MATERNITY AND NEWBORN INFORMATION


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. 

GOWN SELECTION

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. 

CREATIVE SESSIONS

I am always looking to create 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.

INITIAL BOOKING FEE

Your initial booking fee of $150 is payable upon booking to secure your reserved dates within our schedule, the balance of your package is then due prior to your session. Alternatively you can choose to pay in full for your session online using AfterPay or Credit.

Booking Inclusions:

- 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.

The Process:

1 - Select your Package
2 - Booking Retainer $150
3 - Confirm Session Date and Styling
4 - Session Day!!
5 - Your Online Gallery
6 - Ordering your Gorgeous Images

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 stunning, timeless Portrait Collections begin at $890.

Laara Dean Photography Maternity Photographer Laara Dean Photography Maternity Photographer

Laara Dean Photography Maternity Photographer

 

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 our prop collection is ever growing... shhh prop-a-holics!!

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 we can organise this days prior to your session. 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, if baby is hungry prior to you leaving to meet at the studio, absolutely feed your little one and 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, please bring a snack if you 

Small children/siblings: We usually photograph siblings/small children close to the beginning of the session so that they are able to relax for the remainder of the time. Please brings snacks or lunch depending on your session time.

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 comfortable experience. We are highly skilled and experienced with newborn posing and safety, this is always our first priority when photographing your brand new baby. Prop selection and posing modification will depend on baby's comfort level, strength and alertness. Please advise prior to your session if there were any ongoing birth complications.

PAYMENT METHODS

You are welcome to process your payment by any of the following: Bank Transfer, Cash, Credit or AfterPay - whichever you prefer. 

 

STYLING PREPARATION

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.

WARDROBE SELECTION

Simple, solid colours work well for newborn portraits, or add one print and keep the rest simple.This showcases baby and your faces against any backdrop beautifully. You will generally 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.

Laara Dean Photography Newborn Photographer 

Laara Dean Photography Newborn Photographer