Session Information

Portrait sessions with Jo Kim Photography are relaxed, casual and fun. There are several package options available for each session type, including studio sessions, lifestyle sessions or on location. All session fees come with a money-back guarantee – if you are not happy with your session photos, your session fee will be refunded to you.

After your session, a few preview images will appear on my Facebook page or Instagram within a few days. Within four weeks, your images will be complete and I will email you the link to your private online viewing album. I will then mail you your USB of images and any other products included in your package, or arrange pick up or delivery. Please contact me for a full price list of products available.


Other services provided: gift vouchers, and assistance in transforming your images into birth announcements, invitations and other stationery.

Please note you are not obligated to have your images on any social media or this blog. I respect your privacy, and I will ask you at your session if you are happy with your photos being displayed in this way.

Newborn Sessions

Newborn sessions  usually take place between two and ten days old, when babies are all fresh, sleepy and curly. If we miss that window, all is not lost, I might just approach these sessions a little differently. Sessions are very relaxed and usually last around two to three hours to allow time for feeding and settling your little one.

All you need to bring with you is your baby and yourselves; however, if you have any special hats, blankets, headbands or toys you would like included in your photos, feel free to bring them along. Almost all the wraps and blankets you see in my newborn photos are my own, and you are welcome to choose whichever you like for your baby’s shoot. I encourage Mummies and Daddies to come dressed in either a white or neutral singlet or shirt, if they would like to be included in photographs. Daddies (and Mummies) can choose to be be shirtless for their photos, if they so desire, but either way is fine by me.

I prefer not to use a lot of “props”, “dress-ups”, or unnatural poses with my newborn sessions, to capture newborns in their gorgeous, natural state.

There are a few different newborn session types to choose from:

Standard Newborn {$400}

The standard session takes place in my studio, and usually lasts around 2-3 hours. This package includes your session time, a USB of all your fully edited, high resolution images from the session (at least 25, but usually around 30-40 images) and a complimentary matted 8×12 professional print, ready for framing.

Lifestyle Newborn {$400}

The lifestyle newborn session takes place at your home, and has a different style to the usual studio session. I photograph your baby and yourselves in your “natural habitat”, using your baby’s clothes, toys, blankets, nursery, and your home as a backdrop. Lifestyle sessions are a lot less posed than studio sessions, and show your brand new family relaxed at home. This package includes your session time (this session usually runs a little longer than the standard studio session), a USB of all the fully edited, high resolution images from your session (at least 25, but usually 30-40), a complimentary matted 8×12 professional print, ready for framing, and my travel to your house (within the Newcastle/Maitland area). Please note that I will happily travel to wherever you are outside of Newcastle but there will be additional travel fees.

Deluxe Newborn {$700}

This package includes your session time (as for the standard session), a disc of all of your fully edited, high resolution images (at least 25, but usually 30-40), all of your images professionally printed as 4×6 prints, a matted 8×12 professional print, ready for printing, and a fine art album. Your beautiful fine art album is a 12 inch square matted album, covered in oatmeal linen, starting from 5 leaves (10 page sides – additional leaves at an extra cost). When your session images are complete, I will contact you to make a time for you to return to the studio to view your images and design your album.

Diamond Package {$850}

The Diamond newborn package includes your session time (as for the standard newborn session), a USB of all of your fully edited, high resolution images (at least 25, but usually 30-40), all of your images professionally printed as 4×6 prints, a beautiful fine art album, a matted 8×12 professional print, ready for framing, and a professionally framed 16×20 print.

Baby, Children and Family Sessions

If you miss a newborn session, I recommend booking in for a session from when your little one is about six months old, when their personalities really start to shine, they’re starting to sit up, and they’re just the cutest. Baby and children sessions can either be in my studio or on location, depending on the weather and the age of the children. These sessions are relaxed and fun, and usually last from half an hour to an hour and a half.

For clothing, I suggest a few simple outfits in neutral, pale colours. For babies and younger children, photographs in just a nappy cover can look adorable. I strongly suggest no logos or strong patterns, as these can be distracting in photographs. Of course, if someone has a favourite Dora or Ben 10 shirt that must be worn upon pain of a massive meltdown, we’ll work with that. If you have any special stuffed animal friends or accessories (hats or headbands), feel free to bring them along.

