Thank you for considering Maxine + Shellaine to be your newborn photographers. We pay great attention to detail to ensure we create beautiful images for your family. And newborn safety is always our #1 priority.
For your image personalization we can coordinate colours to match your nursery or home decor. We have a wide array of props and blankets that we can use to coordinate to your specifications. After booking you will be sent a PDF with all session prep information.
When should I book my newborn session with you?
Anytime in your second trimester is great! Because there are two of us, we can often accommodate last minute bookings, so email us to inquire into current availability. Most newborn sessions are shot weekdays, but some weekend appointments may available, let us know at time of booking if a weekend date is required, so we can consult our calendar.
How old should baby be?
To get the sweet sleeping curled baby images you see you our newborn gallery, we aim to book you in for when baby is 5-21 days old.
Are siblings allowed at newborn sessions?
As parents of multiple children, we both know how important sibling shots are! That is why we include a sibling set-up for one of the customized sets, for the Classic or Premium collections. That said, children under three years old can be unpredictable when it comes to photo shoots. We will always make an effort for the sibling picture (and are generally successful) however after attempting it, we do have to move on to newborn only pictures. Generally the shot works better with a younger newborn (6-8 days) as baby is sleepier, and we can do the set as soon as you arrive. With slightly older newborns we will focus on their solo pictures first, to make sure we get the sets we need for your gallery while they sleep. We also recommend that the sibling just visit the studio for a portion of the shoot, not the entire session.
Can grandparents be in newborn pictures?
Grandparents are welcome to be included as well in our Premium collection! Our studio is not huge, so we once again recommend having them come at the beginning or towards the end of the shoot. Let us know in advance, so we can provide you with some information on what to wear.
How long is my newborn session?
Newborn sessions with us are 2-3 hours. The session may be a little shorter or longer, depending on baby. We will shoot until we have enough to fulfil your gallery. This includes 1-3 props, a blanket set, family images, and then a sibling (or fur siblings) & grandparent shot, depending on the collection you have chosen.
What if my baby is fussy the day of the shoot?
Not to worry:) This is our specialty, and we know how to make baby sleepy and comfortable! Our best advice is to book with us early, and let us know as soon as baby arrives, so we can get you in during the 6-10 days age range. If we were to have a baby in that was too unsettled, we would have you back to make sure that we get a full gallery. In four years, and many, many newborn shoots, we have only had this happen three times. And on their return visits, we always got enough to fill their gallery.
Can I bring props/family heirloom items to use for my newborns session?
If you have something you would like to incorporate into your session, please let us know prior to your shoot. We will do our best to use anything you bring, but these items(s) will replace one of our sets.
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