NEWBORN SESSION PREP & STYLE GUIDE
Sleepy Baby Tips
1. Dress baby in only a diaper or zip up pj's (keep warm with blankets), no onsies please.
2. Please give baby a full feeding, right before leaving the house, for your session.
3. Cover babies carrier on your way in so the sun doesn't wake them.
4. When you arrive to the studio, I will remove baby from carseat and get started!
Tips & Tricks
•Nursing moms - please try to avoid eating anything spicy, caffeine, and dairy (i.e., pizza, hot sauce, milk, coffee,etc.) that might upset the baby’s tummy for 24 hours preceding the scheduled session.
•Please bring extra formula if bottle feeding.
A full baby = a sleepy baby, and we need a very sleepy and calm baby in order to achieve the sweet, flexible poses
•Dress the baby in a diaper only or zip/button up pajama for car ride. Avoid “onesies” or anything else that must be pulled off over the baby’s head(which startles them). *Your newborn will be photographed in his/her birthday suit for some portions of the session or wrapped but I pay careful attention to ensure baby bits are not exposed in any photos.
•Bring a pacifier- they can be very helpful to calm baby during the session! (hospital issued are the best)
Signature & Premium Session Family Prep (sessions including siblings, parents, and family)
What to wear?
-Same Color Palette without matching exactly
-A neutral white/cream/taupe/grey shirt is suggested for Dad & Mom. For more artistic shots, Dads may choose to remove their shirts and Moms may choose to wear gowns available in my studio. These can make for some very beautiful images.
What Not to wear?
Dark Color shirts
Hair & Makeup
Moms, if time allows in the morning— go ahead and get glam! Apply a bit of extra makeup so that it shows up on camera. The biggest things you will notice are dry lips and nails. A neutral polish/french manicure is recommended. If you don't wear makeup, please bring a tinted lip gloss and mascara which will help brighten your images!
Sibling shots will be completed in the beginning, depending on age of sibling. Dress them in something simple and neutral toned. Please no stripes, plaid, or patterns on shirts. Cream dresses for girls and white shirts for boys. Little Boys can always go shirtless for a sweet, snuggly pose. Siblings will also be barefoot for these images, so need to worry about socks/shoes.
If there are younger siblings, family portraits will be done following the sibling photos. That way, Dad can take them back home or out for a walk downtown (there is a toy store nearby). Otherwise, parent poses are done towards the end of the session.
Crops are typically waist up and not full body. Therefore, there is no need to worry about shoes. Most clients go barefoot.
Keep in Mind, when being photographed with your baby, you may get peed or pooped on! Bring an extra change of clothes if you are not going home right after.