Whether in your home or in the studio, the session is a relaxing time for you to watch your baby shine. It is up to you if you would like to have photographs of the whole family. There is no additional charge however, most of the session will be focusing on your new baby. It will be warm so it is best to dress in layers. You may want to wear something comfortable and change into your outfit during the shoot.
The newborn portrait session is about 1.5-2 hours depending on how the littlest one is feeling that day. There may be time needed for soothing and changing baby. If we are also doing photographs with siblings, it will be an additional 30 minutes.
If I am photographing at your home, turn up the heat about 2 hours before the session. I will move furniture and set up a mini studio when I arrive. It is best if you can nurse/feed your baby about 30 minutes before I arrive. If you are coming to the studio, please nurse before you leave your home and bring these necessary items: extra diapers, burp cloths, bottles if needed and blankets.
Yes! I have baskets, tons of textured fabrics, knit hats and soft wraps. I will bring all of these with me to your home unless you request minimal props. Other things that I have on hand that need to be requested: bird nest, tutu, galvanized metal tub. With that being said, my style is more natural than overly propped. Be sure to look closely at the website and blog to get an idea of my style.
Great question! Again, I encourage you to look through the website and blog to get an idea of my style. If this fits your style, we are on the right track! You can guide me to your favorites. You can also create a pinterest board and share that with me so I can get an idea of your style. We will not be duplicating images, this is just a way to communicate what you like and what you would like to capture. We will capture a variety of images during the shoot.
The best way to avoid this is to book the session for the first 2 weeks or so of your baby’s life. We should be photographing your baby between 5-14 days if possible. Of course, this cannot always happen and we are happy to accommodate your older newborn as well. We have many tricks to soothe your newborn. We allow 2 hours which is usually plenty of time to catch your baby in a calm state and likely, while sleeping. It is a good idea to remain as calm as possible to provide a relaxing environment for your newborn.
It is best to contact me before the baby is born and keep me updated as you progress. I take a limited number of newborns each month and give priority to those who commit early. When we have a signed contract, I enter your due date into the calendar. Once the baby arrives, please contact me right away and we will schedule your appointment.
Yes. We love to add in your parents or other siblings to make your shoot unique. It is best to have them participate only when needed for their portraits and NOT the entire shoot. It is our goal to create beautiful photos of your newborn so we may ask your guests to wait in another room.
45 mins-1 hour. I know that babies do not last long especially with all of the stimulation during a photo shoot. I especially know this after having my own baby. If your baby arrives and is all smiles, we will begin photographing right away. We move swiftly from one scene or outfit to the next. If your baby takes a while to warm up to strangers or to a new environment, please let me know before the session. We will allow for more time and may decide to photograph at your home to set ourselves up for success!
I recommend scheduling right after a nap and feeding. This is generally the best time for little ones. It is best to respect the baby’s schedule so I can be flexible on the day of the session. You know your baby best so do what is right for him/her!
So many factors are involved when leaving the house with a baby. Please call as soon as you feel like you will be running late so I can make any adjustments to other shoots if necessary. We generally build in a 20-30 minute buffer just in case.
It is best to have options! Please prepare 3-5 options that I can take a look at before the session. We will likely get through 2-3 outfits.
The session is perfect for a family of 4 or 5. Additional family members are $25. I encourage you to bring your dog for at least a few photos at no additional charge.
This session lasts about 45 mins- 1.5 hours depending on location, number of people and age of kiddos!
I will photograph your family in a mixture of candid moments and more guided poses to give you a lot of variety. We may do some walking, running, jumping if needed to get kids involved and expressive!
I meet your children where they are. If they are shy, I am calm and quiet. If they are high energy and excited, I match that with my energy. If you children are spirited and independent, I get them engaged with games, races and general silliness!
All in all, this will be a fun experience for you and your family. You can rest assured that we will create amazing family photographs for you to enjoy for years.