Frequently Asked Questions

Whereabouts is your newborn studio located?

Our studio is in Frenchs Forest, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Just a 30-minute drive north from Sydney CBD, we are conveniently located within 5 minutes of the junction at Warringah Road and Forestway.

Do you offer in-home newborn photography sessions?

No. Due to the amount of kit involved in safely and professionally photographing your baby, we only shoot newborn sessions at our Frenchs Forest studio.

What is the best age for newborn baby photographs?

The younger the better! Most client’s book their session while they are still pregnant, so we can guarantee a session while baby is still brand new. In our experience, to get the best results, it is best if baby is under 21 days old at the time of their session.

What if my baby arrives early or late?

Not a problem at all! Our schedule is designed to have the flexibility to move newborn sessions around in the event of an early bird or a fashionably late baby!

My baby has already been born. Is it too late for baby photos?

We get a lot of last minute bookings, so don’t worry if you didn’t get around to organising your baby photo shoot already! We have successfully photographed ‘newborns’ up to 6 weeks of age, however expect a lot more ‘awake’ photographs and sessions can sometimes take a little longer.

Are you vaccinated and insured?

Absolutely! We take newborn health and safety very seriously. We are fully vaccinated for everything including Pertussis, and all of our baby items are washed in baby-friendly soaps after every use. Our business is fully registered and insured.

How long does a baby photo shoot take?

It all depends upon how happy and/or sleepy baby is! For a full newborn session, it is usual to take 2-3 hours. It is best not to book anything after your session, as you and baby will both be tired and ready to take a nap!

What if my baby doesn’t sleep?

Some babies can take longer to settle than others. We take the time to get to know your baby and figure out a plan that works best for him/her. Often we will start a session while baby is awake. Parents always love photos with their baby’s eyes wide open! In the unlikely event that baby is distressed and unable to settle (this can happen if baby is ‘cluster feeding’) then we will re-schedule your session to another convenient date.

What do we need to bring with us to our newborn photo session?

Everything that we need during your session is provided by the studio, including nappies, wipes, receiving blankets and light refreshments. If there is anything you would like to include in your newborn photos (for example a family heirloom or personalised gift), feel free to bring it along and we will try our best to include it in your session for you.

I have older children. Can they be in the photos too?

Absolutely! We love including family in your newborn photographs. Please be aware though that due to the size and the conditions in the newborn studio (the room is kept heated to almost 30oc for baby’s comfort), it is best to make arrangements for your older children to be collected once their photograph has been taken.

Do we need to come back to the studio to see our photos?

No! We know how tricky it can be getting a baby and all their paraphernalia out of the door, so we won’t ask you to do it twice! Once your final gallery is ready for viewing, we will send you a link and password to an online gallery, from which you can view your photographs, watch a beautiful slideshow and order your favourite images directly.

How long before I can see my photographs?

Your final gallery will be available for viewing within 14 days of your session.

I would like to get a photograph album of my favourite photos. Do you sell albums?

We offer a full product range including albums, canvasses and framed artwork. The studio catalogue will be sent to you once your gallery is available to view online.

Do you offer weekend sessions?

We do offer limited sessions on a Saturday morning, but these book out quickly! Some weekend sessions carry a surcharge. Please contact  the studio for more information.

How much does it cost?

We are a full service photography studio, offering a variety of packages to suit all requirements and budgets. Our aim is to be the best photographer you will ever work with!
Most of our clients spend between $1000 – $2000.

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Maternity Photography | Newborn Photography | Children Photographer | Family Photography

Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique portrait studio located in Frenchs Forest, on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches, Australia.

Specialising in custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family pictures.

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Lockwood Avenue
Frenchs Forest

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