WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY MATERNITY SESSION?
If it is your first baby, I'd suggest around 8 months and if it isn't your first, between 6-7 months. First time mommies tend to take longer for that little bump to pop out, though everyone is different.
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN SESSION?
To secure a spot in my schedule, I recommend contacting me around your 7th month of pregnancy.
BABIES DON'T COME WHEN THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO. WHAT IS THE SCHEDULING PROCESS FOR A NEWBORN SESSION?
We will still want to put your due date down on the calendar. I know that babies come when they feel like it, but it's always good for me to have an idea when to expect his/her arrival.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN THE BABY IS BORN?
As soon as you get a chance, email me. We will want to get you on the schedule as soon as possible. The younger the baby, the sleepier they will be during their session and that's what we want.
WHEN DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Typically they will be in mid-morning on a weekday.
DO YOU DO THE PHOTOS WHERE WE POSE THE BABY AND PUT THEM IN LITTLE BASKETS?
No. I prefer a natural look and feel. I want to document the first few weeks of the baby's life when you are just staring at your sweet bundle while snuggling on the bed, the couch, or any other areas of the home. While I don't think those creatively posed photos are bad, it is just not my style. I'm happy to recommend several photographers who specialize in this style.
CAN WE HAVE A FEW PHOTOS WITH PARENTS AND SIBLINGS?
Absolutely. I encourage it! We will do a few family photos as well as individuals of the baby.
WHERE WILL THE NEWBORN SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Newborn sessions can take place in your home or in my Minimalist Studio. Shooting in your home gives you comfort and all the resources you need. Or, if you don't like the look and feel of your bedroom, my space is always an option. I have it set up in a cozy white space with a bed in the downtown area.
WHEN SHOULD THE NEWBORN SESSION TAKE PLACE?
The best time for a newborn session is between 5-14 days. This helps keep a happy and sleepy baby.
DO YOU OFFER A "BABY'S FIRST YEAR" PACKAGE?
While I don't have a specific package option, I do offer a bundled discount if you book them up front.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Contact me and I can help you through this planning process.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?
Upon booking, I will send you a list of things that will help you get ready.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?
Plan for 2 hours. Though it doesn't always take this long, you never know. Some babies require a little more attention and this allows for that. We may have to stop for feeding or changing, and this gives us enough time.
WHAT IF MY BABY JUST DOESN'T COOPERATE?
I will be able to tell within the first hour of the session. If we are going at it and it just isn't happening, we will try again. Every baby is different and that's okay.
WHAT IF BABY IS NOT FEELING WELL ON THE MORNING OF THE SESSION?
I will usually send you a text message on the morning of. If baby is not feeling well, we will want to reschedule. This could make or break our session. Though we don't want to put the session off too long, we do want to make sure baby is feeling 100%.
CAN I SEND YOU MY PINTEREST BOARD SO WE CAN DO A BUNCH OF THOSE SHOTS?
Please send me your board, but I won't promise to do those photos. I love to look to see your style and get a feel for your vision. But! Every situation and family is different and recreating those shots can be extremely difficult.