what to expect from your sesson
If possible, book your newborn session as early in your pregnancy as you can! Since babies come on their own schedule, I book based on your due date. Then once baby has arrived, we will book the date and time for the session (usually 5-10 days after birth.) If you never got around to contacting me early, thats ok too! I always be sure to save a little space in my schedule. It fills up fast but don't be afraid to reach out and ask.
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 baby - it takes all the stress away of trying to pack everything up and head out somewhere new. 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.
My style is a bit of a combination of candid and posed photos. I DO have a little bag of props that I bring with me including a couple baskets, swaddles, headbands and hats for 1-2 posed photos. However, keep in mind I don't bring an entire studio to your house so if that look is what you are looking for in a photographer, that may not be me.
I’m a natural light photographer, shooting sessions only on location. I do not have a studio (except for occasional mini sessions.) We will discuss possible locations after booking. I have a great list of suggestions available! Travel fees may apply for locations farther than 20 miles from the Pasadena area.
Your session will be combination of candid and posed photos. Expect lots of playfulness and movement - games, tickles, hugs and kisses. I can help guide and direct you but remember to just try and be yourselves. Play like you do at home! Especially with little ones, a lot of the session is spent just following their lead. Don't worry or stress about your kids being on their best behavior, this is supposed to be easy and fun.
after your session
Within 2 weeks after your session, you’ll receive your fully edited and high-resolution images for download in an online gallery. You can share your gallery with friends and family to view and download as well.
If you’re interested in ordering prints, you can do so straight from your gallery! I have full confidence in the print lab that I use and know that their product always looks spectacular. Your gallery will stay up for about 1 year but don't worry, I'll let you know before I take them down just in case you need to re-download them.