The day of your session will be an exciting one, but it is my goal to minimise any stress you might experience. Please come prepared to relax! I have a small lounge area to rest in. You are also welcome to watch me work! Sessions typically run 2-3 hours so light snacks and water are provided. I like to get started at 9:30 am so that we are all done by 12:30 pm at the latest. Please take this time to recharge and revel in your new arrival(s). And don’t worry, if you want to take a nap I completely understand and encourage you to do so!
Specialising in newborn and baby photography means that every ounce of my business has been poured into excelling in this competitive field. I photograph newborns exactly how they entered the world…nude, so please be aware of this before booking as I don’t photograph babies clothed or with nappies on. Therefore, no special outfits need to be purchased for your session. This also means that I have searched high and low for the best quality props from some of the most trusted and sought after vendors in the industry. Everything is purchased with safety in mind. As a nature lover, it is also important to me that everything in my studio is naturally and responsibly sourced. From soft Alpaca bonnets to cozy angora wraps; I pay close attention to potential irritants to your new little one’s skin.
If we are doing family photos with your new baby, I use a neutral or plain black coloured backdrop where I will capture images of your baby with each parent, both parents, any other children you have and finally the brand new family as a whole. During the remainder of the session I will capture posed images of your newborn on up to two different backdrops as well as in a prop or two.
It’s important to me that my clients receive only the best products for their images. Gorgeous albums, beautiful museum-grade canvases, natural wood prints, and fine-art paper prints are all available to you. All of my items have been hand-selected for their quality, beauty, and longevity. Bottom line: If I wouldn’t have it in my home, it doesn’t belong in my clients!
Kristy Mannix Photography is conveniently located right off the Tonkin Highway in Hilbert, south of Perth.
**Please be aware, photography of any kind, except by your photographer, is strictly prohibited during the session**