Lifestyle Newborn Prep Tips


Congratulations on the arrival of your little bundle!  I'm really looking forward to our session with your newest family member!

Here are some tips before our session: 


  • Before my arrival please open all blinds and curtains in your home so I can evaluate the best source of natural light.

  • Crank up your heat about thirty minutes (or turn up/off your AC) before our session to a warmer temperature than usual so baby stays sleepy and comfortable. If you have a space heater, please bring it out for extra warmth if needed.

  •  Most images work best while baby is in a deep sleep. I know this may seem like torture, but try to keep baby awake before our session so baby is exhausted and can give us those sweet sleepy poses.  A warm bath before we meet works wonders!  If you think you'd like to document a bath, that is a wonderful idea to start the session off as well!

  • If possible, please feed baby right before our session. A milk drunk baby is a fabulous model!! Of course if baby is hungry during our session, there is no worry in taking breaks for feedings. 

  • Please pull out any items that you would like to have incorporated into your images such as any handmade family blankets, colorful rugs and other interesting pieces that would make a great addition to the photos or used to wrap baby.

 ***Ideas for dressing your baby at home:

Wraps can be patterned for the family to coordinate around or solid (Target, Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Copper Pearl online)

Solid sleepers, knotted gowns, white onesies, (idea store:

Please let me know if you have any questions at all! 

I'm really looking forward to meeting and visiting with your family!!

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