2017 is starting off to be a fantastic year! We have already had a handful of newborns in the studio and we are growing and updating our sets and props for future sessions.
One of the best things about newborn sessions, aside from the obvious being newborn cuddles, is that each session brings out new ideas and brand new memories. These babies will only be this small for so long, which means that every expression and every pose we capture is a treasured memory for you to keep.
Preparing for your newborn session:
A lot of people ask how we are able to get all these cute little babies in such adorable positions. The answer is simple. Get them in a deep sleep and they allow us to photograph them in a wide arrange of positions.
These sessions run completely depending on baby. That is why we will make a few requests for the morning of in order to ensure that they are sleepy and will be content for the session. We ask parents to try keeping them awake for at least an hour before the session and not feeding them right before you come to the studio. There will be time for feeding here and that will help us get them into a deep sleep in order to get through the session. We have a couch here that allows for moms and dads to feed their baby, whether that be bottle or breast fed, in a comfortable environment.
Children grow quickly and it's amazing that even just after 14 days they begin to want to be a part of what's going on around them. They are more alert and, dare I say, more likely to argue nap time. While they are absolutely still just as adorable, newborns over 14 days offer more of a challenge to get them into certain poses that you may see in popular newborn images. With just a couple of pointers we can hope that baby will sleep soundly through their session. There is always an exception to this when you have a baby that just wants to see the process, in which we wrap them up, get them nice and cozy, and get those gorgeous eyes to treasure for a lifetime.
We love our newborn sessions and we want to give you a sneak peek into what goes on during a newborn session. Check out little Asher's session below for a behind the scenes look at getting these images: