What to expect at your Newborn Session
My newborn studio opened up in August 2018. My goal for this space was for new parents to have an immediate feeling of comfort, calm, and peace. I understand that sometimes it might be parents first trip from home, and it can be a little scary to venture out, as well as a little scary to trust your baby with someone you’ve never met. I get it, and I want you to know that you and your baby are in perfect hands with me. All you have to do is show up, and I will take care of everything else.
There is a couch, a changing table, as well as water for your convenience. I keep everything extremely clean and sanitized, and take very seriously the health and safety of newborns that arrive here. Once your baby is born please notify me within 24-48 hours. Sessions can range from 2-3 hours. My studio is located in Kolin, LA. I will send the address in your prep guide that you'll receive when you schedule the date to come into the studio.
The props and wraps
I have spent many years collecting only the best props and items for your sessions. I have learned what items work beautifully for babies. So you can trust that anything chosen for the session will work perfect. Many parents just give me their colors and let me choose the setups, which is perfect too! Some props are used for certain poses. (ie. The bowls are used more for your curled up poses, the buckets/bed are used more for above wrapped images, and buckets/baskets are more forward facing pose.). See my Poses section below for examples. When you fill out your questionnaire, it will ask you if you have any preference on props/colors and that is where you can mention any of the items you see in these pictures!
The Parent/Sibling Portion
Family and sibling photos are so precious to get done. Not only for you, but also for your sweet baby to have as they grow up! I have siblings come just for the beginning of the session, and we do their photo with baby and any family/parent images first. Once we are done with sibling/family photos, I have siblings take off with a family member or friend while we finish up the rest of the session with just baby.
It is also worth mentioning that while I have a good track record with siblings images, and work very hard to achieve them, there is always the chance that they are uncooperative that day. More often then not, I am able to get the shot, but there is that chance! For toddler age, I typically have them lay down on my cream flokati and while I tuck baby next to them. This is something you can practice at home and that can be a big help to helping them feel comfortable.
I always like to mention that some babies are more comfortable than others in certain positions, and I will never force a baby into a position. I spend a lot of time checking baby’s flexibility while I work with them to ensure their comfort/safely in each pose. I capture a variety of images/angles from each pose, to ensure that you get all the sweet details.
If there is a certain pose or prop particularly important to you, make sure to let me know on your questionnaire and I will do my best to get that shot for you!
After your Session
I know how excited you are to see images after the session therefore I strive to send over sneak peeks within 48 hours! Approximately 2 weeks after your session, you will receive a private gallery of completely retouched images you may view from the comfort of your home. You may instantly download, share, and treasure your full resolution digital gallery of perfected portraits. Your gallery will be set up with a professional lab, and you will be able to order all your prints and products. While in my studio feel free to browse through the print samples, glance through the album, and look at my beautiful canvases that I have showcased.