After the shoot
Before the shoot
Day of the shoot
I’ll get to work reviewing your photos and editing the best images for your private online gallery. Your gallery will be available within 4 weeks and will include photos in both color and black and white. High resolution digital files can be downloaded for your personal use.
Let's talk! We'll schedule a call to discuss how the session will flow and answer any questions you have. You'll know exactly what to expect before I arrive.
When I arrive I will walk through your home to find which locations have the best light. I usually shoot in the master bedroom, living room or nursery. I recommend feeding your baby shortly before I arrive so he or she is relaxed and comfortable. I follow a flow during my shoots that makes sure we get photos with the whole family as well as individual photos of the baby and the baby with each parent.
If your baby needs to pause for feeding or a diaper change during the shoot, that's okay. We will follow his or her lead!
I just had a baby, my house is a mess!
When and where should we hold our session?
Yes and that is completely normal! My style is relaxed and my intent is to capture the wonder of your first few days together. With a newborn at home your home may be messy and you are likely tired, all of which is expected and normal. Please don't feel that you have to clean up, be wearing certain clothes or look a certain way for photographs. My hope is to capture what is. There is incredible beauty in that.
I recommend holding your newborn session anytime between day 5-15 after delivery. I usually start my sessions around 10 am as the light is best.
I'm a natural light photographer. For newborn photo shoots I recommend shooting at your home as it gives more control over lighting and will allow us to incorporate elements of your home into the photos. I realize this is an unusual time to bring someone new into your home so I want to reassure you that I am fully vaccinated.
Will you use props or pose my baby during the session?
What should I wear?
No I won't. My goal is to capture the love and emotion that you are sharing with your baby. My style is simple and clean. Most of my newborn photos are taken on a blanket on the master bed, or with parents snuggling their baby next to a well-lit window.
I recommend neutral colors for parents. For your baby, a simple white onesie (without text) will work best!