capturing new life
what to expect
When is the best time for newborn photos?
Between 7-15 days of life.
how should i prepare baby for our session?
I always recommend to try to keep your baby awake for a couple of hours before your session, and feed baby right before you leave for your session. This will ensure the best possibility of a happy and sleepy baby.
How long will the session last?
Lifestyle Newborn sessions last up to an hour, Mini Newborn sessions typically last 1-2 hours and Deluxe Newborn sessions last 1.5-3 hours (depending on how sleepy baby is).
What if I need to feed baby?
If baby begins to act hungry or fussy, we will take as many breaks as we need to ensure that he/she is happy and comfortable.
what should my baby wear?
For Lifestyle sessions, feel free to either swaddle baby, or dress them in whichever outfit you would like them photographed in. For posed sessions, I have a large variety of wraps, headbands, bonnets, etc. that I will choose to style your session. If you have specific colors that you would like incorporated, please let me know! Unless there is a special outfit that you would like included in the photos, you do not need to worry about clothing at all.
Will our session include family photos?
Deluxe newborn sessions include photos of your baby in 3 sets along with family photos with the baby. This also includes individuals of mom & dad with baby and any siblings with the baby. Lifestyle sessions include "unposed" family photos, as well as sibling photos with baby. Newborn Mini sessions do not include family or sibling photos.
Will you provide props?
Yes! For posed sessions, I personally craft specific sets that will be unique for your baby.
How many sets will you do?
For Mini sessions, I will photograph your baby in 3 different sets, and Deluxe Newborn sessions include 5 sets.
For lifestyle sessions, there are no sets, just photos of you and baby in your natural environment.
When will we get to see our photos?
For mini and lifestyle sessions, you will receive a soft proofed gallery within one week of your session. These images will be edited with my artistic style. Once you select your images, skin retouching and final edits will be made.
How do we schedule our newborn session?
I will tentatively schedule your session a week from your due date. I ask that you contact me as soon as your baby is born to determine if we need to adjust your session date.
I require a $100 deposit at booking and the remaining balance is to be paid by your session date. An online invoice and contract will be sent to you and will temporarily hold your date for 72 hours. Once your invoice and signed contract are received, your date will be booked. If the invoice and contract are not received in 72 hours, your date will be released.