Welcome to my booked newborn client page. Over the next few weeks/months I will be prepping for your session. For me that means keeping my gear tuned up, continuing to shoot daily to hone my skills, and answering any questions you might have!
You may have popped over to my newborn portfolio already to check out some past clients and gather ideas. Take a look at a few resources below to check out in preparation for your newborn session.
Think about what you want me to capture.
Any must have images?
What's most important to your family for this session?
Don't know what you want? That's ok too!
Begin planning your family outfit.
Neutrals and light colors photograph well indoors.
Neutrals and small patterns look great on newborns.
Barefoot looks best in a lifestyle session.
Start to think about your home.
Which rooms have good natural light?
How can visible clutter be reduced?
Focus efforts on the nursery (if you have one) the mater bedroom and the living room.
Yay! The day has arrived! Parents can sometimes feel ultra-stressed on the day of, after all, trying to do anything with a new baby on little sleep feels overwhelming...to say the least! The biggest tip I can give is: try not to feel stressed. Easier said than done, I know!
If you have a big sibling, they might be really hyper at your session. This is a common reaction to a new sibling. What feels chaotic to you during your session will capture just fine on my camera. Rambunctious energy is welcomed and so much better than robotic smiles! Kids feed off their parents energy, so try to keep the mood relaxed and calm, and don't stress about anyone's behavior.
My sessions are very relaxed and baby-led. When I first arrive, we will see how baby is (sleeping, awake, fussy, or chill). If baby is relaxed and sleeping we may begin with portraits of the baby alone in their crib or on your bed. If they are fussy or hungry, we can start in parents arms or feeding images. There is no right or wrong flow!
If big sibling is having a hard time, time to think of something that will not bring their attention back to the family or baby. Do they like to wrestle? A special song? Would they listen to you tell them a story? I don't recommend using any media like television or youtube, as it can be hard to take it away!