Newborn Photographer in Delhi, Gurgaon & Noida
Newborn photo shoot is for babies less than 30 days old
Behind the Scenes of a Newborn Photoshoot in Delhi by Anega Bawa
“Newborn Sessions are pious, precious and delicate. I am passionate about newborn photography and dedicate myself to the best outcome of your session. I try never to make a newborn uncomfortable. I just love photographing them when a smile beams out of them. And I also love them when they come out of a pose that just took me 30 minutes to perfect. I just love them.”
~ Anega Bawa ~
extra retouched photo – rs. 1995 each
our basic photo retouching
add an older sibling to each setup
add an older sibling in 1-2 photos of 1 setup and to parents setup (if applicable)
When is the best time to get a newborn photo session done?
The best time for the newborn to be photographed is between 5 to 10 days of the age. This is key to having a successful newborn photo shoot and achieving those “sleepy, curled up” poses. Newborns tend to sleep less and are difficult to “curl up” and pose once they reach the 14 day mark.
Having said that, we are looking for an extremely sleepy newborn – one who can sleep for 2-3 hours at a stretch without being disturbed easily. If the baby is under 3-4 weeks old AND super sleepy, we are able to achieve wrapped newborn poses
How can I schedule my newborn session as the exact date of newborn’s arrival is not known?
Please contact us while you are still pregnant and make a tentative booking based on your estimated due date. The deposit for a newborn session is considered refundable until confirmed booking is done. Once your baby has arrived, please contact us as soon as you come back home from the hospital. Please call us to confirm your booking and schedule your session, while your baby is still 5-10 days of age.
Where would the session take place?
All the sessions take place at my studio on Golf Course Road in Gurgaon. My studio is comfortable, luxurious, clean, naturally lit & temperature controlled. There is also a private feeding/changing room available for your use. New mothers feel super comfortable at my studio.
How do you make your studio comfortable for newborns?
Temperature Control: We maintain a 30+ degrees celsius in the shooting area so that the newborn is comfortable in even bare skin.
Hygiene: All the newborn props, wraps and outfits are washed and steamed after each use.
Private feeding room: We provide a private comfortable feeding room with a newborn cot and a diaper changing station.
What is the difference between a Newborn setup and a family session?
A newborn setup is designed to photograph just the newborn baby.
A family session includes the newborn and the parents and siblings. Please note that the newborn is part of all the photos. A maximum of 2 adults are photographed in each image.
What should I bring for the newborn to wear during the session?
I will not ask you to bring anything special for the newborn, except for their feed and diapers. Also, don’t forget to bring 2-3 pacifiers/soothers of newborn size.
What should I or my husband wear for the parents session?
You can get some ideas about the clothes from the portfolios that I have shared with you. However, I will give you detailed instructions (keeping in mind your taste and my style) during the pre-session consultation phone call, which happens after you book & confirm your session with a deposit.
Can I include my older child in the newborn session?
Yes, you can include your older child in the newborn session for an additional cost. In the newborn setup they can be part of 1-2 photos with their younger sibling. They can also be part of the of the older
What about my hair & makeup?
We ask you to come ready for your session. I don’t recommend a detailed makeup and hair for a newborn session. Just a basic makeup and blow-dry or straight hair can do. We don’t allow make-up artists for the baby sessions.
How long will the session last? What time should we arrive?
The timings for sessions varies with the package type. The classic package should take 30-40 minutes, provided that the baby is settled. The combo will probably take 50-60 minutes The Gold Session will last about 2 hours. Sometimes though babies can take a bit longer to settle, so ultimately we are at their mercy ;). Please keep 2-3 hours free on top of the recommended time, in case the baby takes longer to settle.
Depending on our mutual availability, a time will be decided. Please note that it’s important that you arrive on time for your appointment and so that I can keep my other appointments.
If you are delayed…
If you are more than one hour late, your session will be cancelled and the fee will be forfeited.
What if I am unable to make it to the session appointment?
For the newborn, the session should be rescheduled at least 4-5 days in advance. If you have a medical emergency, we can consider rescheduling the session at a short notice. Please submit a doctor’s certificate for consideration. If you don’t show up for your appointment or are over 1 hour late, your payment will be forfeited.
How do I book my session?
You can book your session by emailing me on [email protected] or calling me or sending a Whatsapp message on 98101-32036. Your booking is considered confirmed only once the deposit payment for the chosen package is received.
When will you deliver the photos?
Your original unprocessed session photos are delivered to you online by dropbox link within one week of your session.
From these original photos, you can shortlist the photos that you would like us to retouch and finish.
Once you inform us of your shortlisted photos that you would like us to retouch, we will take about 4-8 weeks from the date of your shortlisting to process your photos. Your final retouched, high resolution photos are delivered to you by dropbox as well.
What is the quality of soft copy photos?
The unedited/unprocessed digital photos are provided to you for the purpose of selection an are low resolution jpg files (1500 pixels on long side) and have a watermark across them saying, “for selection only – anega bawa photography”.
The final retouched images provided to you are in high-resolution jpg files (3000 pixels on long side) with our logo watermark in the middle (not on the subject but besides them).
Please note that as per our terms & conditions, we don’t allow printing of our photos outside our studio to maintain quality of our art. You do have the option to purchase the final retouched photos without logo watermark and as super high-resolution digitals (8-bit jpg & 16-bit psd) — these you can print outside our studio.
There is no option to get unedited photos in high resolution but we can still print these for you by adjusting brightness/contrast.
Please note that the photos printed by us will not have any logo or watermark.
Do you offer any printed products?
Prints are not part of the package but we offer high quality prints, wall portraits and coffee table books. Please check these out in person when you are visiting for your session.
Do you share our photos on social media and other places?
The short answer is – Yes, I do share the photographs from the sessions on my social media accounts, website, with newspapers, magazines, competitions etc.
Here’s the long answer: As a passionate artist, I try my very best to produce the most beautiful photos for you that will last you a lifetime. I really put my heart and soul into them. Sharing my work with the world helps me get motivated to keep going and produce even more beautiful body of work. Photography is a form of expression for me, so I need to share it. Imagine, you create something beautiful like a painting, only to be told that it can’t be shared. Imagine, if Mona Lisa didn’t want Leonardo-di-vinci to share her portrait with the world. So, I do share my body of work online and offline.
I am time-sensitive towards certain subject, like pregnancy or birthday photos, for which if you request me, I will wait for the event to pass successfully before I share the photos.
See you soon at my studio to create memories that will last beyond our lifetimes, for the generations to come.