So you’ve booked your newborn session, paid your deposit, and are now awaiting the arrival of your little one. Or maybe your little one just arrived! As a new mom, you’re probably a bit tired and maybe even a little overwhelmed. That’s totally normal and that’s why I have put together the following 7 (super simple) tips for a smooth newborn session.
- Keep the little one awake as long as possible. Please interact with your baby as much as possible to keep him/her awake for at least one hour prior to our session to ensure he/she is nice and sleepy when I arrive. Without this, we may spend more time getting the baby to fall asleep and less time photographing him/her. Try giving him/her a bath or play with him/her to keep them awake.
- Keep older children entertained. If you have older children, please have someone on hand to play and interact with them once they are done with their photos. The more entertained they are, the less distractions we’ll have for the remainder of the session.
- Take care of the older ones. Again, if you have older children, please be sure that they are fed and well-rested before my arrival. Hungry and tired children can make the session more challenging (especially if you have toddlers!).
- Feed the baby. Please plan to give the baby a full feeding prior to our session. If baby is formula fed, be sure to have extra bottles ready to go in case they’re needed.
- Watch what you eat. If you are nursing, please avoid eating anything spicy that might upset baby’s stomach for 24 hours prior to our session.
- Have a pacifier nearby. Please have a pacifier on hand if your baby takes one. This can help a lot in calming baby when needed in between shots.
- Dress comfortably! It’s important that you all are happy and comfortable during your session. Be sure that all outfits compliment one another and avoid distracting logos and characters. You can see clothing examples here if needed.
I want your session to be as easy and pain free as possible so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. You’re almost there!! Keep up the great work mama!!