Maternity Photography


''Sometimes the smallest thing, take up the most room in your heart''

~  A.A. Milne


When to book your session?

Pregnancy photos are best done between 28 - 34 weeks pregnant. So please reserve your session ahead of time and I will move the session if necessary.

Photo sessions can take place in my studio or on location. I have some dresses for you to choose from or I can drape you with tulle or you can bring your clothes with you. I will help you style the shoot during our first consultation. In order to reserve your date, you will need to pay 50% of the Session fee.

Newborn Baby Photography


“A grand adventure is about to begin.” 

~  Winnie the Pooh



Trained Newborn photographer


I have been trained to work safely with newborns by some of the top Newborn photographers in the world, namely, Kelly Brown and Julia Kelleher. 

I always say that we will try to get certain poses, but it will be your newborn baby who will decide exactly what he or she wants to do. Your baby will never be left unattended, never forced into any position that they don't like, I will always check the temperature of your baby during the shoot so that they are not too cold or too hot. You can rest assured that your baby will be well looked after in my hands. 

How soon should I reserve a newborn session?

As soon as possible!  It’s best to contact me to reserve your custom photography session during the second trimester of your pregnancy to ensure my availability around your due date.  I typically book sessions 6-12 weeks in advance, and during busier seasons up to 20 weeks in advance. 

How will we know when to schedule our newborn session?

Once you book your newborn session, I will reserve availability around the time of your due date.  Babies come in their own time, so once your little bundle has made his/her grand arrival (whether early, late, or right on time) I will finalize the date and time of your session. The ideal time to photograph your baby is around 5-14 days new.​ However, if your baby was born premature, I would suggest waiting until your baby has put on a bit of weight,  at least 2.2 kg would be best. In order to achieve the sleepy poses, your baby needs to feed reasonably well.
I am happy to photograph newborns up to 6 weeks old, there will however be a little less sleepy poses in the session.  Wide-awake photos can also be charming.

Where do the newborn sessions take place?

If you want posed newborn photos of your baby with the possibility of using all my beautiful props and blankets, you would be coming to my home studio in Chêne-Bougeries. If you would prefer to have lifestyle images of you and your baby (and siblings), I can come to your home.  . In this case, photos can be taken of the baby during the first four weeks of the baby's life. For these kind of photos, It is essential to have reasonable daylight in your home.

Does the newborn session include images with mum, dad, and/or siblings?

A newborn session focuses on capturing all the beautiful little details of your new baby, as well as capturing the loving bond between parents and baby, and siblings and baby. The amount of family/sibling poses will vary depending on baby’s co-operation and the co-operation of older siblings.  Having a new baby in the family can be a big change for an older sibling, and every child handles it differently.​

How many images or setups will we get during an average session?

Every baby is different so the amount of photographs we take will depend on baby’s co-operation, and his/her need for soothing, feeding and changing. The session may last anywhere from 2-3 hours, allowing plenty of time for comforting and feeding.  Once I know what your favourite colours are, the styling of the shoot will be very simple with a beautiful timeless setup, providing you with images that will never date.​

Managing your expectations

If you’re considering getting your own newborn photos done, you have very likely looked at loads and got a few ideas. Parents send me all sorts of poses and ideas grabbed from google or Pinterest boards. My take is very simple: whatever we want from the photoshoot is not necessarily what the baby wants.

Planning for the end result

This is an often-overlooked point, but nevertheless, extremely important. It is wise to think about what you want to do with your photos before you create them. here are several very different examples.  The one on the left was specifically shot for this end result. the middle photo is showing a Photoblock, produced in Holland.  The image on the right is showing a Graphistudio GoBook with box and lid.


MATERNITY & NEWBORN SESSION PACKAGES


 All sessions include:

  • Includes a pre-session consultation to plan and prepare for your bespoke photography session to that you can
  • Reflect where you would like to hang your prints or plan for an album
  • The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements.
  • My time and experience in producing beautiful photographs for you.
  • A private viewing session to choose your images and prints.
  • None of the packages below include any digitals or print credit unless specified.
  • When you purchase prints from me in the private viewing session, 
  • You will be given same-size digitals for each print you order of at least 12"x8"/21x30cm.

