Thank you for choosing me to capture this special time in your life! Bringing home a new baby, whether your first or fifth, is such an exciting and sometimes challenging time. My goal with this guide is to help you know what to expect on the day of your session, so that you can relax and enjoy that time with your family. I ask that you contact me via e-mail shortly after delivery so that we can get your session scheduled as soon as possible!
Newborn sessions are usually shot around 10am. Prior to my arrival, I recommend turning up the heat or turning down the A/C in your home. A warm baby is a happy baby, especially for any unswaddled/diaper only shots. Feeding your baby about 20 minutes prior to arrival usually helps your infant to be calm and sleepy. It is not uncommon for your baby to be awake or need to feed again during the session. I am able to obtain nursing images if you wish during this time. These sessions are very laid back in nature. We let the baby or toddler guide our sessions. It is not uncommon for an infant to want to be held a lot during your session. And that is totally fine!!! I will not force a baby or toddler into doing anything they are not wanting to do. We can always try something else or take breaks, if needed. A newborn session typically last around 1-2 hours. When I arrive, do not be suprised if I turn off all the lights and open the shades. This helps me to see which areas of your home are best for shooting in. I may move around items. I will guide you and your family in poses but it also ok for you to just be natural with your baby and children. Sing, talk, or play with family just as you would if I was not present. Being yourselves is what will create the images you love.
Once your session is complete, I will post a sneak peek on Facebook and Instagram, usually by the following day. You are welcome to share this post with family and friends! Once your gallery is complete, typically 1-2 weeks, you will receive an email for access to a private online gallery. It will be open for download for 2 weeks. I highly recommend printing your images through me or a high quality printer such as MPIX. I can not guarantee color quality at places like Walgreens, etc.
I am looking foward to your newborn session! Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns you have prior to your session. I am happy to help in anyway I can.