Once your retainer and contract are submitted, I will save you a slot on my calender. Once your baby arrives (even if early or late) we set your session date.
I ask that you send me an email or text within two days of delivering along with a quick picture of your baby and their weight. From there, we will schedule your session and finalize colors.
Sessions are most successful when held within the first 14 days. If your baby has jaundice, is underweight, or premature we may opt to push your session back. The comfort and safety of your child, and you, is always our first priority.
How we get studio style pictures in your home
I have curated a system of studio-style photography that is totally portable. It does not take up much room and does not require any natural light. My “wood” backdrops are actually fabric, that can be placed on top of tile, hardwood, or even carpet. Based on your color requests, I will bring several setups for you to choose from to ensure you have lots of options. Everything needed for your session, including headbands, wraps, etc are provided by me!
Full sessions generally take 2-3 hours, which is why being in your home is so convenient. We allow plenty of time for feeds and snuggles, whenever needed. While photographs are being taken you are welcome to stay close and watch, go get ready for your own pictures, or even hang out on the couch and watch TV. Since you are in your own home, you have the freedom to use the time however you’d like.
When should I book?
I take on a very limited number of newborn sessions per month, to ensure flexibility in scheduling. My calendar often fills several months in advance, so it is recommended that you reach out early in your pregnancy to guarantee a spot.
How old should baby be?
Babies photograph best within the first 6-14 days, as they are the sleepiest and are still quite flexible from being in the womb. If you’ve missed that window, we can still capture beautiful newborn pictures but we will focus more on wrapped poses and you may not get through as many poses as a true newborn would. I have successfully completed several sessions for babies three weeks old all the way up to eight weeks. I highly encourage my wrapped mini session package for babies that are older than three weeks old.
Can you photograph my other siblings?
I love to include siblings in newborn pictures, and even love to grab a couple of them alone if conditions allow. Since we are in your home, we can easily incorporate them whenever is convenient for you. We can work around their naptime, lunchtime, etc. Some families opt to do the sibling pictures first and then have another family member take the child(ren) out to the mall or the park, while others opt to just play or watch TV in another room while we work.
I have several poses that I am able to use, depending on the age and number of siblings. Safety is always first priority, so if we are unable to get the siblings holding the baby in a way that I feel is safe I am able to use some Photoshop magic to still get the picture!
Do you photograph multiples?
I have lots of experience working with multiples! I have photographed several sets of twins both for newborn and milestone sessions, and I have even done a set of triplets. I find that my more relaxed style of posing with a focus on wrapped poses is a great fit for multiples.
I do not charge extra for multiples, but do require that you book a full session as multiples are more time consuming.
Do you provide props?
I provide everything that may be needed for your session, including props, outfits, wraps, headbands, hats and bonnets. I have dedicated a large amount of my resources to sourcing the best props from the top vendors in the world. Fit, quality of materials, and photographic quality are extremely important to me, and I do not settle when it comes to the props I use in my pictures.
Can I include something I already own?
I'd be happy to include something in your session that is of sentimental value. I just ask that you send me a picture ahead of time so I can plan, if possible. While I love incorporating special pieces into sessions, I recommend that parents not buy their own headbands or outfits. Most pieces that are available to non-photographers will be too large for a true newborn, even if marked as a newborn size.
Do you do other types of sessions?
Yes! I absolutely love the fact that I can grow with the families I work with. In addition to newborns, I do milestone sessions during their first year, as well as family sessions. I take on a limited amount of full family sessions in the fall and usually offer mini sessions as well. Priority is always given to returning customers, and I often sell out before they even have a chance to reach the public. Occasionally, I also love to do couples sessions (engagement, anniversary, or just because!), senior sessions, and other unique portrait sessions when the opportunity arises