What to Expect

Newborn babies are the most precious things we will ever experience in life. You will forever enjoy the photos of your new baby’s first few weeks of life.  In a blink of an eye, they will be all grown up!


The best time to photograph and infant is in the first two weeks of life.  Generally the best age is around 6 days old.  At this age, they sleep for long periods of time, making it easy to position into adorable poses.


The session could last between 2 - 4 hours.  This allows us to take as many breaks as you and your baby needs and as well as time to feed.  Babies photograph best in their birthday suits and as such you might want to bring yourself a change of clothes (especially with little boys!)


If you have any special outfits, hats or memorabilia that you would like to have your baby photographed with please feel free to bring it.  I have a large collection of hats, props, and blankets to choose from.


Newborn sessions are typically done in the morning since babies are happiest at this time.  It is best to try to keep your baby awake for as long as you can prior to the session so that they sleep more soundly during the session.  The best way to do that is to give them a bath prior to coming.   This will get them stimulated and ready for a nice peaceful sleep in my studio.  I also prefer to photograph newborns with a fully belly. I will usually have you feed your baby once you get here so that we can begin on a full stomach.  My studio is kept very warm so that babies are comfortable and able to maintain their body temperature.  You will want to dress accordingly so that you are not uncomfortable.


If you could loosen your baby’s diaper before you arrive, it will help eliminate unsightly red marks on the skin.

Please remember that your baby’s “normal routine” may be changed for a few hours during the session, but I promise they will be comfortable while they are becoming a star!


If you have any further questions,

please feel free to contact me!



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