Newborns stay new for such a short time. I love to capture all of the special details of your little one before they begin to change.
WHEN SHOULD I CALL TO SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN SESSION?
Capturing your newborn within the first two weeks of life while they are still sleepy and curled up can really make all the difference in your newborn portraits. Please call to schedule your newborn appointment before your baby is born. Since babies sometimes come on their own schedule I will put you on my calendar to hold a spot for you. When your baby is born I will move your appointment accordingly.
If your baby came early or if your baby is already born, don’t worry. I will do my best to fit your newborn into my schedule!
IS ONE WEEK TOO EARLY FOR MY SESSION?
Absolutely not! Newborn babies photograph best between 6-14 days old. At this point they are still very sleepy and like to curl up as if they were still in the womb. It can take up to three hours for a newborn session, leaving plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes and breaks for mommy and baby.
WHAT SHOULD BABY WEAR?
Newborns photograph best without any clothes at all. I also love to photograph newborns swaddled in wraps with lots of texture and as well as in buckets and baskets. I have newborn hats and headbands that coordinate beautifully with our blankets and props that I will use to style your images. You are welcome to bring any hats or props that you would like to have the baby photographed in.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?
Sleepy babies photograph perfectly, so I will ask you to undress and swaddle baby before the feeding so as to not disturb them by undressing them after the feeding. We take several breaks for feeding baby during the session to ensure that baby is happy and has a full tummy. I ask that you not be too concerned with scheduled feedings during the session and that you feed baby on demand or when they get a bit fussy to ensure their comfort and will make for a smooth session.
CAN I BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH MY BABY?
Absolutely! I love to capture the emotion of those special first days with your new little one and believe that there is nothing better than an image of mommy or daddy admiring their newborn.