What To Expect From Your Custom Newborn Portrait Session
I am so excited to capture your sweet newborn. Your custom newborn session is done in the comfort of your own home. My style is Fine Art Documentary, which means that I will come into your home and capture beautifully capture this fleeting moment in your life. When I arrive, I walk around your home and scout out the best lit areas for family and sibling shots. I often use the couch, master bed, and nursery for photos. I know what it is like to have a newborn. Please don’t feel like you have to clean the house before I arrive. We can easily clean up an area that we want to use for photos. If the weather is nice, we may be able to step outside for a few family shots as well. Your newborn is perfect just the way he or she is. I don’t try and make babies sleep or place them in unnatural poses. I suggest you have your newborn in a simple onesie that is form fitting with no graphics or words. I will likely take it off and get some nude or near nude newborn photos as well. Newborn sessions can take some time, that is okay. Your baby is perfect as he or she is. I do not do major posing or have any expectation on how the baby should behave (alert or asleep). We let the baby guide the session. What is important is that we capture this beautiful time in your life.
- Gather any blankets you will want baby swaddled in before I arrive. I will bring a few large white blankets to capture some clean portraits of the baby.
- Wardrobe for parents and siblings: I am a huge fan of natural and pure images. I say dress in neutral colors and be comfortable. Newborns pee and poo a lot! Don␣t worry if they do this on my blankets. I wash all of them before each and every session and totally expect for them to get soiled. Here is a pintrest board with some ideas:
- What to wear to your newborn session
Feel free to e mail or call me with any questions you might have. If there are any specific “must have” shots, please let me know. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!