Posed/studio sessions – Typically must be done within the first 2 weeks of birth when the baby is very sleepy and “mold-able”. The focus in this type of session is on shots of the baby looking perfect, usually in blankets, wraps, hats, & headbands. The session can last up to 4 hours with feeding, potty breaks, and posing.
Lifestyle newborn sessions – Are a bit more casual approach to newborn photography. There may be some posing but the intention is to capture more natural images of the baby and their home. These sessions can be done up to 6 weeks old and usually last 1-2 hours max. My favorite thing about lifestyle newborn photography is capturing the wonder and amazement between the family members. Newborns are incredible but so is the love in the air. Memories of this time-frame often become fuzzy for new parents and that is precisely why I feel these types of shoots are so important.
How far in advance should I schedule my newborn session?
It’s never too early to book a session, especially when you have a due date that we can plan around. Most moms do schedule in their 2nd trimester. But I absolutely try my best to accommodate every baby, even for last minute sessions after baby has arrived.
I lightly retouch your baby’s images, primarily removing any scratches, red spots, bruising or blotchiness from the delivery while maintaining your baby’s character and natural beauty. If you have a special editing request for your baby, please let me know so I can do my best to take care of it in mu final editing.
I provide affordable and professional quality prints and canvases that can be ordered after viewing your final gallery. This is completely optional since you own the digital files, but I do urge you to use a professional lab when you print your photos. You invested in a professional newborn session, and you will want any images you print to also represent the high quality portraits you have captured.
What can you expect at the newborn photo shoot?
You can expect that the room temperature is going to be set at 27 celcius degrees because babies are usually posed naked and they definately like it nice and warm, and it makes them that tad bit sleepier too. So please do not wear big jumpers if you do not want to melt.
I usually have a white noise app on on my phone which is really great to block out all that extra noise. Talking people and the sound of my shutter clicking can sometimes also startle your baby.