This is one of my favourite things about being a photographer – that tiny newborn stage is so special & I get to capture that time for parents to remember forever – how lucky am I??
Once you’ve contacted me about photographing your newborn, we can set up a tentative date based around your due date. Because babies typcially come on their own time, however, once you have delivered you can then contact me to set up the actual session. Babies are best photographed within the first 7-10 days of birth as they are still very sleepy, can be easily posed, baby acne hasn’t appeared yet and any signs of jaundice have faded as well. So be sure to contact me as soon as possible to book your session. Having said that, I have had some 6 week olds sleep better than some 7 day olds so don’t worry if you’ve left it a bit late, we can still get gorgeous photos! If you have a C-Section, let me know so we can plan on having an extra set of hands to help out with baby’s shoot, whether it is Dad or someone else.
When we have scheduled your session we can then talk about what you expect out of it. Let me know before hand if there are certain poses you want me to try with baby or special props that you will be bringing from home. Such as if you or your spouse are into football and you want a shot baby posed with your team’s shirt, etc. Any props that have meaning to you will make the photos that much more special.
My newborn sessions typically take two hours, but plan on your newborn session being anywhere from one and a half to three hours. Because of this I typically schedule newborn sessions in the morning, at around ten or eleven. Babies also tend to be sleepier at this time of day. I am not shooting the entire two hours. Much of this time is spent switching blankets and props, getting baby fed or nappy changed/cleaning up messes and soothing baby into poses. A fussy or wide awake baby who is unwilling to fall into a deep sleep can also effect the length of the shoot.
I offer a few different packages for newborn, including a Bump to Baby package if you would like to get some memories of tour pregnancy too 🙂 Please contact me on 488816 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.