Bringing a new life into your family, through birth or adoption, is such a special and important time in a family’s life. Each time a family chooses me to document this time is really a true honor! Below are some common questions asked regarding our newborn sessions.
How do I schedule a newborn session?
We encourage families to reserve your newborn session before baby is born. Since newborns are usually photographed within the first two weeks of life, booking early ensures you have a spot on our calendar. Once you book, we add your due date to our calendar and once baby arrives, you give us a call or shoot us an email and we can schedule your session. There are times where we may be able to fit in last minute inquiries, so don’t hesitate to contact us anytime!
Why are newborn sessions scheduled within the first two weeks of life?
During this timeframe, newborns are still super sleepy and love to curl up like they were in the womb. They will never be this tiny again and they change so quickly.
How long are newborn sessions?
Newborn sessions are usually about 2.5 hours and sometimes longer if little one doesn’t cooperate. We always follow baby’s lead and leave time to allow for feeding and cuddles.
Where do sessions take place?
All newborn sessions take place at my in-home studio in Woodstock. We provide everything you will need….hats, headbands, blankets, wraps, etc.
What do I need to bring to our session?
Baby! And bottles if bottle feeding =). We want to capture them just the way they are, so tiny and new. No themed props necessary or outfits. We provide soft blankets and simple wraps and hats, and delicate headbands.
Do you include family and siblings in newborn sessions?
Absolutely! We encourage parents and siblings to be included!
What should we wear for family shots?
I recommend soft, neutral colors (blush, creams, greys, tans, taupes) so there are no distractions from baby. Try to avoid busy patterns. If you need any ideas or inspiration, please visit our pinterest board. I am always happy to give opinions and thoughts on outfits. Just shoot me an email or text anytime!
What is the cost of a newborn session?
The session retainer is $200. That will reserve your session on the calendar and will then be put towards a credit on your collection choice. All collections include digital images and collections range from $600 to $2300. Please contact us to request our current pricing guide.
Do you have a baby’s first year package?
Yes, and we love watching our babies grow over their first year! Contact us for more information.
Be sure to check out our newborn photography to see all the yumminess of these precious new babies.