Tips for your newborn session
- Ideally within first 14 days
- Make sure house is warm
- Dress comfortably and lightly
- Dress baby in a simple vest
- Have familiar blankets available
Newborn sessions are ideally done within the first 14 days for best results – the earlier the better while baby is still sleepy! It’s also fine when baby is a bit older – just be aware that they will be more awake and alert, and starting to get their own ideas of what they do and don’t want to do! I allow up to 3 hours to give ample time for feeding, changing etc – baby always comes first. We will pencil in your newborn session around your due date but obviously this is flexible and can be firmed up once baby arrives.
I always encourage you to be in some of the shots. It may be the last thing you feel like soon after you’ve given birth, but trust me, you’ll be glad you did! You don’t have to pose. All I will ask you to do is enjoy being with your baby, and I will work around you to capture this special time. Please wear something you feel comfortable in, and try to avoid strong patterns and logos. Lighter neutral colours tend to work best.
For baby it’s best to start off dressed in a plain and simple one piece vest, which we will take off once they are settled. Please have familiar swaddling blankets available so we can do this gradually to avoid startling them. Blankets with some texture, eg a chunky knit, work really well in photographs.
For a newborn session it’s particularly important to create a calm, soothing atmosphere, so please restrict any outside visitors during the session so we can have as few distractions as possible.
Pricing for a Newborn session can be found here.