Newborn Session Guide

Your Newborn Session is coming up!

Now that you are booked, here is some information to get you ready for your session. 

My biggest piece of advice...Don't stress! I got this! You just had a baby! Just soak up all the baby snuggles and I will do the rest. I will be working around you and your new bundle. If he/she wants to eat, sleep, be awake, its all good. I will capture genuine moments of your new babe in the comfort of your home with you and your significant other. If you have other siblings in your house, it's really important we keep them happy. If they start to get fussy, I will refocus their attention or we will break things up and let them go play for a bit while we focus on baby bro/sis. I am experienced in managing the chaos and capturing genuine laughter and sweet moments with your precious family. If any of the kids have a melt down during the session, it's okay! A little crying never scared me. It’s best to help me keep the session lighthearted and fun. Don't tell your children to “smile”. It never works well. Let me guide the session and create natural, real smiles.

Choosing what to wear...

How to Prepare...

 

Important:

What you decide to wear for your session is very important to the overall look in your images. While something may look beautiful in person, that does not always mean that it will photograph well. Please read over all of the below suggestions carefully and refer back to them as you are selecting your outfits. Please email outfits you are considering and I will be happy to give feedback and/or suggestions. I am here to help! 

THE DO'S

  • Women: DO wear a Maxi Dress or flowy skirt.

    • They photograph better and much more feminine and flattering than pants or shorts/short dresses. 

  • DO Choose outfits that are earth tones, neutrals or soft pastels

    • These colors photograph best in combination with my style of photography. 

  • DO Wear Solids or Florals

    • Avoid logos and large words on clothing​ as they can be distracting.

  • DO Wear clothes that fit in a natural comfortable environment.

    • Men: Leave your stiff work pants and collared shirts at home. Go with casual khakis or colored pants/jeans, and a relaxed shirt.

    • Women: Kick off your shoes... Feel free to go barefoot (if you don't mind seeing your feet in photos ;) . You're in your own home for a relaxed newborn session. 

  • DO Let your little ones go barefoot.

    • I love seeing baby toes! 

 

THE DON'TS

  • DON'T choose outfits that are bright or bold colors.

    • These colors reflect back creating unflattering skin tones (red, corals, blacks, neons)

  • DON'T wear white.

    • White gets blown out easily in photos. Off white and ivory photograph much better. 

  • DON'T wear shorts (adults).

    • They look adorable on little ones in photos. However, they aren't the best option for adults. ​

  • DON'T wear a watch.

    • It will reflect light back into the camera and can be distracting in photos. 

Be in the moment and don’t stress about the end result. You will be more emotionally attached to the images if you have let loose while taking them. If you are worried about how your children are smiling, or if Dad is irritated (they usually are), then you will think of that every time you look at your photos. Relax, enjoy the time spent with your family, and I will catch some amazing moments that you will cherish forever!

Wash swaddles, blankets, crib sheets, any outfits you want baby to wear for your session. Have bottles and pacifiers ready if 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