5. Know What To Expect At The Session
What Your Experience Will Be Like
You should know before you book what your newborn session should look and feel like. This is very important so there are no surprises on the day of. Be sure to check out my article on the TOP 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE BOOKING.
The following are things you can expect when booking with Fine Art Newborns:
Newborn Sessions Start At 10am
ALL newborn sessions are done at 10am on weekdays. I know it is hard to get out of the door with a new one in tow (probably the first time) so if you are a little late, do not stress or worry about it. I’m OK with that! Just get to the studio as close to your appointment time as possible without rushing or stressing. Having mom, dad or baby feeling tension shows in images and we do not want that. However, if you will be late, please notify me as soon as possible to ensure that this will not interfere with other sessions booked on the same day.
It Is Best If You Do Not Plan Anything Else On This Day
Newborn sessions last approximately 2-3 hours, but the baby is in charge! I will stop as often as necessary to allow you to feed, change or cuddle your little one. I try to only book one newborn per day, so do not worry about me if the session is lasting a bit longer. The goal is to get beautiful images and I will take my time to do it. It is best if you do not plan anything else on this day. It can be exhausting for both baby and mommy. Someone other than mommy should drive on this day.
Mom and Dad Should Be Prepared To Be In The Images
For mom, either loose and flowing white, black or creme colored shirts, dresses or maxis and for dad colors that match mom, but don’t forget a dark gray or black form fitting t-shirt.
Someone (i.e. Dad or Grandparent) Should Be Prepared To Leave The Studio With Siblings
Young children can grow restless extremely fast and will not have the patience for a 2 – 3 hour photoshoot. If siblings are included, I will focus on these images first and then have someone leave the studio for a fun little play date while we finish the rest of your session.
It Will Be Very Warm In My Studio
With multiple naked poses to capture, we have a little one we need to keep warm. I have extra blankets and a heater to help keep those baby fingers and toes warm. Be prepared to step into the reception area or just take a break if necessary.
Do Not Worry If Your Baby Seems To Not Be Cooperating
Posed sessions work best for newborns as they are still moldable into different fetal positions. It will take a few moments between set ups to calm and pose your little one. Do not worry if it seems your baby is not cooperating. Truly, they usually are perfect models at this age. I can not guarantee a certain number or type of poses. I do rely on my best judgment and experience in determining whether your wee one will be able to sustain a certain pose safely and comfortably.