Newborn session info and preparation guide
My goal is to capture timeless photos with modern and classic styling.
Newborn photography is best to be done in the first 2 weeks when the babies are sleepier and can be posed in those curly poses.
I work with you before the session to customise the session based on your taste and needs.
I would love to see parents,siblings and grandparents in the photos with the baby,
so they are all welcome to join and there won't be any extra cost.
Before leaving the house
Dress up the baby in onesie with zips which is easier to take off without waking the baby up on arrival
Please fully feed your baby and burp the baby just before leaving to come to the studio
What should I bring?
Bottles and formula if baby is bottle fed, in case you need to feed the baby during the session
Dummy even if baby is not taking a dummy, in case we need to use it during the session to put baby back to sleep
A few spare nappies for baby
Your makeup in case you need to touch up
Please give bubs a big (Full) feed before leaving to come to the session. Feeding the baby on arrival at the studio will wake your baby and may take at least 45 minutes for your baby to fall back asleep.
Dress your baby in a onesie that zips in the front as it’s easiest to take off and less disturbing to your baby. Please do not put a singlet on your bubs
If your baby is in a carseat capsule please bring the baby into the studio in the capsule.
Grab a pacifier even if you do not plan on letting your baby use one.
Bring your makeup in case you have to touch up
A change of clothing in case baby has an accident on you
Bring lots of Bottles and formula if you are not breast feeding.
During Your Session
When you arrive, please leave baby in the car seat when bringing him/her into the studio. I will remove baby very slowly in the warm studio to avoid disturbing them as much as possible. With the poses I do, a sleeping baby is required. I will never place your baby in an unsafe position just to get a pose. Your baby’s safety is the MOST important thing to me.
Once baby has feed I will often ask that you (mom) allow me to take over. Babies can smell moms and may not sleep well. Remember the Session can take anywhere from 1-2 Hours (or sometimes longer) and the studio will be very hot.
I ask that Moms try to stay outside of hearing and smelling range of bubs as once baby has that connection with mommy in the middle of the session, it’s sometimes hard for them to get back into a deep sleep or if mommy’s milk has not come in all the way baby may want to use mommy to snack on and pacify frequently. Please let me being the only one to interact with baby during the session. If you’re breastfeeding and are open to bringing bottles with breast milk, great! Of course if you are exclusively breast feeding then that is fine too. (again, asking that you remain open to feeding on demand at the studio).
What to Wear - Mum and Dad
For Mum - bring a plain black or white/cream top or a nice dress
For Dad - bring a plain black or white/cream top
What to Wear – Siblings
For the Boys – Jeans or Jean Shorts, or chinos and a plain top or shirt (without patterns or logos)
For the Girls – A nice dress or I have some here that can be used
They’ll be barefoot, so no matching shoes required