Preparing for your Newborn Session

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Thank you so much for booking a session with me! I’m so excited to meet your sweet, new babe. Here’s a few simple tips to ensure a pleasurable and memorable newborn session.

Feeding and sleeping…

We want that precious babe to be really full and sleepy! Feed your little one right before or as I am arriving to your home. We will take breaks during the session for additional comfort feedings if needed. It’s common for babies to eat more during the session.

If possible interact and keep baby awake for 1-2 hours before your session to ensure they are nice and sleepy. Sometimes a bath is helpful in a little extra stimulation prior to our session. With this being said, do not stress if your baby will not stay awake. It’s normally for babies to begin our session with their eyes open and end sleeping like a log!

What to wear and what to put on baby…

You may have a special outfit you wish to have your baby photographed in, have that ready for us to slip on during our session. I use the softest fabrics for wrapping and provide diaper covers as well. You may have your baby in a lose-fitting sleeper, or warmly wrapped in a blanket with just a diaper on prior to my arrival. For Mom and Dad, soft, light, neutral colors are best. Visit this Pinterest board for some inspiration: https://pin.it/2qh4znu33uf44o

Baby posing and magic…

I love natural, baby directed posing. Although there are many inspirational newborn photos out there on Pinterest, my studio focuses on the love and natural interaction between parents and their baby. All sessions will include photos of your baby alone, wrapped in thoughtfully selected lightly colored fabrics.

House temperature…

Our session will be approximately 2-3 hours. If you have older siblings, it is generally nice to have them during the first hour, then perhaps get them an activity, movie, or schedule an outing with a grandparent or baby sitter. I like to just go with the flow, not pressing baby or siblings into doing things they do not want to do. With siblings in the toddler age range, setting up situations that allow them to be helpful with the new baby gets them involved in a fun way. We can talk further about this prior to our session.