Why 'Documentary Newborn' photography?
Documentary photography is a fantastic alternative to a studio newborn session for a number of reasons, but how do you know if it's for you? If you feel yourself nodding along, then contact me! We can co-ordinate the absolute best time for your sitting so that everyone is at their best.
YOU'RE FAMILY ORIENTED
The idea of dragging the whole family out for photos doesn't appeal! You'd much rather have someone come to you, slot into your family's routine and capture what life looks like for you right now, from baby baths in the kitchen to a snuggle fest on a lazy Sunday morning. You might even grab grandparents and other special people for a cameo appearance in your photos!
It's not just faces we want to remember, it's surroundings, pets, the thoughtful and precious baby gifts and your house full of congratulatory flowers. In turn, we want our photographs to become part of our home and love a beautiful album or wall display of the most meaningful photographs of our life together.
YOU HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR
We know that life is messy and glorious in its imperfection. Kids are hilarious and unpredictable and you want a photographer who will roll with the craziness with you.
YOU VALUE TIME
Time changes when you become a parent. You can't believe how much of it is sucked away with endless feeding, changing and shooshing. It's rare to get a moment to pause and appreciate the time. When I photograph a newborn in their home I get the opportunity to hold space for that family, slow everything down around them and have them focus on just breathing that new baby in. You'll not only love this moment, you'll have a record of it.
YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC
It's my belief that an amazing photograph needs two things, authentic connection and beautiful light. Every home has these things, there is somewhere in every house I've been to that has the stunning light I need to highlight the love that already exists. This is where the magic happens and raises the photograph from a snapshot to a work of art.
YOU DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
Life with kids means that sometimes the wheels come off. I swear though, black and white photographs hide a lot! An in-home shoot means that it's ok if shoes are off, toys are out or the dog is on the loose. It's all gorgeous and all makes for photographs that make you smile every time you look at them.
YOU BELIEVE THAT PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD BE AGELESS
Photography trends change almost as often as fashion trends but documentary photography is timeless. My photographs could have been taken yesterday or fifty years ago. This type of photograph acts as a time machine. It links the past and the present in a way nothing else can, by showing us the things that are eternal about humans and how it's the similarities and shared experiences that bind us and give us joy.
If this sounds like you and you'd like to experience your own newborn sitting at home, contact me! I'd love to chat to you about how we'll create the perfect record of your new baby.
Bookings can be made at any point in your pregnancy and throughout your baby's first year.
FOR A STRICTLY
NEW NEWBORN BOOKINGS WILL
RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY
10x20 INCH STORYBOARD (unframed)
valued at $500
promotion ends September 30, 2018