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Newborn Sessions

When should I contact you to schedule my newborn session?
The best time to contact me is while you're still pregnant - the earlier the better!  My schedule tends to fill at least 3-4 months ahead of time.  I'll do my very best to work every session in, but to guarantee your spot, contact me early!

How do we set up the session?
I photograph newborns around their first 10 days of life, so it's best to set up your session as early as possible!  You'll give me your due date information, we will customize your session (colors, a special hat or hobby you'd like to include, for example), and I'll answer any questions you might have.  Babies arrive on their own time - once baby is born, you'll get in touch with me and we will get the date and time set for your session!

Why do you do the session when my baby is so young?
Newborns change fast - really fast.  In those first 10 days, they stay super sleepy, still a little skinny and wrinkly and most of all, they love to curl up nice and tight for photos...just the way they are in mama's belly!  After those first few weeks, babies start to wake up and become more aware of their surroundings, hit several growth spurts, eat more often, and start filling out.  They look like a totally different baby so quickly!  Your little one will never look so new as in those first few weeks.

Where will the session happen?
All newborn sessions are photographed in my home studio.  This allows me to have control regardless of light or weather situations so we can provide you the best photos possible!

What if my baby is premature?
My concern, first and foremost, is for your baby's health and safety.  Of course, if your baby is premature we will wait until he or she is home and healthy!

What if my baby is more than 10 days old?
I am more than happy to photograph babies of any age!  As babies grow out of those first few weeks, we can expect to get more photos with baby awake, alert, and wrapped.

What will I need to do during the session?
Relax!  When your little one comes, you'll rarely get to sleep or have time to yourself.  I want you to relax and feel as comfortable as possible while I take care of the "work." I will rock, snuggle, change diapers...pretty much everything except feed baby.  You are welcome to sit and watch me work or enjoy the snacks, TV, or even a nap in my sitting area! I have books, movies, and plenty of toys for older siblings as well.

What does the session include?
You can expect the session to be 1.5-2.5 hours, but we will schedule a 4 hour block of time just in case.  Baby runs the show!  If they need a snack break or a cuddle, we will take it.  My goal is to keep baby (and you) as comfortable as possible!

I provide all of the hats, headbands, wraps, blankets, and props.  You're welcome to bring something special along to include as well.  

You'll receive a same-day sneak peek, your gallery of 30-40 images within two weeks of the session, and a print release so that you can print the photos wherever you'd like!

What should I wear?
My house will be a very toasty 82 degrees when you come.  Newborns can't regulate their own body temperature on their own, and since they'll be in their birthday suit a majority of the session, it's necessary to keep it warm for their comfort.  If you plan to be in photos, a neutral tank or fitted tee is perfect!  If you're comfortable, skin to skin is wonderful for intimate photos, or we can create more drama with a drape or gown.  

If you have more questions, please feel free to get in touch with me!  

Family Sessions

When should I contact you to book my family session?
Anytime!  Some seasons are busier than others, so if you need a weekend date for your family session, it's better to try and get booked earlier - especially in the fall.   I have family packages booked for over two years in my schedule, so you can set up as many or as few as you would like, as early as you would like!

Where are family sessions held?
That's up to you!  We can do a studio style family session indoors, a lifestyle session in your own home, or go to an outdoor location.  I am constantly looking for new, beautiful locations and I have several suggestions I can make, based on what look you want to create!

What do we need to bring?
Family sessions will include not just photos of the whole family, but also I encourage photos with each parent individually, siblings, and each little one alone.  We will take posed photos and also candids along the way.  My goal is to capture your family in their element - playing, snuggling, laughing, and even some of the serious, quiet moments.  You can bring up to three outfits.

What do we wear?
I'll be happy to help you choose colors, styles, and an overall look for your family session!  I suggest staying within one color family (pastels, neutrals, jewel tones, etc) and then playing with patterns and pops of color.  This is a wonderful time to celebrate each family member's individual style!

What time of day are family sessions held?
That depends on what style you're looking for.  If you choose an outdoor session, the best light is first thing in the morning or later in the evening.  Since I am a natural light photographer, indoor sessions are ideal somewhere around mid-day. 

Do you offer family mini sessions?
Mini sessions happen 3-4 times a year on set dates!  Keep an eye on my Facebook page for details on availability, dates, and location.  Mini sessions are not available outside of these times. 

Please feel free to contact me anytime with any other questions you have!  I'd love to work with you and your family!

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