Connecticut Newborn Photographer

Bringing a newborn home is such a special time in the life of your family whether it's your first time or you've done it a few times before. With so many things to think about, I want your photo session to be as stress free as possible so here are few tips to prepare and then feel free to leave the rest up to me!

  1. Book your session well in advance. Schedules fill up and it's one less thing to have to think about when the baby arrives. We will adjust the exact date and time once the baby comes but having contracts signed and payments made ahead of time allows your photographer to keep space in their schedule and it's all taken care of.
  2. Ahead of the baby's arrival and after the photo session has been booked, you will receive a questionnaire from your photographer. Take the time to fill it out, communicate with them any specific ideas you have about your photos. If you specific items or props you would like included, communicate with your photographer about it.
  3. On the day of your session there are just a few things you will need to bring with you. You will need everything necessary to change baby's diaper, a baby hairbrush if baby has hair, if you are using a pacifier bring one, a change of clothes for yourself because accidents happen, if older siblings will be attending the session please bring things to entertain them. Oh and snacks, did mention snacks for yourself?
  4. Temperature... if we are shooting in your home, please turn up the thermostat a bit about 30 minutes before we start, the closer to 80 the better. The warmer temperature will help baby stay happy and asleep.
  5. FEEDING it's best to feed the baby about 30 minutes before the session starts. If you are going to be having the session in my studio, feel free to arrive early to feed. If we are shooting in your home, get yourself ready and then feed baby last before the photographer arrives. We may take feeding breaks during the session if we need to. You know your baby best so if at any point you feel like baby needs to be fed or anything else, you are the boss.
  6. Sit back and enjoy your session. Safety is my first priority and part of the reason newborn photo sessions tend to take quite a long time (sometimes as much as 4 hours) I may ask at times for mom or dad to be a spotter for baby.