“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
From the first moment you see your newborn baby – your world will change… And before you know it your sleepy, squishy baby will be rolling over, crawling and walking. To us, there is nothing more magical than capturing your baby's first coos.. their first smiles.. their sweet wrinkly skin. You only have one opportunity to capture your newborn and all of their freshness and as parent’s ourselves, we know it goes by so fast.
How old should my newborn be for the session?
Without a doubt within the first 7 days of life. By the time your baby reaches two weeks, they are already more alert, developing baby acne and more aware of their surroundings. If you are currently pregnant, schedule your newborn's session now to ensure your session availability, and once baby arrives let us know within 48 hours to be worked in.
My baby is a few weeks old, is it too late?
Though newborn sessions are best during the first two weeks of life, the answer is no! It's never too late for photographs of your little one. There may be limits on certain baby poses but I'll be able to capture big smiles and more of their personalities. These cuties are only this tiny once, so as they say, "better late than never"!
Where do sessions take place?
Our newborn sessions take place in the warmth and safety of our studio. And, let's face it, Mom is sure to be exhausted from the new addition as well so we give Mom and Dad a much needed break, and we take care of everything. Siblings and family are more than welcome to join in on the fun! The baby is photographed in a comfortable, heated environment as we capture the most beautiful sleeping poses, and once we get those beautiful shots, and sneak in a little snuggle time, we invite parents and siblings in for your first family portrait.
What do I have to provide?
Just the baby!
It's just that easy. I provide everything for the baby. I bring an assortment of blankets, wraps, etc that match your style and favorite color schemes. We do however invite you to bring anything you would like to be featured in the portraits and any knitted items that you would like baby to wear such as hats or crocheted items.
How long do sessions take?
Newborn portraits average about 2-3 hours. I go with the baby's flow and try to make it extra cozy and relaxing for you and the baby. I want to make sure little ones are happy and comfortable. There is also plenty of time for soothing, diaper changes, and extra feedings. After the session we will meet back a week later and I will help guide you through your final selections and ordering and that takes about an hour.
Is there anything I should prepare?
Before photo day, families complete a quick homework assignment to help me customize their session. I send each family a prep list to ensure a smooth and fun session. See the full prep list here.
What should I wear?
Moms should wear something that makes them feel beautiful and comfortable (after all.. you just had a little one!). Overall, solid and light colored tops flatter moms and help create a whimsical feel.
Solid colors such as creams, light grays, and light pastels help in keeping focus on your expressions and the moment. A long flowy dress is also a beautiful option. Dads can wear a solid shirt that compliments mom's top. A subtle pattern on dad's shirt can add interest.
Anything else I should keep in mind?
If you have any other questions or special requests, please don't be shy...let me know! I want you and your baby to have the most memorable and satisfying experience from start to finish especially since these timeless photographs will be keepsakes and will be cherished for years to come.
Here is what is included in our newborn sessions
1 or 2 hours of studio time normally done with baby naked but you are more than welcome to bring any hats, or props.
15-20 (one hour sessions) and 30-35(two hour session) images for two hour edited in both our customized color and our signature black and white with blemish removal and skin smoothing
Social Media Sample on Our Facebook Wall
One on One Newborn Ordering session to go over all the amazing products that we have to offer you newest member of the family. (Print and Digital Products offered- Contact the studio for details.)
YOUR ENTIRE SESSION FEE RETURNED IN PRINT CREDIT TO USE TOWARD YOUR ORDER!!!
Capture you little ones entire first year with Image Photography and Join our Milestone Plan. Sessions from Maternity all the way through the Smash Cake with amazing discounts and a beautiful album to commemorate your little blessing’s first year of life.