Date: 23rd January 2019
Location: Red Hill
Maybe it’s because I am a Dad of two beautiful kids, but I love a newborn photo shoot! Newborn babies make for such gorgeous photography subjects, especially when an older sibling stays for a few photos too!
Babies grow up way too fast so a newborn photo shoot is the perfect way to capture those early moments when Bub is tiny, cute and not yet mobile!
Early one January morning I headed to Red Hill to capture Penelope, a beautiful new arrival who made this job far too easy, and a lot of fun! Her big Sister and Dad stayed for a few family photos before having to dash off to work and daycare, leaving Penelope time for some beautiful solo newborn photos.
A sleeping baby is a photogenic baby and happily Penelope slept for a good portion of her newborn photo shoot! It allowed us to switch backgrounds and poses and meant we spent more time photographing and less time settling!
A good hint for a successful newborn photo shoot is to ensure Bub is well fed and warm when I arrive as this helps baby sleep! It is always nice to get a few open eye photos too (and a smiling photo is the Holy Grail!), but its the sleeping shots that often work best.
We have a great selection of baskets, blankets and wraps, but we always feel it is nice to have some unique touches to your photo shoot so we openly welcome outfits, toys and props. We also travel to you so Bub doesn’t feel unsettled, and it means you have those spare nappies and outfits on hand!
Our Newborn Photography Packages start at $349.00 for a 2-hour shoot which includes your high resolution images, without any compulsory minimum spend or photo ordering!
Baby Photographs: Amelia’s Baby Shoot
Date: April 2017
We all love baby photographs! Newborns are so photogenic, so cute and so cuddly and it is every Mum and Dad’s wish to capture some amazing baby photographs of their beautiful newborn before they get too big!
Happily A Thousand Miles Photography specialise in baby photographs and newborn photography and can capture your beautiful new arrival in the comfort of your own home! We have several newborn photography package options, including the option of visiting our studio in Alexandra Hills, and for us to do the photo shoot in the comfort of your own home!
We have a fantastic array of blankets, wraps and baskets to make the shoot run smoothly and we do recommend bringing along any toys and props that you would like to have in the photographs.
I knew Kelly and Rob from a couples photo shoot we had done earlier in the year so I leapt at the chance to capture Amelia, their beautiful new arrival!
We did the photos at their place in Birkdale and were rewarded with great light and a well behaved Little Miss!
We managed to get some sleeping shots, some waking photos, some photos with Mum and Dad and some baby photos of Amelia in her own room. The great thing about doing a newborn photo shoot with us is that you get the high resolution images on a disc, so there’s no need to dig out crumpled, old photos on their 21st birthday!
Brisbane Newborn Photographer:
Location: Wynnum West
Date: January 2018
I love being a Brisbane Newborn Photographer! There is something so amazingly rewarding about capturing something so gorgeous, so delicate and so beautiful and I never see a job as work!
I think having two of my own helps! I know how the meltdowns go, and when to hold off from the photos to allow Bub the chance to feed or have a cuddle. Moreover, I don’t stress when the meltdowns do happen; it is all a natural part of being a Brisbane newborn photographer!
Happily I didn’t have to stress with our beautiful little model, Jasmine! She was a star from the start with minimal fuss and managing to sleep almost all the way through her newborn photo shoot!
It also helped that Mum and Dad were superstars too! Derek and Belinda were very calm (even if Derek did insist on pulling out his Liverpool FC scarf! Red rag to a bull for a Manchester United support like myself!) and had a lot of fun throughout the newborn photography session.
We finished up the session with some family photographs, then we left Jasmine to sleep without the camera!
A few days following the newborn photo shoot, I received a card in the post from Mum and Dad with a photo of jasmine on the front and a touching message inside. That is what it is all about! When your job allows you to do something as amazing and meaningful as newborn photography, then you know your job is a lot of fun!
