Newborn Session Information
A Custom, full service experience that can take place either in my beautiful Pawtucket, RI studio, or conveniently from the comfort of your own home – I specialize in photographing posed, sleepy newborns.
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Newborn sessions can take place either in my studio or in the clients home. For each session, I select various wraps, back drops, bowls, and accessories from my ever expanding collection of props. I will coordinate colors and styles to compliment your home decor and taste. You won’t need to worry about a thing! I’ll bring everything needed with me to provide a full service experience, right in the comfort of your own home.
No need to manage getting out of the house with your new baby if you don’ t want to- you have enough to worry about!
While I am capturing beautiful images for your family, It is my foremost priority to ensure your little one is handled safely at all times, and that you are comfortable in your session.
Since newborns don’t really have any eating or sleeping schedules, I’ll have you feed the baby when we get together, while I am setting up for our session. A fed and warm baby is a sleepy baby! During the session, the shooting area will need to be kept quite warm for baby’s comfort. Typically, around 80 degrees. I will bring a space heater with me to help achieve this temperature. Also, while your new baby may not take a pacifier, please, keep one on hand as it will be helpful in keeping the session moving along when baby might otherwise be unsettled.
Session times can vary anywhere from 2-4 hours, depending on the baby. This is a flexible guideline, as we will not book more than one newborn on the same day to ensure your baby gets our full attention. The easiest way to ensure a sleepy, settled baby is to keep the baby warm, and be willing to offer a pacifier and/or feed them as needed.
When deciding who you will have with you at your session, please keep in mind that the environment must be safe and calm for the baby to remain soothed and settled while being posed for pictures. Ideally, the session should take place in a bedroom or dining room. If there are older siblings, please plan to have another adult present for their care.
It’s best to try and schedule your newborn session 2-3 months before baby arrives. This will ensure you a date on my calendar as I only offer a limited number of sessions each month. Of course, baby will come when they’re ready! So after you have delivered your baby, please contact me as soon as possible to schedule the session day. The sleepiest babies are between 6-14 days old, and more readily allow the curled up poses. However, I love photographing older newborns as well!
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