PLAY ME

GET TO KNOW FRANCHESCA

ETIRE STAFF IS FULLY VACINATED

We are a Haggle Free Business. Prices of Sessions are Nonnegotiable and are Subject to 7% Sales Tax



DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BOOK

All sessions are by appointment only and must be booked 2-weeks in advance. Our Gallery turn around is 4 weeks . We are usually booked 2-3 months in advance. We take a limited amount of Newborns per month. We always recommend planning your session before the child is born. Newborn sessions take time to plan and it starts with just a simple phone call.

WE NEED PROOF


If your child has already been born and you would like to book a session we request that you show a birth certificate or some type of proof of your child's age. If your child is above the age requirement we will find out and have to cancel the session or charge you additional for the extra time it takes to pose

PLEASE STAY IN THE BREAK AREA


The Affinity studio is designed to be open for your viewing experience so we ask that all children be watched at all times in the break area. You are able to leave the break area for certain reasons such as using the bathroom, changing room, breast feeding, outfit change, or diaper change. No cell phones or recording devices will be used beyond the break area. Any violations in this policy will result in the forfeiture of your session. We do this for you, and the baby's safety . Franchesca needs complete focus on your baby and cannot be distracted.

THE TRADITIONAL $325

Baby only
Session takes 2-3 hours
7 digital Images
Swaddle only with one choice of wrap
ONE backdrop color 3-poses
ONE bucket, bed or nest setup
Personal online viewing gallery
print release
BABY MUST BE 5-15 DAYS OLD TO PURCHASE THIS PACKAGE

$325 Plus Tax

JUST THE BABY COLLECTION $450

Baby only
Session takes 3-4 hours
12 digital Images
Swaddle only with one choice of wrap
ONE backdrop color 3-poses
ONE outfit change
ONE Signature setup
BABY MUST BE 5-15 DAYS OLD TO PURCHASE THIS PACKAGE

$450 Plus Tax

KEEPSAKE COLLECTION $650

Session takes 4-6 hours
ONE signature setup
ONE bucket or bed
ONE outfit change
Choose between Mini Family Session or additional Signature Setup
25 digital images
1-18x24 canvas
BABY MUST BE 5-15 DAYS OLD TO PURCHASE THIS PACKAGE

$650 Plus Tax

ULTIMATE COLLECTION $950

Baby with Full family session
Session takes 6+ hours
with choice of wrap
and swaddle
TWO outfit changes
TWO signature setups
Full Gallery of digital images
1-18x24 canvas

BABY MUST BE 5-15 DAYS OLD TO PURCHASE THIS PACKAGE

$950 Plus Tax

TINY TOTS $ 650

For Babies 1-3 months old
session takes 4-6 hours
20 digital Images
ONE bucket or bed
Choose between Mini Family Session or Signature Setup
Personal online viewing gallery
With print release

$650 Plus Tax

TRADITIONAL FAMILY $650

Session takes 4-6 hours
Mini Family session
15 digital Images
Swaddle only with one choice of wrap
ONE backdrop color 3-poses
ONE bucket, bed or nest setup
16x20 Canvas Print
Personal online viewing gallery

NO OUTFIT CHANGE OR SIGNATURE SETUPS

$650 PLUS TAX

THE POSING COLLECTION $575

Poser Only
Session takes 2-4 hours
For those interested in all traditional posing positions
Swaddle only with one choice of wrap
ONE outfit change
ONE backdrop color 3-poses
15 Digital images
ONE prop on poser
Personal online viewing gallery
Mini Family

575 Plus tax

ADDITIONAL CHILD (TWINS) $200

Twins or multiple birth will be $200 extra due to the longer hours and the need for assistance.

$200 Plus Tax

THE SIGNATURE $750

For those only interested in the setups
Three Signature Setups
15 Digital Images
Personal online viewing gallery
print release
BABY MUST BE 5-15 DAYS OLD TO PURCHASE THIS PACKAGE

$750 PLUS TAX

All our packages come with an online viewing gallery and personal print rights



WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR NEWBORN SESSION 


In order to purchase and schedule a session a mandatory 1 hour consultation in our studio is required. The consultation allows us to better understand your needs and wants for your session. We go over everything from color and prop choices, to a tour of our studio, and any questions or concerns you may have.


The sessions begin at 10:30am.

 

Sessions are baby-led and I allow plenty of time for feeding and comforting. 


We only do one newborn session a day, therefore, there will be no rush. 

Newborn safety is my top priority. We will not put your baby in any unsafe props or poses.


The session will be held in our Studio


Please sit back and relax, make yourself at home! Watch some Netflix.


It will be very warm so that baby is comfortable without clothes on. Dress yourself in layers that can be removed if it gets too hot for you.


I will be playing white noise from an app in the background to help get baby off and hopefully stay in a deep sleep. 


Parents and children should relax in the waiting room. This allows us to properly pose your baby without any distraction. Don’t worry we will only be 50 ft away and you will be able to see us and your baby from a distance


Please bring a few diapers for changing and at least 3 bottles of formula or milk.


I may ask you to ignore a strict feeding schedule rule for the couple of hours at the session. The only way we will achieve these images is if your baby is happy, full and sleeping deeply.


Most of the poses are of your baby lying on their back or side with either a wrap or your arms around them for maximum happiness and comfort.

PREPPING YOUR BABY BEFORE THE SESSION


Here are a few little things that will help prepare for the session & help things run smoothly: 

1. If your baby has slept solidly for 3 hours prior to your session then we may spend too long trying to get baby to sleep and not get many posed, sleepy shots. If you can, on the morning of your session, try and keep little one awake for a bit with a little interaction and try also to time a feed just before you leave or on arrival at my home. Obviously this may all go out of the window as these things are always easier said than done! But this little bit of prep really can make a difference to your session if they arrive nice and sleepy. 

