Newborn sessions are my absolute favorite! This is a milestone in your baby’s life that will be over in the blink of an eye. Babies change so much in those first few weeks of life and I love being able to capture all of those little details you’ll want to remember as your child grows. Below are some frequently asked questions about my newborn sessions:
When should I book my session? I recommend you contact me to book your session while you are still pregnant (it’s never too early!) I accept a limited number of newborns on my calendar each month and am typically booked 2-3 months in advance*, so booking early will ensure you can reserve a spot. The actual date of your session will be determined after you deliver.
*I am currently booking newborn sessions for babies due in February 2018 and beyond.
What is the best age for a newborn session? In order to capture those sweet, sleepy images of your baby it’s recommended that you schedule your session within the first 14 days after birth (this is why it’s important to book ahead of time!)
Where will the session take place and how long will it last? Newborn sessions take place in my studio located in downtown Beverly, MA. Sessions generally last between 2-3 hours as I like to leave lots of time for feeding & soothing if needed.
Can we include family portraits? What about big brothers and sisters? Yes! Poses with baby and parents are always included as a part of your session. If you have older children, sibling photos may be added on to your session for an additional fee due to the extra time (and patience!) that’s required for these shots.
Do I need to supply my own props or outfits? No need to worry about that! You will have full access to my prop collection at the studio. If you want to incorporate your own hats, headbands, etc. into the session, please let me know ahead of time so we can coordinate which pieces will work well with my backdrops and the overall style of the session.
What kinds of images can we expect from our session? Every baby and their session is unique, but you can expect a mix of posed photos on the beanbag and 1-2 props (plus parent & family images, if desired). I love images where baby is wrapped and cozy, so you can expect your baby to be swaddled for a portion of the session in addition to classic “bare baby” poses. I would describe my style as natural and timeless – you’ll notice I use sweet & simple props and accessories so that the focus of each image is always your baby’s beautiful face.
Want to see what a newborn session looks like in real time? Take a look at my behind the scenes video!