Your newborn is finally here! So exciting and exhausting, right? I love photographing babies all around Portland, OR. Being a newborn photographer is such a gift and a privilege. I do not take it for granted.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A NEWBORN SESSION?
Your newborn session will be super relaxed. I have no real expectations for my sessions with kids, I know how unpredictable they can be. If baby is in a good mood and sleepy, it will be easy breezy, if not, I will work extra hard to get all the amazing shots you always dreamt of.
Baby will spend most of their time in your or your partner’s arms ( or your kids’ if they are old enough to hold their new sibling). I want baby to feel safe and warm with the people they love the most.
What I really want is for the whole family to feel relaxed and comfortable so they can shower baby with love. Those beautiful love filled memories are going to be cherished by you and your child for the rest of your lives.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?
Ideally, your newborn should be super sleepy. In order to make that happen there are a few things that we can do. You can keep baby awake for a couple of hours before the session, I know that sounds like a really long time right now, but it will help them feel sleepy. You can give them a calming and warm sponge bath just before the time we meet to help them relax even more. Next thing is to feed them just before we start the photos, that should do the trick.
I will have some white noise that I can play, and if we are at your home, I recommend keeping the house nice and warm.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT?
Baby’s best outfit is really their birthday suit. I would keep them in a diaper and then we can wrap baby in a variety of color blankets I’ll bring (pre washed of course) then baby can be cozy.
We will discuss everybody else’s outfit during the booking process, that’s one of the most super fun parts! If you have any special pieces you want to include in the shoot, of course we can do that! Just let me know so that I know to leave time to document those too!
SHOULD I HAVE MY NEWBORN SESSION AT HOME?
If we are doing the pictures at your home, the most important things are that we have access to a couple of rooms with good lighting. That means a room when the light is bright enough without having to turn any artificial lights on.
I don’t want you to worry about scrubbing every corner of your home. Focus your attention on the rooms we will be using and simply stash away any items you don’t showing on the pictures. That’s it, really.
The home is a really wonderful place to have your newborn photos done. Baby will be comfortable and warm and we can take as many breaks as we need because I set aside 2 whole hours for indoor sessions. You will have all your most special items there and you won’t need to be rushing everybody out the door on time.
Having said that, outdoor newborn photos can be truly magical too, specially during the warmer months. There are so many magical locations around Portland. We can definitely chat and decide on the location together.
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