Sarah Martin Photography specializes in newborn portraiture, families and wedding photography. Please see below for session details and contact for more information.
Newborn Session Information
When should I book?
Newborn sessions are best done before 14 days of age for those sleepy, cuddly poses. It's always best to book your session before your due date. That way I put your due date into my calendar and you are guaranteed a session time before your baby is two weeks of age. Because of this, I only accept a limited number of newborns due within the same month. If you have already had your baby, that is okay! Sometimes I have last minute availability so just email me to find out.
Where will the session take place?
Your newborn session will take place in my studio in Hamilton, Ontario. Located just 2km from the 403. I have a beautiful, natural light studio filled with props to suit your session. There is also a lounge area for new parents to feel comfortable during the session. I do have a lifestyle newborn session option, in which I will come to you if that is what you prefer. The details are outlined in my pricing guide, which you can get by inquiring through the contact form.
How do I prepare for the session?
After you have had your little one, I will send you a some instructions on what you can do before your session to ensure that your baby will sleep soundly during our time together. I have found these little tricks really work well for keeping babe asleep. In terms of clothing, I love the look of neutrals suck as whites and creams. I have a few dresses on hand for mom to wear if she would like and I ask that dad bring a short sleeve black shirt to wear as well for those beautiful in daddy's hands poses. Sometimes even skin to skin is beautiful if dad is up for it!
What happens during the session?
Sessions last approximately 2-3 hours. Newborn sessions are slow and not rushed so that we can take time to cuddle and feed your sweet new baby when need be. The studio is always kept very warm during the session to aid in the sleep process. Be sure to dress lightly. Once baby is fast asleep, I am able to start posing and you are welcome to sit back and relax while your session takes place. New parents really enjoy this time because they are able to watch a movie, have a hot coffee or even take a nap! All while your baby is a few feet away in safe hands.
*Newborn sessions ate done Monday-Friday at 10am*
Family Session Information
Family sessions are done during the late spring-fall months and are done about an hour before sunset for the perfect golden light. They are done in the Hamilton to Toronto area. Travel fees may apply. Once you have booked your family session date, I will assist you with styling for the session if you wish.
*Limited family sessions available during 2016. Please contact Sarah to inquire about dates*