Newborn FAQ

To schedule a session it is recommended to call/get in contact during your pregnancy. That way we can pencil book in your due date and see closer at the time whether you will be early or late to re-arrange the exact timing of your session. The ideal time to have a newborn session is within the first 10 days (max up to 14 days) from your baby’s birth. During this time, your little one still has the “curl”, which simply means her arms and legs still curl up easily. After two week he or she will make a big jump in growth and her arms and legs will stretch out more. Also within the first 10 days, your baby falls into this so-called “choma sleep” after being fed. That way we can wrap him/her easily into blankets or move her arms and legs around without disturbing her too much. They sleep for much longer periods as well. After a few weeks your baby will start to be more active and tries to look around as it is starting to develop her sight more and more. Don’t get me wrong, after 2 weeks you can still get gorgeous images, however, the typical newborn poses most likely won’t be possible. But there are other ways advantages to photographing a slightly older baby and your images will be equally as beautiful.
Most newborn shoots take 2-3 hours to complete. This is because you will need to feed, and change the baby (sometimes several times) before reaching that optimum sleep. We will take some photographs of the baby awake, but the bulk of our photographs will be while he or she is asleep. The key to getting good images is to be patient. Relax and try to enjoy the quiet while we work.
We can try our best for certain poses and sets, but ultimately your baby is in control of the session and we like to try our best to make each session unique. We always begin with a set of ideas, but quite often we have to be flexible depending on your baby’s sleep habits, feeding schedule and personality. As well, not all newborns are “mouldable” for certain positions based on weight, age, flexibility, and body structure. As for props, we are constantly switching out props and adding new ones to keep sessions unique,fresh, and new.
Yes! We love for you to bring any unique props – letters, clothing, baseball glove, stuffed animals, etc. It will make your pictures much more personal. We will work your props into the sets when possible and let you know if something will not work.
This is completely normal and expected. I expect your baby to poop and pee all over the blankets and props. It happens! I wash everything after each session I do, so don’t worry about it. If you have any extra wipes or towels handy, bring them out for the session. I will always have some clean up items on hand too so don’t stress.
It’s completely NORMAL for your baby to wake up during the photo session and sometimes get a little fussy. We continue to work through their fuss with warmth, a little rocking and a bit of patience. Your baby will likely require a feeding at some point during the session and this usually solves the more dramatic fussiness issues. At that point we will all take a break and you will be able to give your baby a full feeding or if you bottle feed,
It’s important that we start the photo session with a “full” baby. If you live within 15 minutes of our studio then you can feed your baby at home. However, if you live more than 15 minutes from our studio then we request that you feed upon arrival, 30 minutes prior to your session start time. We will likely take a feeding break at some point during the photo session and you will be able to give your baby another full feeding.
The session fee is €300 and is non-refundable. We have limited sittings and are often completely booked. The session fee is due prior to your photo shoot to reserve that allotted time for you.
Once your baby’s session is reserved with a non-refundable deposit we have carved out a time slot for your family – early or late. We have never missed a baby session.
We will have the studio heated to a warmer than normal temperature so be sure to wear something light and comfortable and be prepared to sweat a little. Newborns cannot regulate their body temperature therefore we heat up the studio so your baby can be comfortable when we remove his or her clothing.
Please loosen up your baby’s clothing and nappy at least 30 minute prior to our session. This gives time for those little imprint marks and redness to disappear. Your baby will be naked for most of the session so we want his or her skin to be its natural, flawless self.

 


    True Shot Photography are two brothers dedicated to creating Award Winning photography


    True Shot Photography is a wedding, portrait and commercial photographer with more than a decade of full-time experience specialising in maternity, newborn, baby, child and family portraiture, wedding photography and corporate photography.

    Our focus is for natural portraits photographed with a sense of fun that portray the love and life of you. We love timeless photographs that make you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We will accommodate your every requirement to ensure you leave with images that hold significance for you. Portraits shouldn’t be boring, stiff or uncomfortable – they should be easy and fun. True Shot Photography are about giving you the ultimate family experience and the images to go with it. We get personally involved with every shoot, creating memories that will be treasured forever.

    We are based in Dublin but travel nationwide and further afield to photograph those special moments in your lives. We are now booking 2018 sessions.