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Things to Know Before Newborn Photoshoot

Updated: Apr 24

Hey there, soon-to-be parents!

Welcoming a newborn into your family is an incredible journey filled with love, joy, and plenty of precious moments. I'm here to guide you through the process of preparing for your session with your newest bundle of joy.

1. Booking Your Session

It's never too early to start thinking about your newborn session! Ideally, aim to book your session during your maternity photoshoot. This ensures you secure a spot and gives us flexibility if your little one arrives early or late. The best time for newborn photos is around 5-21 days, with my recommendation being around 7-10 days for that perfect sleepy newborn look.

2. Choosing Your Setting: Home or Studio

For in-home sessions, prepare two well-lit rooms, like your master bedroom or nursery. Tidy up your space, especially the areas where we'll be shooting, and opt for light-colored bed sheets to create a soft, dreamy atmosphere. If you choose a studio session, simply bring along your baby essentials, and we'll take care of the rest!

3. Essentials on the Day

On the day of the shoot, make sure you have all your baby essentials handy, like formula, pacifiers, and anything else your baby might need during the session. A well-fed baby is a happy baby, so feed your little one before we begin.

4. Wardrobe Choices

When it comes to clothing, light colors work best for that soft and timeless feel. Moms, choose comfortable outfits like loose sweaters or boho dresses in neutral tones. For your baby, a white onesie is perfect for those classic wrapped shots. I'll bring wraps and some additional clothing options, too!

5. Including Family Members

Newborn sessions are a wonderful opportunity to capture your growing family. Siblings and other family members are more than welcome to join in! We'll typically start with individual shots of the baby before moving on to family photos. If you have a toddler, it's helpful to have another adult on hand to assist with them.

Preparing for your newborn session is an exciting part of your journey as new parents. With a relaxed and gentle approach, we'll capture the beauty and love of this special time in your lives.

I can't wait to meet your little one and create timeless memories together.

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