Why should I take professional Baby’s 1st Year photography photos?
- First year of your child goes by super fast and you’ll be so happy you’ll have memories captured periodically with each milestone.
- You’ll receive a beautiful album with your favorite images at the end of the year.
- All your sessions will be scheduled ahead of time so you don’t have to think about it and miss it.
- Not only you will remember your newborn turn into a toddler but also the whole family grow together.
- Your child will later thank you for having these precious times documented.
Who is invited to be a part of my Baby’s 1st Year sessions?
Your baby will be of course the star of the show but we always love to do photos with mommy and daddy as well. There is no additional fee for siblings or pets either. We highly encourage it.
What do you get when booking with us?
The Baby’s First Year consists of multiple sessions to capture the different stages.
You will receive a 8×8 album that includes the highlights from each session. Usually we pick our top photos and design the album for you to see. We add different milestones from your baby’s first year that you provide to us, so you can remember everything. You can also include letter to your little one, poems, favorite quotes and moments you want to remember.
After we design it, you can make changes before the album is printed or choose your own favorites.
You can upgrade to a 10×10 framed album and also order smaller copies for grandparents. There is seriously no better present for your parents than an album with photos of the grandchildren.
If you don’t want to wait until your child turns one to receive an album, you can upgrade to get a book after each session.
You also receive all the digital images after each session via download. If you don’t want misplace them, you can choose to have them all added onto a USB and is stored right inside your album box and matches the album cover.
What amount of time is needed for a Baby’s 1st Year series?
Each session takes different amounts of time. The newborn session typically takes about 2 hours but it all depends on your baby. The other sessions such as maternity, nursery session, outdoor session, 1 year, etc. should only take about 1 hour. More time can be added as needed.
What do we wear to the photo shoot?
White or light clothing works the best for the studio newborn portraits. We also have variety of clothing to choose from at the studio. For outdoor or in your home, Lucie can look over what you have and make suggestions for pairings.
When should I book our session?
You can book at any time, but due to demand, we do suggest not procrastinating so that we can have fun planning out the shoot.
When is the best time to have the newborn portraits?
For maternity, we typically suggest around 33 weeks, but it all depends on you and how you look and feel. As long as you have a nice bump we are ready for you. You probably don’t want to be too close to your due date just because you may feel less comfortable and lets be honest, these little kids don’t listen to what they are told and come when they feel like it. You don’t want to give birth before we can capture the photos.
For newborn photos, the best time is between 5 days to 2 weeks when the baby is still very sleepy and likes to be curled up (like s/he was in the womb), but if you miss this window, don’t hesitate to contact me. I can take photos of your baby at any time, we’ll just have to take a slightly different approach. Also, baby acne tends to appear after week 3.
For the rest of the photo series, we can schedule based on milestones such as sitting, walking, number of months, at or before their 1st birthday. Flexibility in timing is much easier as we move to the later sessions, but we still want to put something in the calendar to make sure we don’t miss them.
Where does the Baby’s 1st Year photography sessions takes place?
For maternity, Hawaii has so many amazing outdoor locations! We can come to your favorite spot or we can recommend a beach or another photogenic spot. Feel free to check out our Instagram for more ideas. However, we also have a studio where we can make it more comfortable for you.
We do all of our newborn sessions in our home studio in Kaneohe where we have control of the light, environment, and have a cozy place for the session to take place. We have plenty of props including hats, headbands and backgrounds that you can choose from.
For the remainder of the shoots we can mix them between outdoors, in your home and at our studio for the cake smash. We can discuss those places as we grow with your little one.
Do you charge extra for travel?
No & Yes. There are no travel fees on Oahu, but there are minimal travel fees to the other islands or around the world. Please let us know where you’re going and we can help figure out travel costs.
How do we book with you?
We try to make it super easy. Just click the button below, fill out some simple information of what you are looking for and we will send you a custom booking proposal to review. You can then sign and pay the deposit for that proposal if you like what you see.
Upon booking, we’ll send you a guide with more detailed information and tips about your session(s).
If you have more questions not answered here, you can use the same form to ask us anything.