So you just welcomed a new little family member? How exciting! Congratulations!
If you’re here, you may have already booked (or are interested in booking) a newborn photo session for your new little bundle in my home studio in Colorado Springs. I would love to help you!
As I’m sure you have questions on how to prepare for your session and what to expect from it, I’ve put together a few FAQ’s for you! Below you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions about newborn photoshoots to help you plan and prepare, as well as ease any concerns you may have.
When Should I Book My newborn Photo Session?
Your newborn photo session will typically take place between 7-14 days after your baby is born, so I recommend scheduling your photo session before your baby arrives so I’m ready and aware of your session when your baby gets here! But don’t worry--if it takes you a little while to schedule because you’re busy being a new parent, no time is too late! I love photographing children of all ages, so don’t let that stop you. You’ll cherish every memory you keep from this amazing time!
How Do I Schedule a Newborn Photo Session?
Scheduling is easy! Simply fill out this form and you’ll be contacted for additional details about your vision for your newborn photoshoot.
How Long Will My Newborn Photos Take?
Session length is typically between 1-3 hours depending on the package you choose and how your newborn is handling the session. I allow extra time during each session for your baby to be fed, changed, and cuddled if needed!
What Should I Do to Prepare for My Newborn’s Photos?
There’s not much you need to worry about prior to your session (though I do share a few tips below on how to keep your baby as relaxed as possible for their photoshoot--so be sure to keep reading!)
A few things to AVOID before your session include:
Picking at dry skin on your baby’s face: Babies naturally have a few dry/flaky spots on their skin. Picking at it may leave their skin irritated and red, which doesn’t feel great and won’t show up well in photos either!
Using lotion on your baby: Lotion leaves skin looking greasy and oily, which won’t look great in your photos. Don’t worry--your baby will be adorable and perfect in their photos, so you can leave the lotion at home.
Overfeeding your baby: If your baby eats too much before their session, their tummy may not feel great and that may lead to tears. I do recommend feeding your baby near their photoshoot time so they’re sleepy and happy, but make sure not to let them eat TOO much so their tummy doesn’t hurt.