Frequently asked questions

When will the NewBorn session take place ?

Newborn sessions take place when the baby is ideally less than 2 weeks old (5-9 days preferred). Timing is important here because at this age, the babies are much sleepier and flexible, and enjoy being curled up and cozy. This allows us to be able to capture those adorable shots where they are swaddled or tucked in and positioned in baskets and other props.

We understand that babies’ births are unpredictable, so we ask all our clients to contact us within 48 hours after birth to set a definitive date.

How long does the average newborn session take? How can I prepare?

At Ibbani Studios, we have years of experience working with babies to create breathtaking images that families treasure. But no amount of experience or expertise is a match for the needs of a newborn! We encourage families to set aside two to three hours for the average shoot. This takes into consideration the average baby’s needs – from feeding and changing to the occasional cuddling. You can help us by feeding your little one prior to the shoot (we find full babies like to sleep!) and dressing baby in an outfit that is easily removed. Also, because a lengthy shoot can be as hard on adults as children, we encourage you to bring a snack, book or anything else that will also make you comfortable.

Where will the NewBorn session take place?

Newborn sessions are done at our studio because we know our space and have great lighting, plus this is also where we have our collection of props, blankets, swaddles, and posing supplies. If you are interested to have the session in your home , you can contact us for more information.

My baby is sick/cranky/otherwise not feeling up to the shoot. What is your rescheduling policy?

At Ibbani Studios, we understand that life happens. If, on the day of your shoot, you find your little one is ill or just isn’t at his or her best, please contact us as soon as possible so we can work together to reschedule.

How far in advance should I schedule my newborn session ?

Babies are best photographed during the first 6 to 14 days of life – the best time to get all of those curly, sleepy shots we all love so much! For this reason, you’re encouraged to schedule your shoot well before the baby is born. This will also ensure you will have a spot with us in the studio during the 2 week window that is best for newborn pictures. We fill up quickly and have limited availability each month.

How do you pose the baby? Will my baby be comfortable during the shoot?

Special care will be taken to place your baby in natural positions that mimic the ways your little one may have laid in the womb. Extra attention goes toward keeping baby warm and toasty during the shoot too. When it’s all done, you leave with a happy baby and photos you will treasure.

Can I bring other family members to observe the session?

Other family members, such as older sibling and grandparents, are welcome to attend the session. However, based on experience we find that the more people who attend the more distracted your little one is likely to be, and the less they will look at the camera during the session.

Can I bring additional changes of clothes for the session?

You are welcome to bring a couple of different outfit options with you to see which outfits match best with set, the props and the decorations. your little one can wear two different outfits during the session. However adding additional outfit changes to the sessions often disrupts the natural flow of the session, and can leads to you little one are becoming upset and frustrated.

Can we include a fur baby ?

Fur babies are always welcome. When including your fur baby, we will do these photos first so that one parent can either take your pet for a walk or drop them home. For safety reasons, all images of pets with a baby will be achived as a composite image in post production.

Can we get the RAW files?

No, The RAW files are the equivalent of a baker’s ingredients or an artist paints. Every photo you se in your gallery has been edited to reflect the creative vision we had in mind when we took the photo. Manipulation of tones, contrast, light, colour and clarity are just a few of the many steps we perform on every image in your final gallery.

How long after the session will I get my photos?

 We love seeing the end result of your beautiful portraits as much as you do, your complete gallery will available for viewing within 2 weeks of your session. Sometimes, such as during the peak season at the end of the year, this may take a few extra days. If this is the case, we will stay in contact so you know when to expect your gallery to view your beautiful portraits.

Do you provide props for the session?

Yes. In studio we have a large selection of wraps, bannets, headbands, backdrops and props for you to pick from for your children portraits. We will discuss what color, tones, and materials you like in your pre-session consultation so that we have on hand a selection of props and accessories for you to choose from.

When can we book for Children's session ?

Children portrait sessions are a perfect way to celebrate your little one’s development. Most clients love to mark the milestones, this session is perticularly well suited to babies who are crawling or sitting independently. This is usually between 3-10 months of age..

However every age is beautifull and special and we will create treasured keepsakes for you to remember the wonderfull little details of your baby now. If you require your images for a birthday invitation or as a cristmas gift,we recommend booking 4-6 weeks in advance to allow time for editing, selecting and printing of your photos.

Within two weeks of your session you will be given access to your private online gallery to view your edited images. From here you can share your photos with family members.

We offer a wide range of prints, canvas and framed art. If you require any assistance with creating a wall display, selecting your photos to print or would like to see an album layout, please let us know. We want to create a gorgeous collection of keepsakes for you to cherish.

Where is your studio located ?

We are located in a calm and peacefull neighborhood of Jakkur, Bangalore. Our studio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your photo shoot. You can find us easily on google maps.

When is the best time for Maternity session ?

The best time for a maternity photo shoot is typically between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. During this time, your baby bump will be well-rounded and you will still feel relatively comfortable. You will also be far enough along in your pregnancy that you will be able to show off your bump, but not so far along that you may be feeling uncomfortable or tired.

If you are planning to have your baby shower, you may want to consider scheduling your maternity photo shoot a few weeks before the shower. This will give you time to get your photos back and choose the perfect ones to use for your invitations.

If you are expecting twins or triplets, you may want to schedule your maternity photo shoot earlier in your pregnancy. This is because your belly will grow larger more quickly with multiple babies.

We understand that babies’ births are unpredictable, so we ask all our clients to contact us within 48 hours after birth to set a definitive date.

Do you provide clothing for maternity?

Yes we have range of gowns available at no cost to you.

Should we bring props with us?

If you have something of your own that you wish to bring with you, please feel free to do so.

Can the photos include the baby and elder siblings?

The answer to this question is YES! One of our favorite things to do is sibling shots. Even if the siblings are young it is still possible to get some awesome images. We have lots of tricks and different ways to make it happen but little ones are unpredictable and you never know how it’ll go.

When do we pay you?

You will need to pay 50% to book your session and remaining 50% on the day of your session.

How do we pay you?

We take cash, online transfer or GooglePay. Either is fine by us so whatever is most convenient for you.

When the session is complete how long will it be before our images are ready?

Your images will be ready for delivery within a time period of three to four weeks in online gallery.

Can I get actual prints from you?

Of course you can and it is something that we recommend. This is especially true if you are wanting large size prints. You will definitely notice a difference in quality between what you receive from us .

How do I reserve a session?

Please call us during normal business hours or visit us at our studios.

Do you offer discounts?

Our prices are set to reflect the high quality of our services. However, we offer a variety of payment options that may make our services more affordable for some clients.

Do you take any traditional posed shots?

 Yes, we will spend some time taking some relaxed portraits of you together as a family, as this can be an important record for you too. But we spend more time letting the action happen naturally and capturing the moments as they unfold.

Do you photograph in colour or black & white?

We do a mixture, choosing what we think works best for each individual photo.

My in-laws will be in town during our session. Can we do a few pictures with them?

Of course. We don’t limit the number of people who can be involved in our portrait session and it’s up to you to invite family members who you’d like to have there.

If you’d like to do multiple family combinations, we can help you come up with a list of photos that we can accomplish in session time.

What happens if I have an unexpected blemish?

Blemishes happen so you should not be worried about that. No one has perfect skin and we are prepared for that. Make up will help to cover up most blemishes but even if it does not we can retouch the images to remove any blemishes that can be seen.


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