NEWBORN + BABY GUIDE
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CONTENTS 2 A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
WELCOME 4 THE STORY OF R H O N DA D E N T P H OTO G RA P H Y
HOW TO PREPARE 6 L E A D I N G U P TO YO U R S E S S I O N
WARDROBE 8 W H AT W O R K S + W H AT D O E S N ’ T
TELL A STORY 10 L A U G H + P L AY D R E S S U P
PRODUCTS 12 S E E W H A T W E H AV E T O O F F E R
THE BIG DAY 14 W H A T T O E X P E C T T H E D AY O F YO U R P H OTO S E S S I O N
model / Baby Vivienne
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WELCOME P H O T O G R A P H Y is something that has always been very natural for me, ever since a family vacation to Disneyworld when I was 14 when I took over my mom’s point and shoot film camera and wouldn’t let go of it the whole trip. Shortly after that I assisted a neighbour who was photographing his nephew’s wedding. That’s when I received my first Nikon 35mm SLR with one lens. Sigh….. I felt like I had been given a gift of gold. When I was in my early 20s I remember driving across the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver with a friend and we were chatting about how we viewed the world. She measured the city skyline by how many buildings her horse could jump over. I viewed the skyline as to how I would frame my composition for a photograph. Our eyes looked at the same city, yet we both saw what we truly loved. Those were the moments that kept me passionate about photography. I pursued other activities such as acting in theatrical shows, film and TV projects, producing live theater and travelling the world, but somehow I always kept coming back to my roots. Twenty years later I am on the same path only now with trained eyes, much more education and dedication to my craft. I couldn’t be happier. I hope my images speak to you the way they have spoken to me over the last two decades and help you feel how I see love. For me it’s about capturing the moments: when a mother breathes in the scent of her child and a father gazes in amazement at his own kin. I look forward to working with you and creating images you will end up holding close to your heart. photographer/ Rhonda Dent 4 / rhonda dent photography
model / Baby Angus
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model / Baby Avery 6 / rhonda dent photography
HOW TO PREPARE L E A D I N G U P TO YO U R S E S S I O N I M P O R TA N T : W H AT T O B R I N G . . . A
N E W B O R N S E S S I O N S Please dress baby in a onesie that snaps or zips up the front so we do not wake the baby upon arrival and when undressing. Please have RDP take the baby out of the car seat also to try and avoid waking up the baby upon arrival.
F E E D + B U R P baby before leaving for the session so their belly is nice and full upon arrival.
D R E S S Y O U R S E L F I N L AY E R S as sessions usually take two hours and the studio is kept quite warm.
NEWBORN POSES WILL BE DONE F I R S T assuming baby has not been woken up and then if family photos are requested they will be done near the end of the session.
ALL PROOFS AND/OR GALLERIES will be ready within 2 weeks after the session for viewing.
CHECKLIST C L O T H E S A change of clothes, burp clothes, blankets, babywipes, diapers, lotion, hats - be prepared for accidents. T O Y S Their favorite toy or game to catch their attention during a special shot. S N A C K S + W A T E R So no one gets hungry and thirsty.
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WARDROBE W H AT W O R K S + W H AT D O E S N ’ T
Build a wardrobe to compliment your baby. Add accessories like coloured wraps, scarfs, blankets, etc, to add a splash of colour or contrast to the portraits.
Before we look in detail at what your baby should wear, you need to consider what colours you want in the pictures.
Avoid brands and logos – they will make the photo dated in time as well as create a significant distraction.
Lightly patterned jumpers or delicate flower prints on girl’s dresses can really add to an image.
Don’t worry about your baby’s photo session – you are in good hands and I will guide you every step of the way.
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colour palette / Please co-ordinate your baby’s wardrobe within a similar colour palette like these examples above
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model / Reese
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TELL A STORY
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models (clockwise left to right) Scarlett Liliana Esther Gabrielle Scarlett Maddison Alissa
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PRODUCTS W H E R E YO U R I M AG E S C O M E TO L I F E C E L E B R A T E the arrival of your precious new addition by sharing your joy with the world. Showcase your photos through the simple statement collection, timeless collection, or the eternal love collection. New born sessions require a booking deposit of $250. Collection choices can be made after the session. 1
S I M P L E S TAT E M E N T C O L L E C T I O N One 16 x 20 canvas of your choice One disk with 10 digital files fully edited
TIMELESS COLLECTION One wall gallery: 20 x 30 x 1Â˝ inch thick canvas and two 12 x 12 square canvases 4 x 6 proofs all of all of the digital files One disk with all of the selected and edited digital files from the session (40-50 files)
THE ETERNAL LOVE COLLECTION A gorgeous printed and bound photo album* (offered in a 12 x 12 size or 8 x 12 size / 20 pages) One wall gallery with a 20 x 30 x 1Â˝ inch thick canvas Two 12 x 12 square canvases Ten 5 x 7 gift portraits for grandparents or family 4 x 6 proofs all of all of the digital files One disk with all of the selected and edited digital files from the session (40-50 files)
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IG DAY model / Baby Neve
STUDIO ADDRESS The studio is located at 215-1610 Pandora Street. The cross street is Woodland and it is one block south of Powell street between Clark and Commercial Drive. You will see a large green building on the corner and there is free street parking out front. The studio is up the stairs on the right called Slant Studios. P R E PA R I N G YO U R L I T T L E O N E Please remember to review the checklist (p.7). WORKING THROUGH THE SESSION WITH THE CHILDREN As long as preparations have been made, your child’s photo shoot should be smooth sailing! Don’t forget you’re in the hands of a professional and I will be there every step of the way to ensure you are happy with the final product. IT’S A WRAP New born sessions are usually two hours depending on the need of feeding breaks. C E L E B R A T E W I T H F A M I LY Make sure you inquire about the different photo collections offered to showcase the arrival of your precious new addition.
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