newborns like to be nice & toasty! I suggest that you have your home warm enough that your baby will be comfortable being naked.
newborns are best posing when they are sleeping. To encourage this I suggest the baby is nice & exhausted.
well-fed baby is a happy baby. Please feed and burp your baby right before our session to ensure a happy milk drunk baby.
please do whatever you can to keep the noise level to a minimum in the house. A white noise machine would be great if you have one.
newborn sessions require LOTS of patience. The baby’s mood & decision to sleep is not something we can predict.
along with patience comes a stress-free & relaxed atmosphere. Feel free to rest & leave the room for a bit. Nap…take a shower or entertain your toddler.
Moms tend to stress out if their baby is fussy or having a difficult time getting settled. No problem…hugs, cuddling, feeding or a break and we’ll start again. Sometimes the best photos happen when the baby isn’t doing what we want. Remember, babies can sense stress especially their mommy’s. It’s super important that we all remain calm and keep the environment as mellow as possible.
I keep it simple. I have some props that I will bring along. Wraps, headbands, blankets, baskets & some newborn outfits. You are welcome to use any of your own outfits or props. Look for items with texture & color.
If you have any family heirlooms (baby shoes, bonnets, toys) that you would like me to use, please have the ready before I arrive.
WHAT TO WEAR?
YOU ~ I know having just had a baby you’re not feeling your best but take this time to ‘refresh’. Get your hair & nails done, maybe a massage…resulting in a relaxed mommy.
CLOTHING ~ keep it simple. Crème, white & black all look fab for your baby’s newborn photos If you feel comfortable, a simple cami (have a pretty neutral blouse nearby) is a great option. Cooler colors, grey & blush are also good options. Dreamy dress, jeans with light blouse or sweater, black stretch pants with blouse or sweater. Mom & Dad should try to match helping to keep unity throughout the family shots & focused on the precious baby you are holding.
BABIES & SKIN are a great combo. Cami, tank top, tube top or belly band (pulled up over breasts) is a great way to make the ‘what to wear’ become a non-issue. Dads are also welcome to remove their shirts if they are comfortable.
basically the same. Neutrals are best. Little boys (shirts off is adorable). Think ‘dreamy’ for little girls. A few options are a good idea. I will photograph the sibling(s) alone while the baby is nursing or taking a break. (I have dresses that I can bring if you are interested).
A FEW POINTERS
- make sure you are nice & relaxed & the outfits for your baby have been selected
- make sure you have your outfits selected, steamed & ironed.
- I’ll more than likely shoot some shots in your bedroom. Please have your bed made and if possible solid|white to light crème bedding (nothing too busy) to keep things light & airy. (I have a king size white comforter that I would be happy to bring along.)
HOW TO REACH ME
My goal is to respond quickly to your email or text inquiry. If you have found me on Facebook & used messenger, I ask that moving forward we communicate by either email or text. It keeps our line of communication simple.
WHEN WILL I GET MY GALLERY
A sneak peek usually within one day and full gallery 2-3 weeks depending on the season.