Pregnancy and Newborn Lifestyle Photographer
Laura is an award winning Pregnancy and Newborn Photographer residing in South West Sydney. She has worked in the photography profession for over 20 years and loves to capture the magic of new life in her natural light Ingleburn Studio.
I adore all of the new chapters that families experience! The excitement and anticipation pregnancy brings as you expect a new little family member. The arrival of a newborn baby and getting to know this new tiny human you have so lovingly created. The joy you experience as your children grow right before your eyes and encounter life’s many milestones. I love to share all of these wonders with my maternity and newborn clients as we photograph these incredible once in a lifetime events.
My aim as your pregnancy and newborn photographer is to invite you to connect with each other on such a level that you forget I’m even there. I want you to marvel at the wonder of new life, stare in awe at your new baby’s tiny features, and get so wrapped up in the emotional waves that wash over you as you watch your partner with their new baby. By encouraging you to focus on your natural bond and connection, I can ensure that you never feel staged or awkward.
As a lifestyle photographer, I love to capture the organic, raw and authentic essence of your lives, the important things you want to remember. Their tiny toes that won’t fit in your hand forever, the size of your hands against their tiny head, the warm tender cuddles, those scrunchy nose baby yawns – the real, honest, unique beauty in your everyday.
Pregnancy and Newborn Photography sessions can be held in our natural light studio located in Ingleburn, outdoors at one of my favourite locations, or in your home where you are more comfortable in familiar surroundings. Our Studio and In-home lifestyle sessions are scheduled from 10am on weekday mornings. Our Outdoors sessions are scheduled at sunset on weekdays with limited Saturday evenings available. Because I take a set number of bookings per month, it is a good idea to book well ahead of time so as to avoid disappointment, as my weekend availability can book out months in advance.
Photography Session Prices
$880 Newborn Photography
This includes your 1-2 hour Newborn photography session in our cozy Ingleburn Studio or the comfort of your own home with 10 edited digital images of your choice delivered in High and Low resolution in both colour and B&W versions. You will also receive a welcome guide, a session preparation guide to get you ready for your photography experience with Laura, use of our gowns and props, a private online viewing gallery of your images to choose from, and a $100 print credit towards your final order.
Booked Newborn Sessions will receive a complimentary Studio Maternity Session (30 minute session, digital image collection not included).
Package upgrades are available. We have the LUXE Collection which includes 20 images or the ULTIMATE Collection which has your entire image gallery of 40+ images.
Matted prints start from $66
Acrylic tiles start from $250
Wall art pieces start from $550
Wall art collections start from $1400
Want to see what goes into photographing your precious newborn?
Come behind-the-scenes with Laura as she photographs 2 newborn sessions. Journey with her as she reveals how she creates a warm and inviting area for her clients, eases her babies into a calm and restful space, and captures this wonderous and magical time for her clients to treasure. Click the video link below to see how Laura can capture your beloved newborn baby.
HOW WILL YOU DISPLAY YOUR IMAGES?
You’ve had an amazing session with me in your beautiful home, received your gallery of priceless memories to treasure forever, now it’s time to bring those images to life off the screen and into print! Click HERE to see our range of artwork options and select the best items for your home. We have something to suit every taste and decor.
Capturing your baby’s unique details
Maternity and Newborn session faq’s
When is a good stage to have our Maternity or Newborn session?
Maternity photography sessions are best when scheduled for around the 32-34 week mark. This ensures that you have a beautiful bump to show off and it is also early enough to avoid that late pregnancy exhaustion and discomfort.
Our newborn sessions can be scheduled for whichever stage you wish to document. Under 2 weeks old will give you that curly sleepy womb like images. 3-8 weeks old will result in much more alert and awake images. Babies over 9 weeks of age will be far more expressive and may give us some cute little smiles and giggles as they interact with their parents.
What if our baby doesn't arrive on their due date?
This happens in most cases. Did you know that only 3-5% of babies actually arrive on their due date? This is why I take only a limited number of newborn photography booking each month, to provide you with flexibility and convenience once you actually give birth. It’s important to contact me as soon as possible once baby arrives so that we can schedule your newborn session within those first 2 weeks.
We don't have a house big enough to have our session. What should we do?
I have shot sessions in such a broad range of homes, all shapes and sizes. Never have I come across a home that was “too small”. I have a super wide-angle lens which allows me to make rooms look deceptively large, and all I require for your session is a room with a window. Alternatively, we have a gorgeous bright studio, fully equipt with all the creature comforts and it provides a beautiful space for your maternity or newborn sessions.
What should we all wear?
The week leading up to your session, I will send through a Client Prep Guide to help you get ready for our session. There is a section with outfit and colour combinations you can gain inspiration from. For in-home sessions, comfortable clothing in neutral colours always looks good. For kids outfits, try selecting around 3 outfits that you’d like to see them in and then let them “choose” one that they want to wear. This makes them feel part of the process and excited about our session. Have some fun with your outfits and if you are unsure, you can always send me some photos of your options and I’d be happy to advise you on what works best.
We have a client wardrobe with a range of styles and colours that you are welcome to choose from. You can view the range of gowns available under the Client Wardrobe highlight tab on our Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/elysiumphotography.au/
What time of day is best for our session?
Studio and in-home Newborn sessions start at 10am. This gives plenty of daylight and time to maximise your session. This start time also gives us some time at the start to have a tour of your beautiful home, pick out the best lit areas, and have a coffee together before the fun really begins. Our outdoor sessions are scheduled about 1hr before sunset. This gives your session that beautiful golden light which is soft and pretty.
What if we are sick on our session date?
If you are sick, we reschedule. Even if I have the slightest hint of a cold, we’ll reschedule. It’s not worth taking any risks when small children and babies are involved. There is no fee to reschedule, provided that the rescheduled session takes place within 1 month from the original date.
When can we expect to receive our photos?
You’ll receive a link to your password protected online gallery within 2 weeks from your session date. There, you will be able to view your entire gallery and select the images you would like as part of your chosen package. You also have the option to purchase the entire gallery if you find it just too hard to choose. After you’ve made your selections, any printed options which are part of your selected package will be ordered, your hi-res and web sized image files will be prepared and everything will be posted out to you in a neat little package. The entire process can take anywhere from around 4-5 weeks for digital + print packages, or up to 8 weeks if you select the entire gallery with album option. I promise you they’re worth the wait!
Do you provide us with the RAW image files?
No, you receive only full resolution edited Jpeg files. RAW files are only readable through special photo editing software and are not part of the full service photography experience I pride myself on.
Can you retouch my images to make me thinner/remove my wrinkles/change my outfit colour?
The level of professional editing invested into each and every image is done in a way to enhance what was captured and bring out the optimum colour and tone. For further high-end editing, an additional hourly rate is charged.
How far do you travel?
I service all of the Sydney region, but anywhere outside of a 25km radius from Ingleburn 2565 will incur an additional travel fee.
Do you offer discounts if we book more than 1 session?
I certainly do! All booked Newborn sessions come with a complimentary Studio Maternity Session. I also have a bundle package available for purchasing the images from your Maternity and Newborn Sessions.
Elysium Photography, Ingleburn, SYDNEY
Contact Laura on tel:0403889495
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