When to Book
Since I only take on a limited amount of newborns each month, it is best to contact me early in your pregnancy. Around 20 weeks is a great time to book your newborn and maternity session.
Newborn sessions are scheduled when baby arrives. The session will happen between 4-14 days old. This ensures baby is nice and sleepy for the session. The studio is kept nice and warm for baby's comfort so dress accordingly. Upon arrival, I will undress and swaddle your baby. If baby is hungry, a feeding will be done before we start. Babies will nurse more frequently during their session than they do at home. Newborn sessions can last a while, so plan to be in the studio for the maximum time that your selected package allows (either 2 or 4 hours).
*If you select a package with sibling shots, please plan for someone to take siblings to another location during the session. This lets you relax and totally soak in these moments.
What should I bring?
The studio is full of newborn props, wraps, and outfits. If there is a prop you want to bring with you and have included, please let me know before the session so I can plan accordingly. I will go through my typical workflow and incorporate your prop before we do parent photos. Please bring a black shirt and a white or cream shirt for parent posing. I also suggest having a spare outfit in case baby decides to decorate your clothes!
After your session, I hand edit each image. I will typically post a "sneak peek" on Facebook within 3 days of your session. Your gallery will be completed in 2-3 weeks. Your images will be uploaded to a private gallery. From this gallery, you will choose your photos (number depending on which package you have chosen). These will be uploaded to a new gallery without my watermark. Once uploaded, it is your responsibility to ensure your images are downloaded and saved to multiple locations. I cannot stress this enough, back your photos up.