Dear Andy, Just a short note to sat thank you for the beautiful photos you took of Jasmine and us – we are really delighted with them and they will give us some wonderful memories. Belinda, Derek and Jasmine
Baby Photography: Xavier’s NewBorn Photos
I truly adore doing baby photography! Maybe it is because I have two babies of my own (OK, they are 6 and 2 years old now, so maybe they are not exactly babies anymore!) but to photograph those beautiful little bundles of joy, and to capture their gorgeous innocence and cuteness is a privilege I will never take for granted!
And beautiful little Xavier was no exception! Like all babies, he was curious as to who this strange-sounding guy was when I turned up but he soon got used to me and slept. I always say that during a typical two hour newborn photo shoot, if we have an hour for photography and an hour for feeding/crying/changing/soothing etc, then we are doing pretty well!
We managed to get a fantastic mix of photos with Xavier and got some of him awake, some with Mum and Dad, and some of him looking incredibly cute and beautiful curled up and snoozing on his own!
I always like to get some close-up shots too, to highlight their beautiful little hands, feet and ears. Trust me when I say this: they don’t stay that little for long!
We have two options for baby photography and newborn photo shoots; come to our studio in Alexandra Hills or we can come to you! We will bring along some blankets, baskets and wraps, and by all means feel free to bring along a change or two of clothes and some toys or props!
A two-hour newborn package starts at $299 (including your high resolution images on a disc!), and you can get more information at the below link!
Newborn Photography Brisbane
Newborn Photography: Burpengary Baby Photos
Date: 5th July 2016
Location: At Home in Burpengary
Maybe it’s because I’m a Dad that I love doing newborn photography so much! Or maybe it’s just because squishy newborn babies are just so cute and much fun to photograph!
Melissa and Zane emailed me a few weeks ago asking if I was free to photograph their beautiful new arrival – and just how beautiful is she!
And she was so well behaved too! She didn’t mind having a stranger taking baby photos, and even slept most of the time! Melissa did very well and made my job a lot easier well by having the room nice and warm and she had given her beautiful girl a good feed before I got there!
How incredibly beautiful does she look with the make-up brush and Mum’s pearls?!
And this must be the bravest thing I have ever seen! Melissa even brought out her beautiful silk wedding dress for some shots! Happily it remained unharmed!
Melissa and Zane got married a year ago so their wedding rings were brought out for a few photos! What an incredible selection of photographs they will have from this last twelve months: wedding photos and newborn photos! I know I’m biased but I really can’t emphasise the importance of capturing these milestones – having a family portrait photography session once a year really does allow you to look back in years to come and remember more clearly what everyone looked like and how everyone’s changed!
Baby Photos: Naz, Mohammed and Medinah
Date: 10th and 25th April 2016
Location: Logan Reserve
Everyone loves baby photos: babies are tiny, cute and gorgeous so it is little surprise that every parent loves receiving beautiful photos of their baby a few weeks after their arrival!
Happily Naz and Mohammed were well prepared and got in touch a few weeks before Medinah’s arrival to arrange a photo shoot for when she was just a few days old. Well how cute does she look! We did some studio photos with the family and got some beautiful baby photos using my props: baskets, blankets, and wraps. For around ten minutes! They say you should never work with babies – but sometimes that’s just part of the fun! Medinah had other plans that day and wasn’t as interested in having her photo taken as Mum and dad were!
We persevered and got some absolutely beautiful shots but maybe not as many as we would have liked so a week or two later I was back and what a difference a week makes!
Medinah already looked bigger and more alert but happily she was sleeping. We managed to get the majority of the cute sleeping baby photos you see here, but then she decided to see what the fuss was all about!
Her big brown eyes make for gorgeous portrait photos and I think my faves are actually the ones where she is awake!
Naz had some lovely props too – headbands, wraps and clothing – so we had a bit of a dress up and grabbed some photos as we went.
And no newborn photo shoot is complete without the details – we grabbed some photos of Medinah’s tiny feet and hands.
Medinah was so well behaved and didn’t cry once – I think she must have been used to the limelight by then! The morning went so well and we got some amazing baby photos:) Until next time, guys! 😉