Professional Maternity & Baby Portraits
The Danish photographer Rikke Skaaning has specialized in her very sensual and natural New Born Portraits.
Rikke is known not only for her sensual and natural portraits, she is also very familiar dealing with the small models and their parents.
One will soon notice that she fulfils her orders with heart and commitment on individual basis.
At request - and if Rikke has enough spare capacity - she can photograph your little sunshine during your hospital stay or in a familiar context in your home. Most photographs are made in her professional Baby Studio.
The focus of the photo shooting is your baby - and his well is a priority! The Baby Studio is equipped to meet the needs of the Small Ones: heat lamps, changing table, nursing corner, baby music - and a cozy atmosphere.
The recordings are made carefully and without great time constraints, there is always enough time for breastfeeding
or changing.In order to get good shots, it takes time and patience. A big advantage is if the photographer can fullfill her work undisturbed. From the coffee corner the parents are ensured an overview of the entire studio.
The photo sessions are individually designed and include as desired combination of baby and family portraits: baby, baby/sibling, mother/baby father/baby and all together.
Of course, Rikke also offer Maternity Portraits – under prices you will find an offer with a combined Set consisting of Maternity- and New Born Portraits.
Tips and hints
Please book appointments as early as possible
Portraits of New Borns within the first 1-3 weeks frequently run easier, and the babies tend to have fewer skin rashes. Generally, the sooner the better - also the size ratio is visually better advantage. Most babies are photographed within their first 3 weeks. Later, of course, is also possible
Maternity Portraits from the 39th Week of pregnancy are also charged 100% by cancellations.
Image and sequence variants:
The process is discussed on the spot - many decisions are made spontaneously, and it may not be forgotten that the Little Ones also decide a lot. : )
There is plenty of time for breastfeeding or changing.
A shooting takes 1-2 hours - including time for breastfeeding's, change of clothes, etc.
Preferred for the baby and family shots are neutral (or ‘timeless’) clothing, so that the viewer will focus mainly on the faces
For the recordings of more persons together less contrasty clothing is preferred – e.g. mom in a black top and dad wearing a white shirt would cause too hard contrast.
Please bring at least 3 different tops per person. Mothers please, a version without major section (different poses)
You are welcome to bring your own baby blanket, stuffed animal or other accessories
For siblings, please bring a few toys
Please provide smooth use of the color if you use colored cream or powder. The camera captures the transitions - and the differences of where it has makeup and where not - more likely shows in the pictures than viewed by the human eye.
If you sweat a lot, then please apply the final makeup in the studio or just upon the shooting. The ‘glow’ is clearly on the pictures. In the studio we also provide mattifying cream.
Please bring food for the little ones. For siblings and adults we offer cold drinks, coffee and small snacks at the studio.
Directly in front of the entrance is a customer car park available.
In a quiet well-maintained road in Uetlikon am See next to Meilen
- Approx. 15km from Zurich city
- Nearly 10 minutes walk to the lake
- 4 minutes drive from the ferry station in Meilen (Horgen-Meilen)
- 200 meters from bus stops
See also the map under Baby Studio.
Of course, there is also a corner for breast feeding, changing table, toilets, refrigerator, heat lamp… - please view Baby Studio to have a visual impression of the Baby Studio.
For many shots a big bed create the frames – here is also room for family portraits.
The digital images are delivered by post on CD/DVD within a few days.
Payment is by invoice.