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Newborn Photography Auckland
Newborn Photography Auckland | Maternity Photography Auckland
Newborn photography Auckland

Newborn photography is a genuinely beautiful field to spend my time. As a mother, I recall the moment I held my daughter in my arms as the photographer helped us capture those fantastic first weeks. Memories are amazing but having the images right there is just magical. Imagine how precious these pictures will be when your baby is all grown up with children of their own.

My name is Marinela, and I confess to being addicted to creating the most stunning shots for my wonderful clients. Newborn, baby and maternity photography are my passion and here in my studio, in Auckland, I have created the perfect backdrop for your photography session. Please see here some of my recent galleries.

Working with babies is a total privilege and something I cannot imagine ever tiring of. I have my dream job, combining the wonder of new life with my passion and, I believe, skill for capturing the perfect shots. In the first 14 days of life, new parents have the ideal window for their newborn shoot. During this time your bundle of joy is still gently curled from their time in the womb and really loves to nap. This gives us the perfect time frame to capture those iconic images you have dreamed of framing.

The studio | Auckland newborn photography

My studio has been lovingly crafted and stacked up with a choice of props to help capture those moments. Before the day we can discuss the look and feel of the photos you are hoping for, which also means, if you don’t fancy venturing out of your home, I will come to you.  Armed with a barrage of props, we can do the shoot in the comfort of your family nest. Our newborn shoots take about three to five hours, and you can bring snacks, drinks or order food in, whatever makes your comfortable.

I am always delighted to photograph older siblings but do ask that you bring an extra pair of hands in this case. I want to ensure that your newborn is the focus, but that we also get some fantastic shots of parents and baby. A grandparent or friend would be ideal for helping keep your other children amused so I can capture the best pictures possible.

Maternity Shoots | Maternity photography Auckland

One of the most common regrets I hear from women at newborn shoots is that they forgot to capture their time pregnant. Now admittedly, it is not always the best time for feeling pretty, so a lot of ladies hide from the camera. But another service I offer is a maternity shoot to make sure you have captured that precious time forever. Please remember my diary can get hectic so please give me a call around 20 weeks and we will get you booked in for 28-34 weeks when your baby bump is big enough but your feel still active.  Your shoot will last about 2 hours and includes two changes of outfit.  Feel free to bring partners and children to take part.

Baby Photography Auckland

Further shoots can be scheduled at any point in your child’s life. 6 months, their first birthday, the opportunities are endless, and I would be delighted to work with you again.  Another joy of my job is watching these amazing newborns as they develop their characters, so return shoots are fantastic.

While starting my career and developing my business, I have gained a wealth of experience and gathered a myriad of props.  I have worked with some of the best photographers in the world and learned how to handle safely and pose your precious bundle. I take great care to ensure that the temperature, noise and light are all at an optimal level to keep your baby comfortable and relaxed, so we can stage the best shots for you to treasure. For your peace of mind, you can be assured that the studio is kept scrupulously clean and all the blankets and throws are laundered freshly before you arrive.

I understand what a magical time this is, so I have done my best to provide as much information as possible on my website. Check out my FAQ page and have a look at what I get asked the most. If you do not find the answer to your question, please do get in touch.  Please do not be afraid to share your wishes for your session whether it is newborn, maternity, older child or family. I will do my best to orchestrate this for you. The more I know about your wishes, the easier it is for me to make it happen. If you are open to anything goes, then I promise to deliver you images you will be thrilled with. On the day we can discuss how I process the shoot once the camera stops rolling, and how long it takes to get your images ready. I will go through the options for you, as there are many ways you can get your images, from prints to digitals. Most of all, I want you to enjoy the day and treasure the memory. So please do ask me anything you are unsure of and let me solve your concerns. I look forward to seeing you soon and promise to give your newborn some photographer snuggles.

Give me a call on +44(0)7537974477 to discuss your booking, look forward to speaking soon.

Much love,  Marinela