When Should I book a newborn session?
Newborn sessions should typically take place within the first 2 weeks. It’s never too early to book your newborn session. Having your due date on my calendar allows me to hold time both before and after your due date. Once your newborn is booked and your deposit is made I will have appointments available for you when your baby arrives.
What days and times do you book sessions?
Newborn sessions are booked Mon-Friday at 8am. I am aware that this session time is very early…It is purposeful. Newborns sleep more soundly in the morning before the day has had a chance to wear on them. Booking the session at this time creates better odds of baby sleeping soundly and looking relaxed.
I forgot to schedule in advance. Is it too late?
No…I often times have open spaces for last minute appointments. Contact me to see what we can do.
My baby is older than 2 weeks. Can we still book a Newborn session?
YES!!! I understand that time can get away from you (especially now that you have this new person to care for). It is important that you know some poses won’t work for older newborns. I will work with your baby where they are comfortable, and we will still get amazing images!
I have noticed some photographers carry insurance. Are you insured? Why is this important?
Yes…I am fully insured. There is no photo or prop worth risking the safety of a child. I do everything I can to keep you and your child safe during our session. I carry insurance because I believe anyone working with infants and children should be insured to protect the safety of the child.
Do I need to bring props?
No…I have a large collection of props and I’m always adding to it.
Props and backdrops are carefully hand selected for your session by me. I have a specific style that I like to stay with…If you like what you see in my portfolio chances are you like that style. I am happy to work with requests for certain colors, however please know each photo is a custom work of art…I do not take request to ‘copy’ photos.
If you would like to bring a prop for me to use I need to know before the session so I can plan accordingly. I reserve the right to refuse any prop that I feel is unsafe or uncomfortable for your baby.
How long is a newborn session?
A typical newborn session will last about 3 hours.
Where will the session take place?
Your session will take place at my in-home studio in Forest Lake, MN. There is no need to worry about picking up or cleaning your home.
What do I wear?
Keep it simple. I suggest solid neutrals or earth tones. Black, White, Brown, Tan, and Grey all work very well. Try to avoid clothing with patterns or multiple colors, as these will take the focus from baby.
Do you include sibling and family images?
Yes…The Newborn Deluxe session includes both family and sibling images. All images with the siblings will take place at the beginning of the session. You will need to make arrangements for siblings to leave shortly after their photos are taken, as we want to maximize the session by keeping baby relaxed.