We hope this page will help you to prepare for your newborn session, however we love talking with and helping our clients. Please pick up the phone and call us with any questions you may have.
Scheduling– Newborn portraits are best done within the first 15 days of birth. If the baby is healthy and mom is doing well, we prefer to photograph in the first 10 days. During this first week, the baby is still very sleepy and we can mold them and place them into all of the adorable poses that families love.
Unless you are having a scheduled c-section, you are not going to know when your baby will be born. If you are planning on doing your newborn portrait with us, please email us to let us know your due date. We will reserve time in our schedule around your due date to ensure we can schedule your session. As soon as your baby is born, have someone call us to get on our calendar that week.
Session Packing List– We own lots of props. We have a bucket / faux-fur, We have on hand many baskets, blankets, beds and outfits for your little bundle of joy. To personalize your session, we recommend you to fill out the questionnaire that was or will be sent to you with some question to help us get ready for your session. We recommend you come to us with the bare necessities like diapers, formula and one parents outfit Moms can use our maternity wardrobe. If you want to bring a prop, please let us know before hand. Preparing Your Baby – A well fed baby is a happy sleepy baby! We recommend feeding right before you leave your home. Plan on an extra feedings (Sometimes 3 or more). Our sessions tend to make babies hungry and you will need to feed them to put them back to sleep. Bottles are faster than breastfeeding. We suggest trying to keeping them awake before the session, including the car ride over. Preparing Your Family-For any family members being photographed, we recommend dark pants and long sleeve white or black shirts. For younger siblings, they can wear a light colored shirt to match the gender of the baby. For mothers who really want to shine, we recommend professional hair and makeup (you won’t regret it). It will be warm in the studio to keep the newborn comfortable. Timing – Plan on being at the studio for around 1-2 hours. The younger the baby, the less likely it is we will need all 2 hours, but we still recommend it to avoid any stress. We like to leave plenty of time for extra feedings, diaper changes and the fussiest of moods. One Last Thing … No matter what your baby does, please know that we are always relaxed. We do this all the time and have seen everything. This session is supposed to be a special experience for you and we don’t want you stressed if the baby starts to cry. We have plenty of time allowed for your session. If we need to take a break to feed, walk, rock, etc., we can do that. We want you to enjoy the experience of your session and this special bonding moment for your family.