Where do you do newborn sessions?
The newborn session is the only one I offer indoors. I will come to your house and incorporate your baby blankets and furniture in the photographs. I enjoy taking pictures of newborns in their home environment where they are comfortable. If there are other children in the family I will also take pictures of them with the newborn, either outdoors, on the couch, or in the parents’ bedroom.
Do you provide black and white images?
I have a special love for black and white images. They cause viewers to focus on the emotion rather than the colors and shapes. Black and white photos are timeless and beautiful. During the editing process, I choose certain images that lend themselves to a monochrome look and provide them in both color and black and white!
What does the timeline of a newborn session look like?
Newborn sessions normally require one hour to an hour and a half. The first half hour - 45 minutes, I will take pictures of the newborn alone—some swaddled, some undressed (if you would like), and some in an outfit. This is up to you! In the second half of the session, I will take pictures of the parents with the newborn and with other siblings. It is fine and very normal for the mother to nurse/bottle feed during the session if the baby becomes fussy.
When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?
Since babies arrive on their own timetable, they could be one month early or two weeks late I typically wait to schedule the date of the shoot until the baby is born. If this sounds stressful, we can schedule the session for 2 weeks after the baby is due or for a later or earlier date. I am very flexible. After the baby is born, I normally suggest booking the shoot for between two weeks - one month while they are still small.