Newborn Session Info and Guide
Thank you for trusting in me to photograph your precious bundle of joy! Newborns have very special needs and taking their photos require a little more attention so I have created this guide for you to review and prep before your session.
- Newborn sessions are done within the first 18 days of being born for several reasons: They are more likely to stay asleep and cooperate during their poses, they still like to be curled up and don’t mind being posed and their flaky skin or baby acne has not set in yet. After 18 days old, they are less cooperative and it takes a lot more time to ease the baby.
- Babies sleep the best when the room is nice and warm, I will have my studio warmed up. I recommend dressing in something light in case you get too warm.
- Please try to keep babies awake at least a couple hours before their session so that they are nice and sleepy. You can try giving them a bath, playing, singing etc. But don’t stress if baby decides to sleep instead.
- When you get to the studio, we will begin the session right away while baby is still sleeping. If she/he wakes up, I will have you change diaper and feed.
- Please make sure to bring a pacifier with. Even if baby does not intend on using one, it is often convenient during pictures to keep baby calm and soothed while taking photos. This is much easier than moving baby each time they need to be soothed.
- We will start off with family photos and sibling photos first. If you have younger children, I recommend finding someone who can watch over them / take them home or back to daycare, while we finish photographing the new baby. Sessions can last up to 3 hours.