Newborn Sessions

A prep guide

Newborn Sessions

A prep guide

When To Schedule

Most newborn sessions are held between 5-14 days. Please contact me soon after your successful delivery as it may take up to a week to schedule. Please provide your little one’s birth stats such as weight, inches and birthdate.

Prepping Baby

If you can, try for some awake time before your session. Some parents will bathe baby to stimulate for some awake time. To help keep baby asleep please avoid dressing your baby with anything that goes over their head. A buttoned or zipped up pajama is perfect.

It helps to feed your baby before you head on over to the studio that way they have a full belly when you arrive.

Recommended Feeding Schedule:

  • If you live within 15 minutes: 

Feed baby 20 minutes before leaving.

  • If you live within 30 minutes:

Feed baby 30 minutes before leaving.

  • If you live 1 hour away:

Feed baby right before leaving.

What To Expect

All props, styling and set-ups are provided with your creative session fee. The studio is very warm so please dress in layers! Session time usually ranges around 2-3 hours long. Please sit back and relax! I will take care of everything from soothing, changing and feeding (if bottle feeding).

What to Bring

  • Extra formula/pumped milk if bottle feeding
  • Pacifier (so helpful!)
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Hair brush if baby has lots of hair
  • Toys & snacks for older children

Family Portraits

Wardrobe Recommendations

  • Dress in solid neutral muted colors with a snug fit.
  • Avoid logos, patterns and the color- yellow.
  • Jewelry should be kept to a minimum.
  • Toddlers and older children photographing will be done at the beginning of the session.
  • Family portraits with no older children will be done at the end of the session.
  • Alternatively- feel free to have another parent arrive towards the end of the session with older children to avoid restlessness.