Prep Guide

Newborn Session Prep Guide

Congratulations on your new addition and I’m so excited that you have chosen me to capture the tiny details of your beautiful baby. There is nothing better than a new baby joining the family – and they just smell so good! I strive to make your newborn session a pleasant experience and hope that you can relax and just stare at your sweet baby while I capture these memories for you to cherish forever. This is a little prep guide to make sure that your experience goes well!

Session Scheduling

Newborn sessions are best done during the first 3 to 14 days after birth.
Once baby is born, send me an email and we can get you scheduled quickly.

Before Your Session

* Try and keep baby awake for about an hour before your session to ensure a sleepy baby! I will have you feed your baby immediately before we begin so that they are nice and full.
* If you are breastfeeding, try and avoid spicy foods, dairy or caffeine – anything that could upset baby’s belly and make them unhappy during the session.
*Put baby in clothing that doesn’t need to be pulled over their head. A zip-up or button-up footed outfit is best and no socks. Also, keep diaper a little bit looser than normal to avoid lines on their skin.
*Fill out the newborn questionaire so that I can customize your session to your liking. I mostly shoot neutral and earth tones so if you prefer brighter color, I love to know that!

During Your Session

* I keep the studio very warm for the session {heat up and a space heater going as well.} You might want to wear layers in case you get warm. I have water and snacks available for you as well.
* I provide all props for your session. If you have anything special that you want to have incorporated into your images, feel free to bring them along!
* Newborn safety is of the utmost importance to me. If there are certain poses that you are wanting, I will be asking for your assistance with them. Many poses you see babies in on Pinterest are composite shots, which require the help of one or both parents.

After Your Session

* You will see a sneak peek within a few hours of your session right on my Facebook business page. Feel free to tag or share as you please.
*Your session will be edited and sent to you within two weeks. The link I send you of your gallery will have instructions on how to choose your favorite images that come with the package that you chose.

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