Newborn Photography Costs So Much | A Detailed Breakdown

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Shanice Algooram
Shanice Algooram
2024-06-27
Helen is absolutely wonderful. She made our maternity shoot incredibly seamless and effortless. The turnaround time for our pictures were just two days! And they look stunning! Thank you for a wonderful experience, Helen! 🌸
Adeline Pillay
Adeline Pillay
2024-06-20
Great service & easy going communicating with Helen.Memorable events captured for sure.Will definitely use Light Affair Photography again.
Kareshma Singh
Kareshma Singh
2024-06-12
Helen was amazing with my son. She was also very efficient and professional. Will definitely use her services in future. Thanks Helen, for the beautiful photos.
Iris Mokgapa
Iris Mokgapa
2024-06-06
Took my sister for a photoshoot with Light Affair Photography and it was a great experience for my sister. It was a pregnancy photo shoot, Helen the photographer made her feel relaxed. My sister does not like taking pictures even before pregnancy and Helen gave her confidence to take pictures. She even told me that Helen made her forget about her big nose caused by pregnancy. Thank you Light Affair Photography🥰🥰🥰 , am definitely recommending them guys. You won’t regret. While waiting for mommy to be to take pictures, you are served with tea and coffee 🥰
Siphiwe Nyakane
Siphiwe Nyakane
2024-06-06
Received a warm welcome from Helen upon arrival, the photoshoot was a great experience for us and our photos are beautiful. We received great service from the light affair team!
Zaida Gierdien
Zaida Gierdien
2024-06-03
Gave Helen a call and she worked out the best price for what was needed. She arrived on time and entertained the guests while snapping them! Amazing service. Definitely would recommend Light Affair Photography 👏
Jasmine Benson
Jasmine Benson
2024-06-02
So grateful for an enjoyable shoot with Helen. She was engaging, professional and put me at ease immediately. Photos delivered on time without any delays
Ashlina Ramdutt
Ashlina Ramdutt
2024-05-30
Light Affair Photography were excellent. Helen is so much fun! Our lounge was transformed into a beautiful setting for our baby boy who enjoyed every moment. Highly recomend them.
Magdeline Macheu
Magdeline Macheu
2024-05-28
All pictures are amazing ,thank you so much.
Faith dlalisa
Faith dlalisa
2024-05-27
I had such a lovely experience with Helen! It was fun and easy and the hour went by so fast! She accommodated me last minute, was present and gave great creative direction during the shoot. She delivered quality pictures and took into consideration my edit requests. I love all my images & have been receiving so many compliments 🙂. I'm looking forward to having more sessions with her.

Why Does Newborn Photography Cost So Much?

Newborn photography is one of the most challenging and competitive genres to master. A photographer must not only know how to use a camera and work with lighting, but also possess the skill and technique to pose a baby beautifully without causing any harm to your little one. This requires a deep understanding of infant behavior and patients. Each baby is unique some are easy, others may require more time to settle, with individual preferences and personalities that influence how they can be posed.

Your little one might be able to lay on her tummy, whereas another baby won’t tolerate it. At Light Affair Photography, we are the best rated privately owned photography company who has mastered newborn photography. With nearly 500 5-star Google reviews, we ensure all our client’s, that their little one is in the hands of a photographer with 13 years of experience in the industry.

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Simple and Easy Newborn Photography Services

For most of my newborn photography sessions, we come to you as baby is way more comfortable and content in their own environment, what mommy wants to drive around with their newborn baby? For newborn photography sessions, we show up with a self customized newborn posing table designed by us, and a newborn photography soft light that does not flash, nor effect your little newborns eyes.

For our maternity photoshoot sessions, We are partnered with a professional makeup artist, and we have a wide range of dresses for you to choose from, ensuring you feel pampered before we even start your maternity photoshoot, allowing the glow of motherhood to shine through our photography sesions.

Even for cake smash photography sessions, we provide almost everything except for family outfits, and the birthday cake due to possible allergies. Most of my packages are all-inclusive and budget friendly towards our clients and we deliver your photoshoot gallery within 7 working days, most photographers take 6 weeks.

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The Costs Of Newborn Photography Props

My collection of newborn photography props and outfits for newborn photoshoots, maternity photoshoots, and other ages are extensive. I am constantly updating my props inventory to ensure we stay up to date with the latest trends, adding custom made newborn photography headbands, newborn photoshoot wraps, custom made newborn photography bonnets, and maternity photoshoot dresses. These items are costly, and very hard to find a great supplier who agrees on production for a fair price; for example, a single newborn photography headband can cost me around R180, as they are all custom made.

I have over 100 custom made newborn headbands alone, not to mention flower crowns for maternity photoshoot sessions. All of our props are from small businesses that are dedicated to servicing quality over quantity, and I believe that these businesses look after their clients, not just another contract. All items are washed after each use to ensure that no bacteria get anywhere close to you and your little one, we use hand sanitizer and surgical gloves when we work with baby.

Knitted wraps and bonnets, though adorable, are especially prone to damage and must be replaced frequently, and suppliers do like to get a bit roudy and take chances with prices when they realise you are a photographer. Around South Africa, we have wonderful and dedicated vendors who create beautiful newborn photography props, newborn baby outfits, and accessories and anything you could imagine to enhance your photoshoot experience and the comfortability of baby.

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Maintaining a Professional Newborn Photography Service

I stock newborn photography outfits and custom made props for babies up to 1 years old. This means having a vast array of photography outfits and props for selection purposes, carefully selected to ensure timelessness and experience with my photography business. I avoid high-fashion trends that become outdated quickly and are overpriced. Your images should remain beautiful and relevant for years to come and keep in style everytime you look back at the images, you should get compliments, not remarks.

Editing Process in Newborn Photography

After the newborn photoshoot session, the real work actually begins. Editing photography images does take longer than the shoot itself and is included in my packages, most photography companies take around 3 – 6 weeks to edit your whole gallery, with me, you wait a week to receive your entire newborn photoshoot images that are edited naturally and ensure a clean, fine finish when you view your images. I have noticed a lot of photography companies overedit their newborn photoshoot and maternity images to where the baby does not look the same anymore, or the image clearly looks fake.

I am trying to avoid all of those rookie mistakes photographers can make and possibly hurt their reputations. Newborn sessions require careful editing to address common skin issues like jaundice, redness, or baby acne. I want to have clear skin visible on the baby to ensure the quality of your images is of high industry standards and exceeds your expectations. I strive to keep my editing natural and simple, avoiding a fake look.

Maternity photography sessions also involve extensive editing, and can be time-consuming due to the dress or the environment, but with over 13 years of experience, I have my own tricks up my sleeves, especially when incorporating special effects with fabric or extending backgrounds to ensure your maternity photoshoot comes out perfect.

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