what you need to know about arranging a newborn session at home
Congratulations! You are about to deliver your child and searching on various sites for a newborn photographer. In Singapore, or least in Asia, the 30-day confinement period allows mums to recuperate and recover after childbirth.
We recommend that newborn photography is typically done within 5-14 days after birth as we understand that new mums need a period of adjustment after childbirth. For the baby, it will be a less stressful experience as they are still not fully aware of their surroundings.
Therefore, rather than making a trip down a studio, why not do it in the comfort of your home? You will get the full experience of a newborn photography session with the same amount of quality images.
Here are our top reasons why newborn photoshoot in your home is for you
You do not have to step out of the house, especially during your confinement period.
No packing is required, as everything you need is within arm's reach.
You can have a quality rest or peaceful meal as we take over in caring for your baby during the photoshoot.
The baby is familiar and comfortable in a home environment.
We only take on one client per day to devote full attention to you and your baby, so you do not have to worry that we will be pressed for time.
Your photoshoot session should be paced entirely around your newborn's feeding and napping. Please take note there will be a fee required if the photoshoot time is extended.
Tips on planning for a home session
We are flexible when it comes to using natural lighting or studio lighting for the photoshoot, but please let us know the lighting conditions of your home beforehand. This is because if we use natural lighting, we will need a space that is at least 2.5m x 2.5m, closest to the natural light source right beside the window. For a lifestyle shoot, please take into consideration the lighting of your bedroom or nursery room.
Is your house ventilated by an air-con or a ceiling fan? A heater does help in ensuring your newborn is warm and sleepy in the air-conditioned room, which we will use during the shoot.
Does your newborn sleep with white noise or baby shusher? Creating an environment close to a familiar noise can play an important factor in creating an ideal condition. During the newborn session, it is not required to be complete silence, even background noise from the TV or music is great!
Book your home shoot with us
We hope all these tips have been helpful to you. If you would like to engage us, please give us a call before you give birth as this allows us ample time to discuss with you the themes and ideas you have for your newborn shoot.
If you wish to opt for the unique props to use during the photoshoot, this will give us enough time to source for the necessary props. Please note that a deposit is required to set a tentative booking of date.
As our slots limited each month, please be aware that booking with us after you deliver your child, you might not secure the dates you want for your newborn shoot. It is very heartbreaking for us to turn down families who cannot secure a slot with us.
Once the baby has been delivered, please do keep us updated on the health of you and your newborn. We can arrange a firm date and timing for the shoot.
To get in touch with us, contact us here.