January 3, 2018
Not sure about newborn photography?
I get it. You’re about to bring a brand new baby into the world, and that isn’t cheap these days. You might be tempted to try to do it yourself.
That’s right, before I became a professional photographer I was a new mom just like you. I had no idea how hard it was to take a good photo of a newborn. So I decided to do it myself.
And y’all, those photos were terrible. You know the “nailed it” photos on Pinterest? The total fails?
That’s how my poor firstborn’s pictures turned out.
And here’s the absolute worst part of all.
I don’t even have those terrible photos anymore! 😭
They sat patiently on my computer for months, and before I actually did anything with them that cute little baby got ahold of computer and corrupted the hard drive.
Just like that, all the newborn photos I had of him were gone.
I don’t want that for you and your little one.
That’s why I’ve tried to make the newborn photography process so easy for new moms like you.
Let me answer a few questions that tend to pop up so you can see just how easy it is!
1) What do I get with a newborn photography session?
Obviously this varies by photographer, but what I offer is:
Wait, did you say professional hair and makeup?
Yes, yes I did! I know how crazy those first days are after bringing home your baby. You rarely get the chance for a hot shower, let alone enough time to do your hair and makeup. You deserve to be pampered a bit, which is why hair and makeup is always included!
2) When do you suggest booking our session?
First of all, book while you’re still pregnant! Most photographers take a limited number of newborns each month.
Next, the session will take place around 10-14 days after birth. They’ve had a chance to cuten up a bit but they are still super tiny. Plus mom has a chance to recover a bit before getting in front of the camera! Obviously you won’t know when your baby will be born unless you have a scheduled C-section, so I book newborn sessions for a window of time.
3) What if my baby doesn’t sleep?
It’s incredibly rare for a baby not to sleep for at least a portion of our session. My clients say their newborn is “Tavia-ed” when they come to the studio because I have many tricks up my sleeve to coax your little one back to sleep.
4) How long will it take to get my photos?
I know you want to see those precious photos as soon as possible! That’s why we schedule your viewing appointment 10-14 days after the session. Prints will take longer to come in, but you can leave with your custom USB of digital photos that day.
5) Can my husband and other children be in the photos?
Of course! The whole family is welcome for no additional fee. I love including the whole family, and there is something so special about sibling photos.
6) What if I don’t want my baby’s photos online?
I understand that some parents don’t want photos of their little one online. If that’s your choice, no problem! Just let me know at your consultation.
If you have any questions at all about newborn photography, you can always book a free consultation with me. We can sit down and talk about your concerns, answer any questions, or just chat about newborn photography – no obligation, I promise!