Once you have booked your Newborn Session, I will send you more detailed information, but here is a little general information:
~ Newborn sessions are done before 14 days old. This is for a few reasons, the baby is more likely to sleep soundly, which will allow me to move them into those adorable newborn poses. The details of a precious newborn fade quickly as they grow and change very rapidly, so capturing those details is very important. And while I do minor retouching, it’s best to avoid that newborn acne that often shows up around 3 weeks of age.
~ It’s best to contact me while you are pregnant, I will put your due date on my calendar, and when the baby is born your husband or a relative can send me an email or give me a call, and we will schedule your session.
~Sessions take place in our beautiful studio in Ballantyne, NC
~The session itself can last up to 2.5 hours. Most of the time it doesn’t take that long, however I feel it’s important that you understand that is a possibility. I am extremely patient with Newborns, and often we must stop for a feeding, changing, or just a few minutes with mom. It’s best if you can bring something to read or do (like work on thank you cards etc…)
~ I think Newborns look best just how God made them, in their birthday suits! Clothing tends to be baggy and photograph poorly. I utilize props such as hats, headband, wraps and blankets, which I feel enhance the details of precious newborn baby. I provide all the props, including hats and headbands. However you are welcome to bring one or two of your own if you have something special you want me to incorporate.
Oh, and be prepared to sweat! We crank the heat and I use a space heater, which usually produces a very sweet and sleepy newborn