Pretoria East Newborn Baby Photographer

A Baby is a Blessing
A Gift from Heaven above
A Precious Little Angel
To Cherish and to Love.

A baby is a blessing indeed. Such a special time in any couples life.

You are now a mommy… a daddy… a family. Bonded together. Why not capture this special moment with some special photos?

Years from now, you will be able to look back at these images and reflect on how tiny your baby was. How tiny his toes was.

How small her little button mouth was. The absolute perfection of your newborn baby.

Picksees Photography would love to assist you in creating these memories.

I do NOT travel for newborn sessions. I have a large amount of props, lighting equipment, and backdrops and it would not be feasible to travel with the quality of work I do.

I do all my newborn photo sessions in my studio in Silver Lakes, Pretoria East. You are welcome to contact me for special arrangements if you perhaps have a special needs baby, child or just circumstances that makes it difficult for you to travel.

How does it work?

Please email or whatsapp me to discuss availability.

Pricing and packages are available on this website.

Complete the booking form and pay the 50% booking fee.

I will also forward you an explanation of what to expect during your photo session, what to wear, how to prepare and my Terms and Conditions.

We often offer special offers for a combination Pregnancy/Newborn Photo Session.

Ideally, my preference from experience, is that newborns between 4-10 days old take the best photos.

After 10 days old the babies starts to stretch their limbs out a little more and are awake for longer periods of time. However, if your baby is older than 10 days don’t fret, I will still get amazing photos.  It might just take longer.

During your photo session I will take as many photos as possible.  Afterwards you will receive a link to the gallery where you can view your images and make your selection.

The amount of images in the gallery will depend on how much time we had to shoot and how many images your package provides for. 

If you are late, you will receive less images due to time constraints.

I will take photos of mom, dad and siblings during the same session.  No additional session has to be booked for family photos.

On the day of the shoot:-

Make sure baby has a nice, full tummy before you leave the house to come to the studio.  This way, the baby will still be full and has probably fallen asleep in the car.  I can immediately get started on the session when you arrive and hopefully get an hour or two of photos done before baby needs a feeding break. 

I also recommend parents trying to keep their baby awake in the couple hours leading up to the session.  If the baby has slept all morning and then arrives at my studio, they just might be ready for a long awake period, which makes the job of getting them sleepy all that much harder. 

So, some tips are to play with baby, talk with baby, maybe even give the baby a bath before the session – whatever it takes to keep them alert for an hour or so.  Then, when they arrive in my studio, they’ll be ready for a long nap!

Bring the baby in a button-up or zip-up sleeper.  Preferably a loose fitting one.  One of the worst things is when baby arrives sleepy in his/her carseat and then you have to remove shoes and socks, pants, and take a shirt off over their heads – which almost always wakes them up. 

Instead, it’s so, so simple to zip down and slip off pyjamas while baby remains asleep!  And if the pyjamas are loose-fitting, then ideally there won’t be many lines left behind on the baby’s skin.  You can even bring your newborn in only a diaper and covered with a blanket. This minimizes lines on the baby’s skin for photos.

DO NOT forget the dummy!!  If the baby takes a dummy, you can trust me that you’ll want it there during the session!

My studio is HOT.  Please dress lightly.  This is for your babies comfort.

I have many, many props/sets/backdrops that we have collected for boys and girls. If you see a certain set design, style or backdrop on our website that you would like me to recreate with your newborn, it is important to let me know BEFORE you arrive so I can prepare. If you do not have any particular requests then I will choose and design the custom sets and have them ready before you arrive.

If you would like to bring any additional props for the photo session – letters, numbers, hats, clothing, stuffed animals, rugby ball, ballet slippers, sports jerseys, etc. – please do! I will do my best to work them into the sets and let you know if I cannot accommodate them.

It’s completely NORMAL for your baby to get a little fussy. Most of the time this can be solved with more heat, a little rocking, and a bit of patience. As well, your baby will likely require a feeding at some point during the session and this usually solves the more dramatic fussiness issues. At that point I will all take a break and you will be able to give your baby a feeding.

Clothing for parents and siblings:-  simple, solid colours; avoid logos.

I am well aware that babies seldom do what we would like them to do. They get hungry, have dirty diapers, cry or just become fussy for no particular reason. Please do not worry about this. We will stop and allow you to sooth baby. At the end of the day, we all have the same goal in mind:- we want a happy baby, calm parents and beautiful photos. We do not want this to be a stressful experience for anybody involved.

Moms are treated very kindly in our studio. We understand that you just gave birth and that you might also be sleep deprived. So relax. I will do most of the bending and hard work.

All images are colour corrected and digitally enhanced.  Any advanced editing will be subject to an additional charge of ±R100 per image.

All images will be in colour, you can also select some images to be in black and white, sepia and other photo effects like the vintage colouring.

Please allow ±two weeks for editing to be completed and photo gallery to be uploaded.

The final product will be forwarded to you via Dropbox. 

Please note that our packages do not include prints. Only digital high resolution images. Some of our package will include a photobook.