Preparation. Let us help you prepare for your newborn session.
In studio sessions are best done within your newborns in the first 14 days of life, but it doesn't have to be just within the first 14 days of life. These styled sessions are perfect when you want to focus mainly on your precious baby. These styled sessions typically require more time and can last up to 4 hours. My goal is to make your baby as comfortable and safe as possible, and will not rush through the session. We will take breaks during the session to feed, soothe and change the baby if needed. The room is kept warm, approx 80 degrees + a space heater to provide maximum comfort for baby, so please dress accordingly. I provide a selection of props, wraps, hats, etc. for you to choose from, but you are more than welcome to bring your own props and outfits. If you or your older children are planning on participating in the session, please dress in neutral colors and no patterns, this will allow for beautiful and simplistic images.
DO NOT FORGET TO BRING THESE WITH YOU!
EXTRA DIAPERS & WIPES
EXTRA MILK & BOTTLES IF FORMULA FEEDING
SNACKS & DRINKS FOR YOURSELF IF DESIRED
CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR MOM & DAD IF DESIRED
SPECIAL PROPS IF YOU WISH TO HAVE THEM INCOPORATED
Preparing Your Baby I recommend that you feed the baby in my studio upon arriving, and keeping the baby awake for an hour prior to your appointment. This will allow for the sleepiest of babies. Don't keep them awake all day prior to your session, as this will cause the baby to become overly tired, and will cause the baby to be extra fussy. Please dress your baby in something easy to remove, and a loose diaper. It is not necessary to bring clothing for the baby, as most newborns are photographed in our wraps, rompers or are photographed nude.
Safety First My number one priority in newborn photography is safety first. Your baby will be treated with the utmost safety and care. Please note that not all newborns are the same and will not be forced into any pose they are not comfortable with. I do not use props or poses that will put your baby at risk. You may be asked to provide assistance if needed.