Give the most wonderful pregnancy gift; a BellaFresh48 Newborn Lifestyle Photography Package. Using natural lighting, and no props, I capture your first moments with baby in your home or hospital, in a totally unobtrusive manor, with the happiness and comfort of baby and parents at the core of everything I do. I use a combination of natural Fresh 48 newborn photography, and relaxed documentary-style family photography, to tell your unique story. Your home, your baby blankets & toys, a slice of your life, beautifully captured, to look back upon for years to come.
How does it work?
My Gift Voucher sessions can be used in either your Melbourne home or hospital. Once the recipient receives the voucher, they can just need to drop me an email so I can grab a few details, talk them through the session and answer any questions they may have. Once baby arrives, they'll just drop me a text and I'll arrange the session in the following few days.
Can I get a voucher for a different package?
Yes, please see my PACKAGES page, then drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know which package you'd prefer. Gift Vouchers start at the $360 Full Gallery package, unless the session is due to take place at Epworth East Melbourne.
How do I book?
You can pay the full amount or book with just $60 deposit. Chose to receive your voucher in PDF format or by post. Once you've made payment you'll receive an email requesting a couple of details from you about your recipient and your voucher customisation options. Vouchers will be sent out the day after we get these details. Please state on email info if you need your voucher more urgently. If you need more info or just want to talk through the details you can drop me an email at email@example.com or give me a call on 0467 982607.
*Full payment must be made by date of photoshoot. You will be invoiced $150 four weeks before baby's due date, and the remaining $150 two weeks before baby's due date.
Is there an expiry date?
The Gift Voucher is valid for 12 months. I offer full refunds (to the purchaser) within this time if for any reason the voucher is unused.
Do you cover my suburb?
I cover suburbs from Essenden to Ferntree Gully, down to Frankston. Including all Melbourne and Bayside suburbs. If you think your recipient's home could be outside of this radius, please drop me an email.
What does a typical session look like?
The session is just 30 mins and very relaxed. My aim is to capture those beautiful first moments, but not intrude on your precious time. I begin by taking photos of baby swaddled in the cot, either sleeping (where possible) awake is also totally fine! If baby isn't happy lying in their cot, I'll do these shots in mum or dad's arms. Next I capture individual pics of cuddles with family members and any sibling shots. Then I'll get a group photo or two. Right at the end is when I ask if you'd like to unwrap baby a little for those hands and feet shots! I save this until the end as this can disturb baby. All poses are totally optional, the happiness of baby and all family members is my utmost priority. I take candid shots of the family interacting throughout the session too... these are always my absolute favourite shots!
How do we prepare?
If baby is recently fed and sleeping, that's a great way to start the session. But if not, don't worry, we'll still get beautiful shots. I don’t pose baby or use props, you don’t need to pack anything special, just a nappy or a bodysuit is perfect. Fresh 48 photography is documentary in style, allowing you to remember baby exactly how they were in the first hours of their life.
When can I view / receive my images?
I pride myself on a fast turnaround. Your downloadable gallery will be online 1-2 weeks after of your session. You can download your digital images onto your laptop or computer immediately. Your Fine Art Print is printed at our expert lab in NSW, on beautiful paper using archival inks to last over 100 years. These take 10-15 working days to get to you.
What is documentary / lifestyle photography?
Documentary is visual storytelling. The session is very relaxed and super friendly, which will help you feel comfortable, and works really well with young big-siblings! This style of photography results in images that reflect actual moments in time & memories.
Will my photos & identity be private?
Yes. I'll always ask your permission to use your photos in my marketing material / social media. I'll never use you baby's name and only use your first name in testimonials.
Are you vaccinated?
Yes. I am up to date with my Whooping Cough and Influenza Vaccines.
In order to be able to provide you with a fast and streamlined service, I ask for information such as your email address, and contact phone number in the registration process. All of the information provided is stored securely, and never shared with anyone outside of BellaFresh48.