Schedule a tentative date based on your expected due date. I recommend booking your session during your 2nd trimester.
Babies tend to arrive on their own terms, don't worry...please contact me as soon as baby has made his/her debut and we'll adjust your session accordingly
Newborn sessions are best when scheduled between 5 and 12 days of life (6-10 days preferred).
Parents of baby boys are asked to schedule session prior to circumcision or 4-5 days after the procedure. The tenderness can make them very uncomfortable during posing.
Sessions take place in my home studio. Please keep in mind babies cannot regulate their temperatures so the studio is kept nice and cozy for their comfort.
If mom is breastfeeding, please avoid spicy foods and acidic fruits and juices 48 hours before session. This can upset baby's tummy and he/she will have a difficult time settling into a deep sleep.
A nice warm bath and some play time is great right before the session.
Schedule feeding 2-3 hours before session so you can feed them again just before the session begins. A sleepy baby with a full tummy makes for a cooperative model.
Baby should be dressed in loose clothing to prevent marks on the skin. Button up the front is best. Anything over the head is sure to wake them!
Please bring a pacifier with you even if you don't intend on using one. Suckling is a babies natural soothing response and it helps them settle.
Naked babies photograph best. You can see their rolls and wrinkles, and get all of their itty bitty pieces.
I will supply all props, wraps, tiebacks, and bonnets. If there is something special you'd like to include please let me know.
Please specify if you have any color choices or prop requests.
Baby is guaranteed to potty during the session. No worries! All blankets and wraps are washed between sessions.
I will take the utmost care and safety in handling and posing your baby.
Session is scheduled for 2 hours but may take longer. Please remember that baby runs the show. I will stop to feed, comfort, rock, and just hold baby to make them happy. I like the last part the best :-)
If you would like to incorporate a sibling, you must notify me beforehand.
I absolutely LOVE children!! But please make arrangements to have siblings taken care of during the session. It can be very disruptive to a sleeping baby when a child is running about. Also, it's not fair to the younger sibling to make them sit and be quiet during a 2 hour session.
My wish for you is to sit back, relax, and be comfortable.
I will take as long as I need to get that One Good Shot (and lots more)!