With newborns you might want to have a change of clothing as it is almost impossible to avoid accidents such as spit up or getting wet with a naked baby. So, don’t worry, this too is expected and I will have several blankets on hand for infant sessions to swap in/out. Make sure to bring the wet wipes and diapers. Newborn sessions typically last three hours, so please plan accordingly. I try to keep the studio very warm to keep baby nice and warm while in their birthday suit. Parents, I suggest dressing in layers if it is a cool day so you can peel away the layers if you get warm (trust me, you will!). If parents and/or siblings would like to participate in the newborn session, we will get those photos taken care of first, so please let me know if you plan on participating.
Here are a few suggestions for what to wear/bring for your session…
(I will also have my collection of fun hats, headbands, tutus and newborn props on hand)
-nude is best
-a simple onesy if you have a favorite
-For mom, a simple black or white tank, long-sleeve shirt is perfect. Simple is best, avoid patterns.
-For dad, a black or white t-shirt. For those dads that are comfortable bearing their chest please do because these can make for some of the most precious images with father and child.
Newborn shoots can either be done at my studio (my home) or I can come to you. Here are some tips if I come to you:
Be prepared to have the heat on high, the room needs to be very warm (85 degrees) so the baby will be able to sleep comfortably and we can get a lot of different poses. I will bring a space heater, but it's not large enough to heat the entire room.
Try to time it so the baby will eat as I am there setting up. We may stop for more feedings as necessary, but that helps.
Don't get scared by the amount of stuff I have, I almost bring my whole studio, but will have more variety available at my studio.
I can do either natural light or use a studio flash. Depending on the lighting at your house will determine which will work best. You can let me know ahead of time whether you have a large window that we could use and which direction it faces. In most cases I will use my studio flash as it is easier to control.
Please be sure there is an area large enough for a large background stands and room to manuever and for a studio light if necessary.