MATERNITY SESSION PREPARATION
Our Maternity Sessions include the use of a beautiful location that we have personally sourced. We take time and pride is finding the perfect locations exclusively for our clients.
Choose from the following, and we will do the rest: Beach, Forest, Lush Green, Open field, Lake, Creek, Pine Trees, Mountain Tops - from The Sunshine Coast to Byron Region.
Your session includes your partner and children, we then focus on you. You will have beautiful photographs of your family to cherish and place in your home, along with treasured keepsakes of this precious and unique journey.
We never tire of how amazing our bodies are, that we can create life, an incredible tiny newborn that grows to quickly into a beautiful little person with a big personality. Is it our soul passion to capture these moments through life for our clients and our family and friends.
Wardrobe and styling are an important part of your Maternity Session. We offer beautiful gowns and accessories from across the globe so you feel like the goddess that you are! Please wear smooth, nude, seam free underwear. Fabulous Hair & Makeup is also available at discounted rates through our preferred artists, please let us know if you are interested in some added pampering.
Gown Selection is very important, but please know that all studio gowns will fit you, hug your body in all the right places - and you WILL want to take it home and live in it.
Please click here to view our current Studio Gown Collection.
Please click here to view our What to Wear resource for your family.
I am always looking to creating new, exciting and beautiful artwork with new ideas and fresh perspective. One of our most popular sessions is our spectacular Outdoor Maternity Milk Bath. We release stunning new imagery often & if you have something in mind we can bring it to life.
Your session retainer of $150 is payable upon booking to secure your reserved dates within our schedule, or you can choose to pay for your session online using AfterPay or Credit.
- Pre-Session consultation in person or by phone.
- Your photography portrait session.
- Gown selection from our studio collection.
- Location of choice from our list of stunning locations.
- Post session consultation and ordering appointment.
- Hand editing each of your selected photographs.
The session fee does not include printed and digital products. Clients typically invest between $500 - $2,500 in their custom portrait session with digital photographs and stunning art work both available through our full service studio.
We deeply believe that your portraits should be enjoyed daily in your home and by future generations. This is why printing and displaying them is so important. Portrait Enlargements begin at $190 and Portrait Collections begin at $890.
NEWBORN SESSION PREPARATION
Your Newborn Portrait Session will be held between 4-14 days of baby arriving earthside in our beautiful Springfield Lakes studio, fully equipped with stunning props, wraps, bonnets, headbands, really the list is endless. We love beautiful things, you will not find any crochet turtles in our studio ;-) and the prop collection grows weekly (we are propaholics) We cannot wait for you to see our Studio and the beautiful photographs we will create.
You will find us on Level 1, Suite 6, Tower B - Spring Lake Metro Centre in Springfield Lakes QLD 4300. There is a lift that will fit your pram if you would like to bring it into the studio with you.
What to wear: Family portraits are generally from the waist up. I stock gowns for Mum in many colours if you would like to make use of them. Dad and children (+ Mum) wearing shirts with no patterns, checks, words or stripes - block colours work well, white, cream, navy, grey & complimentary colours etc all work really well. Baby will be either wrapped or nude (or both) - you do NOT need to provide any outfits for baby :-) If you have something special you would like included please let Laara know prior to your session.
NOTE: Please bring baby in to the studio in an outfit designed with buttons or zip only, with no singlet for the car ride over.
NOTE: Ideally baby will have a large feed once you arrive at the studio, where this is not possible we will do a little top up upon arrival.
What to bring: Your nappy bag, feeding items, dummy if using one and other essentials, please note that we may run through lunch time, there is a cafe and other food options within the studio complex if you desire.
Small children/siblings: We usually photograph siblings/small children first so that they are able to head home or to the park nearby with someone during the rest of the session, but of course they are welcome to stay where necessary.
Safety: Your newborn is precious and we love to treat them as such, your baby will be handled with the utmost care while being soothed and warm throughout their session, the length of your session depends on your baby's needs. Our Newborn Sessions are designed to be a relaxed and loving experience. We are highly skilled and experienced with newborn posing and safety, this is our first priority when photographing your brand new baby. Prop selection and posing modification will depend on baby's comfort level, birth complications and alertness.
You are welcome to process your payment by any of the following: Bank Transfer, Cash, Credit or Afterpay whichever you prefer.
Let’s plan your beautiful Newborn Session!! This is such an exciting time and we are honored that you have chosen Laara Dean Photography to capture such sweet & precious moments in your lives.
We have endless experience and love to showcase & celebrate beautiful babies every day. We love colour and styling, the styling consultation is designed to gain more knowledge about the colour palette and prop selection. The information you provide will assist in creating your dream session, with so many colours and props to choose from, we cannot wait to see your selection so that we can create stunning art work specifically designed for the walls of your home.
Simple, solid colours work well for newborn portraits. Some of my favourite newborn photographs are solid black outfits. This showcases baby and your faces against any backdrop beautifully. You will be photographed from your hips up, please keep this in mind when making your clothing selection.
We also offer a selection of Maternity Gowns in the studio that Mum is welcome to wear for family newborn portraits.