WHAT AGE CAN MY BABY BE PHOTOGRAPHED?
Our Baby Photography sessions are for sitters and older. This package may suit you if your baby has started to sit comfortably, if you need photos before their 1st Birthday, or if they’re any age onwards.
WHERE DO YOU SHOOT?
Our Baby Photography sessions are taken in our studio in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, which is close to Camberwell, Box Hill, and Burwood.
Currently, we do not offer our Baby package outdoors. We love our indoor studio! The space is easier for babies to crawl around, and warmer when changing into multiple outfits.
HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
Our Baby sessions are not time-based as we want the session to be comfortable and relaxing.
We will work with you to schedule the photoshoot right after your baby’s nap, or when they’re happiest during the day. This way we can capture as many photos as possible before they get tired or hungry.
WHAT BABY CLOTHES DO I NEED TO PREPARE?
Our studio wardrobe has a variety of baby outfits and accessories. We have neutral bodysuits that we feel looks best in the studio. If you have any special outfits of your own, I encourage you to bring them all.
Also if you are comfortable, unclothed shots are my favourite, and I try to add them to the end of every session.
ARE FAMILY PHOTOS INCLUDED?
Yes, our Baby package includes immediate Family Photography. The session may start with Family photos as your baby needs time to get familiar with the environment before doing their own solo shots.
I have found that Family photos turn out best if parents and siblings are dressed in simple neutral clothes. Any solid t-shirt without a big logo or a casual outfit without a striking pattern will look great.
DO YOU OFFER CAKE SMASH SESSIONS?
Yes, we offer Cake Smash photos at an additional cost of $50. The session and the cake will be styled more natural and minimalistic. If you have any other requests, please let us know.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PHOTOSHOOT?
The week following your photoshoot, I will send you a sneak peek photo for you to send to family and friends, or simply to announce on social media. If you do upload online, please tag me @themomentsbymelissa.
Your remaining images will be ready to download within three weeks. I edit each image individually through Lightroom and Photoshop to give you a flawless final product. You will receive a minimum of 20 images, but I will give as many as possible. Read more information about this in our Final Images FAQs.
WHEN DO I BOOK?
Please contact me early, especially if you need photos for a birthday invitation or to print and display at the party. Otherwise, as soon as your baby is sitting confidently, come in for a photoshoot anytime! The studio is not weather dependent, so we're available all year round.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch using the Contact Form.