Your Newborn Experience
How to Prepare & Frequently Asked questions
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE OUR SESSION?
I take on a limited amount of Newborns per month, so booking ahead of time is the only way to guarantee a spot. A $200 Retainer is due during reservation.
Already have your little one? Send me a direct message here to check availability.
Clothing for family photos
With Family, I suggest wearing neutral colors, staying away from distracting patterns so the focus is solely on your new bundle. If you have any questions about what to wear don't hesitate to ask!
I keep the Studio fairly warm to keep your little one comfortable so feel free to bring a change of clothing to get comfortable in while we finish the rest of your session. We will start with family photos first.
If it works out to feed your little one right before you come or upon arrival, great! A full belly normally means a happy sleepy baby, which is just what we need. During your session your baby may want to eat more often than 3 hour intervals, so please prep in case. There is a bottle warmer available and a secluded area you can use for nursing.
Your session will take 2-3 hours, so please feel more than welcome to bring along snacks or a meal. Jimmy Johns, Candle Ready Cakes, and many more options are available within walking distance of the studio.
What should I bring?
You don't need a thing! I have outfits, hats, wraps, props, headbands and more! If there is a special keepsake, family heirloom or nursery item you would like to incorporate into our session feel free to bring it along. Make mention of it as well during our pre-session consultation!
Please bring along a binky (soother), even if you do not plan to use one in the future, it will help sooth during transitions if needed! Wear layers, the studio will be warmer than normal to keep your newborn warm and relaxed.
How much time should we expect to spend at the studio.
Plan on being in the studio for 2-3 hours. Every newborn is different, some sleep through the entire session, others need more time falling asleep. You can help your newborn sleep well by trying to keep them awake for 1-2 hours before our session. Baths are always a good way to help before your session!
Family photos will be taken first, so if you have other children, your partner is welcome to take them home or keep them busy at the studio!
“Can’t put into words how amazing Vanessa is not only at photography but as a person. Her work is outstanding and she has such a great personality! So glad I chose her to do our pictures and I highly highly recommend her to everyone! I still get compliments on how enjoyable taking pictures were because they made it so fun. Absolutely love the preview of our photos and we’re so excited to see the rest!”
“"Vanessa is a genius in her craft. From family portraits to her newborn sessions, she has all the bases covered. The studio is phenomenal and she has any prop you could imagine to make your newborn or milestone session be magical. Watching her handle my 7 day old baby for our newborn was seriously impressive, and the pictures turned out amazing. Thank you Vanessa!"”
“We did a newborn session with Vanessa and couldn’t be happier with the whole experience! She was so organized in planning the session, and made us feel so prepared. The preparation and planning made our time in the studio devoted to getting some great photos! Vanessa was so great with our newborn, posed her carefully and tended to her needs. She was great with follow up and kept us in the loop afterwards, getting our photos to us promptly. Only bad thing is there were too many good ones to choose from!”
“I highly recommend Vanessa Irene Photography! Vanessa is just the sweetest. Her studio is so cute and full of all the things you could ever need for a great photo shoot. It’s also conveniently located downtown with close parking. Vanessa took my vision for my daughters newborn boho photo shoot and totally rocked it from outfits to background and props. She is very professional and really does amazing work! Cannot wait to work with her again soon!”
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