The opportunity to document new life is truly inspiring; their little fingers and tiny toes, their wispy hair and cute belly buttons... My style highlights the simple, yet beautiful features that define your baby.
Newborns are best photographed between 5-8 days new. During this time frame, they’re sleepy and curl easily, making it ideal for posing. After two to three weeks, they can develop things like colic and baby acne. They also don’t sleep as long and tend to prefer not being touched or disturbed. I photograph babies up to 14 days old. Premature babies are photographed up to 4 weeks old.
What to expect
Your baby will poop and pee on everything, so don’t be alarmed, I’m totally used to it! I’ll have plenty of wipes on hand. All of my props get washed immediately following each session! I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy these precious moments. My studio is WI-FI ready, so feel free to bring your iPad or computer. It would be a good idea to bring a few snacks along with you as well.
Newborn sessions tend to last up to two hours long but sometimes three. Expect the studio to be fairly hot, newborns are photographed in their birthday suit therefore, the studio needs to be warm enough to keep them comfortable and sleepy.
Newborns are photographed in their birthday suit. I use props and backdrops to accent and add texture to your images. My studio is full of props; hats, headbands, baskets, buckets, wraps and more! So no need to worry about bringing any additional clothing for baby with you.
Items to bring:
A pacifier -- Even if you’re not sure your baby will take one. Most babies will take a pacifier in the studio because they want to be soothed. It comes in handy if your baby gets fussy.
Food -- If mom is nursing, I suggest nursing right before your session. Sometimes topping them off when you arrive is helpful in relaxing baby and getting them nice and sleepy. If you are bottle feeding, please bring extra bottles. Even if your baby is fully fed, they will likely need an extra feeding at some point throughout the session. Since we’ll be in the studio for two-three hours, it’s a great idea to bring along some food for yourself as well.
Sentimental Items -- My newborn sessions are not cookie cutter. I love it when clients bring items of sentimental value. Although I do not guarantee being able to use certain, or all items, I will try my best to incorporate these items into your session.
Clothing -- Please dress your baby in a zip up onesie, or a button up onesies. Avoid putting them in anything that needs to go over their head. Also avoid items such as; socks, headbands and other clothing items that leave lines and marks on babies skin.
If parents and siblings are participating, I suggest coordinating with each other. Neutral tones work exceptionally well; beige, brown, taupe etc. Avoid wearing all white or black for family photos. Blue jeans with a solid coloured top work great, keep it simple and avoid clothing with stripes, logos and patterns.