How Should You Prepare For Your Newborn Session?

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How Should You Prepare For Your Newborn Session?

  • Please save my contact info in your phone so you can easily access it after your baby is born. Contact me as soon as possible so we can schedule the session appropriately.

  • If you are breastfeeding, I will provide you with a list of foods that you should try to avoid 48 hours prior to the newborn session. This ensures you do not upset babies stomach prior to the session making them extra gassy or constipated.

  • Newborn sessions go the smoothest when baby is sleeping soundly so if it is possible to keep the baby awake and active prior to the session and feed the baby as much as possible prior to the session start time, this will ensure that baby will sleep deeply and as long as possible. Babies feeding cycle is typically every 2 hours so feeding immediately before the session should give me a 2 hour window to work before baby needs to eat again.

  • Dress the baby in loose fitting clothing to avoid clothing lines on the baby’s skin. A zip up sleeper is a great choice. Avoiding items that go over the heads helps too so we do not disturb baby too much.

  • If you are having other children photographed with the baby, I suggest having this done at the very beginning of the session and then having someone take them out for the rest of the session to keep them busy.

  • Seating is very limited in my shooting space so I recommend only bringing your spouse and other children. You are welcome to watch tv, take a nap on the couch or observe the session from my sitting area.

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