Newborn Photography

Session Information

Newborn sessions are held in my studio in Berridale, midway between Jindabyne and Cooma in the Snowy Mountains.

Your visit to my studio usually lasts from 2 to 4 hours, allowing ample time for a variety of studio set-ups, as well as the important things like feeding, settling and cuddling. Whilst I will aim for a selection of unique and creative images, your baby’s comfort and safety is paramount..

Newborns are best photographed in the first two weeks, generally between 5-10 days old, as this is when they are easily settled, often sleeping and therefore most comfortable during sessions.

It is recommended you book your newborn session early in your pregnancy. Your session/deposit fee will secure my services around your due date.

Maternity photos are generally best taken at 32 – 34 weeks if required and the third session when your baby is around 6 months old, when sitting up. Cake Smash at the one year old birthday is becoming popular and can be used as the third session. I am flexible if the three sessions are selected.

If time is available in the calendar I can will always do my best to accommodate new enquiries where I can. If you miss the window of time for those curly newborn shots...don’t worry, we can still capture lovely baby portraits at any time!

All props including blankets, beanies, bonnets, wraps, throws and headbands are sourced from many local and international suppliers and are available for your session. If you have sentimental items such as knitted blankets, special clothing items or hats you would like included in your images, please bring them along to your session and I will make every effort to incorporate them into your session.

My studio is toasty warm and amenities are available for your comfort and your baby.

If you are interested in booking, please contact me with your estimated due date and I will schedule a tentative session for your newborn..

Once your baby arrives, contact me as soon as convenient and I will lock the session time.

My Pre-Shoot Prep List For Mothers

The following list is to help you prepare for your baby’s first photo shoot, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience:

  • Wear comfortable lightweight clothing as the temperature of the studio is set to 20 - 25° Celsius for the comfort of your baby.
  • Pack a spare change of clothes just in case there are any little accidents.
  • Bring a pacifier if you are using one, as they can be very helpful during the session.
  • Bring a snack in case you get hungry throughout the session.
  • If you’re formula feeding bring with you extra bottles just in case.
  • For older siblings bring along a couple of their favourite toys or books to keep them entertained... I also have toys and outside play equipment they will love to play with..

Be prepared for the session to last between 2-5hours. Bring any special items you wish to include in the images..

Your Investment

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Your session booking / sitting fee of $150 includes:

  • Parent preparation and guidance for the session with a styling consultation.
  • 2-5 hours of Kerry’s skill as a professional and creative photographer at her cosy studio in Berridale
  • Use of a wide range of internationally and locally sourced beanies, wraps, throws, rugs, backdrops, and unique vintage props.
  • An online gallery of 20 to 25 expertly and creatively edited images, which will be available for you to view within 3 weeks of your session.
  • One 8” x 12” (A4) custom print of your choice (worth $45)
  • Oh.....and as an ex-midwife, nurse, mother and grandmother – her endless patience!

 2 - 4 sessions available at discounts (maternity, newborn, 6 months & one year cake smash)

  • Please note there is a $350 minimum purchase requirement per session. 
  • A viewing /ordering appointment will be made once the 20-25 images are edited
  • Digital /package collections start at $350
  • To see a full price list, please contact Kerry Beer Photography.
  • Products include, digital images on usb, wall prints, canvases, framed prints, ‘brag books’ and albums.
  • Payments can be made by cash, PayPal or direct deposit.

Some small fine prints

  • Prices at time of booking will be honoured. Prices subject to change without notice.
  • All images are copyright Kerry Beer Photography. It is illegal to copy, scan, alter in any way including cropping and removal of watermark or reproduce without permission. 
  • Select images may be chosen for website and promotional purposes.
  • Please read my full terms and conditions here.