A Lifestyle Newborn Photoshoot has very little baby posing, is relaxed and casual, and is simply a time to photograph you and your new baby interacting together, loving on each other, and capturing the love and bond of your new family. Newborn sessions are scheduled in the morning, approximately 10:00am. This seems to be the best time for babies and the family, and the morning light is always nice too!
Why is the photoshoot at my home?
There are a number of reasons I prefer to have the newborn photoshoot at your home. I believe it is a safer/healthier environment for your delicate new baby. Your baby is in an environment that is familiar and comfortable to him/her. If there are siblings that are part of the photoshoot, this is much more convenient for you and for them. I believe that capturing your family at home, relaxed in your element, without having to get yourself and your baby/children ready to leave the house, will result in more genuine and authentic images.
What is included in the session fee?
Each newborn session will last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. This will obviously depend on the Guest of Honor. Within 3 weeks of your session, you will receive a link to your online image gallery of no less than 50 fully edited images to download for your personal use (along with a Print Release), and an 8x10 photo book customized for you by me.
How old should my baby be for a newborn photoshoot?
Because there is very little posing of your newborn, there is no “required” age range as some photographers may prefer. If you wish to schedule your shoot within two weeks of birth or several weeks out, the choice is yours. With that said however, because babies grow and change so quickly, I do recommend scheduling your photoshoot prior to three months of age to capture those itsy-bitsy toes and adorable bums.
When should I schedule my newborn photoshoot?
Parents often “pencil in” their photoshoot prior to baby's arrival, based on the expected due date. Depending on your preference, the photoshoot is scheduled one week, two weeks, five weeks, etc. from your due date. Once your newborn has arrived, you will email me to finalize the date that works best for you. However, because delivery dates are so fluid, you can reach out any time, before or after your baby arrives, to inquire about available bookings.
What kind of props do you offer?
Sorry, I do not have a collection of swaddle wraps, baskets, or headbands. The perfectness of your newborn is what I want to capture. A swaddling blanket provided by you and a simple onesie, preferably white or other neutral tone, is all that is necessary. If you have a special family heirloom or other item you would like to include in some of the images, I would be more than happy to accommodate.