Tips for the day of newborn sessions
Newborn sessions can be challenging and may last 2-3 hours. Here are some tips to make the session run more smoothly.
The morning of your newborn session try to avoid letting baby sleep for extended periods of time. This may be a challenge, but try talking and playing with your little one. This can help baby to stay asleep through the entirety of their session.
Feed your baby before coming to the studio. Make sure their belly is full and that they're dressed in easily removable clothing. Avoid tight clothing or clothes that have to be pulled over their head. This helps keep baby asleep if they're already asleep when you arrive. When you get to the studio you're more than welcome to feed your little one a snack to top off their bellies if you drove from further away.
If your baby takes pacifiers be sure to bring a few. Pacifiers can work very well to soothe babies while getting them posed.
There will be a heater on during the newborn session to keep baby comfortable. It may become warm in the studio so it is suggested that you dress in clothing for warmer weather.
While I know many people would love to come and watch baby's first modeling gig, I do ask that you do not bring a large group. The studio can only accommodate about 4 adults comfortably.
Due to the length of newborn sessions you're welcome to bring snacks to the session. I do have some snacks and water available for you to enjoy as well.
Sit back and relax during your baby's session! Feel free to nap, read a book, or play games on your phone. My assistant and I will take care of getting baby to sleep, posed, and wrapped.
While uncommon, some poses may not be achievable depending on baby's age and flexibility. A look may need to be altered, but I guarantee the photos will be just as beautiful!
For newborn boys, if you plan to circumcise please plan the procedure a week before you bring your baby or for after the session. This is so baby can be comfortable and free of irritation during their session.
Thank you for booking a session with Holly D. Photography.
I look forward to working with you for your newborn's session!