Newborns are truly Sarah’s favorite subjects to photograph and her love for capturing the newness of life shows in the way that she interacts with baby and mom. Newborns stay new for such a short time. Sarah loves to capture all of the special details of your fresh little one before they begin to change.
When should I call to schedule my newborn session?
Before your baby is born! It is so important to plan ahead. Capturing your newborn within the first two weeks of life while they are still sleepy and curled up can make all the difference in your newborn portraits. Since we never really know when your little one will arrive we will put you on our calendar to hold a spot for you. When your baby is born we will move your appointment accordingly.
If your baby came early or if your baby is already born, don’t panic! We always do our best to squeeze newborns into our schedule and older babies take beautiful portraits too.
What is the difference between a Platinum Session and a Basic Session?
A Platinum Session is is a fully customized session for the entire family with intricate attention to detail regarding the design and planning of your session. These sessions offer 30-40 images for you to review and purchase from. Our client may also choose to add on albums and wall art with our “Create Your Own Collection.”
A Basic Session is a shorter, but still complete session of baby only. These sessions offer 15-20 images for your to review and purchase from. Our client may also choose to add on albums and wall art with our “Create Your Own Collection.” They are perfect for clients who are on a strict budget.
Is my baby too young?
Absolutely not! Newborn babies photograph best between 6-10 days old. At this point they are still very sleepy and like to curl up as if they were still in the womb. We take up to four hours for a newborn session and leave plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes and breaks for mommy and baby. Come as soon as you are ready. We can’t wait to meet your new little one.
What should baby wear?
Newborns photograph best without any clothes at all. Sarah loves to incorporate blankets with lots of texture, which look beautiful next to baby’s creamy skin. If you have a special blanket or two bring them. We have a supply of newborn hats, bows and headbands that coordinate beautifully with our blankets and props that we use to stylize your images. If you have any of these items that you love you are welcome to bring them and we will do our best to work them in.
How should I prepare for my newborn session?
We recommend that you feed baby either right before you leave the house to come to our studio or once you arrive. Sleepy babies photograph perfectly, so Sarah will give you tips on what clothes to bring your little one in so we disturb them as little as possible. We take several breaks for feeding baby during the session to ensure that baby is happy and has a full tummy. We ask that you not be too concerned with scheduled feedings during the session and that you feed baby on demand or when they get a bit fussy to ensure their comfort and a smooth session.
Can I be photographed with my baby?
Most certainly! This is our specialty and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Sarah loves to capture the emotion of those special first days with your new little one and believes that there is no greater image than a new mommy or daddy cuddling with and admiring their newborn child. Moms please bring a neutral colored strapless bra, nursing bra or tube top. Skin on skin images are a unique way to capture the purity of these relationships, but we also ask parents to bring a long sleeved neutral colored shirt so that they may serve as a backdrop for baby for some of the images.