Newborn and Family FAQ
I want to capture the fleeting moments you share with your children. Of course we’ll see what we can do about getting an image for Grandma – you know the one… where everyone is sitting pretty, with their most sincere camera smile. You’ll spend the rest of the session laughing, giggling, and playing – come ready to have a good time!
When should I schedule my session?
In order to give each session my full attention I limit the number of sessions I schedule each week. During the summer and fall months my schedule books quickly. When we find a day and time that works your session fee is required to hold your date.
Newborn sessions should be scheduled around week 34-36 of your pregnancy – I’ll get you on the calendar and we can adjust the date as needed. Newborn sessions must, must, must be scheduled during the first two weeks of life, the precious newborn stage is over before you know it!
What should we wear?
Coordinate (if you want) but there’s no need to match! We’ll definitely chat and plan a wardrobe around the feel you want to have for your images. We’ll have you consider each person’s individual personality and where you want to display the final images.
For newborns, Mom and Dad, you should wear simple solids, long sleeve black tops will create the most classic look!
A few more newborn suggestions:
We want to keep your little snuggle bug as full, happy, and sleepy as possible so turn up the heat – we want the little angel to sleep tight despite being naked! Also, loosen the diaper before I arrive to avoid lines.
Get all the knitters you know commissioned because their work will create amazing props and make the perfect addition to a memory box… think simple, tiny hats, blankets, and cocoons… get creative interesting textures and colors. Let me know if you’d like some suggestions.
On location, what location?
I have a few favorite locations in the Waukesha area where we can shoot if you want some ideas we’ll definitely chat about it. Otherwise, do you have an idea – I love to shoot at new locations especially when there is a variety of colors, textures, and a good mix of sun and shade.
Newborn sessions will take place at your home, the time of day will depend on when the little one tends to be the sleepiest and when your home has the best natural light shining through your windows.