Newborn Session Prep Guide
A typical newborn session is anywhere from 2-4 hours because each new little one is different. After 2 hours, we all may need to take a break and cool off. We can get a lot of poses in 2-4 hours so after that we can evaluate how many photos we have and you can decide if you are prepared to continue.
Newborn sessions are done within the first 7-14 days of being born for several reasons: They are more likely to stay asleep and cooperate during their poses, they still like to be curled up and don’t mind being posed and their flaky skin or baby acne has not set in yet. After 14 days old, they are less cooperative and it takes a lot of time to ease the baby.
Newborn sessions can be done at your home or my studio. I will bring items to you, and I will need an open area that has lots of natural light to set up. If you come to the studio, there are a few things you'll need to consider bringing: pacifier, extra milk/formula and a change of outfits in case there are any accidents. Babies sleep best when they are nice and warm so the temperature in the room can get pretty toasty so wear something light.
One of the most imperative things is to keep baby awake 2-3 hours before their session so that they are nice and sleepy. Do not feed them until right before we begin the session. When we begin, I will have you feed baby well, and this will keep baby nice and full during their session.
For the mom's who breast feed it is very important that you read through the breast feeding food guide and follow the guidelines at least 48 hours before your session.