Introducing my NEW purpose built photographic studio!
It’s been a dream of mine to have my very own dedicated work space so after a year of managing permits, tradesmen, my own pregnancy and then gorgeous baby Levi, Photobaby now has a new home.
My studio is located at the back of our 2 acre property so it’s easy to walk outside and have toddlers run freely for natural lifestyle images. The entrance has a veranda which is helpful should it be raining or if Dad needs to occupy a busy toddler with snacks while Mum and I focus on the baby. When you arrive you can drive directly up to the studio and park next to it.
I use both natural light (for newborns) and flash light (for fast moving crawlers and toddlers). The studio is just the right size to manage family sessions comfortably. I have 3 areas that I use use simultaneously, so if for instance the newborn needs a feed, I can quickly shift and take photos of the toddler and other parent whilst waiting for a sleeping bub to be ready. The colour palette is ideal for reflecting light and provides the set up for my fresh bright style.
The studio has a surround sound system installed so I can have music playing to soothe babies keeping them calm thoughout their session, or on the other end of the spectrum ‘Let it go’ for kids to dance too enabling natural smiles and play! The split system is fantastic for adjusting temperature though out sessions to keep babies warm and for keeping families cool in the hot Melbourne summer.
In the bathroom (left door in pic above) there is a change table complete with heated lights to keep your baby warm, privacy to change outfits especially for maternity sessions and of course a toilet for those unexpected toilet trips with toddlers. ;o)
My office (right door in pic above) is where I spend countless hours happily editing your family memories.
Newborns, being the smallest models require the most props. This is the designated newborn area with everything close at hand to work quickly while your baby is sleeping. The sheer curtains are used in newborn, maternity, crawler, and sitter sessions. They make for the most divine soft light and stunning natural light images. Behind the sheers, a dark grey blind rolls down for classic black/white shots. I love how I can control natural light with the windows on all sides of the studio, so regardless of the time of day, anything is achievable.
I have many wraps, blankets, accessories, props and baskets to all help make sessions fun, easy and safe.
The drawers hold countless nappy covers and hats, large props such as vintage prams, baby wooden beds, trolleys, toddler rocking chairs and lounge chairs, and even a bed head to create those lovely snuggly family pics on the faux bed. Props are all designed to be used as an aid to get natural expressions from children, rather than be the focus of the shot. I welcome any items you own that you would like to be used in your photos also.
So there is my dream studio.
It’s fully adaptable to many styles of sessions; maternity, newborn, family, modelling shoots, and product photography. More photographic equipment is on hand should you require never ending white backdrops, soft boxes designed for jewelry or reflective products, flatlays and more. I’d love to hear about all your photographic needs and help in any way I can. Send me a message or browse my Photo Collections here.