Preparing for your newborn session can be stressful and my job is to help lessen stress, not add to it. Chances are if you’re a new parent, you’re sleep-deprived and nervous about handing over your baby to a stranger. That’s why I work hard to ensure the baby’s safety and your peace of mind! So, I have provided this “how to prepare” for you!
The most important thing for preparing for your newborn session is to make sure the baby is “well-fed” RIGHT before you come. Even if it is not the normal time to feed, I need a sleepy, well-fed baby when you arrive. So, just be prepared for an unusual feeding schedule the day of the session. Trust me, it will be just fine.
I provide all the necessary outfits, wraps, hats, headbands, props for the session. I don’t need you to bring anything. My outfits are custom-made to fit your precious little one and are so adorable! IF you have something you would like to incorporate into the session, I do ask that you let me know ahead of time, so that I know how to plan it into the session. I do have a workflow that makes the session easy for everyone and all the transitions as smooth as possible.
I prefer to schedule all my newborn sessions in the morning. I have found, along with a lot of professional photographers that I have mentored with been close friends with, that morning times are much better. Typically, the baby sleeps better because they have been up a lot during the night and sleep during the day. There are exceptions, but I do my best to schedule in the morning and during the weekday.
I hope this helps answers some questions for you on how to prepare for the session and what to expect. I highly recommend following this prep guide. It will hopefully ensure the best result for the best session possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!