New Zealand multi award winning photographer based in Auckland
Our first priority has and always will be the safety of our clients, that has not changed, and we will continue to ensure we follow the best practices to make sure you are safe when you have your priceless moments captured by us. Stay safe, and enjoy your bubble!
The Froggy Pose
The froggy pose is a popular pose in which the baby appears to be balanced on their hands and their feet poke out from behind their elbows. This is a very cute pose and can be achieved easily with newer babies under about 3 weeks old, but as the baby gets older they start to stretch out and don't like to bring their legs up to their torso. Although there are some babies who simply don't like this pose due to being gassy or having an upset tummy, mosts will happily go into this pose as it is very similar to the burping technique often taught at birthing centres (we love teaching this to parents who want to know!). This pose, however, is always don'e with support and in two parts. The first part is where the assistant holds the baby from below the chin, and the second part is where the assistant holds the baby from the top of the head. Baby is often balanced perfectly on their hands but for safety we choose to support the baby regardless of this perfect balance as we know and understand baby's can sometimes startle or move suddenly, and even though they are so close to the blanket this would be an unpleasant movement for the baby. See the image below to see the two parts of this pose that create the gorgeous finished portrait called the froggy.
Your questions about safety
If you have any questions at all about safety, we encourage you to ask! We are completely open and transparent with what we do and how we do it because we want you to know you and your family are completely safe in our hands and we take this very fragile and cautious time in your lives seriously. Physical safety is not the only thing we take care with, but also emotional wellbeing! We make sure our new mum's are feeling well, and good throughout their time with us, we have had two children ourselves and so we understand how emotionally tough it can be in those first first weeks and we want our clients to come to a safe space thats warm, inviting, friendly and filled with love the moment you walk in the door!
We have completed a Newborn Safety Certificate with NZIPP that shows we follow the best safe practices for Newborn Photography.
We pride ourselves on having the best safe practices for maternity and newborn photography. With this in mind, we have a comprehensive safety plan for getting back to work during COVID-19 that protects both ourselves as well as each and every one of our clients. It is safe for you to book a session with us, there may be changes to how we run your session or there may be delays on certain types of sessions, but you can trust that whenever your session is done, it will be done safely and you will still have and absolutely gorgeous result! If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask, we are more than happy to discuss your questions, and adapt to any scenario.
Talk to us today about your next session with us, and ask all the burning questions you have! The short video below gives you a brief insight into a typical newborn session with us, you can find more videos on our services page as well if you wish to view more.
Baby Safety during your session
The safety and comfort of your baby is of the upmost importance to us both during your sessions as well as before and after you visit our studio. Care is taken when timing your session to suit both you and your baby, so if something isn't quite right we are flexible and make sure you are both healthy and happy when you come to see us. During your session we take our time, are gentle, and relaxed with the posing and wrapping of your baby. We never push a baby into a pose they are not comfortable with, although we won't give up quickly if baby just needs a little burping or pat to settle into the pose, and we always support the baby when in a position in which the baby could startle or move. Some of our photography may look as thought it is photographed as you are seeing it, but this is simply down to skilled photoshopping, and in fact the baby is always in a safe position being supported when necessary and close to the ground at all times.
The Hanging Pose
Our hanging prop poses are done in two parts, the first part is the baby being posed safely on the ground with an assistant right next to the baby, and the second part of the pose is of the prop alone being photographed hanging from a branch. These two parts are them combined to create the stunning images you see all through our website and portfolio. See the image below of the two parts being combined skillfully in photoshop.