Newborn & Baby Photography

Those few weeks with your new baby can be a sleepless haze when you look back at them – vague memories of the realisation after a power nap that there’s a baby in the room, learning the most mess-free way of cleaning up a poonami (poo tsunami!), grabbing in desperation for a muslin to catch an inevitable spit up or pee fountain.

You also want to remember just how tiny they were – their little toes and grippy fingers. Those dark eyes, button noses and perfect lips, every hair on their delicate little heads. We can’t capture that addictive newborn smell for you, but we can certainly preserve perfectly the memory of those little details, the windy smiles and the deep, quiet sleep.

We do this in the comfort of your own home. We include you as a family, not just the new leader of the household. All of our sessions are baby-led, no complex posing and baby’s comfort and safety are our top priority.

We have two styles for you to choose from – Fine Art or Lifestyle. We have also recently added Windows & Wishes and Mini Art & Comfort, which are variations of the two.

When Should I Book?
It is very important that you book your due date in with us as early as you are comfortable doing so, during the second or early third trimester is ideal. We are often booked up 2-3 months in advance and as such do not usually have last minute availability. Booking in advance allows us to plan for your session, work on our unique hand knitted outfits and where necessary, it allows our clients to pay in three installments. Fine Art Sessions are ideally done within the first 5-10 days for baby’s comfort – at this age they sleep deeply more easily during the session and are much happier being wrapped and posed in our little beanbag. Please note that at this time, for the safety and protection of your baby and you, we are offering only the safest options available with a high standard of hygiene. June/July are Windows & Wishes only for newborns up to 3 months old. Babies over 3 months can have in-home Lifestyle sessions (should you choose these). Once Ireland has seen zero cases for at least one full month, we will consider reintroducing in-home Lifestyle and Mini Art & Comfort sessions in your own home.

Lifestyle, In-Home – €300 – Safe, Physical Distance (available from end of July)

Your whole world has changed, we want to capture that for you. Binging TV shows is now replaced by staring at the tiny human in your lap and we want to preserve your memories of your new love, your unconditional attachment to this little person you’ve both brought into the world. All of the cuddling, the playing, the tickling, feeding, kissing, did we say cuddling? Lots of cuddling. Those little details, the hands and feet, those scrunched little ears. This type of session involves no wraps, outfits or fancy props. No digital manipulation. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s you, your family, your home.
Time: up to 1.5 hours
Includes: Session Fee, Digital Development of your images to a style that suits your family, a mixture of black and white images, USB with Gallery of approximately 50 images, Print Release (this allows you to print your images yourself, no big after-sales for prints through us), travel to your home up to 20km from Virginia, Co. Cavan (a small travel fee may apply for distances beyond this).

Windows & Wishes- €250 – Safe, Physical Distance (available from end of June)

Windows & Wishes is the new normal for us – we photograph your little arrival safely, through the closed window of your home – A Lifestyle session in the safety of your own home, a record of your new life in this extraordinary time. With the arrival of your baby, your whole world has changed, we want to capture that for you. Binging TV shows is now replaced by staring at the tiny human in your lap and we want to preserve your memories of your new love, your unconditional attachment to this little person you’ve both brought into the world. All of the cuddling, the playing, the tickling, feeding, kissing, did we say cuddling? Lots of cuddling. Those little details, the hands and feet, those scrunched little ears. This type of session involves no wraps, outfits or fancy props. No digital manipulation. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s you, your family, your home.
Time: up to 1 hour
Includes: Session Fee, Digital Development of your images to a style that suits your family, a mixture of black and white images, CD with Gallery of approximately 50 images, Print Release (this allows you to print your images yourself, no big after-sales for prints through us), travel to your home up to 20km from Virginia, Co. Cavan (a small travel fee may apply for distances beyond this).

***Important Notes*** Our Windows & Wishes and Lifestyle Sessions are the safest way for us to photograph your little ones and your family this year. We want to protect you and ourselves, which is why we are unable to offer any contact during our sessions. We know that you understand this and appreciate your cooperation at this time.

Mini Art & Comfort – €340 – High level of hygiene, minimal contact(possibly available from end of July/early August)

This session allows our clients to have the best of both worlds. We do a short, wrapped session with baby (no knitted outfits, wraps only) followed by a Lifestyle Session.
Time: Up to 2 hours
Includes: Session Fee, Digital Backdrops & Compositing, USB with Gallery of approximately 2-3 Fine Art (wrapped) images and up to 30 Lifestyle images, Print Release (this allows you to print your images yourself, no big after-sales for prints through us), travel to your home up to 20km from Virginia, Cavan (a small travel fee may apply for distances beyond this).

(Not Available for 2020 Due Dates due to Covid-19) Fine Art – €380

We create beautiful art pieces tailored to your little one with sweet little hand knitted outfits, dainty headbands and cuddly teddies. Our Art sessions are all photographed in a small beanbag and the final pieces are created using a little digital wizardry, which is the perfect way to minimise the disturbance to baby’s sleep.

Time: usually around 2-4 hours
Includes: Session Fee, Digital Backdrops & Compositing, USB with Gallery of approximately 15 images, Print Release (this allows you to print your images yourself, no big after-sales for prints through us), travel to your home up to 20km from Virginia, Cavan (a small travel fee may apply for distances beyond this), sneak peeks within 24-48 hours (where possible)

Having trouble deciding? We’d love to give you a free consultation! Why not email us on info@mianphotography.com or PM us on Facebook (where you will find our most recent work), we’re even giving Instagram a chance, so you can drop us a DM there for a chat. Of course, phoning us on 0861925880 is great for anyone who doesn’t have phone anxiety – we do love a good chinwag and it’s the best way to ask us questions. You can catch us on that number on WhatsApp too. You can ask us anything, there are no silly questions and we would love to hear from you.

To view sample images, click here visit our Newborn & Baby Gallery. Alternatively, you will always find our most up to date work if you click HERE to visit our Facebook page!

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