Newborn Session Information:
Here are some frequently asked questions for newborn sessions.
Where are the sessions held?
– I have a studio space for newborn sessions. I prefer to work from the studio so I can have everything prepped before you arrive. This also insures that I can give you the best images possible by controlling the lighting and environment. It also prevents you from the feeling the need to clean. We have a separate waiting space and play room just for clients, so you can relax while your newest arrival is photographed. You can view the studio here.
How do you photograph my baby?
-I photograph your baby nude so you can remember all of your child’s details (ba
bies change so quickly!). The studio will be hot to keep him/her comfortable. Accidents happen and are expected, so please do not be concerned when they go to the bathroom. I am prepared and it will not be the first or last time! Your child’s safety and comfort are my number one priority. I take a baby led approach to sessions, meaning your little one’s comfort is number one. I tend to go slowly and listen to their cues. I have been trained by the leading newborn photographers in the industry in person and will do the posing and comforting myself (unless you are needed). All blankets are washed with free and gentle detergent.
What do I need to bring to the session?
Your baby! Part of your session fee goes towards the use of props! I have an abundance of properly fitting newborn clothes, wraps, props, and backdrops. I take your style, taste, and preference into consideration when styling the session based on your newborn questionnaire.
What poses and set ups will you do?
– I always encourage family and sibling photos but you do not have to do them. I also value your input, so I will have you fill out a pre-session questionnaire via my webpage so I can style the session to your taste. Once you arrive, everything will be set up so you can relax and enjoy the session. It is important to know that not all babies will go into every pose (although I will try my best) and that I will not try anything that I feel is unsafe.
When should I schedule my session?
While you are pregnant! During my busy session (May-October), please let me know your due date at least a month or two in advance. Some clients schedule at the very beginning of their second trimester, which is a great way to ensure their spot. After your baby arrives, please contact me so we can schedule.
How do I schedule?
Click on the contact me form on my website. I am happy to call you to chat or email you to give you a full pricing guide and available products. Then, fill out the client agreement (payment for the session is taken via the page that comes after the client agreement is completed) and session questionnaire. After that, your due date will be reserved and you can focus on your pregnancy and delivery!
When does the session take place?
I photograph babies in the first 2 weeks. 6-10 days in preferable for the sleepy, baby images. In the first 6-10 days, feeding is usually established, but they are still very sleepy. They are also very flexible from being in the womb for 9 months. However I understand bringing home a new baby is overwhelming, so I am flexible. If the first two weeks does not work out, the next best time is when your baby is sitting well on his/her own.
How are the images delivered?
Your images will be available about two weeks after your session in an online gallery.
Have more questions or would like to schedule your session? Please contact Mary today!
Mary Christine Photography, L.L.C. Medina Ohio