Having photos taken of your newborn is so exciting! Newborns change so very quickly in those first few weeks so you may be wondering when you should schedule your session.
Below, I will answer some common questions I get asked in regard to scheduling a newborn session with me.
How old does my baby need to be for their newborn session?
There is a little flexibility here and it's dependent on what style of Newborn Photos you'd like. I offer both posed and lifestyle newborn sessions. A posed session is what I do most where the baby is on a backdrop or in a prop. Posed sessions also include studio-style posed family photos. A lifestyle session is more of a laid back style of photography where I would come to your home and photograph the baby snuggling with you and your family around your home incorporating the nursery and other personal touches. Family photos for these are generally more relaxed and have a different feel.
Posed Session (most common and shown below) - I like to have those sessions scheduled anytime between 6 and 16ish days after birth.
Lifestyle Session (shown below)- Those can be done at any time. Though, to capture the sleepiness and newness of a newborn I recommend doing those in the first month after birth and up to three months old.
When should I schedule my newborn photo session?
Most of my expecting parents inquire while they are still pregnant. Upon booking with me, I place their estimated due date into my calendar as a placeholder. Then, once the baby is born, I ask for the parents to reach out to me via email so that we can solidify a session date and time. Though, if you have already had your baby and would like to schedule a newborn session, you can still reach out to schedule. I may have enough wiggle-room in my calendar to fit you in.
This is a common question I receive from prospective clients. Newborn photography is a completely different type of photography than anything else. It requires a lot of patience and preparedness on my end. I will walk you through every part of the process. I utilize questionnaires to plan ahead and provide all of my clients with detailed prep guides to ensure a smooth process along the way.