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Newborn

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.

FAQ

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?


I can absolutely help you with this! Especially if you get stressed just thinking about it. Included in your session experience is wardrobe selection assistance from yours truly. After my years capturing these precious family shoots, I can tell you what colors to avoid and give you recommendations based on your personal style… whether you prefer to be more casual or if you want to dress it up a little (or a lot!). We’ll pick out your outfit first, and then decide how to dress the others in your family.




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.




Do you bring props or supplies to our house for the session?


My style of photography is very natural, so I like to use whatever you already have at home. I may bring an extra swaddle or newborn gown if it makes sense, but that’s about it. Take a look at my newborn gallery to get a better sense of my style. If you prefer a newborn session that's more posed and "Ann Geddes" like, I can recommend some amazing photographers in my network.





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