Newborn Portraits

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A NEWBORN SESSION

Baby portraits are a special event in a new parents life. Every parent knows that children grow up too fast. That’s why having photos of your children at every stage of their life is so important, especially when they’re brand new. These images can help you, and your family, to remember years later… just how small their tiny toes and sweet smiles really were.

HOW OLD SHOULD MY NEWBORN BABY BE FOR THE PHOTO SESSION?

The best age for a newborn session is under two weeks. At this age, babies still spend a majority of their time sleeping, and are easier to pose in those curled up positions that everyone loves. When you’re scheduling your session, keep in mind that your newborn will grow quickly and will look completely different at one month than they did at birth. As they grow, they will begin moving around more and will  be less likely to remain asleep during the newborn session.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY SESSION?

The earlier you can book your newborn session, the better.

WHAT IF MY BABY ARRIVES EARLIER THAN EXPECTED?

Every newborn photographer knows that babies do come early. With that in mind, I will hold time around your scheduled session to make sure you and your little one get in for your photos.

HOW LONG DOES A NEWBORN SESSION LAST?

Typically, a newborn photo shoot lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours. A majority of that time will be spent feeding your newborn and keeping them calm for photos.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY SESSION?

This is one of the most common questions we hear, and that’s because it’s so important You’ll want to bring your whole diaper bag, of course. That means pacifiers, extra diapers and wipes, formula and bottles, if you formula-feed. You’ll also want to bring a change of clothes for yourself because posing in photos with a naked baby can sometimes lead to surprises. And be sure to bring along any family heirlooms, like toys or blankets, that you would like included in the photos.

 

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