Apr 07
2014

Sweet Little Baby

Part of the What to Expect blog series

Ah, newborn sessions. Taking pictures of a sleeping baby sounds simple enough, right? As with anything that involves kids, nothing is as straightforward or easy as it seems!

Newborn sessions are best when completed within baby’s first 10 days. When you book a newborn session, I will put your due date on my calendar, and have a consultation meeting with you to discuss your vision for the photoshoot. After baby arrives, we’ll schedule a specific appointment time for the session. I am happy to go to your home, but if you would prefer I can also shoot newborn sessions at my home studio in Cary.

Your session will likely run 2-3 hours to allow for plenty of time for breaks, feedings, and diaper changes. I ask that you wait until I arrive to feed your baby. I will need approximately 20 minutes to set up, which is a perfect window to feed baby so s/he is comfortably and sleepy during our session. Parents and siblings should wear simple clothes in solid colors without many embellishments since they tend to distract from the main attractions. While we’re shooting, I always tell moms to not worry. All babies cry, and most will spit up or have dirty diapers at some point during the session. This is normal, and I might use the opportunity to snap a few shots mid-scream so you can remember what life was really like when they were little.