Your Newborn Experience
How to Prepare for my Newborn Session
Hand made outfits, bonnets, headbands, hats and more are all available in the Studio!
You don’t need to bring a thing!
Clothing for family photos
Family photos are always included with your newborn session. I suggest neutral colors, staying away from patterns or distractions so the focus is solely on your new bundle of joy! If you have any questions about what to wear don't hesitate to ask! Ideally I prefer to shoot on a cream/white or grey/dark grey background if in the studio.
I keep the Studio fairly warm to keep your little one comfortable so please feel free to bring a change of clothing to get comfortable in while we finish the rest of your session.
Please allow time to do a full feeding upon arrival for your portrait session. This way we get your sweet bundle into a "milk coma", where they will be full bellied and ready to relax! During your session your newborn will more than likely eat more often than normal, so if you are using formula please bring more than you usually need. We use warm/hot water to warm your bottles.
Your session will take 2-3 hours, so please feel more than welcome to bring along snacks or a meal. If Junction 21 is open there’s a full menu to choose from!
A popular theme amongst many others we can choose from during our pre session consultation.
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! Wear layers, the studio will be warmer than normal to keep your newborn warm and relaxed. Feel free to bring in snacks as well. There will be a variety of beverages available during your session.
How long is a typical newborn session?
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 wear baby out before your session!
Family photos will be taken first, so if you have other children, dad is welcome to take them home or keep them busy at the studio! There are activities for the children in the studio!
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE OUR SESSION?
Let me know when you go into the hospital, especially if you are interested in a 48 Fresh session! Your family is my first priority, so no need to schedule while you're in active labor, haha, yes this has happened several times haha! Let me know when you are scheduled to go home or even have arrived home and we will schedule an appointment at your convenience. I love to have your little one between 5-15 days new. This is by no means the cut off but rather the best time to capture their newness!
Newborn Sessions starting at $350
Everyone enjoys something different, whether it’s Luxury Albums to showcase your images, Keepsake boxes full of your favorite images and Digitals, or Wall Art to display in your home and nursery.
Your Newborn Session will include the following:
Pre- Session Consultation to discuss what you want in the end. Is it a Luxury Album to showcase, Wall Art in your home and nursery, Keepsakes and Gifts for family and friends, or our favorite Keepsake box with gift prints and Digitals. Maybe a variety!
Your Newborn Session in Studio or at your home, we’ll discuss your options and requests!
Online Proof Gallery to view everything that made the cut! Here you will choose your favorite images, your must haves and work together to design your end products.