Tips you may want to know before the photoshoot
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The outfit, make-up & hair…

Yes! We provide outfits and hairpieces, props… you can also bring your own. Most of the outfits are showing on our maternity gallery, we may have some new arrivals which you can choose on-site.

It’s best you can bring your own bandeau top and underpants in those colors (black, white, nude) to match with the outfits. The bandeau top or strapless bra is ideal because they match with the off-shoulder dresses much better. We do have spare ones at the studio.

We recommend booking the professional hair & make-up service with us,  We will arrange the service in our studio right before the shoot, our make-up artist will also follow up the entire in-studio session. Alternatively, you can do it at the salon or by yourself.

Bodysuit or nude artistic photos

We have a range of bodysuits at our studio, please rest assured they are washed and sanitized every time of use. You are also welcomed to bring your own.

Trim or shave before the session is recommended.

Prepare outfits for your family

Your partner is welcomed to join the photoshoot! Please prepare at least one dark color and one light color outfit. Ideally, there is no logo on the outfit. Just remember less is more, simplicity always turns out to be classic.

For kids, we recommend dressing them at home first to match with other family members. We do supply the outfits for kids under 5.

Something you can bring

We want this session to be special for you. If you can bring a few things meaningful, we will include them in the photo creations.

Here is a list that may give you some ideas.
– Wedding rings
– Things that you prepared for your unborn baby, such as a pair of tiny shoes…
– Special items to the family and the baby

The guide time

We don’t limit the time and we always leave gaps between the sessions. As long as you show up on time, we will have plenty of time to enjoy the photoshoot 🙂

– Simply Digital Package: 1- 1.5 hours
– Essential Package: 1.5 -2.5hours
– Deluxe Package 2.5-3.5 hours
– Makeup & hair: 1.5 hours

Preparation for the newborn

There are 4 important things that you need to bring.
– Extra milk (If breastfeeding, it’s best to bring some bottled milk)
– Extra nappies (It may need to be changed on every setting)
Dummy/Pacifier (We only use the dummy during the poses transition, it is very helpful to bring it to the photoshoot even you don’t usually use it )
– Changing clothes

*Please keep in mind that don’t let the baby sleep too much before the photoshoot.
According to our experience, It is very important to keep the baby awake for at least 30 mins before the photoshoot. Ideally, you can give the baby a good shower before leaving home, play and talk to him/her on the way to our studio.
By doing this, your baby will fall into a deep sleep when we start the shooting and this is the best scenario for the newborn photoshoot.
This method applies to babies from newborn to 1-month. 

Preparation for Parents and Siblings

It is important to match the outfit color for all your family members who are participating in the photoshoot. (The color doesn’t have to be exactly the same, but similar.)

Ideally, there is no logo on the outfits. Just remember less is more, simplicity always turns out to be classic.

For the best result, we suggest Mummy doing some hair and makeup before coming. For the siblings, please dress them up at home to match with other family members. We also supply outfits for kids under 5.

The guide time

We don’t limit the time and we always leave gaps between the sessions. As long as you show up on time, we will have plenty of time to enjoy the photoshoot 🙂

– Simply Digital Package: 1- 2 hours
– Essential Package: 2-3 hours
– Deluxe Package: 3-4 hours

Preparation for the baby

There are a few things that you need to bring
– Extra milk or some baby snacks/drinks
– Extra nappies
– Changing clothes
– Dummy/Pacifier
– The baby’s favourite toys to make them laugh (Very useful!)

It is important to have your child well-rested before the photo session as it’s impossible to make a tired baby laugh.

Parents and Siblings

It is important to match the outfit color for all your family members who are participating in the photoshoot. (The color doesn’t have to be exactly the same, but similar.)

Ideally, there is no logo on the outfits. Just remember less is more, simplicity always turns out to be classic.

For the best result, we suggest Mummy doing some hair and makeup before coming. For the siblings, please dress them up at home to match with other family members.

The guide time

We don’t limit the time and we always leave gaps between the sessions. As long as you show up on time, we will have plenty of time to enjoy the photoshoot 🙂

– Simply Digital Package: 1- 2 hours
– Essential Package: 2-3 hours
– Deluxe Package: 3-4 hours

A full Christening photoshoot

– Getting ready at home (Guide time: 1.5 hours)
This includes the photograph of the baby accessories, such as the baby gown, candles, jewelry, etc. Baby portrait photos, baby getting ready process, the baby with Godparents photos, the baby with mum & dad, family photos.

– Church ceremony (Guide time: 1-2 hours)
It includes church setup photos, guests mingling moments, the whole ceremony process photos, family and friends with baby photos after the ceremony.

– Reception (Guide time: 0.5-3 hours)
It includes the reception setup shoots, guests mingling, cutting of the cake, family & friends photos, speeches, performance, and guests dancing (if applicable).

