As a new or expecting mom, there are a million thoughts, emotions and things to do running through your head. You have a new babe, a house, and maybe a job to think about, and the idea of being in front of a camera is just one more thing added to your list. So, I’ve created these Four Tips for Your Newborn Photography Session with you in mind.

 As a newborn photographer, it is my goal and my job to ensure this process is as simple and seamless as possible for you. I don’t want this to be a time of stress, but a chance to breathe. I don’t want this to be overwhelming and unenjoyable, but a memory you cherish with your spouse and your little one.

4 Newborn Photography Session Tips

1. Let’s get you on the calendar!

Booking your session prior to the birth of your child ensures you space on my calendar, and crosses one more item off your list. This doesn’t mean we need an exact date and time for the session at booking time, just a general idea of when your child will arrive. Once Baby is born, we’ll schedule your session for somewhere between 7-21 days after their birth.

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2. It’s okay if your home is a mess.

If you’re worried about the piles of clothing, stacks of dishes, and baby things the will more than likely be all over your house, take a deep breath. It is okay, it really is. No one expects your house to be perfectly clean – you just had a baby! So, give yourself a pass, take a deep breath, know that I will work around whatever state your house is in at the time, and your gallery will still be gorgeous – even if there is a sock on the ground. ?

3. The Wardrobe

Be comfortable. You will be the most confident in front of the camera if you’re wearing something that you like and are comfortable in. We’re not walking the Red Carpet here, so don’t worry about getting super glammed up. Be comfortable. Be yourself.

4. Breathe and Relax.

Babies are humans, they have needs, and if those needs come in the form of a diaper change, or a need to nurse, that is perfectly fine. Newborn sessions are given a little more time specifically to accommodate for these kinds of things. Sometimes I continue photographing (That’s completely up to you, Mom.), and sometimes it just gives us time to chat, and you a minute away from the camera.

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The main thing? My goal is to make this experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible. I’m just a friend coming over with my camera. You’re just doing life with your new baby. So, if there is something I can do to make your session better for you, I am happy to do it. You be Mom, I’ll be the photographer, and we’ll have a blast doing it.

Please let me know if you have more questions after reading these Four Newborn Photography Session Tips!

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