What to Expect at
Your Newborn Home Session
I am so excited to see you and the family for your newborn home session. My lifestyle approach means I will be coming into your home for the session to help you capture all the fleeting moments during this time. Please read on to get an idea of what to expect and my work flow for these sessions!
Day Of The Session:
When I arrive, I will be masked. I will leave my things as your entry and sanitize before we begin. I will walk around your home and scout out the best lit areas for the session. I often use the master bedroom, living area and nursery for photos so long as natural light permits. Please don’t feel like you have to clean the house before I arrive. We can easily clean up an area that we want to use for photos while I’m there.
Your newborn is perfect just the way he or she is. I won't try and make babies sleep or place them in unnatural poses. I suggest you have your newborn in a simple onesie that is formfitting with no graphics or words, or just simply in a diaper is also perfect. I do recommend feeding the
baby as much as he or she wants about 15 minutes prior to my arrival but we will have plenty of time to take feeding breaks throughout the session. We let the baby guide the session and we will capture all the little details.
I usually try and get sibling and family photos right at the start because the sibling may lose interest in me quickly. I have no major expectations for the siblings and will never force them into doing anything they aren't comfortable with. It is best to prepare the sibling for the session by telling him or her that a friend is coming tovisit and take some photos of your family. It is always best not to surprise them. Please do not worry if your toddler is not into the session, we can always take other photos and come back to sibling shots later. I like to give toddlers their time and space to do what they want, trust me when I say they always come back and join the session!
Mom and Dad:
You are going to be thrilled and exhausted. You will likely be experiencing the highest highs and perhaps some of the lowest lows. Having a new baby is hard and wonderful all at the same time. Remember that I have 2 kids of my own, so I understand exactly what you are going through. My job is not to make this time in your life look perfect; my job is to show you just how beautiful it is. I want you to be relaxed and at ease while I am photographing your family. You don't need to be anything but yourself.
I recommend solid neutral colours. What is most important is that you are comfortable!I want your photos to be natural and timeless and most of reflect you as you are at this time in your lives.
Feel free to text or email with any questions you might have. I look forward to capturing you soon!