M A T E R N I T Y , N E W B O R N S & W A T C H M E G R O W P L A N S
preparing for your session
Try not to schedule vaccinations the day before your session. Shots make babies
cranky and are stressful for parents too.
Lay out any outfits for mom and dad the night before so they are ready to go and
Try and keep the baby awake at least 90 minutes before the session.
I will turn the heat up to around 80-85 degrees about 30 minutes prior to your session.
This will ensure a comfortable and sleepy baby! Keep this in mind when deciding what
Make sure the baby is fed right before the session, but we’ll take as many breaks
during as necessary. Have bottles ready to go if your baby is bottle-fed. If they take a
pacy, please also bring that with you.
Clothe baby in something easy to slip on and off without causing disturbance or just
wrap him/her in a warm blanket. Make sure the diaper is on loose as this prevents red
marks on the skin.
Please fill out the newborn questionare on my website. If you have a very specific color
scheme you want or if there are certain poses, props, etc. you DO or DO NOT want
done, please inform me ahead of time.
I will have snacks, coffee, and beverages for you to enjoy. You are welcome to sit in
with me, but at times babies are more settled when their moms aren’t close.
I love to photograph newborns in their birthday suit. I do provide neutral colored props,
like hats, blankets, headbands, etc. Feel free to look through my collection and pick
anything you’d like to include! I reccomend avoiding fancy outfits for new babies, as
they are almost always too big and over power the sweet baby!
Mom & dad should wear something simple. I usually reccomend jeans and a neutral
colored shirt (like a plain t-shirt or tank). This helps keep the focus on your baby and
Even though you’re an exhausted mom, put on a little bit of make up so you feel refreshed.
Those first few weeks are hard and you deserve time to feel pretty.