Sunday, January 1, 2012

- Newborn Session 2016 -



Newborn sessions are very special to family members and friends. A time spent capturing those tiny details that make your newborn unique and remembering them in their first weeks in the big world. You will want to capture the little nugget and their first moments of life to continuously look back and remind yourself of the beautiful life that you have created. 

Pre-Consultation: I really strive to learn as much as possible about my clients and I encourage them to schedule a pre-consultation with me ahead of time. It can be as simple as a phone conversation or email exchange or we can set up a coffee chit chat to get to know each other. I want to get to know you so you feel 100% comfortable with me before the day of your session and get the jitters out so you look relaxed and know exactly what we’ll be doing the day of your session.

Your Session: Newborn sessions are very special. A time spent photographing ten fingers and ten toes, their yawns and precious facial expressions. Newborn images are best captured during the first 10-12 days after birth. The babies are generally smaller, sleepier and can easily be posed into positions. Sessions are typically held in our studio or as a lifestlye session in your home. Another reason we hold newborn sessions within the first ten days after birth is because newborn acne and colic start to flare up around two weeks of age.

What To Bring: Bring any type of props you have in mind for your shoot. This is the type of shoot where you can never have enough props, hats, blankets, diaper covers and other cute baby mementos. I typically like to stick with neutrals and earthy tones so most of my props reflect that style. If you're looking for a uniquely themed session to fit babies room or parents taste please bring that up so we can plan and get it set up for you! Also, if daddies not along for the photography session, be sure to borrow his ring, everyone needs a shot with mommy and daddies jewels! If you're having trouble with coming up with prop ideas be sure to let me know and we can brainstorm together. I have a couple of contacts that offer great baby photography props and baby items to purchase. 

Time & Location: With studio lighting we can shoot at any time during the day but I really prefer to plan around babies schedule when possible. If you have an early morning sleeper let’s try to shoot around that. I like to allow three to four  hours for photographing newborns that way there's enough time for feedings and comforting should baby we need it. Try to keep baby up for awhile before coming to your session that way we can insure baby sleeps well for photos. Try to keep the diaper loose so we do not get diaper marks in the photographs. It is also fun to do outside photographs with baby (weather permitting) in flower fields or other natural settings.

Gallery Viewing Session: Something brand new for 2016 is something I’ve chosen to give my clients a full experience not just a single date of shooting and then never communicating again. A few weeks after your session we will schedule a viewing session where we sit down and view a slideshow of all of the images from your session as well as discuss what products you intend to create with your images. I will have product samples for you to view and can help you decide what other products you’re interested in ordering including photo albums, canvases, and digital files. 


**All session packages’s require a deposit of $50 to book your session. This is a non-refundable deposit. The deposit ensures we hold your date and is then applied to your session fee. All session fees are due the day of your session. Digital files are not included in your session fee. Prints and products are sold separately at your viewing and ordering session after your shoot. Minimum print order is $50 with an average investment of about $250-$400 (including session fee and prints). Digital files are available for purchase once a minimum print order has been placed.**

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