PERTH NEWBORN & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
Newborn Photographer Perth | Preemie Baby Girl
Oh I could squeeze and cuddle this gorgeous little bub every day of the week. Being a preemie baby, she was the teeniest, tiniest little bundle of gorgeousness. It was literally like holding a little doll.
So little Phoebe gave her parents a bit of a fright when she decided to come early. She spent 3 weeks in Neonatal (thank god for nurses and doctors, am I right?!) but all that is behind her now and she is safely home with her parents and doing super well. It was not lost on me, how much of a miracle these little babies are. I remember back to my own first child. She gave us such a run for our money when she was born. She, too, spent some time in Neonatal and then after that began all those scary tests where they were looking to rule out all sorts of scary outcomes. We were so lucky to have an amazing paediatrician who actually ended up looking after both our babies before moving back interstate.
I remember those early days in that neonatal unit. My husband sleepy head resting on the sink next to our daughter, refusing to leave her side as her oxygen levels kept setting off scary sounding alarms.
Life got very serious, very quickly.
My heart just reaches out to families that go though similar, and very often, much harder experiences. Here we were so scared for our little baby, when in reality she actually the healthiest baby in the neonatal unit. I can only imagine how the parents of the little baby who had just had open heart surgery were feeling, and the parents of the super preemie bub that was just so tiny that she couldn't even be held yet. That's when you realise what gratitude is. Instead of feeling like this was unfair, we started to feel so very, very grateful.
So having had these experiences, when a little miracle baby enters the studio (which is each and every one of them) I remember back to those first day and feel so grateful to not only have two healthy beautiful girls learning and growing at school, but also that I get to be a part of this special beginning.
Come on a little journey with us... Meet Phoebe & her beautiful family.
Little Phoebe, we can't wait to watch you grow!
Are you looking for a Newborn Photographer in Perth? I pride myself as a low volume studio, with a whole lot of love and care. You won't see me scheduling more than one session per day. I like to give my clients my undivided attention and have plenty of time to personally hand edit and retouch your precious memories. I provide top of the line products and artwork. This is about creating heirlooms. For clients that are on a budget, I have introduced digital only collections, however I really do encourage leaving your experience with me, holding something beautiful that you and your family can really cherish. I have been trained in newborn safety by the BEST in the industry. I am continually investing on education on newborn safety/posing and I have been a photographing newborns for over 9 years. If ever there was a time to be fussy in your selection of photographer, now is that time. I'll let you know right now, you will probably be able to find a cheaper photographer. There are so many start up photographers in Perth and there are bargains being offered left right and centre. I just ask that you pause when making your selection. Realise that this is not the time to just try anyone. Not your neighbour that just got a new camera. I know this sounds harsh and it really isn't meaning to come across like that, but babies are so fragile and so delicate. They need to be handled by someone who has been trained extensively. This is to ensure their safety. Im not bagging out the new photographers either. I was one! There is a time and a place for all varying degrees of experience and service. It's my humble opinion that this isn't that time though. Not with your brand new baby. An easy way to spot an experienced newborn photographer in Perth is to have a look at their price list! Not being funny, but if you have a newborn photographer offering you a session for $200 with all the digital files, that equates to around $16 per hour, not including insurances, equipment, safe props, assistants, studio rent or home studio expenses. I firmly believe that although we all start somewhere, the newborn industry really needs to be regulated to ensure safe practices. So often, new photographers will attempt to emulate poses that are actually very dangerous to do in one image. These are called composite images. Where the experience photographer will take several photographs and merge them all together for the end result. Personally, I have a hands on baby approach to all advanced posing. This means that at all times your baby is supported and comfortable. More importantly, safe. I will never force your baby into any position and I've very aware of those subtle cues, aware of the risks that arise when not posing properly. So as a starting point, ask your photographer if they have the necessary insurances, how many years have they been photographing newborns, who have they studied under. You have every right to know and to ask these questions. I'm all about building UP new photographers too, so if you are a newbie reading this post, PLEASE reach out! I am happy to point you in the right direction on where you can get some really amazing education and advice.