Newborn Session Frequently Asked Questions
When should I book my newborn session ?
I recommend booking your newborn session by the end of your second trimester. However, the earlier you book, the better. An approximate due date is all I need to reserve your spot on my calendar. When the baby is born we can change the session date if necessary.
When should my newborn session take place ?
Newborn sessions are best when done in the first 5-12 days. In this first week or so baby stays very sleepy and will stay curled up in those adorable newborn poses. As time passes babies tend to stay awake longer and stretch those little bodies making it more difficult to get those shots.
Approximately how long will the newborn session take ?
Newborn sessions can take anywhere from 2-4 hours. I try to keep them in the 3 hour range but every baby is different. Some babies need more feeding time or take longer to settle to get the photos I have planned out.
Do I need any special clothing/items for the session ?
Since the session will be mostly of your new bundle of joy wrapped in blankets and wraps, no special clothing is needed. I also supply lots and lots of headbands and hats for baby to use. By all means if you do have a special blanket, stuffed animal or keepsake that you would like in some of the photographs, please let me know. If possible, mention these items in our pre session phone call so that I can prepare colors to match.
Can we have a photo of the baby taken with siblings ?
Of course ! Big brothers and sisters are encouraged to be a part of the session !!
Please ask any other questions in our pre session phone call.