NEWBORN SESSION FAQs
During the session parents will only be asked for assistance for feedings if nursing, I will be holding your baby the entire time to soothe to sleep for posing. Babies find it difficult to fall into a deep sleep when they sense mom is near (to newborns mom equals food); therefore, feel free to use this time to relax, catch up on emails or social media, surf the web or take a nap. I can guarantee you, your baby is in good hands.
We like for newborns to fall asleep within the first 15-20 minutes of the session but we know that this is not always the case. We do ask that parents be prepared to feed their baby upon arrival, a full baby is a happy sleepy baby. If we can essentially get them into a milk coma “sort a speak” the session will probably go very smoothly and allow for the most productive use of our time. However if this is not the case and the baby does not feel like sleeping but is calm enough to be swaddled or wrapped we will proceed as normal. If the baby is fussy and cannot be soothed or we are unable to capture enough images to fill your gallery we do offer complimentary re-shoots that must take place before the baby is 14 days old. If it is impossible to schedule a re-shoot all session fees with the exception of the non-refundable retainer will be refunded. The deposit will be held as a retainer to be used for any session within 6 months of the newborn session date. After six months the retainer is forfeited.
Newborns are best to photograph early morning time. Newborn sessions are scheduled to start between 7:00am-9:00am. Babies are usually happiest in the morning time after a good night of sleep. We also recommend giving the newborn a bath before the session as a nice warm bath can help to soothe the baby and help to get them into a sleepy space.
We provide all outfits and props for the session. However, if you have a sentimental item or memorabilia that you would like included in the session please do not hesitate to bring with you. If you do have an outfit you would like for the baby to wear, it will photograph best if it fits he/she perfectly. Upon arrival to the studio you are more than welcome to look through our inventory of props to choose any item that you would definitely like your child photographed with.
If we are the right fit for you please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 919.995.5515, so we can discuss your session. Email is always the best way to contact me. Once a date is agreed upon the online portrait photography contract and model release will be emailed to you to fill out and pay the non-refundable retainer fee. Each session requires a $150 non-refundable retainer fee to book your date. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the session date. Once a date and time is agreed upon, the non-refundable retainer fee, signed contract and model release is due within 36 hours.