N E W B O R N
"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward." -Psalm 127:3
How do we create such awesome little beings? It's such a God-given miracle. This is such a quick moment in their lives. You will never see them this small and cuddly again, and having timeless images of this precious moment is so VERY important. As a mother to a growing boy, I look back through all of his portraits and just smile. It gives you a new feeling and brings back old emotions of love and adoration. These tiny beings hold such a tender spot in us for 9 months (sometimes more) and you want to remember how small their toes were, how bright their eyes showed and how sleepy they were.
With the signature Baby Plans, I get to help you document all of those sweet, critical milestones during your baby`s first year. You can choose from 3 different baby plans that will work best for you and your family. These plans allow us to catch so much of their first year and makes for an awesome Baby Book or Album for them to have forever and look back at how much their family grew in love and admiration for them. Click here to read more about the program!
WHEN TO BOOK YOUR NEWBORN SESSION
Not many couples know when to book their newborn session. The best time to contact us is a few weeks before your due date. This allows for both of us to set a tentative date for your session. Babies come when they want and that is 100% understood. Since they are on their own biological clock (unless an induction or cesarean is scheduled) we set a date 7-12 days after your expected delivery date. This date is expected to change, so do not be worried.
THE BEST TIME TO CAPTURE YOUR NEWBORN
The younger the baby is, the better and smoother the session will be. The prime time for your newborn is from 7-12 days new. During these days babies are sleepier, which allows for those precious squishy poses that we all love. For breastfed babies, they are fully receiving a milk supply, and they're sleeping deeper. Remember that this is an average. Every baby will not be the same.
For newborns older than 2 weeks, I do more of an organic posing being that they tend to wake a little easier.
WHERE WILL THE SESSION BE?
There are two options for where your newborn session can take place. The first option (which is preferred), is for you and your family to come to visit me in my residential studio. My studio is well equipped to accommodate small children as well as parents. At the studio, you have full access to all of my props both gender neutral and specific. The second option is for me to come to you. I am more than willing to accommodate you at your home. In this instance, I will bring a limited amount of newborn props, but more than enough to fill up your newborn session. In this case, I will not be able to bring my large props but will do my very best to substitute and make it work in our favor.
A fee will be added to your creative fee to cover set-up and travel expense.