1) What is the age range for your baby photos?

I focus on newborns up until 18 months. I find that this age group are happy to have their photo taken and less likely to run amok!

Newborn Sessions (0-2 months):

In order to achieve those cute poses, newborn photography sessions are best done within the first 2 weeks from birth. The sweet spot is between 7-10 days old. Newborn sessions take app 2-3 hrs, sometimes longer, and are held in the morning.

Baby Sessions (2-18 months):

These sessions are best when your baby is well rested and happy, so I recommend morning or later afternoon. Please don’t book the shoot near babies nap or meal times. Baby session take app 1-2 hours.

2) Do you provide the costumes and props?

Yes, I have a great selection of fun, colourful and unique costumes and props that are featured in the gallery section of this website. They include 80s outfits, sunflower, PacMan, artist, doctor, pilot, Elvis, astronaut, monster and more. The sizes vary depending on the costume. We can discuss this during your Creative Session. 

If you have a favourite costume for your baby, or preferred props, just let me know during the Creative Session. 

If you need something special, please allow 3 weeks for sourcing and delivery. Extra fees will apply. 

3) Can siblings and family members join?

Yes, the more the merrier! If you have favourite costumes for your family, please let me know during the Creative Session. I may be able to source what you're looking for as well (extra fees will apply for adult costumes). I can also recommend makeup artists.

4) Location or Studio?

Locations can range from your place, my studio, the park, specific sets, or anywhere we can dream up. I have set locations that I prefer but I'm open to new ideas. My preferred locations are in the city, eastern suburbs and inner west of Sydney. Travel fees will apply for locations outside the wider Sydney basin. 

5) Can I buy this experience for a friend, or for a group?

Yes, I can organise gift vouchers as presents for friends and new parents. I can also arrange gift vouchers for baby registries and baby showers.

I would love to take photos of a baby group! Parents groups, family shots and parties are all welcome. We can discuss the details during your Creative Session. 

6) What is the "Creative Session"?

The Creative Session is the first interaction we will have, usually over the phone or via an email exchange. In this session, I like to get to know you, what you like, what you don't like and what kinds of photos you'd like. I want to get a sense of your baby's personality and the locations, costumes and environments your baby will thrive in. From there the ideas will flow and I will get a better understanding of the logistics of the photo shoot. 

Please note that you will be required to pay the Creative Session Deposit of $200 before we start. This Deposit is paid in advance to secure your chosen date and your Package. It is non-refundable should you cancel, but is transferable to another date in the event you wish to amend your booking (conditions apply).

Creative Session Deposit is $200 and is standard practice in Newborn and Baby Photography. It is included in the overall price of your package, but must be paid in advance. 

7) Will there be any additional charges?

The main packages are featured on the Packages and Pricing page, and include the Creative Session deposit of $200. If there are going to be additional fees, I will let you know after the Creative Session. I will need to charge extra for: certain backdrops and locations, additional lighting if required, sourcing costumes for baby or adults, travel fees for areas outside the Sydney basin, and the additional time required for larger group photos.

8) Cancellation and Rescheduling

Bookings may be rescheduled up till 7day prior to the booking at no penalty. Any rescheduling after this time could incur a fee for lost studio time or location fees. 

If you cancel more than 3 days before the scheduled shoot, we will retain your Creative Session deposit as this is non refundable.

If you cancel less than 3 days before the scheduled shoot, we will retain your Creative Session deposit as this is non refundable PLUS you may be required to pay additional fees for loss of studio time and location fees.

9) Do you do Smash the cake photographs?

Yes I do. But you will need to provide the cake. And I found that this experience is best to be photographed outside but this is also discussed in your creative session.

Terms and Conditions 

By confirming a booking by email or paying the session fee you agree to the above terms and the full terms and conditions at: www.chrissiehall.com/services/terms-conditions

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