Common questions

Do you offer props and other stuff to use in the sessions?

All our props, including blankets, beanies, bonnets, wraps, throws and headbands are sourced from the finest local and international suppliers and are available for your photo session. Although, if you have sentimental items such as knitted blankets, special clothing or hats that you would like to include in your images, please bring them along and we will make every effort to incorporate them into your session.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we do. We charge a booking fee to secure your spot in our calendar and the residual amount of your order can be divided into weekly instalments. We can discuss further about the payment on our first consultation meeting.

 

How would I receive the images?

In every case, you will receive the high resolution digital images you purchased on a USB once processed and edited. Of course you will have the permission to print and share those images for your own personal use.

You will also get a personalized 6x8 Photobook with your best images if you purchase any of our collections available for Maternity, Newborn, Milestone and Cake Smash sessions.

 

When do I receive my images?

Due to the high demand at the moment, we will have your USB ready to collect within 4 to 6 weeks after the session. We want to make sure to treat those unique and beautiful photos with the proper care and dedication since they are forever. But we are working really hard to speed up the process without having an impact in the quality to minimise that time frame as we know you would be so excited to receive your photos as soon as possible.

 

How do I book you to be our Photographer?

Yesss! You won’t regret it and we will be honoured to be there for you and your baby in every step of the journey. Drop us a line here (contact), by email, Facebook or Instagram and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Maternity

When is the best time to do a pregnancy session?

The best time to have your pregnancy session done is around 28-34 weeks, when the tummy is nice and round. This will vary with each woman. Just don't leave it to the last minute as sometimes baby can come early and you could miss out the photos. It is best to schedule your session when you enter the second trimester of pregnancy to ensure we have a date available for you or at least 1-2 weeks in advance so we can try our best to fit you in.

Does it have to be in the Studio?

Not necessarily. You can either decide to be artistically photographed in our Studio or at any location of your choice (within the Tauranga/ Mount area), like the beach or a natural field, or any other gorgeous park or garden in the area. Travel costs may apply for shoot in further distances.

Do you include the make-up?

Professional make-up is included for you in one of our maternity packages. So, lucky you as you won’t have to worry about it. Enquire within to learn more.

How long would the session take?

Depends on the package you select. If you decide to book the full session, that will take about 2 hours. The mini session instead will take about half an hour.

 

Birth

When should I book?

Because we can only take a limited number of births a month, it is best to contact us as soon as you know you want your baby's birth day captured. And also because we cannot schedule a date as it could happen any time. So the sooner the better for you and us to stay on call and be prepared.

I do like the idea of having my baby’s birth photographed but I’m not so sure about having a stranger in the room.

We do understand that, and that is why we would love to have a meeting with you prior to the birth, and of course your hubby is welcome if he wants to join us. Only that way you will get to know us and see if you feel confortable enough to receive us for such a unique event in your life. We, in our side, commit to be as unobtrusive as possible.

Can you come to my place in case I am birthing at home?

Of course! And if you already know that in advance, that is where we would like to have the meeting, so we also get to know your place and possible light conditions for the shooting day.

 

What happens if I go into labour before 38 weeks?

You will just have to call us and let us know. Most of the time we will be available to attend your birth, as we know that is one possible scenario that we usually deal with.

 

What happens if you miss my birth?

In the unlikely event that we miss your birth due to any circumstance that is neither our fault or not (for example a precipitous labour) we will offer to transfer the balance to a fresh 48 hour session including a 20 page 6"x8" photo book with the best images on it. We will discuss this during our meeting and that will be specified in our contract too.

 

When do I call you?

That is probably the most important question! Please keep us updated with any signs that you might be in labour. That one should be your first call. We will prepare our camera gear and ourselves for your second call once you are on the way to the Birthing Center or hospital. And then a confirmation from your midwife that you are in active labour for us to make our way to you.


 

Newborn

When should I book a newborn session?

The second trimestrer is the ideal time to book your newborn session. The sooner the better to ensure we do have a date available for you. We will make a tentative booking for around one week after your due date. If baby come a bit early, he might still be within the 2 week mark and we can keep the same date and if baby comes later we can reschedule it to suit better... We usually try to photograph babies from 5-15 days... so we will have to be in touch around that time to make sure we get the best date...  

In case you have your baby already, please give us a call, we will try our best to fit you in.

When is the ideal time to photograph my newborn?

The ideal time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are from 5 to 14 days. They sleep deeper, curl into womb poses, not too sensitive to the touch and don't mind being naked so much. After 2 weeks, babies are a little harder to settle, much more aware to the touch and things like colics and baby acne can start to flare up. But of course, that does not mean that after that period your baby can't be photographed... We do take older newborns and the results are still just amazing as expected. 

Do you take older Newborns?

Yes, definitely... We never say no to any parent who wants their baby captured by our lenses. In case you have had your baby already and for any reason couldn't book in, you can always get in touch to book a session and we will try our best to fit you into our calendar. Depending on the age of the baby, session will just flow a little differently, but we can still customise a session using our props following the same style and get amazing images you will treasure forever.

Are family photos included in the session?

Yes, for sure. A Newborn session is not complete without parents and siblings. When toddlers are involved, we usually start the session with family photos as they can get bored very quick. After those photos are done, they can play outside in our trampolin and little playground.

Does the session have to be at the Studio?

​Actually yes, it does. Our Studio is well prepared and fully equipped to receive you and your baby. To keep them comfortable with no clothing, we guarantee the right warm temperature and humidity (to prevent dehydration) at all times. We also have changing facilities, snacks, fresh water. As you see, we are ready to have you to spend some time without rushing here with us.

How long will the session take?

It will depend on the baby, but usually newborn sessions can take from 2 to 3 hours. We are happy to allow enough time for feeding and comforting to your little one.

​Is there going to be any special preparation for my baby that day?

Yes indeed. We will give you some tips to follow up with your baby that day just to ensure he will feel and sleep comfortably at our Studio, so we can have a smooth session.


 

Cake Smash

When should I book a cake smash session?

If you need to use the photos for the baby’s Birthday Party, then it is better to book when he is around 11 months. Some people like to book for their birthday date to be celebrated at the Studio. In that case, please book in advance to ensure that we will have that exact date available for you in our calendar.

Is the cake included?

Yes, of course. We have our own cake designer who caters specifically for our needs. Our cakes are specially designed for our mini clients with less sugar and a suitable icing for baby’s digestion. You can choose the color, flavour and shape within our cake options.

We will surely discuss about all this in our first consultation meeting.

How long will the session take?

These sessions usually take from 1 to 2 hours.

What comes after the cake?

We will bring a big bucket with warm water for your baby to enjoy a quick bath. That will be also photographed and filmed. Babies love that time as they usually like the water. Plus this is a great opportunity for us to capture some more amazing expressions.


 

Terms


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All images are copyrighted by Baby Love Images, even those you purchase.

Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable.

Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session.

Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued.

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