HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION
BEFORE YOUR SESSION FOR NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT:
The morning before your session, give your baby a bath (to assist them stay awake for a while). After that, clothe your baby in easy-to-take-off clothing, such as zip-up or snap-front panamas, and avoid any clothing that needs to be removed over the head. This will reduce the amount of time your baby is awakened and startled when we start your session. If you live close to the studio, nurse your baby shortly before leaving, or plan on feeding your little one as soon as you arrive. It's usually ideal to keep your baby's feeding schedule as close to their normal as feasible.
WHAT TO BRING FOR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY:
Wipes and diapers Even if you aren't currently using one, a pacifier is a good idea. For formula-fed babies, more formula is available. Be prepared to nurse more frequently than normal if you're breastfeeding. A blanket for your baby; they sometimes want to snuggle under it when posing or eating. If you choose to bring one, a sentimental item.
DURING THE NEWBORN PHOTO SESSION
Sessions with newborns might run anywhere from 2 to 3 hours. There will be enough time for staged baby photographs, prop portraits, sibling, parent, and group family portraits. It's fine if your baby cries or fusses between poses or needs a nursing break. They're in charge, and they'll tell us what they're comfortable with in terms of posing. I'll work at their pace, putting your child's safety and comfort first. My studio was created with my tiniest customers in mind, and it's fully packed with everything we'll need for your newborn session, including backdrops, props, clothes, wraps, tiny hats, and ridiculously cute headbands!
WHAT TO WEAR FOR PHOTOSHOOT
Because the studio is maintained very warm for your baby, it is usually recommended to wear in layers in case you need to cool down during your session. It's advisable to stick to light neutrals and pastels. This keeps your portraiture light and brilliant, as well as any colour casts on your baby's skin to a minimum. In portraiture, soft pinks and blues, grey, white, and cream colours always look beautiful! Avoid wearing t-shirts or suits with huge logos or busy patterns. You want to coordinate, not match, for sibling, parent, and family portraits. You may add visual appeal and depth to your photographs by doing so.
Moments spent with your newborn fly by, and they change on a daily basis. I'd love to connect with you if you're interested in a newborn session or just have some questions! Let's talk! Send me a note HERE.