What should you expect when preparing for me to come to your home to photograph your new baby?
Well I love to photograph the newborn sleeping if possible, but I don’t go as far as some others with that. I like the more organic feel of the new baby at home. So if we get sleepy, yay!
I love a good simple swaddle with not a lot of pattern (depends on the pattern)
I don’t usually photograph a newborn in clothes, but if someone knitted something, by all means.
YES I would love mom and dad to be in the photos. A simple tank top is my favorite. I love the feels of lots of skin.
SPACEHEATER - if you don’t have one I will bring one. We will keep the baby nice and warm by whichever window light I find to use.
I don’t bring props- minus a few simple blankets and sometimes a bean bag. If you have a girl and want bows or headbands just make sure they fit. Those can be huge, awkward or distract from the cute baby face.
I love pretty blankets so keep that in mind as the months come to our shoot- feel free to send photos. And yes, I do edit skin on everyone where needed.
I expect lots of feeding/changing to happen so don’t sweat that part.
Let’s allow two hours max on the shoot- but I often get done in one hour depending on the mood of our little one. Don’t worry about a messy kitchen or anything like that- I usually shoot in a small space by a window and I MAY ASK TO MOVE THINGS :)
Also- the sooner they are here the better! They change fast so lets try to get them before 8 days old if possible.
Most of all- no stress!
What’s next? 6 month shoot of course!