Sleepy Baby Tips
1. About one hour before your session give baby a bath. This will keep baby awake and tire them out.
2. After bath time, feed baby- give baby a full feeding right before leaving the house.
3. After the feeding, dress baby in only a diaper for the car ride or a zipper pajama but no onsies please. Cover babies carrier on your way in so the sun doesn't wake him.
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 zip/button up pajama. 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!
What to wear?
-A plain 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 be wrapped in a scarf, wrap or other stretchy material available in my studio. These can make for some very beautiful and tender images.
You can touch up makeup while I start the session with baby and if you don't wear makeup, please bring lip gloss and mascara which will help brighten your image!
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.
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.