Newborn session FAQ
HOW CAN I PREPARE MY BABY FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT?
Try to give your baby a bath before the session or the night before. This tends to relax the baby for the session.
Before the session, undress the baby and have them loosely wrapped with a clean diaper.
We suggest feeding the baby before we start the session. If the baby is formula fed, please bring extra formula.
If you are breastfeeding and your baby has gas issues, please abstain from eating the following 48 hours before your session : dairy products — milk, cheese, yogurt, pudding, ice cream, or any food that has milk, milk products, casein, whey, or sodium casein in it. Other foods that may cause gas and fussiness include anything with caffeine, soy, fish, peanuts, chocolate, wheat, beef, nuts, eggs, corn, citrus fruits and prenatal vitamins containing iron. –Courtesy Babycenter & ModernMom Parenting. If your baby is showing signs of gas issues, please pack a bottle of Mylicon, safe for the newest of babies.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE SESSION?
Bring two pacifiers - Only if you are using them, as they can be very helpful.
If you are formula feeding, bring two extra bottles, just in case.
Parents may get hungry during this time, so I recommend bringing a snack with you.
Please bring a lot of Diapers.
Wear cool and comfortable clothing as the studio may be warm for the baby.
When should I book my newborn session?
The best time to book a newborn session is about two months prior to your due date. We will then schedule a tentative date. The best time to photograph a newborn baby is between 4-14 days old.
This is not to say we can't photograph your baby a bit older, but the ultimate time is during the first week.
How long do I have to wait to view and receive my digital images, prints, and products?
I prefer editing your baby's gallery while the magic of the session is still fresh in my mind. Each newborn has their own little personality!
Your gallery will be online within 10 days of your session and your completed fully edited digital files take about two weeks.
What should I expect the day of the photo session?
Please come to the session as relaxed as possible. There is no hurry. I know what it's like having a newborn and sometimes it means arriving a few minutes late to an appointment. If your baby is hungry before you leave for the session, by all means feed him. If your baby hasn't eaten before the session don't worry. I have allowed plenty of time for feedings and diaper changes during the session. Once your baby is nice and sleepy and your baby's clothes have been removed we will begin the session. I will take posed photos for as long as your baby will allow. If at any time your baby becomes unsettled I will hand him off to you for a feeding or a cuddle. The photo session will take anywhere from 1-4 hours depending on how sleepy and settled your baby is.