Newborn session (7-14 days old)
3-5 hour session at my studio
All hats, headbands, blankets, props, etc. provided
20-25 (minimum) custom, creatively mastered PROOFS to be viewed at session premier
• Scheduling a Date - We can schedule your newborn’s portraits based on your due date. The session fee will be due to officially hold your date. Since babies tend to come early or later than planned, we can move that date around if needed. Please get in touch with me after your baby is born to make any changes that we would need to. I photograph newborns within the first two weeks of life, but premature babies can be an exception.
• Studio Location - Newborn sessions take place in my home portrait studio. I provide everything needed for the session (hats, headbands, blankets, baskets, and props) so all you have to worry about bringing is baby. You’re session will be completely set up before you get here so we can get started as soon as you arrive.
• Day of the session -If at all possible, try keeping baby stimulated and awake an hour or so before the session; a bath usually helps in keeping them awake. It’s best to start on a full belly so feeding him/her right before you put them in the car seat to head my way is best. Please dress him/her in a button down outfit so I’m not having to pull anything over their head while undressing them. The room will be set between 80-85 degrees for baby so you might want to dress light. Sessions can take up to 3-5hours even with a very sleepy baby. I will play a white noise machine during the session to mimic the sounds of the womb.
• What to bring - Please bring a pacifier if your baby takes one, and of course, extra diapers. It's nice to bring a bottle of formula or expressed breast milk so I can feed baby during the session, but it's not mandatory. Once baby has that connection with mommy in the middle of the session, it's sometimes hard for them to get back into a deep sleep or if mommy’s milk is not in all the way in baby may want to use mommy to snack and pacify frequently. If you're exclusively breastfeeding, that's perfectly fine. We will take breaks as we need to.