Scheduling & Preparing for Your Newborn Session
We recommend that you schedule your newborn session PRIOR to your baby’s arrival to ensure that we put you on the Calendar! If Baby is already here, Please be sure to schedule within 1 week-6 weeks Old.
Babies tend to do a lot better with the session within their first 14 days for sleepy squishy poses.
If older than 14 days? I have over 5 years experience with newborns up to 6 weeks OLD so YES, Bring your Baby in!
Keep in mind that newborn acne, colic, startle reflexes are likely to flare up after day 14. We are trained to edit skin problems and Safety is our Number 1 Priority!
Where will session be Held
The Majority of our Sessions are Held in my Studio. I have everything there and it makes things easier. You’ll have more choices as far as themes, props and the lighting is great! We understand you Just had a baby and if there are any health concerns or Mom isn’t up to traveling, we Can come to you!!! But there are specific things we need in order to make a HOME session go smoothly so please let us know if this is the option you want.
LOVELY LIGHT: Our Studio uses a combination of Natural Light and Studio Lights. All lights used are safe for babies!
Studio Temperature !!! Warm Warm Warm
Our studio is Warm for Baby so dress comfortably and Feel free to Bring your own Refreshments and snacks. If bringing Family members, please let us KNOW ahead of time. Studio is very small and we want everyone to be comfortable. We only allow one extra person besides family members that will be involved in Session.
Please loosen your baby’s diaper and clothing at least 30 minutes before the session. This gives those little imprint marks time to disappear. (You baby will be naked in most of the shots, but we pose them so that all the “important bits” are not on display.)
SLEEPY BABY = SLEEPY SHOTS
Most of our Poses require a super sleepy baby so to prepare for that please keep baby awake as long as you can before arriving to studio and hold off feeding until you are in studio unless you are travelling for than 30 miles, we understand babies sleep on long car rides!
Noise- QUIET PLEASE
If you have other children that might create noise, Please bring someone that can assist in keeping them company or taking them away while we concentrate on Baby. If Sibling shots are part of your package, those will be done first. Only those being photographed should be present to help maintain a calm environment.
Please be Patient!!
Newborn sessions can last anywhere from 1-3 hours. It all depends on baby’s mood and willingness to sleep. We DO NOT RUSH! If baby doesn’t Sleep, we will attempt to do awake shots. If After 2 hours Baby still won’t sleep and is colicky, its OK. Don’t stress.. we will reschedule you for another day. But we do everything we can to get as many shots as possible so you will have an amazing Gallery!
RELAX Please. Let us do all the WORK
We’re pretty comfortable holding and posing newborns & we have tons of experience personally and professionally! We are Trained for Safety! And they don’t call me the baby whisperer for nothing! so relax, take a nap, leave the room or sit back and enjoy!
PEE, POOP and SPIT up HAPPENS!
This is natural and we expect it! I get peed on so much, im used to it! That’s what laundry is FOR! We wash all of our baby props and blankets between each session with non-scented baby detergent. So bring extra change of clothes, towels etc*
We HAVE IT ALL! And we Plan ahead what we will use. BUT, I know clients love to bring stuff. Sometimes they don’t match anything we have or they are too BIG, bright colors or not Baby SAFE! So please discuss ahead of time if you want to include anything in the session. We only allow 2 personal Items in order to keep up with our Style and Brand.
Yes, Babies can smell your breast MILK!!!!! So if you are nursing, sometimes it is best for Moms to step out of the room until baby is asleep so they don’t continue to cry and want to jump on the Boob!. We have a comfortable chair for you to sit in and RELAX! ( yep, there’s that word again)
Your baby’s safety comes first! If you ever Feel like we are doing something you don’t want, Say something. You are a New MOM! We understand and won’t be offended!
BUT WHAT DO The Moms Wear?????
Your Tired, dark circles, no time to do your Hair? We Get it!!!!!! Maybe take time to go get your hair done or have someone come in and do your Makeup? DID you know we can provide a Hair and makeup person in our studio or in your Home! Just Ask. We have packages that got you covered and you’ll feel and look amazing! Don’t forget your nails for those close-up Hand shots!
As far as clothing? Keep it simple. Natural colors, Skip the crazy bright colors and patterns. Creams, whites, blacks, greys, all work well.
FOR THE MEN
We Love Daddy Hand shots Holding Baby so Please trim those nails and Clean Hands are a MUST!
T-shirts or short Sleeve shirts work Best! Simple. No button down shirts please. Buttons get caught in babies hair or headbands etc. Simple clean white, black, brown or blue T-Shirts!!
YES, we can do No shirt Daddy Pics! If your confident in your SKIN then so are WE! LOL
Packing for BABY! Just Pack Normally
But do it the night before so you are not LATE to your session
Bring that pacifier, extra clothes and burp cloths!
Just Remember to Be on Time. We understand that it takes time to pack a baby and get going and things can go Wrong so if you feel like you will Be more than 30 minutes LATE, we will reschedule you or charge an additional FEE to stay and wait. We have other Clients and to move them around can be stressful on everyone.