Day Of The Session: When I arrive, I'll take a quick walk around your home to get to know the space we are working with. I often use the master bedroom, living room, nursery, and sometimes sibling rooms. For the best lighting and clutter free images I may move a few things upon my arrival.
The length of sessions can vary greatly depending on the needs of your baby and family members. Plan on the session taking approximately 2 hours.
Your Baby: Your baby is perfect just the way they are. I suggest you have your newborn in a simple onesie that is form fitting with no graphics or words. This usually means you will need a preemie or newborn sized onesie. Should you have any favourite swaddling blankets, please have those handy. I do bring a few neutral swaddles to each session. If you have a baby girl, I will also have a few headbands with me.
NOTE: I will photograph you baby on their own, usually in the crib or on your master bed. I do not “pose” babies in any unnatural positions, other than exactly how you might except to see a newborn in your home.
I recommend feeding the baby as much as he or she wants about fifteen minutes prior to my arrival. Please do your best to have your baby well fed, swaddled, and sleeping when I arrive.
Newborn sessions can take some time, that is okay. We let the baby guide the session. What is important is that we capture this beautiful time in your life.
Siblings: I know what it's like to have a newborn, and I know what its like to have a toddler AND a newborn. When toddlers are involved, I take their lead and will involve them as much as possible while they are interested. Siblings are welcome to take a break, have a snack, and join us at any time.
Mom & Dad: There is so much going on when you bring a new baby home. You don't need to be anything but yourself. My job is to show you just how beautiful this time in your life is. Take our session time as a quite moment to enjoy the company of your family and step away from business. When your attention is on your family, your interactions will be real and your smiles genuine.