When To Book Your Newborn Session?
In an ideal world, we would suggest reaching out to us 1-2 months before your baby’s due date. This is so we can meet up and get to know each other a little bit during the initial consultation, have some time to get through all the administrative stuff such as contract review and signing and retainer. We will also have some time by now to start working together to plan for baby’s session – colours, props, styles. This is the best stress-free way of booking and planning for your newborn session.
But, of course, life is seldom perfectly on schedule and you may end up only thinking about your newborn session with a couple of weeks to go or even not until just after baby’s born when you see how quickly they grow. And that’s okay, please do still reach out! We will work with you and guide you along so that you don’t miss out on this newborn stage!
When Is The Session Done?
The sweet spot of a newborn session is before baby’s 15th day birthday as during the first 2 weeks of baby’s life, they are just a bit sleepier and flexible and those pesky little things like gas or acne usually haven’t reared its head yet. Now, if you need an extra few more days, don’t fret, we’ve photographed plenty of “older” babies who are awesome sleepers and posers! Acne has reared its head? No problem! Head over to our IG Account where we have some posts of BEFORE AND AFTER edits if acne becomes an issue.
Where Is The Session Done?
Our home studio is beautifully lit with a natural flow of daylight and perfectly warmed to calm those sleepy newborns. BUT for your convenience, we do offer an option to travel to your home for the session (travel fee applicable). This is a wonderful alternative if you’re just not feeling quite like yourself yet and also gives us the flexibility to have some lifestyle photos thrown into the mix.
How Does The Session Get Scheduled?
After the contract is signed and retainer received, we’re on call for you until baby’s arrival! Upon baby’s appearance, we ask you to contact us at the hospital to let us know how you’re all doing and then schedule the session accordingly!
What Should We Do With the Photos?
We’re all busy parents with the best intentions, we all have our own to-do list that we think we’ll tackle. But the days go by and there are just more pressing matters for us to tend to. And before you know it, our images are still sitting on that USB key or hard drive. For those of you who had wedding photos done, have you printed and put up anything to enjoy? Do you still know where your digital images are?? (Hey, we’re the photographers but we’re guilty of this as well!)
Jpegs just don’t last forever, the USB key or the hard drive it sits on will FAIL over time.
It is with this in mind as parents ourselves and with first-hand experience from our previous clients, that we decided to source out a beautiful collection of archival heirloom printed products. We will walk you through each step in picking the best print products for you to enjoy your images every day in your home. And the best part? You will be able to hand these off to baby one day too so that they can continue to enjoy these family memories!