newborn booking considerations
Retaining your session is based upon your due date to guarantee a time slot in estimated schedule. Once baby is born, please be in contact with me so that we could make an official date and time based upon your baby’s actual birth day.
First, please fill out the form below or that you can find here: Newborn Questionnaire.
Please keep in mind the times your baby seems happiest (tends to be morning, but all babies are different!) and the times certain rooms of your house is brightest from natural sunlight. Please also consider that the room needs to be a neutral, light colored room so it doesn’t cast colors onto the photos. These two factors are important when confirming your session time post baby’s arrival. Let me know as soon as possible that your baby has been born so that we can adjust the date of your session if needed or if I need to bring in synthetic lighting.
A few hours before our session, prepare the area of your home where we will be having the session. Please keep the area warm (turn up the heat or turn down the AC) to about 80-85*F. I always joke that if I’m not sweating, baby is cold… but there is actually a lot of truth to this joke! Baby will be naked in a few pictures and is unable to regulate his/her body temperature yet, so it is important we keep him/her safely comfortable. This also helps the skin look less blotchy and baby sleep better.
Please have a handful of diapers and wipes ready for when needed, as well as pacifiers and bottles if applicable.
Set aside any items that you will be wanting to utilize in session.
what to expect during the session
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 newborn 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. 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.
Once we have met for our photo session, I will select pictures from our session and edit them with Adobe products (Lightroom and Photoshop). About two to three weeks after your shoot (often sooner, but never later), I will send you a link to your online gallery to view your final images.
If you purchase digital files, they will be made available upon final payment via instant download by online gallery. This saves the environment – no need for a disc or thumb drive unless you request one – and saves you time as you can instantly download your images as soon as you’ve paid for them! This can be very helpful if you’re on a tight turn-around to create something special.
If you would like to purchase other items such as an album, canvas or prints, you will have a few weeks to place an order through the gallery. I recommend this because I go back in and confirm coloring, crop, etc. so I can better guarantee how it will turn out. I absolutely cannot guarantee quality if you print digital files yourself, unfortunately, due to my lack of control over the printers. About a week later, your gorgeous purchases will arrive at your doorstep.
The Individual Prints, Digital File Collections, and Signature Packages are as follows:
Mounting and texture options are also available for prints in addition to glossy canvases and metal prints with easels or metal posts. Products such as picture books, accordion books, calendars, iPhone cases, magnets, and buttons are also available.