Newborn Session Tips

Congratulations on your new baby! Thank you so much for considering me for the amazing and rewarding job of photographing your new angel in his/her first few days of life.

All newborn sessions take place in my studio based in Breckenridge, Colorado. My number one priority is the safety of your baby. The studio is set to about 80 degrees which keeps your tiny angel super cozy but will be a bit hot for us adults, so I ask you to dress accordingly.

Before the shoot, please feed baby 2-3 hours prior, and plan on feeding him/her as soon as you get to the studio! Also, please do not let your angel sleep beforehand, instead try giving him/her a bath, let him/her kick with only a diaper, tickle his/her toes, and even let him/her fuss for a little bit (no pacifiers) for the few hours beforehand. This will ensure those squishy, sleepy newborn pictures!

I can’t stress that it’s so important to do your best to keep him/her awake. 

Newborn Sessions last about 4 hours sometimes longer if baby is a light sleeper, or is hungry! The easiest way to ensure a sleepy baby is the willingness to nurse/bottle feed off and on.

If you can, bring the pacifier the hospital sent you home with. It’s the bendable, green/blue/orangish one, and won’t leave marks. Even if you haven’t used one, just for the 2 hours that I’m posing him/her usually really helps.

Adding sibling and parent photos is always an option for every newborn session. If you plan to have siblings photographed, I ask that we bring them in for the last part of the session. We want to ensure a calm and peaceful environment for the star of the show!


What to Expect

For Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad you are a big part of the show. Photographing the connection between you and your baby is one of my all time favorite things. Just as they encourage in the hospital, skin to skin contact creates the most beautiful images.

Dads: if you prefer not to be shirtless I ask that you bring a tight fitting v-neck t-shirt to wear with a good, snug pair of jeans.

Moms: I have a variety of loose-fitting tank tops here in the studio, but you’re welcome to bring your own as well. Keep the color neutral and design simple. Be sure that you have no nail polish as your hands will make their way into the images. Also, rest assured, I aim to photograph using flattering angles and light to bring out the natural beauty in your family.

For Siblings

Including older brother/sister(s) in your newborn’s portraits is the perfect way to document this fleeting time in your lives.

Sister(s): Please bring along a snug fitting tank in a neutral color. I ask that girls hair be natural (or in braids) and free of bows, headbands, etc. Just as with mom, no nail polish please.

Brother(s): A snug pair of jeans and shirtless are preferred, please take a few moments to chat with your guy about this so he feels prepared for the session – though if he prefers not, a tight-fitting white t-shirt is fine.

 

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