When to Schedule your Newborn Session:
Newborn Photos are best when taken in the first two weeks of your baby’s birth. During this time, your baby still sleeps a lot, is very flexible for all those cute poses and his or her complexion is clear. You should call during your second or third trimester of pregnancy to book your session. When you call to schedule your appointment, your due date will be added to my calendar and a date reserved for a time within those two weeks of your baby's life. Notify me as soon as possible when your baby is born to set a firm date.
Most Newborn sessions are done at my studio in my home which keeps the babies and families cozy and feeling at home, however, if you would rather your session be done at your home then we can schedule your session there. All I need is a good size space where I can set up and a nice big window that I can use for Natural Light. If a big window is not available then I can bring lighting equipment upon your request.
Before the Session:
Wear comfortable clothes, regarldess of weather the session will be at the studio or at your home. We will more than likely be litting on the carpet tendign to your newborn and I am sure you will be right there with us! Relax!! I have been dealing with babies for a very long time and know that they will cry, pee and poop, get hungry, etc. so I am very familiar with the stress, fatigue, and emotions those first days with the baby may bring. Please, don’t worry about having a perfect house. I just need a little space and am more than happy to move a few things around if needed (and move them back).
What to Expect at Your Baby’s Session:
I will arrive at your home approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your session. This gives me time to set up equipment and props without taking time away from your session. I prefer to use natural light for newborn photos. Most homes have an un-obstructed window that provides the necessary light. If needed, I will bring studio lighting, but does require more space.
Newborn sessions can include any combination of the following: newborn only, siblings and baby, parents and baby, family and baby (limited to 5 people undess othewise discussed). Remember that the baby calls the shots! Babies are little people, individuals with their own likes, dislikes and personality. If baby wants to eat, we’ll take a break. If baby needs to be changed or just needs a little break, we'll give it to him, I will do my best to work with you and your baby to have a successful session.