Newborn Lifestyle Portraits

Here are some ways you can best prepare for your newborn session.

  1. Please visit this link to get suggestions for styling your session: If I did not send you an access code yet, please reach out to me and I will get that to you so you can use this service. It’s perfect for planning and even purchasing your attire for the session- or just using it as a guide for what is already in your closet!

  2. Pinterest to your heart’s content. In our consultation, we will talk about the most important images that you want me to capture, and your desires are important to me. So we will talk about the best ways to make them happen!

  3. Don’t over think it. In lifestyle sessions, my goal is to capture your family as it really is. If an older sibling is having a meltdown- that’s real life. And it’s ok. All humans have emotions. If baby has a blow out, that’s a memory! If mama has to nurse for the entire session, or if I get there right when she starts pumping, or if dad is making a bottle or breakfast— I want to capture all that! Let’s be real with each other- those moments are where my work shines and they are what will end up on your wall.

  4. Make the house a little warm. If baby ends up naked during our session for any reason, we want him/her comfortable if possible. Typically, warming up the house a bit helps with that.

  5. Plan for 1-2 hours. Since we won’t be stressing too much about “perfect” (read unrealistic) posing, these sessions don’t always take a super long time, but I always find it wise to plan for a little extra time in case babies need it. Sometimes, it’s that extra few minutes of patience that pays off in beautiful unplanned shots!

  6. 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 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.

  7. 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.