Having those photos taken of your new little one is such an exciting time, they really do grow so fast, and I am not sure about everyone else, but I barely remember the first three months home, also known as the fourth trimester. I look at my now 5 month old and I wonder where did time go, it was just yesterday she was snuggled up next to me, making those sweet newborn sounds, now she is screeching and rolling!
Once you decide to use me as your newborn photographer, I will send you a getting ready guide and a questionnaire. The getting ready guide outlines steps that will give some advice to ensure we have a smooth session, such as, put a sleeper on your little one that zips or buttons up the front, no onesies that have to go over their heads, and put the diaper on loosely, this will help eliminate those red diaper lines.
I also send a link to a questionnaire, this is to get to know you better and your expectations for our shoot together. I like to know what colors you want, what colors you don’t want, do you prefer more hats or headbands. Since I come to you, I like to know ahead of time so I make sure to bring the right props.
I am going to have you either turn off the ac in the summer or make the heat higher in the winter. I do bring a space heater, but sometimes it’s not enough and the tiniest draft can make new babies uncomfortable.
99% of the time I photograph the baby with siblings first, I then do mom and dad shots and then a family shot, this let’s the older ones be done with the shoot and can go play in the other room, then it’s the baby’s turn. On a good day, I will be in an out in about 2 hours, then you have the rest of the day to relax 🙂