Family sessions may also take place either in my studio or on location. For clothing, please avoid bright and garish colours, shirts with writing on them, and strong patterns. Try and stick to a neutral palette, and pick clothes that you won’t look back at in ten years and cringe.

Please do not worry about a time frame when it comes to these sessions (within reason). Babies, toddler and pre-schoolers usually need time to get comfortable when having photographs taken, and I prefer to have happy children to photograph than harried, unco-operative children, and I take the time to capture your children at their best. So relax, eat the biscuits, drink and put your feet up.

Baby, children and family session prices start from $275 (subject to change). Family sessions include immediate family only, up to four family members. Each additional family member will be $10 extra.

One Year Old Sessions

You’ve survived the first year – hooray! Celebrate your little one’s first birthday with a photo session – either a standard child session, or a “smash” session – perhaps cake, watermelon, glitter, or whatever you think would be fun to get messy in. One year old sessions have the same session fee as regular child sessions ($275), plus the additional cost of the “smash”. Contact me for your options and further details.

You might use images from your one year old session for first birthday invitations, thank you notes, or just to commemorate the milestone.

Please note that there is a discount for One Year Old Sessions if you have your newborn session with Jo Kim Photography.

Maternity Sessions

Capture your gorgeous pregnant belly from about 32 weeks, in my studio. $200 including your session fee, approximately 10 images on disc, and two complimentary 5×7 prints.

First Year Package

From $1,300, which includes your newborn session fee, a six month old session fee, one year old session fee, all of the images from each session on discs (available after each session), a matted 8×12 professional print, ready for framing, from each session (three in total), and at the end of your baby’s first year, your favourite images from each session will be combined into a Fine Art album, documenting your little one from birth through to their first birthday.

 Fine Art Albums

Beautiful, high quality Boutique and Matted albums are available for your wedding images, your newborn images, or for any session type. Boutique albums are 12×12 inches and covered in oatmeal coloured linen. Your images are printed onto archival quality paper, which is thin, but rigid and will always lay flat. These albums start at $500, including 20 sides. Matted albums are 12×12 inches, covered in oatmeal coloured linen. Your images will be prints, framed by matted pages.  These albums start from $400, including 10 sides.

You might also choose to turn images from your Engagement session into a photo book that guests at your wedding can sign as an alternative to the traditional guest book. You are welcome to do this yourself (I can suggest quality suppliers for you), or, if you prefer, I can design and supply a hard cover, 8×11.5 inch photo book from $175, or a soft cover, 8×6 inch photo book from $80.

Framed Prints

A professional print of one of your images framed in either a white, black or walnut high quality frame with a white mat, using plexiglass. Plexiglass is lighter and safer than regular glass, and offers greater UV protection for your print. Frames come with wall pads for hanging your frame, so no nails or hooks, and no damage to your walls. Frames are available in various sizes, and are available as multiple sets also. As an example, a 16×20 inch frame containing a 10×14 inch print costs $150; a set of 8 frames in various sizes (from 8×10 inch frame containing 5×7 prints to 16×20 inch frame containing 12×16 inch print) will cost from $500. Several options are available and can be tailored to your needs.

Other session types are available by request, including modelling portfolio, and headshots, corporate or otherwise. Please contact me for further details.

8 responses to “Session Information

  1. Hi Jo,
    Just wondering if you could email me a price list. I’m interested in a family photo shoot. I have an 18 mth old and I am 31wks pregnant.
    Thank you

  2. Hi Jo,
    my husband and I are interested in a family photo shoot with our 18 month toddler, Jack. We have had many friends who have had photo sessions with you and we a extremely impressed with your photos and their quality. Would it be possible to have a price list sent and request a booking with you within the next month? Any other details would be greatly appreciated such as where do photo sessions take place, etc. We look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards, Katherine and Brett.

  3. Hi Jo
    My name is Paige pollock and I was just wondering how much and what packages you have available for a couple session for my partner and I?
    Thanks Paige

  4. Hi Jo,
    Im interested in the baby / family session.
    Could you email more information / pricing please.
    Im based in Sydney – in case that affects pricing (however hubbies family up newcastle way).

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