2. Dress baby in a simple loose sleeper that doesn’t have to be lifted off over the head just incase baby is sleeping soundly on arrival. No tight socks to avoid lines on their skin.

3. If you are using or considering using a pacifier please bring it along. It can be a huge lifesaver when baby continuously wants to feed/suckle for comfort. Sometimes it really is the difference of getting that shot or not. 

4. Any eye gunk or boogers are to be removed where possible please.

5. If you are breast feeding, it may help to not eat spicy or acidic foods or drink caffeine in the 48 hours prior to your session as this could possibly make baby unsettled. 

 

ON ARRIVAL

A full baby means a sleepy baby so a top up of milk before we begin is usually a good idea.

If baby is awake when you arrive, it is best to undress them first, loosen the nappy and then wrap them in a blanket before that extra top up. Otherwise your baby may get upset at being undressed when they are nice and cozy. 

OUTFITS AND PROPS

(Due to COVID-19 circumstances no outside props or outfits are allowed in studio for safety reasons)

We will be mostly photographing your little one in his/her birthday suit. We will pay careful attention to ensure babies privates are not exposed in any photos. If at any point you feel uncomfortable with a pose or position, please let us know straight away and we can move on to the next pose. If you would rather your baby wasn't naked, we can wrap baby in different wraps or in some of the specially made newborn outfits I have sourced. Please let me know if you would rather baby was covered at all times before the session begins.  

You do not need to bring any outfits with you unless there is something special you would like me to try and include in the session, however every day clothes do tend to swamp babies, look bulky and awkward. We do have a few special little newborn prop outfits that look so sweet if you would prefer your baby in something. Newborns really do look best photographed in very little.


FAMILY PHOTOS

Im afraid due to COVID-19 restrictions, large family portraiture is impossible. But mum & dad and two other siblings with baby is fine.

All parent portraits will now be photographed against a black or white background. 

Please keep your clothing simple. Personally, I think plain tops work best, skip bright and busy patterns & large logos where possible. Please also avoid white tops if you can.

I’m a big fans of skin-on-skin portraits with you holding your baby against you. They’re so simple and timeless.

So if you want some portraits like this with your newborn, consider a strapless top or vest, alternatively I could wrap you in a scarf, wrap or other stretchy material I have available. These can make for some very tender images.

For more artistic shots, dads may choose to remove their shirts if they are comfortable in doing so. 

Your hands will play a major role in these sessions even if you do not want to be in the photos. I will ask you to remove any watches or bracelets that do not have any special sentimental meaning for the photo. 





FEEDING BABY

Please know that I do not mind waiting for you to nurse or for nappy changes, or just taking a break to soothe your baby at any point. You and your baby's wellbeing is more important to me than getting a shot.

If you are bottle feeding your baby, please bring along more than you think you’ll need! 

POOP! 

When doing the poses where the baby is undressed, it is normal (and okay!) for baby to poo or wee on my backdrop... or anywhere else. I can assure you this happens all the time and I am not bothered by it in the slightest! Please bring with you baby wipes, extra nappies and a towel. After each newborn session I launder all of my backdrops and wraps.

An extra set of clothes for the parents is a good idea, just in case. Someone always gets wee'd or pooped on, it’s usually me, but sometimes you!



FAQ

WHAT IF MY BABY COMES EARLIER OR LATER THAN THEIR ESTIMATED DUE DATE?

Great question! When you book a newborn session with us, you are not scheduling a specific date. Instead, we put you on our list of guaranteed spots. After your baby is born, you simply let us know, and we'll provide you with a few dates to choose from that are within the first 8-21 days of life. The one exception to this is if you know you're having a scheduled c-section or induction. We will mark off a tentative date for your session and confirm it in the week beforehand. Sometimes babies have other plans and decide to arrive before they're scheduled to!

HOW LONG DOES A NEWBORN SESSION TAKE?

We block off 4 hours for our newborn client sessions in case it's needed. The average time is around 3 hours. Some babies just need extra time to eat or settle. We don't rush sessions, and we take the time needed to accomplish the best gallery for your family! Come with patience and something to do. Google Fiber is available at the studio, so lots of dads work remotely while hanging out and enjoying coffee and a snack from the studio kitchen. Please do NOT schedule an appointment for after the session so you can avoid feeling stressed or rushed if your baby is taking longer to setlle.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING FOR MY BABY TO WEAR?

Nope, you just need to bring your baby! The Affinity Studio has a variety of wraps outfits and props. Everything is provided in order to create The Affinity Studio experience. Outside props and outfits are strongly discouraged due to our COVID-19 policies

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?

The perfect time to pose a newborn is 5-15 days ofter their birth. We set aside a limited number of sessions each month so that that each client receives my personal attention. To secure your desired session time, please contact me as soon as you can. I add a tentative date around your due date onto my calendar upon booking. Once baby arrives, you will then contact me to schedule your session.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?

ry to keep your newborn awake for an hour prior to the session and plan to feed your baby just prior to leaving your home or when you arrive at the studio. We recommend to have 3 bottles of milk or formula on hand. If you are nursing, it is best to keep a bottle of expressed milk on hand for use during the session. Pacifiers are also extremely helpful for allowing me to calm your baby during the session.

I AM READY TO BOOK, WHAT'S NEXT?

Click on the Book a Session button below. Fill out the questionnaire. Once the proper information is given we will contact you and guide you through the next steps


Ready to Begin?