Newborn Sessions

Babies are usually photographed anywhere from 7-14 days. With that being said, it is best to book either during your pregnancy session or as soon as the baby is born. I will set a date from your due date or scheduled c-section, with the understanding that we can easily move the date or time, if baby comes early or late. I ask clients to call us when the baby is born with the arrival date and weight – this way we can plan the best schedule. Babies are best photographed around 10 days, but this is dependent upon the weight. Smaller babies (5/6 pounds) may be photographed around 12-14 days, while as bigger babies should be photographed around 5-12 days.

We are sensitive to Mamas recovery and I will work with you to schedule your baby. Please call either prior to the delivery or once the baby has arrived and I will go over the best time to schedule your newborn session. Regardless of my schedule, I always leave time for newborns! Many clients call, panicked, that other photographers are advising to schedule at the second trimester or that they are all booked. I keeps a very loose schedule to allow for pregnancy and newborn sessions and I will fit newborns in as quickly as I can. Ideally it is best to call as soon as the baby is born or if it is a scheduled C Section, you can call ahead. The idea is to have gorgeous newborn photos. If you are interested in all of the cute wrapped, squishy baby poses then you should want to come around 5-12 days.

{How Long are the Sessions}

Newborn sessions generally take about 2 hours. I welcome toddlers, parents and grandparents in any session for no additional charge. The session can go over or under the 2 hours, as I will not rush and allow for plenty of time.

{Baby Feeding}

Mamas are generally instructed to do most of the feeding at our studio so that baby is nice and relaxed. I want this beautiful new baby to relax and feed in our studio or if I am coming to you, just before I arrive. This way I can start with an outfit or wrap while they digest and then continue on as they are nice and comfortable. With that being said, if you want baby naked, then at some point they will poop or pee! And it’s ok!! I just grab another blanket! I also use heaters and white noise to help soothe babies

{Retouching}

General retouching is provided on digital or printed images. I suggest using Eucerin on baby’s skin in the morning after a bath to keep everything soft and smooth. As babies grow the acne and peeling skin will occur. You do not need to worry, as we can really remove anything. I want to show your baby in the best possible natural light and will only retouch upon request. Extensive retouching may require an additional fee. For umbilical cords, we can pose in a way that will disguise it.

{Prop Stash}

The studio is stocked of blankets, baskets, and more knits, wraps and headbands. All materials, wraps, blankets and clothing are washed in dye free detergents and are always kept clean. You are also welcome to bring anything from your home.

When I am going on location whether to your home or otherwise you can request any of the props, blankets or accessories and I will bring them to the session. In addition, if you have special requests just let me know and I can usually accommodate you as long as it is safe for the baby.

We take baby safety and care very seriously. You can trust that we will provide all measures to keep your babies in a clean safe environment.

{Clothing for Family}

Clothing for parents and siblings is best when it is nice and simple, and free of patterns or stripes It is best to wear colors that will look great when the artwork is displayed in the home. Light or dark colors, work equally well. Little ones are best kept bare feet. For boys, simple jeans and solid T’s are recommended.

{Home Sessions}

Home newborn sessions are available in Aliquippa and Pittsburgh cities for an additional charge. As mentioned above, I can bring props and items to your home based on your desired colors.