Tips for your newborn session
If you're looking for a laid-back session where we capture you and your husband at home with your precious newborn cuddling them on the bed or the couch and some individuals of them sleeping then you're in the right place! We'll spend a lot of time focusing just on your new baby, swaddled into a cute little ball on a variety of blankets as well of shots of your family around your home smiling, laughing, and playing.
Newborn Session Tips
Does my home need to be a certain temperature?
Should they be asleep?
Do you provide swaddles?
Most of the images we’ll be shooting work best if your newborn is in a deep sleep. Please feed and burp your newborn right before our session or while we are arriving and setting up so they go 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 instead of the suspenders and bow tie. Hair bands and bows are always cute too (for girls)!
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.
Are we in any of the photos?
Does my house need to be perfect?
We’ll photograph a variety of shots of your newborn sleeping by themself as well as a variety of the three of you loving and cuddling him/her in different parts of your home. If you have other kids, plan on having them in some photos as well. Let them know you want them to be in some photos ahead of time so they know what to expect the day of the shoot.
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!
If you don't want to use your house, there are home like studios we can rent as well.
Plan on being flexible
We're on their SCHEDULE
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 throughout the session.
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