Newborn shoots typically take place when the baby is only 3-10 days old! These little tykes don't stay new borns for long so photographing them as early as possible is key. The older they get the more they want to stretch out and stay awake, but within the first 2 weeks all the want to do is sleep which is perfect for me and will be a short shoot time over all for you.
I usually schedule newborn shoots within a 2-3 hour time period. I never want to force a baby to do anything or make them unhappy during the shoot. My first concern is their safety and happiness while shooting. This will also make you feel more at ease with what I am doing during the shoot.
If you might feel uneasy about the shooting process please refer to my refer to my Testimonials page and read about other parents experiences with my shoots.
I have all the needed materials, clothing and props for the shoot. I style and design each shoot with each baby. Most of my items are individually hand knitted mohair in which I take great care of. My place is always kept clean, tidy and warm especially for my newborn shoots. The bean bags and blankets are warmed up and I even have soothing music or rain consistently playing so they feel safe, warm and happy.
Please read steps 1-5 as it will help answer a lot of your Questions.
The first thing YOU need to do is CONTACT ME with your information. Let me know what kind of shoot you are looking to do ie: Newborn shoot, Head shots, location Family shoot etc... and how soon do you need them to be done? If you're pregnant, When are you due? Head shots? Corporate or Theatrical? The more information you give me the better I can guide you to a time frame and better prepare you for our shoot together.
Hold your day! This $100 fee will hold your day/time and will go towards the entire cost of your shoot. I do have a 48 hour non refundable cancellation policy. So if by chance you cancel within 48 hours of our shoot the $100 pays for my cancelled time and holding your day instead of being able to book another client in advance. If you do need to reschedule please make sure it is at least 1 week prior to our shoot so I can try and replace your spot/time.
I advise everyone to create a Pintrest board so I can see exactly what you have in mind for your shoot. This board will also give you great ideas for posing, clothing for the shoot and will allow me to view your choices and advise you how our shoot will take place.
The night before our shoot prepare your bag, clothes and everything that you want to bring to the shoot. Drink plenty of water and get a good nights sleep. The rest is up to me! So relax and trust in my process. We're going to have a great time on the day!
Head Shots: Bring 4-5 different SOLID color tops.
Newborn Shoots: Try to get as much rest the night prior, but the morning of the shoot please TRY and keep the baby awake so he/she will sleep during our shoot.
I have a 1 week turn around time for Head Shots (sometimes less) and a 2 week turn around time for Newborn Photos. Your online gallery will be emailed to you with all your beautiful images. There you can view and order your prints, cards and/or canvases. It's that easy!