what to expect

FROM YOUR SESSION

Your newborn session will be a special milestone in your baby’s life. I want to help you tell the story of your new baby. I like to create a calm and peaceful environment during our time together.

We will work together to create your customized newborn session. Using your nursery, complimentary colours, & home decor as inspiration!

what to expect

You should expect to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for feedings. Sessions can last up to 4 hours. The studio is kept between 26-29 degrees in order to keep the baby warm and comfortable. Newborns can lose their body temperature quickly, especially when unclothed, so we need to assure they are kept warm at all times. You may want to dress in layers so that you are comfortable as well.

Please know that babies pee and poo on everything and you don’t need to worry. I have plenty of wipes and pads on hand and everything is washed after each session. There will be a white noise machine running to help soothe the baby. Feel free to sit back, relax, read a book, or even take this opportunity to take a nap yourself! No outside cameras, videos, or cell phone cameras are allowed at the studio or any location session.

Please ensure you have given baby a full feed prior to arriving.

what to bring

Pacifier – The “soothie” pacifiers are highly recommended for your newborn baby. These have been found to be the most effective in soothing and helping newborns to latch on easily. Even if you aren’t thinking you will want to use a paci, I encourage you to bring one to your session. The short amount of time we will be using one should not affect any habit-forming behaviors for your baby. My goal is to help keep the baby happy and calm during our session.

Extra bottles – If bottle feeding having extra bottles and/or milk is suggested. Some babies tend to eat more than usual during their photo sessions. It’s best to be prepared! Feel free to bring food for yourself as well. Feel free to bring sentimental items- Hand knitted hats, blankets, a special toy, rattle…. these are all things that help create the story of your baby’s first few days of life. I love photographing separate items to be used in their newborn albums!

Clothing – Generally I will be photographing your baby unclothed. Part of the experience in capturing a newborn is seeing the squishy little toes and cute tiny bums.

The best age to photograph newborns is when they are between 5-10 days new. During this time newborns are still very sleepy and curly. They don’t mind you moving them around from pose to pose while they rest in dreamland!

Once they have a full belly and are kept warm, they will generally sleep the entire session! This is not to say we can’t photograph your newborn at any other age. Beautiful images can be captured at any stage.

However, you should know that once beyond this “new” stage, we may not be able to get the curly poses. If you are sure you want specific poses, please ask about those during your pre-consultation.

when to schedule

babies don't keep.

PHOTOS DO

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