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accent photography, wedding and portrait photograhers auckland, based in pukekohe, franklin

Our newborn session take place in your home. We will bring an assortment of props and backgrounds with us and find the perfect place to setup. Our aim is to make these session as simple and painless for you as possible. We totally understand that having a newborn is all consuming, so there is no need to add the stress of having to get packed up and leave the house for a strange environment. We also find that older siblings are much more comfortable in their own home and are able to go and play with their toys etc until we are ready for the full family to get involved and have their photos, with the baby.

Newborn babies are best photographed within the first two weeks of life. The golden rule of newborn photography: babies are unpredictable! At just a few days old, a regular feeding, sleeping, and potty schedule is out of the question. We understand this, and as a result block out roughly a 3 hour period for our newborn sessions. Although we have our bag of tricks to make the process efficient and fun for everyone, it really all comes down to how baby’s feeling. Accidents happen, particularly when you are dealing with a naked bub, so don’t worry if bubs has an accident on our props. We ensure all blankets are cleaned after each session.

ensuring photoshoot success

Day before the session

  • Don’t schedule vaccinations the day before your session!
  • If you are breastfeeding don’t try any new foods, and avoid anything gassy that might upset baby’s tummy
  • If you can tire baby out with stimulating activities so they will want to sleep the next day

Day of the session

  • Dress baby in a loose zip up onesie, with nothing on underneath except a nappy. Don’t put singlets etc that need to be removed over the babies head as this will unsettle them. Add blankets on top if they are cold.
  • Try and keep baby awake at least 90 min. prior to the session, ideally we want them nice and sleepy for their photos.
  • Once we arrive and are setting up, feed baby until they are completely full
  • Ensure the diaper or any clothing isn’t strapped on too tightly to avoid red marks, and avoid using nappy cream, talcum powder or oily moisturiser just before the session.
  • If you have any outfits or props you'd like included in the photoshoot, please lay them out somewhere accessible and let us know when we arrive.

During the session

  • Crank up the heat! It should feel like a sauna in there for us. Mum and Dad should dress in layers for the heated room
  • If you use a dummy or pacifier please keep it nearby. If you don’t, don’t worry about it. We will only give baby back to mum for family photos and for a top up feed if they need it. Ideally we don’t want them to smell your milk
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the photo experience. Feel free to use the time to catch up on jobs or take a nap if you wish.
accent photography, wedding and portrait photograhers auckland, based in pukekohe, franklin

Auckland wedding and portrait photographers, based in Franklin, covering south of the Auckland harbour bridge and North Waikato.
Travel New Zealand and world-wide available.