Where do you shoot newborn sessions?
How can I make sure my baby is comfortable and cooperative during the shoot?
What should my husband and I wear?
What should the baby wear?
How long are these sessions?
What can I do to prepare for the session?
The session will take place in the client's home, usually in the nursery, master bedroom, and living room. We can also take some photos outdoors if the weather permits (ideal for spring and summer due dates!). Do not worry about your house being a mess—you just had a baby! I will be happy to move things out of the way so they don't end up in the photos. All you need to do to prepare is open the blinds/curtains to let in as much light as possible and have your bed made with neutral bedding. Your bed makes for a great place for cuddly family photos!
Newborns are unpredictable and this shoot is all about them. Please do not worry about your baby crying or needing to eat during the shoot—newborn sessions are purposely longer to allow for plenty of breaks, feedings and even diaper/outfit changes. It’s usually a good idea to try and feed your baby right before the session so they’re sleepy and content.
Lifestyle newborn sessions are photographed in the comfort of your home. The clothing should compliment the surroundings. I recommend keeping it simple and comfortable. Neutral, light (creams, whites, grays or pastel tones) work best as they don't take away from the natural beauty of your baby. Solid or floral tops (and textures like big knits and lace) work best. Texture and layers can add dimension and softness to the images (and are also very flattering).
I prefer babies to be dressed very simply in plain onesies, muslin swaddles, or just diaper - whatever they are most comfortable in.
A typical lifestyle newborn session takes 2-2.5 hours. When it comes to a newborn session, the baby is in charge, so we allow time to enough feeding and diaper changing breaks :)
Preparing for a photo session can be quite stressful for new parents. Please don't worry! Just focus on relaxing and cuddling with your sweet new addition and I will create images that you will cherish forever!
The first few weeks of your little one's life are a whirlwind of excitement and love, but also exhaustion and baby brain! Let me help you immortalize the little details you never want to forget. I will deliver photos of your family and your sweet addition that you will cherish for ever.