maternity and newborns photography sessions
Maternity session are best scheduled between 32 and 36 weeks. Any later, and the last thing you may want to do is a photo session!
With newborn sessions, please contact me as you are nearing the end of your pregnancy so I can pencil you in. I realize that deliveries are often unexpected and unpredictable, so I will do my best to fit you in once your little angel arrives. The best time to photography a newborn is the first 2 weeks of life… the earlier the better so we are able to take advantage of their curls and they are less likely to have newborn acne. If your baby falls asleep prior to the session, please leave him/her swaddled in a blanket with just a diaper on.
what to wear
Simple clothing is the best. Dress comfortable; avoiding busy patterns, large stripes, and large logos. Jeans or khakis for the entire family are always a favorite along with bare feet.
Newborns and babies are best photographed in nothing. Clothing is also fine but please keep in mind that baby may get grumpy from too many clothing changes. Blankets with lots of color and texture are also great during the shoot. I also ask that the parents wear black shirts during part of the newborn session as I will be using the parents as backdrops for some of the pictures.
If more than one subject is being photographed, please dress them in coordinating / complimentary outfits. If you’re at a lost as to what to wear, you can always email for advice or bring several different outfits to the session to see which ones would work best.
About your images, proofs, and ordering
I try to do a sneak peek on my blog a day or two after the session. Proofs, typically 30 to 40 of them, will then be available for viewing in a password-protected online album within 2 weeks of your session. I will call or e-mail you with the password and link to your private gallery. The gallery will be active for 4 weeks. Payment must be made in full before final images are ordered; final images will typically arrive in 1 or 2 weeks unless it is the holiday season (mid-November till the end of December).