Newborn Session Prep
We will be shooting in the room with the most available natural light, so make sure the room is clear and clean. This can be the living room, your room on your bed, or the nursery.
Have any room you plan to use (or the whole house) warmed up with a space heater and/or turn your air up so that the room temperature is nice and warm. Think really warm, like 80 degrees.
Try to feed baby (if schedule allows) just before before my arrival, if possible. But do keep in mind that because of moving baby around and all the wrapping/unwrapping that happens you might need to feed him/her again during our session. It's perfectly normal!
Baby should only be in a diaper when I arrive. That way we don't have to disrupt him/her by undressing. Keep him/her warm with a loose blanket.
Have all items that you're interested in using for our shoot out and ready for me to sort through: baskets, blankets, hats, etc. We may not get to everything but will start with your favorites.
Make sure nursery is nice and tidy, should we do photos in there.
Choose to wear colors that compliment your setting. I suggest outfits in light colors for a soft and gentle look and to keep the focus on baby. Remember to do your makeup!
I prefer to follow a "lifestyle" approach for my newborn sessions. This will be mixed with posed shots as well, but my favorites are baby in mom and dad's arms and capturing your new family genuinely.
Simple is best!