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 in I studio and are constantly adding to my collection. I also want to know if you want family/sibling shots, or just baby. Coming into the studio 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. 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 to leave young siblings at home (or have someone take them home after sibling/baby shots). Bring snacks, take a short walk down Main Street, or simply sit back and relax; I will take care of you and baby! 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. It will also be warm in the studio, much warmer than normal room temperature. Babies are still working on regulating body temperatures, so we want them to stay nice and warm throughout the session.