I LOVE photographing newborns! Newborn photography is incredibly challenging, but it's such a blessing to be able to capture part of baby's life when they are just days old!
There are a few things you should know to make your newborn session a successful experience!
I recommend that you schedule your newborn session PRIOR to your baby’s birth to ensure a spot on my calendar. Contact me during your second trimester and I'll schedule your session within a week after your due date. This can be changed and moved around depending on when baby arrives!
Shoot me an email soon after you deliver so we can arrange a time for the session. Newborn sessions MUST be scheduled within the first 14 days of life. The best time is within the first week. Getting baby into those sweet little poses can be quite the task and I want to make sure they’re sleepy enough to allow me to pose them. All of my newborn sessions take place in my home. If the weather is warm enough and you’re comfortable with the idea, we can take the session outdoors and get some more natural shots with mother nature!
Please loosen your baby’s diaper and clothing at least 30 minutes before the session. This gives those little imprint marks time to disappear.
Newborn sessions can last anywhere from 2-4 hours. It all depends on baby’s mood and willingness to sleep. However, we don't know exactly how baby will react, but everyone should remain calm if he/she does not want to sleep. Your baby will pick up on any frustration in the room. If sleep doesn’t happen, that’s okay! Bright-eyed newborn photos are beautiful too!