They will only be this little once in their life.
And I want to capture this moment for you.
Photographing newborns is an art, that takes patience and skill. I spend hours studying and educating myself in working with babies, including posing and safety. To ensure getting the most out of your session with me, here are some tips:
1. Timeframe. Please let me know at least 6 weeks in advance that you would like to book a session. Ideally I want to photograph newborns between 6-14 days after birth. I do this because baby is much sleepier, and easier to pose because their bones are much softer at this age. Contacting me early will allow us to block out time around your due date.
2. Set up a consultation with me. I want to get to know your families personal style to design your little ones first portrait session. I have many blankets, outfits, headbands and props and are constantly adding to my collection. I also want to know if you want family/sibling shots, or just baby. Setting up an in home consultation and looking at what I have to offer will allow me to personalize your session.
3. Expectations. Newborn sessions are nothing like a traditional portrait sessions. These sessions can take anywhere from 2-4 hours, and will take place in your home or mine. We are on baby's schedule, meaning we have to stop for feedings, diaper changes, outfit/blanket changes, etc. Because of this, I encourage families shots with siblings first. Also, expect that there will be always be two of us working with baby. For safety issues, I want to make sure that there are enough hands to help with your little one. I have studied how to properly and safely pose baby during the session. Babies are still working on regulating body temperatures, so we want them to stay nice and warm throughout the session. I will have heating pads and a small heater to keep baby warm throughout.
Vermont Newborn Photographer