About Session: Baby

 what to expect
I believe that everyone, regardless of their age, photographs best in their natural element; however, a large portion of my newborn backdrop and nature sessions are. Safety is my number one concern when working with all of my clients, but particularly your baby. Because of this, I simply cannot guarantee any specific pose. I will do my best with what baby safely allows me to. The favorite combination pictures are often from a shot taken while you didn’t realize it was being done and while you interact with your little one. It’s important for me that you and your family are comfortable, so we may spend some time talking before the session to break the ice. After that, it’s all about the moment being captured.
baby considerations
Babies all have their own individual favorite time of the day when they tend to be happiest. This is usually the morning, which results in mornings being my more common baby session time. However, please let me know if your baby has a different preference. I am happy to accommodate!
Babies do best when fed, well-slept, and when they have their favorite toys. They also do well with a blanket to sit on that most of my clients prefer to provide. Please let me know prior to the session if you would like me to provide this; I have a few that you may choose from. All of my blankets are washed between uses.
preparing for your baby session
While I have a handful of tricks I use to help your baby cooperate and stay safe during our session, there are a few ways that you can help me prepare prior to my arrival:
Please fill out the Baby Session Questionnaire so that we are on the same page for the session:

Gather anything you may want to include in the session. Family heirlooms such as beanies, blankets, bears, favorite toys etc. are great to include. I always recommend barefoot, but many parents prefer the look of shoes. Please have your child wear them at least once prior so they can “break them in”.
what to wear for combo sessions
The key is to be comfortable and to stay simple. Baby sessions often include at least one outfit change. I personally love deep rich colors, but this varies by the moment the photo is taken, and I always recommend at least one white shirt or dress selection. Avoid logos and centered patters, as they distract. Go for the texture, overall prints (think florals or plaid), or go bare.. especially bare feet! Babies are included in this bare concept, as their “birthday suit” or a simple covered diaper work best (baby butts make cute pictures; please understand that I am referring to this and their cute wrinkles when I say birthday suits!!). While you don’t have to match perfectly if the family will be in the pictures with baby- it’s better not to match!, do keep in mind what the other people in the session will be wearing. It is best to consider everyone’s wardrobe as one complete outfit rather than individual pieces. Stay in the same color scheme and wear what is flattering, but also what you love and are happiest in.  A lot of my clients will send me messages of outfit ideas, and I love this! It keeps us on the same page, while giving me confidence that I understand your vision and you confidence in what you’re wearing. It’s a win win!!

post session expectations
Once we have met for our photo session, I will select pictures from our session, edit them, and place the fully edited images into your personal online Viewing Gallery. This gallery allows you to purchase digital files or high-quality professional prints and products, as well as share with family and friends. KelCC Photography highly recommends printing through the printing company we have a relationship with and cannot otherwise guarantee print quality such as color or cropping.

Share on: FacebookTwitterPinterest