I use only natual light when photographing newborns; no harsh flash is used.  Natural light maintains a calm atmosphere during your session and the camera catches your little one in one of the best lighting to use, natural. Since natural light is the best choice, the optimal time to schedule your session is for during daylight hours.

 

Newborn and toddler sessions are 2 hours long which provide a calm and relaxed session to allow for cuddling, feeding and diaper changes if needed.

 

Your newborn or toddler photo session can be shot at my studio space or at your chosen location.  Both have pros and cons; it depends on your personal preference of the type of photographs you are looking for. In my studio I have some props that can be used and a selection of blankets, wraps, rugs and backgrounds. If you choose to have your session at your location I can capture photographs in any room you choose as long as there is a natural light source. The benefit of being in your own home gives you the convenience of not packing everything with you somewhere else. I can work with you to customize your session; Mom, Dad and baby shots and nursery shots, too!

 

Newborn Timing:

The age of babies can sometimes make a difference in what type of poses you are able to position them in and whether they will like it or not. All babies are different, and it’s not to say that one baby will be easier to pose over another one merely based upon age, but generally speaking, the age of the baby can dictate how the session will run.

Younger babies tend to go into certain curly poses much easier than older babies and don’t mind much about having their clothes off if they are kept warm.

 

Typically, I schedule newborn sessions between 5 and 15 days after birth. I will schedule newborns of any age however, I strongly encourage parents to schedule the session when babies are at least under two weeks of age. At this age they are more likely to curl up in 'womb-like' poses and stay asleep longer.

 

Booking a session can be made at any time; I suggest booking the session date for about a week after your final 'due date'. (this can be changed if needed.

 

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