FAQ – Newborn

When should I schedule my newborn session?
Newborn sessions are best in the first weeks of your baby’s life (the earlier the better!).  The tiny “newness” of newborns fades quickly as they grow, so we prefer to make their images as soon as possible.  Babies are just little people… they have their own personalities and mood swings, even when they’re that young!  Schedule your session immediately after your baby is born.

Where will my newborn session be?
We prefer to shoot your newborn session in the comfort of your home.  We can work with your existing lighting and furniture to document the impact your baby has made on your life and home.  We bring portable black and white backdrops and lighting for a “studio” look to give you flexibility in portrait styles; if you greatly prefer one style over another, please let us know and we will adjust the session accordingly.

Will we be in the images with our baby?
We sure hope so!  We highly recommend doing at least a few shots with the whole family, if possible.  While we focus mostly on the newborn in this session, it is important to document this significant event in your life.

How long will our newborn session take?
That entirely depends on the baby!  Sometimes it’s a quick session; sometimes it takes 2 hours or longer.  We plan our day accordingly and let your baby take plenty of feeding or mini-nap breaks as needed.  We’re very patient, so don’t be worried about us!  The more relaxed and happy you are, the easier things will go.

What should we wear?  What should our baby wear?
We always recommend families to wear coordinating clothing in simple, classic cuts.  Avoid stripes, big patterns and logos… otherwise, have fun with it!  You don’t have to match.  We like to photograph newborns in a variety of clothing, including a simple solid onesie, a basic diaper cover, and in the nude.  Cute hats, booties, a special blanket or teddy that was a gift or heirloom… these kinds of props can make for amazingly cute images.  Show us your ideas, we’re open to just about anything!

How do we order our images?
1-3 weeks after your session we will email you a link to your private online proofing gallery.  All of our custom prints, albums, books, wall art and customized cards are available for purchase online.  If you prefer, we can set up a purchasing appointment for you to view the images with our guidance in person.

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