Pregnancy Photography Session      155 CHF


  • Includes a pre-session consultation to plan and prepare for your bespoke photography session to that you can
  • Reflect where you would like to hang your prints
  • Pregnancy Portrait Photography Session on location or in my studio of 1 hour
  • The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements and subtle retouching
  • A private viewing session to choose the images that you love the most


  Pregnancy Photography Session  + 5 digital images          595 CHF


  • Includes a pre-session consultation to plan and prepare for your bespoke photography session
  • Pregnancy Portrait Photography Session on location or in my studio of one hour
  • The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements and subtle retouching
  • Photos in colour and black and white, Images posted on a private gallery on my website


   Pregnancy and Newborn Photography Package         395 CHF


  • This package is a perfect opportunity to obtain a keepsake of that precious time and creation of new life
  • The images captured as part of this package are truly remarkable
  • Bump - maternity pictures can be done at an outdoor location of your choice
  • You can choose lifestyle newborn photography in your own home or studio type photos in my home studio
  • 1 Pregnancy Photography Session, I have a choice of beautiful dresses (around 1 hour)
  • 1 Bespoke Newborn Photography Session  (between 2-3 hours) either lifestyle or studio
  • The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements and subtle retouching
  • My time and talent in producing these beautiful photographs
  • A private viewing session to choose the images that you love the most


  Maternity hospital lifestyle reportage  photography    195 CHF

  • Capture the joy of your baby's arrival with your family, in portraits and reportage style photography including any extended family that may be present and some special close-ups of your newborn baby
  • These documentary-portraits can be done on the day of the baby's birth or the day after, recording sibling's first view of their baby brother or sister, look at these examples
  • A private viewing session to choose the images that you love the most for printing 


  Newborn family lifestyle Session at your home           195 CHF

  • Capture the wonder of having your newborn at home after your return from hospital with lifestyle photography including wonderful close-ups of this precious stage.
  • This can be done during the first 4 weeks of your baby's life.
  • Possibility to order an album and or prints or digitals at your reveal, your private viewing session where you will choose just the photos that you love. See how it works..



  Newborn Photography Session at my home studio       195 CHF

  • Includes a pre-session consultation to plan and prepare for your bespoke photography session to that you can
  • Reflect where you would like to hang your prints or plan for an album.
  • Capture those tiny little toes and precious little features which change all too quickly. 
  • A newborn portrait photography session, within the first 7 - 14 days, is the perfect way to remember these special early days and gorgeous curly poses. 
  • Whilst your newborn is soothed and quietly drops off to sleep, I will patiently combine my photographic style with the natural ability to gently handle your baby to create artistic newborn poses and precious memories for you to cherish forever.
  • Includes a  2 - 3  hour creative photography session at my home studio.


  Newborn plus Parents Photography                           295 CHF

  • Includes Newborn Photography Session plus portraits with parents separately and together with your newborn baby.


  Newborn Special Inclusive Package                  550 CHF (worth 730 CHF)

  • Includes Newborn Photography Session  
  • Print Credit of 300 CHF  (enough to buy 2x 21x30cm/12"x8" photoblocks which come with corresponding digital)
  • 5 web-size images for sharing

   Newborn plus mum & sibling Inclusive Package         750 CHF (worth 1'000 CHF)

  • Newborn Photography Session 
  • A portrait of your newborn with mum 
  • A portrait with a sibling
  • Print Credit of 300 CHF (enough to buy 2x 21x30cm/12"x8" photoblocks which come with corresponding digital)
  • 6 web-size images for sharing

   Newborn plus both parents Inclusive Package         695 CHF (worth 1,100 CHF)

  • Newborn Photography Session  
  • A portrait of baby with mum  
  • A portrait of the baby with both parents, a sibling can be included
  • Print Credit of 300 CHF  (enough to buy 2x 21x30cm/12"x8" photoblocks which come with corresponding digital)
  • 8  images for sharing

Baby Session at 6-7 months or at 12 months               295 CHF                 
Includes 100 CHF of print credit

  • Includes a pre-session consultation to plan and prepare for your bespoke photography session to that you can
  • Reflect where you would like to hang your prints or plan for an album
  • You can choose lifestyle baby photography in your own home or studio photos
  • Includes a  1  hour creative photography session
  • The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements and subtle retouching
  • A private viewing session to choose your images
  • Option to add a one hour family session when the child is two years old for only 245 CHF

