Newborn sessions are very unpredictable. They can take anywhere from 1 – 3 hours. I only schedule one per day so we can take our time and put the baby’s needs first. Please know that I do not mind waiting for you to nurse or change baby, or take a break or soothe your baby.
Please feed your baby before you arrive so that he or she has a full tummy. Also, if you’d like shots of your baby undressed, please undress him/her and loosen diaper, then wrap your baby in a blanket, and feed him/her. Weather permitting, of course. Otherwise, your baby may get upset at being undressed when they were so cozy. I do like to photograph a newborn mostly in little to no clothes, but feel free to bring an outfit that you may want him or her in. Please note that many clothing changes may make your little one upset, so it is best to do birthday suit shots and possibly one outfit.
I often use the parents as backdrops for baby, so please wear or bring a black top and black pants (if possible). Also, an extra set of clothes for the parents is a good idea, just in case. Mom and dad are welcome to join for pictures with baby at no extra charge.
When doing the poses where the baby is undressed, it is normal (and okay!) for him or her to “relieve” him or herself on my backdrop … or anywhere else. I can assure you this happens all the time and I am not upset or offended. Please bring with you baby wipes and extra diapers. After each newborn session I am sure to launder all of my backdrops and other items the baby comes in contact with.