~All sessions take place in my home studio located in Amboy.
~If you have other small children, it’s usually best to arrange child-care. I try to keep a quiet and calm atmosphere during the session. If you would like them in the photos, its best if we can get those done first, and then have Dad take them back home or have someone come pick them up. (If that's not an option, that's ok too....I understand and we will work around it and try to keep them busy in the other room)
~Newborn sessions usually last anywhere from two to four hours. Yep, you read that right! This allows time for feedings, diaper changes, and soothing the baby if need be.
~I use a small space heater to warm up the space near baby. Remember, the baby is used to being in a warm body and does not like being cold since most shots will be him/her in their birthday suit. So parents should dress in layers.
~Please try and keep the baby’s diaper loose around his/her waist 30 minutes to an hour before the session. This will ensure that there will be no red marks on the baby for the session. Also try and dress them in something that can be easily removed in case they are asleep. Try to stay away from shirts or outfits that need to slip over the head…that’s guaranteed to wake a baby.
~When the baby’s belly is full, he/she will more than likely sleep better and be much easier to photograph. Try and feed right before your arrival. Also, please try and keep the baby awake an hour before your session, which I understand isn't always possible, don’t stress…we are on the baby’s schedule.
~With newborns, I believe less is more, so primarily I will be shooting the baby in his/her birthday suit, but please feel free to use any type of accessories or outfits. I have a variety of headbands, hats, and wraps you can choose from.