Planning For Your Newborn Session

We are so excited for your newborn session! We have put together this page to give you some helpful tips to help you get the most out of your session. Let us know if you have any questions!

*Our sessions last anywhere from 1.5-3 hours, depending on sleepiness/feeding schedules, as well as the package you chose. Wrapped mini sessions are 1 hour. You are welcome to just hang out in the studio during our session! Make a cup of coffee, read, scroll social media, or get some fresh air outside. We will handle all the rest:) Please note, we keep our studio very warm for our newborns. You may want to dress in layers because you will get hot!

*Here are a few things you can do to try to ensure a sleepy newborn for the session:
When you wake up in the morning, give the baby a bath. After the bath, let the baby hang out, unswaddled, for 15-20 minutes. Talk and play with him/her, giving the baby some awake time. Please try to feed baby 30 mins prior to the session. A full and sleepy baby works so well for getting lots of posed shots! Of course, we totally understand that newborns have their own schedules! We welcome nursing/feeding breaks during the session.

*You don’t need to dress baby in anything special. We will be wrapping them in swaddle fabrics, so something easily removed (like a zip-up sleeper) is great. Try to avoid onesies or shirts that have to go over the baby’s head.

*Please bring a pacifier! A pacifier works amazingly well for calming baby as we swap out swaddles and poses. We promise, baby won’t become addicted to the pacifier after just one session.

*We will have at least three different setups for your session. These may include lying the baby on solid color backdrops, and some posed basket/bowl shots. Again, these are dependent on the type of session chosen. We take a multiple angles of each setup, so you get a few different images from each one.

*If you have small children coming in for family pictures, please bring two cars, so that one parent can take the siblings home after the family portion is over. Mess-free bribery treats are great to have on hand for siblings, in case we need them!