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What different sessions does Peas in a Pod by Karin Nagel offer?

I specialise in Newborn, baby & Family Photography


When to book your Newborn Session?

What if you've forgotten to book and baby has already been born?

I recommend you reserve your newborn session whilst you are still pregnant, Tip: - Note it down on your list  when you are getting your hospital bag ready.

However if it slipped your mind and your baby has already entered the world, contact me and let us see where I can fit you in.

Newborn babies photograph best between 5-10 days old. At this point these sweet peas are still very sleepy and like to curl up as if they were still in the womb.

I take up to three hours for a newborn session and leave plenty of time for feeding, changing, cuddles and breaks for mama and baby.

Come as soon as you feel ready.

I cannot wait to meet you and your little one!

Please have a look through my site and portfolio, to get a good feel for my style.

When photographing babies older than 14 days, 

I ask that parents adjust their expectations as older babies will not curl up into those squishy positions and they will be more alert and awake.

I style the sessions with the wraps and props in studio, so please don't worry about the styling and outfits.

If you are bringing along siblings we generally do all siblings and family shots within the first part of the session (allow 30-45 minutes).

After sibling and parent shots, I recommend that you (dad or carer), have a little wander out of the studio. There are parks, cafe's and beaches all around us. 

The session is 3+ hours. This is a long time and in my experience it's the least stressful way to spend the morning for all parties concerned.

Please note, as much as I love siblings and chatting, Your baby is my number ONE priority, and the session will go according to baby's needs, sometimes the session will it go over the allocated time. 


When should I call to schedule my newborn session?

Before your baby is born! It is so important to plan ahead. I always advise to jolt this down on your list when planning your hospital bag etc.

Capturing your newborn within the first two weeks of life while they are still sleepy and curled up, can make all the difference in your newborn portraits.

Since we never really know exactly when your little one will arrive,

I will put you on our calendar to hold a spot for you.

When your baby is born I will move your appointment accordingly. If your baby arrives early or if your baby is already born, don’t panic!

I will always do our best to squeeze newborns into our schedule. Older babies take beautiful portraits too and after all, this is what I specialise in.


What kind of Investment does most families make?

Most of my clients typically invest $900 - $1900

However, everyone’s needs are different – some spend a little more.

I also offer payment plans as I understand how expensive it can be with a new little one.

Please contact me for more information regarding the payment plans.

karin@peasinapodphoto.com


What should baby wear?

Newborns photograph best without any clothes at all.

I also love to photograph newborns dressed in neutral coloured organic, subtle wraps, rompers and pants.

I love them swaddled in blankets with lots of texture and snuggled up tight in buckets and baskets.

In the studio I have a supply of newborn hats, bows and headbands that coordinate beautifully with the blankets and props that we will use to stylise your images.

You are welcome to bring any hats or blankets that you would like to have the baby photographed in.

I encourage our clients to bring special, personal items which make the session and images especially meaningful.

 

What Should we wear?

The other important thing to consider your and the rest of the family's wardrobe.

What you wear to your session will again be the difference between beautiful, timeless images and images that you won't love after a few years have passed.

Obviously your session style and location will come in to play so please consider the colour tones of your location "backdrop" first,  then plan a “colour scheme” to dress everyone.

I ask that you don't match everyone, but rather think about complimentary tones of a similar colour or combinations. 

You also need to avoid any logos, brand labels, or graphics. These are distracting!

Stick to plains or repetitive patterns. Layers and textures are also beautiful.

As my style is light, neutral and airy, I recommend these tones as they are easy colours to style with.

 I encourage you to include us in your wardrobe planning, send your ideas and suggestions, I will and suggest how to co-ordinate.

For maternity sessions, I generally encourage my clients to organise clothing that show off that bump, so either full flow maxi dresses, maxi skirts or stretchy dresses. 

You will also receive a Preparation guide when you book, which you can refer to.


Can I bring my children to the Ordering & Viewing appointment?

Of course you can! Children are welcome,

BUT if you would like a chance to relax and concentrate on the beautiful images and products that we will be creating for you,

Then you might want to arrange childcare.

Or we can schedule your appointment when your children are in school.


Why can it be so expensive?

Quality, custom photography by a specially-trained portrait artist is not for everyone, and takes an enormous amount of time and creative commitment.

I am priced in order to continue the premier service I provide to my wonderful clients.

To put things in context, think about discount stores, department stores and boutiques.

Peas in a Pod by Karin Nagel is a “boutique” style of photography studio with a fine art product and service that comes with this business model.

And as blunt as this might seem, I educate my clients that my business model is designed around being able to offer my clients the best products and service,

but also to pay my household bills, put fuel in my car and keep up mortgage payments.

Thank you for understanding.