Your Newborn Session

I come to your home to make for a comfortable newborn session experience.  I typically shoot for 3-5 hours to capture both posed and lifestyle images. The following is meant to give you some information on what to expect:

  • I like to plan my arrival sometime between 8:30 and 9:30am.  With a little luck this will coincide with your newborn’s sleepy time.  Please keep an eye on their *new* schedule so that we can figure out the best time to begin.
  • If schedule allows, plan to feed baby upon or very shortly after my arrival so that we will have a nice, full, sleepy baby by the time we are ready and set to shoot.
  • It works best if your newborn is in only a loose diaper and swaddled during feeding so that we don’t disturb them with undressing. There is a good chance I’ll ask to swaddle him/her with one of my wraps in prep for their first pose.
  • I shoot natural light only so we will be shooting in the room with the most available natural light.  Kindly ensure that any room you may think qualifies is clear and clean so that I can set up your in-home studio.  Note that I have shot in kitchens, master bedrooms, family rooms, and even entry halls.  If you’re unsure of what space may work best, I will happily make that choice when I arrive!
  • If possible, have that room or the house in general warmed up.  Run a space heater and/or turn up your house heat/ lower your air so that the area is nice and warm.  Remember that your baby was at 98.6 degrees inside:)
  • I will bring a heating pad and space heater should you not have one.
  • I will be using white noise, but feel free to also choose some calm background music.  The more ambient noise, the better.
  • Have all items that you are interested in using in the shoot out and ready for me to sort through.  These may include baskets, blankets, hats, headbands, etc.
  • Make sure the baby’s nursery is nice and tidy if you would like to have any photos taken in there. {Master beds or guest beds make for great backdrops for sibling or family photos.  Please ensure any bedroom you may be interested in using for a photo is also tidy.}
  • I insist that mom be in at least a few photos on the day of the shoot.  You’ve worked hard — you’ll cherish these moments.
  • Be prepared for explosions of all kinds.  Poop, pee, spit up — it all happens {my blankets and I get peed on a lot!}.
  • Be prepared to LOVE your baby even more during the session — it is a beautiful thing to watch your newborn sleep!!  Just don’t be surprised if it takes a lot of time and patience to get to that sweet place.  Your little one isn’t used to being handled so much, the more calm we all keep, the easier the experience is on everyone.

 Newborns are my favorite subjects — I am honored to be capturing these moments for you!

♥ Peggy

Newborn Montage

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