I’d like to pass along some information my newborn client’s find helpful:
Should I pre-book my session? For scheduling purposes, it is best to pre-book your newborn sessions.
*Pre-booking ensures a place in the studio schedule*, however, your actual newborn appointment is not scheduled until you have had the baby. (Now would be the best time to schedule based on your due date.)
*I encourage all clients to pre-book their newborn session BEFORE the baby is born; this enables me to plan my schedule ahead of time.
*If you wait to book until the baby arrives or follow the suggested timeline, I cannot guarantee that I will have a session available.
*I am currently booking newborns 3 months in advance and have limited availability for immediate dates.
How old should the baby be for their session? I generally photograph all my newborns in the first 7-10 days of life to ensure those curled “womb-like” images parents love.
Where do newborn sessions take place? All newborn sessions take place in your home. Babies are small, have not had shots in many cases, and the weather is always unpredictable. This is the best place unless you would rather the shoot take place in another location. If so, just let me know and we can coordinate.
*Most sessions start at 8:00am to maximize the baby’s deepest sleep period.
How long should we expect the session to be? Most newborn sessions last about 2-4 hours, however, I always allow up to 4 hours in the event that a little one needs more time.
*The goal of the session is to have baby sleeping the entire time.
Do I need to purchase props, hats or blankets for my session? I have many props, baskets, and blankets to choose from however, hats and headbands to compliment your style/vision will need to be purchased by you in advance.
Can my husband and I (and older children) be in pictures too? Newborn sessions by design focus mainly on the newborn, however, parents and siblings are encouraged to be involved.
*I like to focus on more “relationship” type close-ups of mom/dad and baby or baby in dad’s hands. These are the timeless images you will treasure for a lifetime!
Newborn Safety: I always put your babies safety as my first priority! You will see several images on the site of hanging branch images, these images are done with the highest safety precautions and with a bit of “magic”. Babies are tiny, precious little humans who need to be treated with the greatest of care and this is always put before getting the shot. Babies just like their adult counterparts are unique and individual, not every baby will do every pose, but I take the greatest of care to ensure that you have a beautiful gallery of images!
Will you need me to help during the session? Most parents are not feeling 100% in the days after the birth of their little one. Do not worry, I will work to soothe, cuddle and pose your baby during our session. I encourage parents to relax or even catch up on emails!
Pre-booking makes you eligible for priority booking when your little one arrives. All pre-booking sessions are guaranteed a spot in my schedule, a spot is held by your due date and then the actual session is booked once your little one arrives. I am currently booking 2-3 months ahead. Call now to reserve your session 225-975-1450
*Session retainer is non-refundable and is due at the time of booking in order to reserve your date. I will apply the session fee towards a future session should you need to cancel within 48 hours of your appointment. The session fee covers up to 3 hours of time and talent of the photographer, multiple clothing changes, post-session image preparation including minor retouching and an online proofing gallery showing no-less than 15-25 session proofs from your session.
*Newborn sessions last between 2 to 4 hours and are for newborns 2 weeks and younger. Between five and ten days after their birth is the ideal time to capture those womb like pictures that parents love.
*I prefer to do newborn sessions in your home where you will have full access to everything the baby will need. I will bring my set of newborn accessories and props.
*Your Online gallery will be emailed to you within two weeks of your session. An average of 15-25 images (usually more for newborns) are available for proofing in a private password protected online gallery. The gallery will be available for 5 days. All print orders need to be made prior to expiration. This password protected gallery allows you to share your gallery with friends and family. Galleries may be re-hosted for an additional fee.