rio newborn info page

 

Preparing For Your Newborn Session

 

Newborns stay new for such a short time, I love to capture all of the special details of your fresh little one before they begin to change.

Newborn sessions are photographed in studio and I strive for perfect comfort for newborns and their families. Studio lighting and controlled temperatures ensure perfect newborn images every session.

 

WHEN SHOULD I CALL TO SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN SESSION?
Please call before baby is born.  It is so important to plan ahead. Capturing your newborn within the first two weeks of life, while they are still sleepy and curled up, can make all the difference in your newborn portraits. My schedule fills up weeks in advance so please call to schedule your newborn appointment before your baby is born. Since we never really know when your little one will arrive, I will pencil you in on my calendar to hold a spot for you. When your baby is born I will move your appointment accordingly.

If your baby came early or if your baby is already born, don’t worry! I always do my best to squeeze newborns into my schedule!

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MY NEWBORN?
Newborns are best photographed within the first 2 weeks (ideally 5-10 days) of life, when they are still sleepy and can be curled up into the beautiful poses I strive for. I take up to three hours for a newborn session and leave plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes and breaks for mommy and baby.

 

WHAT SHOULD BABY WEAR?
Newborns photograph best without any clothes at all or just a simple wrap. I love to photograph newborns swaddled in blankets with lots of texture and snuggled up tight. I do have a collection of newborn hats, wraps, bows and headbands however I prefer very simple photos and simple posing.

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?
I recommend that you bring baby to the session well rested and TRY to plan to feed baby as soon as you arrive.  If needed we can take several breaks for feeding baby during the session to ensure that baby is happy and has a full tummy.

 

CAN I BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH MY BABY?
Most certainly! I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love to capture the emotion of those special first days with your new little one and believe that there is no greater image than a new mommy or daddy cuddling with and admiring their newborn child. Skin on skin images are a unique way to capture the purity of these relationships, but I also ask parents to bring a neutral colored shirt so that they may serve as a backdrop for baby for some of the images.

 

CAN SIBLINGS BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH MY BABY?
Yes siblings are encouraged to be photographed with the baby! I usually do the sibling images at the end of your session.  With this being said, it may be best to have Dad or a Grandparent be ready to bring them when needed. It’s a lot to expect toddlers and older siblings to play quietly for an entire session.

 

HOW MUCH DOES A NEWBORN SESSION COST?
The Newborn Session Fee is $350 which includes a pre-session consultation, the newborn session, post processing and editing of your images, and a flash drive with 10-20 high resolution images.  If you would like to add siblings to your session there is an additional $50 fee and you will receive 3-5 additional images. You will receive digital rights to your images.  Prints can also be purchased separately.