Newborn Session FAQ’s

Newborn Session

FAQ’s

When is the best time to book a newborn session?

Newborn photography sessions are best booked in the middle of your second trimester, at least 6-8 weeks prior to your due date or sooner. We take a very limited number of newborn sessions each month to ensure our clients the best experience and that we have have sufficient time to do your maternity session should you choose to do photos to document this truly special time. For more info on our Maternity Sessions click HERE.

When will the actual newborn session take place?

Newborn session are best within the first 2 weeks of life. You’re baby will change so quickly – so I ask that all my clients notify me of their baby’s arrival within 3 days to ensure scheduling within those first precious weeks of your baby’s life. Once your baby arrives we will set a session date within the first two weeks. All newborn studio session take place on weekday mornings.

What if my baby comes early?

Babies have their own time line and we plan for that. Thats why we take a very limited number of sessions to allow for early and sometimes late arrivals. Should you baby go to the NICU we just ask that your let us know when you will be discharged so we can plan your session as soon as baby is well enough.

Does the session fee include parent & siblings pictures?

Of course! In every session we encourage families to be part of the session to document those sweet new interactions and really capture how tiny your baby is snuggled in your arms.

Do I need to bring props or newborn clothing to the session?

No need to bring a thing to the session except your baby. Everything needed for your session to place is right here in our studio including blankets, wraps, headbands and bonnets for baby. We even hap wardrobe options for the whole family making your session as stress free as possible.

Do you help your clients prepare for their session?

Yes we send all of our clients a e-guide on how to prepare for your session. Included in your session is access to our studio wardrobe should you wish to wear from our collection at no additional cost. Also available are add-on hair and makeup services. Should you wish to utilize an artist we will ensure a professional is here to take care of those very important yet stressful details. Most all of our clients add on hair make up.

Where does my newborn session take place?

Newborn photography session are scheduled in my natural light studio. Designed for complete comfort for your family and optimal natural lighting to achieve the images you see in my portfolio.
Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home in a very bright sunny room. It’s important that we work together on choosing the right space for adequate lighting needs should to choose an in home session.

What should I wear?

Simple colors including cream, white, grey, and light tones photograph best in our studio. I ask my clients to stay away from black, bold colors and patterns. No need to dress up, dressing comfortably is best. A t-shirt or henley with khakis are great for dads. A maxi dress, loose blouse and maternity jeans are great for mom. When in doubt bring a few options and we will help you decide. We have a studio wardrobe available should you wish you wear from that instead.

Can you tell me a little bit more about your style of newborn photography?

I love to work with natural light and soft color hues. Without overuse of props, your newborn portraits will remain timeless with the focus of each image being your baby. I combine both traditional portraiture (looking at the camera) with lifestyle imagery capturing the authentic connection between you and your family. My sessions are centered around baby the entire time and accommodating their needs above everything else. We also have a few options here for siblings but suggest girls in a neutral colored dress and boy in neutral colored tee and bottoms.

How long is a typical newborn session?

Most newborn sessions are 2-2.5 hours. We allow baby to guide the entire session allowing for feedings, diaper changes and snuggles.

How long have you been photographing newborns?

Although I began photography professionally in 2004 working for a large portrait chain – I began to specialize in newborn photography in 2014. Prior to opening my newborn studio I was Neonatal ICU nurse at St Joesph Women’s Hospital for 6 years. During that time I logged more than 12,000 hours of hands on care with critically ill infants. Additionally, I’m certified lactation consultant and a breast feeding mother myself. My world has revolved around motherhood and newborns for several years and now a mommy myself – i understand just how truly special these moments are. To learn more about my journey and passion as newborn photographer click HERE.

Are my images retouched?

Yes – all of our images are fully retouched. What you see on my website is what you can expect from your session.

Am I able to purchase digital files?

Yes! All of our clients walk away with both digital files and tangible heirloom art.

Do you offer discounts for booking multiple sessions?

Yes!  We love being apart of our clients lives and documenting moments both big and small. This is is truly what makes our job special, so we structure our offerings as such. Please contact us HERE for our full investment and product offerings.

How long does it take to get my images back?

Because we hand edit each image and take time to create a personalized viewing and ordering experience, you can expect your images to be ready 2 -3 weeks following your session. We know the wait is tough so in the mean time we will post a sneak peek to our social media – you can follow along here.

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