How to prepare...
Pregnancy is an emotional and completely euphoric time! I have two girls and I can clearly remember how exciting it was. Sometimes uncharted territory can be a little scary and with a newborn session coming up, you may be feeling confused about what you need to do to get ready.
I will send a reminder email with tricks & tips as you get closer to your due date! So, no need to remember every bit of this right now.
Catching some Zzzz's
A well fed baby is a happy, sleepy baby!
If you live near my studio, you can plan to feed your little one before you leave for our session. If you live more than 20 minutes away, you may want to wait and feed the baby when you get here. Either way, please plan on bringing extra milk in a bottle with you. Newborn sessions tend to make babies hungry. There will be plenty of time to feed, if necessary!
What do I wear?
Since we will only be photographing your little one, plan to be as comfy as possible. Pajamas are completely acceptable and encouraged!
Plan to put your little one in sleep gown or onesie. Something that is easy to take off! Be sure to bring an extra change of clothes, just in case.
I have a large variety of wraps and blankets we can use during the session.
We will use one or two different blanket setups for your session and can discuss colors and simple props prior to the day of your session.
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. Sweet & Simple newborn sessions last 1-2 hours. 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!