What should we bring with us for our newborn session? Lots of diapers! If you will be formula feeding, also bring lots of extra formula. If you are nursing, be prepared to nurse a few times while you are there. I keep the room very warm for the newbies so please dress accordingly (layers are your friend). Please also bring a pacifier. Do we need to bring props? I’ve got tons of stuff at my studio including hats, headbands, backdrops, baskets, buckets, you name it. Still, feel free to bring special things that you’ve bought, or family items you want included (monogrammed blankets, heirloom bonnets, a special necklace that will be passed down, etc). Can we do portraits of the new baby and it’s older sibling? Absolutely, I LOVE sibling shots…but I can’t guarantee it for very young siblings. I will try my hardest and I have lots of tricks and different ways to make it happen but I’m sure you know how unpredictable two year olds are…if they want nothing to do with the new baby, sometimes it just isn’t possible without massive amounts of tears…from the sibling, and rarely the parent;) Something I really suggest is to have a plan for the sibling to be dropped off before or picked up after their portion of the session. When do we pay you? On the day of the session is when I’ll take the payment in full. What type of payment do you accept? Electronic Transfer How long after the session will it be before our images will be ready? Your images will be ready within two-four weeks. I can courier your disc or you can pick it up. Do you also offer prints? Absolutely, and I recommend it! Especially with larger prints, you’ll notice a quality difference between mine and the prints ordered from the big box stores. I offer a 20% discount. For self printing, I have plenty of suggestions on where to get the best prints, just ask
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Sarah-Jane van Heerden 

Based in Hillcrest, Durban, KZN

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