preparing for your lifestyle newborn photoshoot
Hello! We are so glad you're here. Congratulations on welcoming a new little wonder into the world. We can't wait to create images that will adorn your family's albums and walls forever. Here are some quick tips to help you feel prepared for your newborn session.
Ivy is our lifestyle newborn photographer. She will arrive at your home at your appointment time. Please don't worry about making sure your home is white glove clean (ours aren't!). You will want to clear clutter from the areas that we'll be using for photographs. This will help ensure that the focus of your images is on your baby and your family.
Ideally, you want your newborn to be tired and with a full belly when we arrive. Try to give your baby lots of awake-time before your session. We know this can be difficult and we don't want you to stress over it, here are some ideas: give them a bath, let them kick in just a diaper, tickle toes, even let them fuss a bit.
Please feed your baby right before your appointment time, that way we won't have to take feeding breaks when we should be taking pictures.
Wear whatever feels right to you. These photos are meant to capture who you are, organically. These are not posed studio shots. Of course we will give you some direction, but the idea behind lifestyle newborn photography is to capture these early days/week together in the environment that is uniquely yours.
We typically take pictures in the living room, parent bedroom, and nursery - but every family and every home is different, so if those areas don't work in your home, we will go where the good light is!
The session will take about an hour. During this time we'll take newborn, sibling, and parent shots. Pets are also welcome to participate if they're up for it (newborn safety is our priority, sometimes pets are not yet ready to be photographed with their new little human).
We understand the importance and sentimental value of including older siblings in your newborn's portraits. This is a time of huge transition for the older sibling(s) and some children may not cooperate or be safe enough to get a picture with the baby. We will do our absolute best to make them feel comfortable and to entice them into a photo...we have seen it all and have many tricks up our sleeves ...but each child is unique and in some circumstances it may not be possible.
After your session we typically post a "sneak peek" on Facebook (unless you specify that you don't want one), within 24 hours. Feel free to tag yourself in your picture or share it to your profile. You'll receive a link to your gallery of images, which you will have 5 days to purchase prints or digital images. Digital image packages range from $399-$545