Newborn Session Tips!
Please do not worry if the house is messy or out of order, we completely understand that you just had a newborn and won’t mind at all! We’ll move things around and tidy up as we need to!
Try to keep the house warmer than you typically would, we’ll bring a portable heater so your newborn stays warm and toasty during the shots when he/she’s naked or swaddled in just one blanket. Loosen your newborns diaper and clothing at least 30 minutes before the session. This gives those little imprint marks time to disappear before we begin shooting.
Most of the images we’ll be shooting work best if your newborn is in a deep sleep. To encourage this, we recommend that you do whatever it takes to make sure your newborn is nice and exhausted. We’ll want him/her fast asleep for as long as possible. Please feed and burp your newborn right before our session or while we are arriving and setting up so he/she goes right to sleep. We’ll also be more than happy to take as many breaks as needed to feed, burp, change, and rock your newborn back to sleep.
We’ll bring a variety of neutral colored swaddles and blankets however if you have your own you would like to use please have those ready to go. While styled outfits are tiny and adorable we suggest a good fitting solid white onesie over the suspenders and bow tie look. Your newborn is only this young and tiny once we don’t want to rush them growing up! Hair bands and bows are always cute too (for girls)!
We’ll plan on shooting a variety of shots of your newborn sleeping by him/herself as well as a variety of the three of you loving and cuddling him/her in different parts of your home.
Being prepared, flexible, and patient throughout the session is going to be key. Your newborn is more than likely going to poop, pee, and cry and that is perfectly okay, we can take breaks, clean up, and calm your newborn down as many times as we need to throughout the session.
What to wear?
Parents clothing wise, we suggest wearing light neutral colors. Whites, creams, blushes, will all look nice for mom and light greys, blues, whites, and creams will look nice on dad. However, do try to wear two slightly different colored tops between the two of you.