I can't tell you how excited I am that you've chosen me to capture such a memorable time in your life. With two girls of my own, I know just how quickly they grow up. You will never regret preserving those special memories!
Take a minute to read the information below. Prepping for a new baby can be so much fun, but, can be a bit overwhelming at times. You can now check "book newborn session" off your to-do list! Woohoo!
I have added your due date to my calendar. It is rare that you will deliver on your exact due date and I expect that!
Once you deliver your little one and have a minute to breathe, shoot me an email and let me know. We will set up a firm date and time for our session. I like to schedule studio sessions around 8-10 days after you deliver.
What do I wear?
Choosing outfits for a photo session takes a bit of thought. I highly suggest making your decision prior to delivery. This way you can focus on yourself and your baby.
For moms, I suggest a white/cream shirt or tank. It will keep your photos looking timeless and classic. Keep in mind that I rarely show anything below the waist when shooting in the studio. So you can wear shorts, jeans, or whatever else you choose. Pajama bottoms are always acceptable. Being comfortable is key!
Same goes for family members being photographed. A simple white or cream t-shirt or tank. For younger siblings, they can wear a light colored shirt or simple plain dress, or for boys they can go shirtless while holding the baby for a beautiful photo.
I will photograph family and siblings first, then move on to baby alone. Please only bring those who are to be photographed to the studio. If you are bringing siblings to be photographed with your newborn, I recommend bringing someone who can watch them while the baby is being photographed. At that time, it often works well if dad, grandma, or a sitter takes the older children home or on a walk while we finish the session. I have a playroom that your little one is more than welcome to play in with another adult.
Newborns photograph beautifully while sleeping. In order to get those perfect sleepy newborn shots, the studio is often heated to 80 degrees during the session and we use space heaters, heating pads, blankets, and noise machines to get your baby into that happy, sleepy state.
Please know that there is no rush with a newborn session. I like to give special attention to each client, especially newborn sessions. Most newborn sessions last about 2-3 hours, but they can go as long as 4. I do not mind waiting for you to feed or change baby, or taking a break to soothe your baby. We are in no rush!