Newborn sessions quickly became one of my favorites once I got comfortable photographing them. When I moved back to Mississippi from New York, I got a job working for a company that did newborn photos in the hospital. At first I was terrified, but I caught on quickly and fell head-over-heels in love with capturing these precious babes. They change so quickly, so I think it is so important to get some quality pictures of your newborn within the first 2-4 weeks.
So, how does booking an in-home newborn session work? I'll pencil in a date a week or two after your due date, and we'll stay in touch between the time you book me and when that sweet new baby arrives. After you've been home for a few days, I'll check in and see what kind of routine you're in, if you've established one yet. We can be totally flexible with time, but after a good feeding is always the best time to start photos so that baby is sleepy and full.
I have a selection of props and swaddles to choose from that I always bring with me. All swaddles are washed after a session in free & clear detergent, so it won't irritate baby's skin. I'm more than happy to use swaddles, outfits, and other props that you have. However, I do recommend switching outfits/swaddles a maximum of three times so we don't disturb that sweet little baby.
For newborn sessions in the studio, we'll follow the same process as above, except you'll bring baby to me! Be sure to pack all of the essentials (bottle, diapers, wipes, pacifier, extra clothes), and anything else you think might help baby be more comfortable. If you're bringing a sibling along, be sure to have something to entertain them as well if you plan on having them hangout for the duration.
The packages I offer for newborns are longer than any normal session. This is so that we have plenty of time to stop and change diapers, do an additional feeding, swap out outfits/swaddles, sooth baby if needed, and anything else that might arise. If there's one thing I've learned from newborn photography, it's that we are on the baby's schedule and we just have to go with their flow.
I would love to chat with you more about getting to capture your precious new addition to the family. You can fill out a contact form and we can set up a time to chat so I can give you more information and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
*Newborn sessions start at $275.*