Nothing is more magical than welcoming a new baby into your family. The tiny, delicate fingers and toes; the precious, soft skin; the certainty that this is a love unlike any you have known. You are certain that your life will never be the same. These moments pass so quickly. It is a privilege for us to preserve this special milestone for you and your family to remember forever.
Everyone who has been a parent knows that those early days go by in the blink of an eye. The things you treasure so much – the smell of a baby’s skin, the feel of his or her little body cuddled against yours – become distant but cherished memories as your children quickly change and grow. Let us be there at the beginning of your little one’s journey to capture this time of beauty and innocence in professional photographs that you and your loved ones will treasure.
The Newborn Portrait Process
We know that once your baby is born, you’ll have a lot on your mind, and selecting a photographer might not be first on your list. That’s why it’s best to book your baby’s photo session between two and four months before your due date. Once your little one makes his big entrance, let us know the news, and we will coordinate with you to choose a day for the photo session. Newborn photographs should be taken before the baby is two weeks old, and ideally within the first nine days. Babies younger than 10 days old are less fussy, sleep deeply, and are not yet affected by infant acne – making it more likely that you’ll get the results you want.
During your session
We understand that your baby’s first photo shoot can be a stressful time for you. Baby may not be cooperating, and you’ll worry that the session will be a bust. Also, watching someone else handle and pose your baby could bring out your mommy instincts. The first rule of newborn photography is to relax, and the second rule is to have patience. If you are tense, your baby will sense that, and your little one might have trouble going into the deep sleep we’d like. So take a deep breath, think calming thoughts, and take your baby’s lead. We are highly experienced and we place your baby’s safety above all else, so your little one will be in good hands. We are happy to take the time we need for baby to be fed, changed, comforted, and lulled to sleep so the artistic magic can begin.
After your session
After the newborn session, we will need time to sort through the images and edit them. We bring you back 2 weeks after your session to view and select your photographs for your newborn album and artwork to display on your wall.