New-Born's are unpredictable, and this shoot is all about them. Please do not worry about your baby crying or needing to eat during the shoot, new-born sessions are longer to allow for plenty of breaks, feedings and even diaper/outfit changes. It’s usually a good idea to try and feed your baby right before the session so they’re sleepy and content.
What should my husband and I wear?
I recommend keeping it simple and comfortable.
Neutral, light (creams, whites, greys or pastel tones) work best as they don't take away from the natural beauty of your baby.
You can add pops of color to your outfit, if you wish, by using jewellery or accessories. Skip the busy patterns for this type of session; you want the viewers eye to be drawn right to the baby. Solid tops (and textures like big knits and lace) work best. Stay away from prominent logos or writing on clothing. For your husband, the same rules apply.
What should the baby wear?
I prefer babies dressed very simply in plain oneness, muslin swaddles, or just diaper - whatever their comfort level is.
Do you use props or specialize in stylized new-born poses?
I only use a few props with the mini new-born sessions.
In is lifestyle sessions. Rather than posed new-born shots,
I love to capture the relationship between the new baby and his/her parents and siblings.
This doesn’t mean that I won’t take individual photographs of the baby and capture some detail shots of his/her little toes and fingers.
I am happy to incorporate any ideas you might have! Feel free to incorporate any special family quilts, heirlooms or baby blankets that you would like to use in the photos.
What can I do to prepare for the session?
This is such a special time in your family’s life. There will be so many emotions during the shoot
love, excitement, wonder, amazement. It will be tough but try to relax!
Moms tend to stress out because this is a new experience and because they want things to be “perfect.”
I will take your baby’s lead and allow him/her to be the focus of the shoot.
If your baby cries, or poops, it’s okay. I promise! Just focus on relaxing and cuddling with your sweet new addition and I will create images that you will cherish forever!