Baby's first year, 6-7 months and 12 months               575 CHF       
Includes 200 CHF of print credit


  • Includes a pre-session consultation to plan and prepare for your bespoke photography session to that you can
  • Reflect where you would like to hang your prints or plan for an album
  • You can choose lifestyle baby photography in your own home or studio photos
  • Includes a  1  hour creative photography session for each age
  • The editing of your images, including artistic enhancements and subtle retouching
  • A private viewing session to choose your images
  • Option to add a one hour family session when the child is two years old for only 245 CHF

After your session


CREATE YOUR OWN COLLECTION 


My 'Create a Collection' includes your choice of one or more of my Signature Art Products and Digital Files. A La Carte options are also available.


Includes at least 1 A/B  & 2 A/B


1. Choose A Signature Product


A. Wall Art  16" x 20" and larger, such as metallic prints mounted on an aluminium frame, 

or hand crafted PHOTOBLOCKS starting at 260 CHF

B. Albums (20 or more images) – begins at 190 CHF

Minimum sale for 1 A / & 1 B is 500 CHF

PHOTOBLOCKS

Photoblocks tied with string costs costs 285 CHF

Photoblock 40 x 60 cm with wooden frame, cost 658 CHF

2. Choose Digital Files


A. All high res retouched digital files printable to 30" x 40" / 76cm x 103.5cm                    1 '795 CHF

A.  All high res retouched digital files  printable to   8" x 10" / 20.3 cm x 30.6cm                 1'395 CHF 

B.  5 retouched digital images printable to 30" x 40" costs :                                                           755 CHF

B.  5 retouched digital files printable to  8" x 10" / 20.3 cm x 30.6cm                                         455 CHF

C.  3 retouched digital files printable to 30" x 40" / 76 x 103.5cm                                               395 CHF 

C.  3 retouched digital files printable to  8" x 10" / 20.3 cm x 30.6cm                                        360 CHF

D.  1 retouched digital file printable to  30" x 40" / 76 x 103.5cm                                                 150 CHF

D.  1 retouched digital file printable to  8" x 10" / 20.3 cm x 30.6cm                                           130 CHF



OR


A LA CARTE

All retouched digital images printable to 30" x 40" costs :                     2'495 CHF

All  retouched digital images printable to 8" x 10"  costs:                        2'295 CHF

 5 retouched digital images printable to 30" x 40" costs :                          895 CHF

 5 retouched digital images printable to 8" x 10"   costs :                           695  CHF

1 retouched digital images printable to 30" x 40" costs :                            195 CHF

 1 retouched digital images printable to 8" x 10"   costs :                            160  CHF


Optional items like birth announcements, and fine-art prints can be added to your collection.


Photo-books


 Printed with your favorite photos, (hard-back, photo on cover if you wish): 

Add a second identical album for grandparents for half the price!   

                  
                                                                                                                           2nd identical    
 
Landscape/:           13x11” /        33 x 28 cm,  31 pages:           425 CHF                212 CHF

Landscape/:           13x11” /        33 x 28 cm,  21 pages:           395 CHF                197 CHF

Landscape/:           10 x 8” /        25 x 20cm,  21 pages:          265 CHF                 132 CHF

Landscape/:            10 x 8" /        25 x 20cm, 101 pages:         425 CHF                212 CHF

Vertical/:                 8 x 10” /      20 x 25 cm, 21 pages:              265 CHF                132 CHF    



If you spend more than 2,000 CHF on prints &/ albums, you receive 15 high resolution & web-size watermarked images as a

gift and a complementary slide-show of the 15 chosen images set to music of your choice.


If you spend more than 1,500 CHF on prints &/ albums, you will receive 10 complimentary high resolution & web-size watermarked images and a small wooden box with prints from your photo-session.


If you spend more than 1,000 CHF on prints &/ albums, you will receive 5 complimentary high resolution & web-size watermarked images.




Greetings Cards 


which can be used for Christmas/New Year/birth announcements for example, 

10 x 20x10 cm cards with envelopes printed with your chosen photo and the text of your choice only cost 145 CHF

Do not hesitate to check out my newborn and maternity gallery!


Prices are subject to change without prior notice.



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