SCHEDULING A NEWBORN SESSION
The best time to schedule your newborn session is during your pregnancy. We can set up a tentative appointment time for about a week after your due date. Then, try and let me know right after you deliver and we can set a firm appointment. Newborn sessions are best when the baby is between 5-10 days old. Newborns this young are more likely to be tolerant of being posed. They also mostly remain sleepy for the duration of the session! Almost all of the “sleepy newborn” shots you see were done with newborns 14 days old or younger however, I have seen plenty of babies wide awake and alert at just a week old so it all depends on your individual baby. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos-it may just take more effort on both ends and we may need to skip some of the poses you may have in mind.
Newborn sessions greatly vary with each baby. On average, a typical session lasts between 2-4 hours. We take lots of breaks to keep both baby and parent(s) happy. All babies need to take time to feed or be soothed by a parent during the session. I never once have photographed a baby who was happy the entire session so keep in mind that it is completely normal to take lots of breaks!
Newborn sessions take place at your home or the home of a family member. I think it is best to be in a comfortable and familiar environment for you and your newborn. I like to do a lot of lifestyle shots and this way we can also take photos in the nursery as well as have access to all blankets, outfits and toys that you may have. Plan on using a room in your home that has a lot of natural light.
SCHEDULING A CHILDREN OR FAMILY SESSION
If possible, try and schedule a baby or family session at least a few weeks in advance. Children and family sessions usually last between 1-1.5 hours and can take place on-location at your home. I am more than happy to travel up to 30 miles to meet you at a location that you choose. These sessions are for up to 6 people. Please let me know at the time of booking if you will be having more family members attend so I can prepare accordingly. The price is subject to change if you want to include a large group.