Breastfeeding portraits/ 3 month ‘smile’stone
Congratulations MAMA!! You have made it to 3 months postpartum! Typically this session is a little different than the newborn session in that we are not looking so much to have baby sleep, but we are looking to focus in more closely on small milestones of growth and progress: baby may be lifting their head by this point when in tummy time, if nursing is going well, we try to catch some of those moments in this session since at this age, baby is probably the least distractible they ever will be! A lot of babies have started smiling by this point too, so we love to have play time and let them enjoy your company! This list isn’t a standard by any means, just meant to give you some ideas of what we might focus on… really ANY new and exciting thing your baby is doing at this point is something I will want to focus on in this session!
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Bring a hungry baby and be ready to nurse. We will choose an environment that is comfortable for you and plan to photograph for roughly 45 minutes-1 hour. Most of the images will focus on your connection with baby. At this age, it can be fun to capture a few of baby’s tricks, but the primary focus will be on that special interaction and love. PLEASE NOTE: I do not advocate starving your baby. Bring them hungry, but not in panic mode or those images will be so sad!
If the session is outdoors, consider footwear that can stand up to elements and weather. We may go through some tall grass, I almost always get bit by something even with jeans and long socks on. Do your best to protect yourself from outside. There may be a good amount of walking so think comfortable too!
Please bring nose wipes and/ or burp cloths for baby.
Please reschedule your session if anyone at the session has had a fever in the last 24 hours, or been vaccinated in the last 24-48 hours. I work with children, birthing mothers, and have babies of my own. I can not risk exposing anyone to viral bugs where it can be avoided. Also, most children have some sort of struggle of feeling a little bit icky after shots since their immune system is doing its thing. The last thing we want is miserable photos! So I am happy to be flexible and reschedule your session if need be.
Bring items with a story in them. If you have some special heirloom or gift that was given to baby that we can incorporate into your session, let’s do that! I am here to capture your story, and things like that can really add depth to the story, and they can be really special to you.
Go with the flow! We will have so much fun at this session and there will be so much love! Go with the intention of creating memories and enjoying your baby. That’s what I want to capture!
Your ordering session will take place within 2 weeks of your session date in your home. It should take about an hour. We will sit down and look through the best images and I will help you choose which images to print and/ or put into albums.