Here are some common questions and answers regarding newborn sessions.
When should I schedule my newborn session?
The sooner the better! We take a limited number of newborns each month, so that we can maintain the flexibility necessary for these sessions. We understand that there is a good chance your baby will not come on his/her due date! Once we receive your deposit, you will be placed on our calendar. Then we simply ask our mamas to keep in touch with us and let us know when the baby arrives.
What do I need to bring for my baby to be photographed in?
Nothing! I have everything you will need for your newborn's session. During a phone consultation you can express any special requests that you might have. I am happy to take inspiration from any images you show me, and then I will put my stamp on it. No two photographers are identical and it would be impossible to replicate another image identically. My galleries are an example of what you can expect for your session. All props and materials shown on the website are mine and most of them are available to you should you have a request.
How soon should I come in for my session once my baby arrives?
Since this is a newborn session, it’s important that I capture your baby in their newest form. Ideally, newborn sessions occur within the first 2 weeks of your baby’s life. They are still very sleepy and I am able to pose them in those curly, snuggled up poses that everyone loves so much. You will receive a prep guide a few days before your session that lists some things to help you prepare yourself and your new baby for the session. I know that this time can be a bit overwhelming for new parents and that’s why I take all the guess work out. You really just need to show up with your baby and their food (breast or bottle) and I will take care of the rest!
Do I need to do anything special prior to my session?
I will email a list of tips and final details once baby arrives and your session date/time is scheduled.
What should parents/siblings wear?
The simpler the better! Parents posing with their newborn should wear neutral or softer color items with minimal designs and brand logos. Moms can wear anything from a simple blouse to a long sleeved top to a maxi dress. Dads can go with a basic t-shirt in white, tan, gray, black, soft blue, etc. As long as all the colors flow, it will be perfect. Also, a very important thing to be mindful of is bra straps and fingernails/hands. Be sure your nails are neat since your hands will definitely be shown in the photos. Siblings should also have neat hands/fingernails (no chipped nail polish, please) and clothes should fit well. If shirts or pants are too big, it tends to look sloppy. I am always available to help coordinate these outfits.
How long will my session last?
Each session varies depending on the session that you book.
Can I request a specific pose for my session?
You can certainly let me know which poses or images you are drawn to and like, but I can not guarantee that your baby will be able to pose in any specific pose. These little ones are in complete control and ultimately determine how a session will go. It is important to speak with me and let me know what you are desiring and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions! It is important to ask if you have any at all!