Newborn Photography Session Details
Our newborn photography portrait session is a tool to create legacies for families as the resulting images represent a moment in time in an individual’s life that will never be repeated. The newborn stage of a baby’s life is so ephemeral that it lends well to being documented with professional photography. Click on link to hear Julie speak about newborn photography.
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet - Emily Dickinson
The process starts with a consultation where we find out what you want from the session.
You are advised on:
* Dietary restrictions if you are breast feeding
* Best ways to prepare baby for the session so that they are calm during the session
* Clothing color choices, background choices, props (that can be personalized)
* Best practices for hanging your artwork in your home and/or what type of artwork you want us to create
Newborn sessions typically take longer than the average portrait session, lasting anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, depending on baby’s schedule and mood during the session. We start with a series of newborn poses, change in props, and, finally, can incorporate the parents for another series. The session can take place at the studio, or your home if it is quiet and warm. At the session we will make an appointment for a projected design session at the studio to review 30-40 proof images to order your artwork. All members who will be ordering artwork are welcome to the design session in order to facilitate the ordering process. Please note that we do not present images online or send digital proofs via email. We take pride in delivering the best quality imagery and care about helping our clients make decisions on how to best display their artwork with an in person design session.
Newborn safety is a top priority. We don't take risks. Our posing props are stable and we use a spotter (assistant or parents) to help hold baby in place until capture time.
Best time for a newborn session is anywhere from 5 to 21 days old. And, ideally 5 to 10 days old, as this is a time when baby tends to spend most of their time sleeping making it very easy to put them in a variety of poses without discomfort.
Be prepared for a longer session (2 to 3 hours) if baby needs to be fed, changed, or time taken to lull them to sleep.
Bring light clothing to change into, for yourself, while waiting as the room will be toasty during the shoot to help baby sleep and feel at ease.