The best time to photograph a newborn session is between 6-14 days old. At this age, they are very sleepy, tiny and can curl into beautiful newborn poses. It is ideal to book your session during your pregnancy to avoid missing out. Once booked, I will schedule in your due date on my calendar. As soon as your little one arrives, we can confirm a time and date that suits. For all other portrait sessions please allow at least four weeks to secure your preferred date.
Newborn sessions are held in the morning at my home studio in Henley Brook (35 minutes North East from the CBD). I allow 2-4 hours for newborn sessions which gives plenty of time for feeding, soothing, and posing in a relaxed environment. Maternity, children and family sessions are generally 1-2 hours and are held at a chosen location during golden hour when the light is amazing. Depending on the season the time will usually be in the hour or two before sunset. Baby and children sessions may also be held in studio upon request.
On location sessions are held at a place of your choice that has meaning or significance to you as a family. It may be the beach, a park, the bush, the river, the city... This list is endless. I believe the setting can help create such emotion and connection within your images if you are at a place you love. I have many locations that I use and I am more than happy to make suggestions to help you find the best place that is right for you and your family.
I believe that clients should select their clothing based on their own style and what they are most comfortable in. I suggest keeping it simple and start with a colour palette of neutrals and build on from there. Add a pop of colour/s by using layers, textures and accessories. The main rule I have is to avoid logos, graphics, branding. These can date your portraits and take the focus away from you and your family's expressions and connections. If you would like help or suggestions on colour palette's or clothing ideas, please don't hesitate to ask. I have written a blog post on this and the link is attached here for you.
Feel free to bring anything that has significant meaning to you or props that you would like to include. Umbrellas, teddies, bubbles... However, just like the clothing it is best to keep things simple and let the subjects shine.
Within 2 weeks of your session, you will be sent details for you to view your online gallery. I will go through with you different product options customised to your gallery. Once full payment is received, prints and products will be ordered. Please allow up to three weeks for your final order to be ready.
I believe it is so important for my clients to walk away with more than just a USB of digital files. Prints and products are archival, digital files are not. Therefore, I have taken great pride in selecting products that are of the highest standard that will showcase and display your memories for years and years to come. There is something so special about seeing images displayed around a home that have the ability to take you back to that exact moment captured in time. By offering quality products that can be handed down from generation to generation it ensures that these memories can be enjoyed by all. Please contact me if you would like to see my full range of stunning products.
Terms & Conditions
(1) All prices are in Australian dollars. (2) A deposit payment for photography sessions is due in advance and payment for prints, electronic media and other goods is due on the day of the session, unless stated in writing otherwise. (3) Payment can be made by direct bank deposit or in cash. A $200 non refundable deposit is required to secure a single session and bookings will not be secured until the deposit is receipted. (4) Barebright Photography reserves all moral rights in works resulting from the services (“Works”), and will have a perpetual, royalty free licence to use the Works for advertising and promotional purposes. All images are copyright Barebright Photography, even those you purchase. (5) The client is authorised to obtain unlimited reprints for personal use from the purchased high-resolution files. This serves as a full release and has no expiration. The client is not authorised to reproduce these files for commercial use and the copyright remains with Barebright Photography. (6) You hereby irrevocably release and discharge Barebright Photography from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the Works, including any claims based on defamation, copyright, privacy or right of publicity. You give the same release on behalf of any other person who appears in the Works. (7) To the extent permitted by law, Barebright Photography's liability in connection with the goods is limited to replacement of the goods or supply of equivalent goods or paying the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods, and in connection with the services is limited to supplying the services again or paying the cost of having the services supplied again. (8) Your personal information may be collected and used for the purpose of supplying the goods and services and exercising the rights under point (4), and disclosed to agents and contractors for these purposes. You can gain access to the personal information held about you by contacting Barebright Photography. (9) Copying, scanning, altering or reproducing images is strictly prohibited. (10) Barebright Photography is not responsible for the colour, density or cropping when printing through an outside source other than from Barebright Photography. Digital files have been profiled in accordance to sRGB standards in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. All work by Barebright Photography is performed on a fully calibrated monitor and printed by professional labs where all prints are checked before being presented to the client to ensure they are of the highest standard. Prints may appear slightly different to the image displayed on a clients monitor due to variations in monitor calibration. Digital images printed by the client at a non-professional lab may show a colour shift. Barebright Photography is not liable for colour problems of prints that have been printed at non-professional labs. Any questions regarding the quality of the enlargements and or prints from these files or negatives must be directed to the establishment and not to Barebright Photography. (11) Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. (12) Reasonable efforts will be made to supply the goods and services in accordance with any timeframes or specifications described above. (13) Your payment or instruction to supply the goods and services is your acceptance of these terms and conditions.