Newborns are best photographed within the first 2 weeks after birth (and preferably days 5 – 10) while baby is still very sleepy and hasn’t yet “uncurled”. Sessions are offered in our Newborn/Child Studio, a cozy, separate structure on our property, where you will have access to our complete collection of wraps, hats, headbands, blankets and props. Newborns are best photographed in the “buff” so no fancy outfits need to be purchased for your session, however, if you have personal blankets, clothing or other props you would like to incorporate into the session, just let me know and feel free to bring them along.
Newborn sessions typically take 3 – 4 hours and my style is very relaxed and stress-free. Babies are on their own schedule and our session will allow plenty of time to accommodate the feedings and changing needed to keep both baby and mom happy. To schedule our session, we pick a day/time as best we can based on baby’s due date and then we touch base after baby arrives to firm up our day/time. Soon after your session is scheduled, you will receive additional information on how to prepare for your session.
Sessions are limited and it is important to schedule your newborn session early (preferably in the beginning of your 3rd trimester or earlier) so we can be sure to leave room in our calendar for your due date. With 3 children of my own, and my “baby” now almost 13, I can tell you first hand how quickly this special time will pass. They really are “only this little for a little while”. It is such a joy for me to spend time with these “little” ones and it brings me great pleasure to capture these once-in-a-lifetime images for my clients.