There’s no place like home. Those precious early days with your newest family member are best spent where you’re most comfortable, so I’ll come to you. I’ll bring a photo-journalistic approach with gentle posing to capture every inch of your precious babe that will bring you joy (and happy tears) for years to come. There is no rushing… no stress… it is just your family and me.
How soon after giving birth should I schedule our newborn session?
I schedule most sessions within the first 2 weeks after birth. Babies grow out of the tiny newborn phase really quickly, which is why I prefer to schedule early on. I also understand that the early weeks with your newborn can be hectic, so I’m flexible if you need to postpone.
Babies do not always arrive on time either, so I suggest finding a photographer by the time you head into your third trimester (or earlier) and find someone who has flexibility. (With three boys of my own, I understand how those weeks tend to go, so I’ve got you.)
What should we wear for the newborn session?
How long will the newborn session last?
Sessions are usually an hour to an hour and a half. I don’t rush you or put any time limit on these because I know babies need frequent breaks and are by nature unpredictable. You may need to feed or change your little one mid-session and that’s okay! Also, having siblings included in photos can add some time as well so it all depends on everyone’s cooperation.
What if my house doesn’t have enough natural light?
This is a common worry with my clients. I’ve been in so many different lighting scenarios, and can work with just about anything. When I arrive, I will have you open up all of your shades and turn off the artificial light. Then, I’ll scope out the rooms that have the best light, and we’ll just go from there. Clients often send me photos of their homes ahead of time to make sure we have enough light, especially if there’s a specific room — like a nursery — that we want to capture. I’ve never felt worried.