“Sometimes the smallest thing take up the most room in our heart”
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?
At least one month before your due date, contact me to discuss the upcoming photography session for your “soon-to-arrive” baby.
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. María Kuny Photography has a variety of props to enhance your baby’s first photography session.
Bring plenty of diapers, baby wipes, two blankets along with any other items you wish to be included in your baby’s photo shoot. It is also wise to bring an extra change of clothing for yourself.
WHAT TO EXPECT
María 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 the baby’s comfort and safety.
PARENTS & SIBLINGS
If you want to have some newborn poses including parents or siblings, choose solid (pastel) colors, 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 and 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.
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.
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 a family.
SHOULD baby siblings ATTEND THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
Absolutely! The family and siblings' photographs are in my opinion the most important. This is a priceless treasure for years to come and for future generations.
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 takes older children for a walk/ shopping / bring them back home or to grandparents, as the length of the session. They simply will be bored.
CAN OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS COME ALONG TO OBSERVE THE SESSION?
Due to limited space only close family so parents and siblings, if you would like to bring for example Grandmother or other relatives 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.
Please send us a message using the CONTACT PAGE to discuss all the details about your photoshoot. I look forward to hearing from you!
Photographer’s expertise, as well as time and talent.
Private online gallery to choose your images from (approx. 25-30 pics).
5 edited images are included.
Additional photos can be purchased for CHF 20 each.
My newborn sessions usually take about 1-3 hours.
Family pictures are included.
Full access to the studio wardrobe is also included for the baby & mom.
Discount for your next session.
In Studio or outdoor session. (Travel fee may apply depending on location).
Printed pictures (18x13 cm) for 5 CHF each.
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If you have questions or would like additional details in regards to pricing, please contact me.
10 business days after the session your photos will be viewable in an online gallery. The selected photos will be retouched and ready to be delivered within 5-10 business days.
I do not provide any unedited and raw photos.
Newborn sessions can be scheduled in the studio, at home or outdoor locations (in Summer). Please note that some locations require permits or entry fees that are not included in your session package. Travel fees may apply depending on location.
There is no penalty to reschedule due to bad weather &/or illness.
We will reschedule on a date & time available for us both.
I understand that things come up unexpectedly but when possible; I appreciate clients providing me at least 48 hours notice on rescheduling requests.
Usually I add few photos on social media. If you don't want your photos be published on my website, let me know and I will not publish any photo of your session.
I require a 50% of the session price non-refundable deposit upon booking the session. The deposit is taken and applies to the final cost of your photoshoot. The remainder of your balance can be submitted after your picture selection.
Maria José Kuny Aquino,
Bank Account 1737792-80
IBAN CH18 0483 5173 7792 8000 0