NEWBORN SESSION INFORMATION
It is best to book your newborn photo session as early as your 2nd trimester. After you are officially booked and once your baby is born, call me as soon as possible and let's schedule the day for you to come in. Day 6 to 14 is the best time to photograph your baby. The first 14 days works best to get peaceful sleepy, poses. After two weeks of age, they are more likely to be disturbed while sleeping, and can also become colicky or baby acne can start to flare.
It’s not uncommon for the session with a newborn to last anywhere from 2 to 3.5 hours, allowing plenty of time for feedings and comfort. They are not rushed at all. I prefer to use natural light and get a light soft feel that still incorporates some shadow and mood. I want to know what you like from my gallery, sometimes I shoot light and bright and neutral, sometimes I like to shoot darker shadowy with deeper colors, I like to do both, as long as it is my creative expression, I always send out a questionnaire to my clients to help me make sure we are on the same page. My style is relaxed and natural with posing.
The session will consist of a mix of a few natural lifestyle and portrait images using natural light. If you like a more candid feel, no problem, we can do that while also capturing precious portraits of baby using my blankets, wraps, and props (more of a posed feel).
All newborn sessions focus mainly on the baby, but will include mom, dad and siblings ONLY.
Sessions typically take place in Whittier where I have everything set up for your session, I can travel to your home for an extra fee depending on the distance.
Please let me know if you have any other questions, I look forward to hearing from you soon!