Newborn Baby Photography Sydney Inner West
The birth of your baby is one of the most special moments of your life. Those little fingers, tiny toes and eyelashes. That little face that you have longed to see for 9 months has finally arrived. Those first few weeks can pass by in a blur with your baby changing almost right before your eyes. Newborn photography is a way to capture the memory of these first few weeks. Memories that you can keep for a lifetime.
When is the best time for my baby's newborn photography session?
Newborns are best photographed at around one week of age (ideally between 6 and 12 days old). After this small window of time has passed, newborns tend to lose the ability to curl into the sleepy poses that you see in my portfolio. For this reason, it's important to book your baby's newborn photo session as early as possible when you are still pregnant. Whilst I do my best to fit in last minute bookings, I can't guarantee that I'll be able to fit your baby in during this small window of time.
How long do newborn photo sessions last?
Newborns are very unpredictable and require lots of time and attention for feeding and comforting. I never rush my newborn sessions and will follow your baby’s lead at all times. Typically newborn sessions take between 2 and 3 hours to get a variety of different setups as well as parent, family and sibling images. (There is no extra charge for siblings).
Where do newborn photography sessions take place? Do you offer at home sessions?
All my photography sessions take place at my beautiful baby photo studio in the Sydney Inner West suburb of Balmain. At the studio I have a range of internationally sourced props, fabrics, and outfits for your baby to choose from. You are also welcome to bring along any special items (such as family heirlooms) that you would like included in your baby's photographs.
Sorry, but I don't offer in-home sessions as I am unable to bring all of my specialised newborn photography equipment and props. Rest assured my studio space is as comfortable as possible with a space for you to relax (or even take a well deserved nap).
What sort of images do you take at your newborn photography sessions?
During my newborn sessions, I take a range of images including: baby on their own on the beanbag in about 3-4 setup changes, baby with/in a prop (I have several larger bowls, buckets and mini beds we can use if you wish), parent images, sibling images (if applicable), and family images.
What if my baby arrives early/late?
Don't worry! Only around 5% of babies arrive on their due date. To ensure that I have plenty of flexibility in my calendar I only schedule a maximum of 2 newborn due dates per week. Your due date is treated as a tentative session date in my calendar to prevent too many booking around the time that your baby is expected. Once your baby arrives, I do ask that you get in touch with me within 24 hours by sending me a quick text or email. Once I know your baby has arrived we can schedule an appointment time for the following week.
What PRECAUTIONS DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE TO KEEP MY BABY/FAMILY SAFE FROM ILLNESSES SUCH AS CORONAVIRUS?
The safety of my clients' baby/family (and my own little ones at home) has always been my number one priority. I have strict hygiene and other measures in place. These include: never photographing when sick, cleaning and sanitising all fabrics props and items at the studio, regular handwashing etc. For more information on my COVID-19 added precautions you can read my blog post here.
Hi! I'm Amy Tong. I'm an award-winning newborn and baby photographer in Sydney, Australia. I'm a fully accredited member of the Academy of Newborn Photography, as well as a previous member and teacher for the AIPP.
I'm Mum to 3 little ones, and wife to my best friend of 20 years+. I've always been creative. A lover of music, art and history. Photography has been an important part of my life since I first picked up a camera as a hobby back in 2008. I knew that I wanted to pursue photography as a career.
I began my career as a professional baby photographer back in 2012 and have had the honour of photographing over 400 babies since then. To me, photography allows us to preserve moments in time for future generations. I can't think of any better job in the world. I'd love to hear from you and help you hold on to these special moments too..