When is the best time to book my newborn photography session?
It is never too early to get on our newborn photo shoot schedule! Most clients book with us in the second or third trimester of their pregnancy. We only accept a limited amount of newborns each month to account for the extra wiggle room we need in our calendar to accommodate each baby's arrival. Generally, we are booked for newborn sessions 4-6 weeks in advance.
How soon will my newborn session take place after birth?
We like to photograph newborns within the first two weeks of birth. During this timeframe, newborns are quite sleepy, snuggly and still curly from the womb and are more easily molded into those squishy newborn poses. A few days prior to your actual session date, Jess will send you an "at home prep" email that just goes over a few things to best prepare for your newborn photo shoot with us.
How long will my newborn session last?
Our Mini Swaddle photo shoots typically last 1-1.5 hours, our Classic session for baby only are usually 2 hours, and our Deluxe Family photo shoot that includes parent shots with the baby, you can expect a 2.5-3 hour session. We always allow for plenty of time for soothing and feedings during our sessions, and take our time with each baby. Our sessions are never rushed and we go at baby's pace.
My baby is already past two weeks old, is it too late?
It is usually still possible to capture your baby outside the two week window, however, the images we capture for you might not be similar to the newborn images you see on our website. Our newborn portfolio contains images of babies 9-14 days old. It will be likely that some of your images could be of an awake baby, and maybe not as many asleep, curly "newborn" images. After two weeks old, newborns tend to be less sleepy and wake easier while be posed or wrapped. For these sessions, we plan for more swaddled and wrapped set ups.
Do you include siblings in your newborn sessions?
Siblings three years old and over can be included in newborn sessions. We like to remind parents that while we always try to capture great sibling shots, at the end of the day it will really depend on what the little ones are game for. Sibling shots can be great when they work, but we like to stress that they are not the focus of our newborn sessions. We have had a rough go with sibling shots in the past- with siblings wanting nothing to do with baby or not wanting to be photographed at all. So I just like to mention that it can be a 50/50 chance with the sibling shots. Typically siblings arrive separately about an hour after the session starts (11am or so), and then we try for a few different shots with newborn and sibling, as well as everyone together with newborn. We try for about 30-45 minutes, and if they aren't having it we move on, as we don't like to take too much time away from the baby only shots. Once their shots are done, we recommend that someone is available to leave with them. Newborn sessions are much too long and hot for siblings!
Do you offer any discounts or specials?
We do not. We understand there are newer photographers that might offer less expensive options, along with less experience. We do not compete with new photographers. We stand behind our work, experience, and products and have accounted for this in our pricing. For this reason, we do not offer any kind of discounts or reductions on our work. We thank you for your understanding.
Do you offer Family/Holiday sessions?
We are currently only accepting new clients for newborn and baby sessions. We do not offer Family sessions, however are happy to recommend our personal family photographer, Amori Photography. Andrew is a wonderful photographer and has been photographing our own family for over five years now.