They are clearly a favorite of mine to photograph. The opportunity that so many families have given me to document new life keeps me inspired. I never stop looking for unique props, different wraps, new hats… I like to keep all my newborn sessions fresh and innovative. Documenting newborns has become an obsession in my life. I am crazy about the details, I am crazy about the bond… Probably because I wasn’t a photographer when my girls were born, and I missed the tiny toes, the fuzzy shoulders, the long lashes… Missed capturing those, and so I make sure I capture them for you. It goes by fast, and before you know it, I am sitting on your couch with your print order from your newborn session, and you are crying about how much your baby has changed…and it has only been 6 weeks.
When should I book the session?
Is it weird if I tell you to call me with your pregnancy test in your hand? My newborn sessions book up VERY fast, and so call or email or text me as soon as you find out!
How do I book a session?
Because of their unpredictability, I simply write down your due date in my calendar, and reserve you a spot for after you give birth. Most moms simply go ahead and send me a text message or email while they are still in the hospital, so that I know when the baby was born and can plan accordingly. For the mom’s with scheduled inductions and c-sections, a date can be booked ahead of time.
When do you photograph my newborn?
I prefer to capture newborns between 5 and 12 days old; when they are at their ultimate scrunchiness and sleepiness. Older than this, they tend to not “curl” as much and sleep less. This, and the fact that newborn acne and colic can usually flair by the 2-3 week mark, it is to my and your advantage to photograph them as soon as possible.
Can you come to my home?
I love getting personal, making use of your bedroom, your home… So, I do travel for newborn sessions. There is an added fee for an on-location newborn session.
How long does a session last?
The average session is 2-2 1/2 hours… Some are shorter, some are longer, it is really up to the baby.
What do I need for the session?
Just the baby and anyone or anything else special you want in the photo. I understand what it is like to be home with a newborn. Your job is to focus on your new baby. My job is to capture that new relationship.
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