Newborn Session Questions
I pencil in the due date on my calendar, and then I ask parents to email or text me within 3 days of the baby’s birth so that we can schedule your actual session time.nnI only book a few newborns a month so that I can be really flexible with scheduling.
Ideally, I recommend reaching out when you are 6-7 months pregnant so that we can book your due date and plan your session when you still have some time on your hands. However, if you’ve already had your baby, you’re not too late! Please reach out!
For those sleepy, swaddled baby shots, I recommend scheduling between 7-21 days old. However, I know that life happens and this isn’t always possible! We can still create beautiful newborn images after 3 weeks; it just takes a little more time and flexibility.
I usually recommend mornings, I can come to your home, or you can come to my studio. Right after a good full feeding is when I love to take pictures. Then we know babe will be fast asleep.
Babies are on their own timeline, and as much as I would like to definitively say 1 hour. We are on their schedule. On average for a full session, you are looking at 3 – 3 1/2 hours.
Yes! I have probably 20 adorable newborn props, ranging from hearts and moons, to beds and buckets. As for swaddles, I have every color imaginable, so if you have a speicific look in mind, we will make your vision come to life!
Yes of course! I will need you, especially if the little one needs to be fed!
I have a few tips, but I will send you these again before our session:nTry to keep baby awake before the session so that he/she is nice and sleepy. nFeed baby when you get to my studio, or when I get to your home. Make sure this is a full feed, not a topper. nKeep baby in just a diaper and a very loose swaddle so that we don’t need to wake him/her up for changes