please visit the contact page to get in touch or book today! And if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give me a call.