when should i book my newborn session?
I recommend booking your newborn session during the second trimester of your pregnancy to ensure availability. Once your session is booked, I will put your due date on my calendar. When baby arrives simply get in touch with me and we will get a definite date scheduled.
when is the best time to photograph newborns?
The best time to photograph newborns is within the first 21 days, they're still very sleepy and a lot of the curly poses you see simply aren't possible with older babies.
what if my baby is fussy?
I always expect some fussing at a newborn session, even the best sleepers get a little fussy when they're being moved around and posed while trying to enjoy a nap. Of course some babies are fussier than others, and some babies sleep the entire time without a peep, although that certainly isn't the norm. If baby is having a bad day, I will try my best to soothe him or her, and if it just isn't happening, we have 2 options; take a more lifestyle approach to the session, or try and reschedule for another day. I've never had to do either of these things, but they are both options. I do email a newborn session prep list of things you can do at home to ensure a session goes smoothly.
why does the session take so long?
Newborn sessions take anywhere from 2-4 hours, depending on baby. This allows plenty of time for feeding, soothing, and cuddling. Babies don't get themselves into the poses you see on my website, and in order to get those poses, it takes time and lots of patience. It also takes time to get baby into deep enough sleep to ensure the posing is possible. Every once in a while a baby will come along who is totally mellow and will allow me to pose them while they're wide awake, but that is super rare.
can we do a certain pose?
I am more than happy to try to accommodate pose requests, but I cannot guarantee any specific pose. Baby is running the show at a newborn session, and not every baby will safely/comfortably do every pose. My #1 priority during your session is babies safety/comfort.