When is the best time for the newborn session to take place?

The best time for a newborn session is within 6-12 days after birth. There are circumstances when your baby may have to be photographed later (such as a longer hospital stay), but in general we want to photograph your baby as soon after birth as possible. This gives us the best chance to get those sweet, sleepy, curly shots that make you say, “awwwww”. Of course I always work for those open eye awake shots too.

How long will the session last?

Newborn sessions are very unpredictable. The session could last anywhere from an hour and a half to up to four hours. Please plan accordingly.

My baby has a rash, scratch or mark on her face? Can you fix it, or must we postpone the shoot?

Small blemishes can easily be fixed in post-production. As long as baby is not very sick, feverish or generally very unhappy, there is no need to postpone.

Do you offer a “Baby’s First Year” package?

Mini sessions are a perfect way to supplement your newborn session to mark those milestones as your baby grows into a toddler. These mini’s are available once you book your newborn session with me. Most clients do the following: mini session for maternity pictures, a full newborn session within 10 days of birth, a mini session session at 3,6,9 month and then one at 1 year to get the full representation of your baby’s first year. You also have the option to purchase a beautiful, custom “Baby’s First Year” book featuring your favorite images from throughout the year.

Does the package include any digital images?

Yes! All sessions include a hand picked selection of edited digital images in high resolution on DVD.

What can we do to prepare?

Ideally your baby should have asleep just before coming, including the car ride, then awake when you arrive and wanting a feed. There is time in the shoot for a feed so please don't disturb your baby's sleep to feed before coming (an overtired baby is harder to fix than a hungry one). The exception to this is if your baby is a really slow feeder taking over half an hour or if your baby is already awake. Your baby will be most relaxed after a good sleep and a feed. That's the theory, however, your baby will have it's own plans on the day. Just keep the day simple and gentle- no other outings or visitors before the shoot.