You can choose to have all 3 parts so a full story of the day will be covered. We also can start from the ceremony depending on the time and your budget.

Tips from us

– It is important to prepare extra milk or baby food, nappies, and changing clothes for your baby.

– We would recommend preparing all the baby accessories on one table before the day, so the photographer can go for them as the first thing when start shooting.

– It is essential to have a tidy room that includes a bed for the baby portrait and getting ready.  We recommend having a white or light color bed cover and pillows so the background looks pure and neat. You can also use other colors which suit you, it is recommended to keep it nice and simple.

– There is a scenario when the photographer is taking photos of the baby, the people standing behind start making funny noises. It is a big NO-NO. The baby will be distracted and will be looking elsewhere in the photos.

If the baby is reacting well to the photographer, we suggest leaving it to him and keep everyone else quiet or hidden. If the photographer needs help, we can have one person who is good at making the baby laugh stand with the photographer, getting the face or baby rattles very close to the lens, then do the tricks.

When you are having photos with the baby (the photo of everyone is looking at the camera), please keep focusing on the camera and don’t talk to the baby, let the photographer get the baby’s attention. The baby can be unsettled during the shoot, but it is recommended to keep holding the baby, smiling at the camera, give the photographer some time to get the baby focused.

It is highly recommended to arrange a 10-20mins family photo time at the reception before the guests enter. It is very hard for the photographer to get the baby focused when there are many people around, In a word, the fewer distractions to the baby the better.

– We understand the group photos are very important and we don’t want to miss anything, it is ideal to prepare a group photo shooting list that you can pass to someone reliable who can help to organize them to join. Alternatively, we will do our shooting list and then confirm with you.

If the condition allows, we suggest having a big group photo right after the ceremony. To avoid missing anyone, we still need someone to help to organize it.

At the reception, the photographer will do table shoots for every table as default, you can choose to join or not. If you don’t want it, please kindly let the photographer know.

– How to Pose nicely
1. The nice way to hold the baby and the opposite as below. (We suggest practicing at home)
*If the baby is wearing a long gown that covers to the bottom, you can use the first way to hold.

christening baby pose sydney
2. When kissing the baby, please don’t look at the camera, simply close your eyes and smile.

Please rest assured that our photographer will confirm with you by phone before the day, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

The rest of the payment is due on the day by cash which you can handle over to the photographer in person.

Looking forward to the big day!

About the studio

Our studio is fully air-conditioned, the temperature will be adjusted to the comfort zone before you arrive.
As the photo shoot may take hours, we prepared a resting room for you with a comfortable sofa and baby nappy changing facility, so you can settle your baby with comfort and privacy.

Blossom Brook Studio has a strict health and safety policy.
Please rest assured the staff is vaccinated against whooping cough and the latest flu strain.
We wear medical face masks on every photoshoot.
All the outfits & props used on the session are washed or sanitized.
We also clean and sanitize our studio as a routine after each session.

We have a dedicated client parking space right next to our door, as well as plenty of free street parking space.
Pharmacy, restaurant, and café are within walking distance.

Tel0401 683 131
Address3 Bellamy Ave, Eastwood, 2122

Payment method

Booking with us is simple.
It’s a $100 deposit per session to lock in a slot.
To make it hassle-free, we don’t charge the rescheduling fee, you can also change the topic of the photoshoot
(For example, change from maternity to newborn or baby shoot).
We do appreciate it if you can notify us at least 2 days before so the slot can be allocated to the client who is on the waiting list.
Please notice that the deposit is not refundable.
The rest of the amount is due on the shooting day right after the session.
The photos can only be sent out after the payment is cleared.

We accept the following payment methods:

– Cash
– Bank transfer
– PayPal (3% surcharge)
– Credit cards include Amex (3% surcharge)
– Afterpay (8% surcharge)
– Alipay, WeChat pay (1.4% surcharge)

Photo process & delivery

Time-frame of work
Original photos delivery: 4 working days *

(*After the payment is cleared)

Photo touchup: 4 weeks *

(*After the selection is received. Express service available)

Photo paper prints: 1 week*
Canvas print: 3 weeks*
Album print: 8 – 10 weeks*

(*Starts from the date client confirmed with us to proceed to prints)


Product delivery
All the products can be picked up from our studio.
Please contact us at least one day prior.
We can also post them to you,
All delivery include the tracking number, insurance covered.

USB drive: $10
A4 size photo prints: $15
Canvas prints: $20
Album: $25

One last thing,
to ensure you and other clients will have the fullest experience, please arrive on time.
We schedule our shooting time which optimizes our client’s experience and results,
please let us know ASAP if anything changes.

Looking forward to your photoshoot, see you on the day! 😃

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