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How to prepare for you Newborn Session
Tips for Parents :
-Congrats on the arrival of your sweet little bundle!
-I am excited to capture this very special time in your life for you. Provided things are going smooth and Mom & Babe especially, are feeling healthy and well, it would be ideal to book a date for your session around the 7-10 days old mark. (if this is not an option please let me know and we can make other arrangements)
-Ask for a family member to be present to lend a hand, so it can be a more relaxing and enjoyable event for you..since Moms & Dads are usually sleep deprived at this point and running on coffee!
-If you have other young children, you are more than welcome to bring them along as I have extra room at my studio. Especially if you are planning to include them in a shot. You can bring a few toys etc for them, and snacks to keep them busy. I do have wi-fi if you wish to bring an electronic device. That being said, if you have the option to have your young children cared for elsewhere, or be picked up after the first part of the session (where they are involved) most Moms find this a lot more relaxing.
-Do moisturize baby skin often leading up to the shoot to reduce visible peeling (just do your best, don't stress about this though)..this is more critical in the drier months of the year.
-I provide some clothing, wraps, props etc, But If you have any cute or fave outfits or props, please have them ready/with you, as well and diapers and wipes handy.
-Newborn Shoots tend to be fairly lengthy..2.5- 4 hrs depending on baby. This is totally normal, and its a relaxed shoot...since baby really calls the shots. Its very common to stop often to let baby nurse, change a diaper, or just cuddle with Mom if needed.
-We generally start out with feeding baby after you arrive, while I set up a few last things. This is typically followed by a couple of shots of babe, followed by another feeding shortly after to achieve a very sleepy and full babe for more shots. This varies with each situation and we just go with the flow, keeping baby happy and warm.
-If you prefer to have the newborn session at your own home, please just let me know so we can plan for that. As well there is a $50 additional “newborn on location” fee for this.
I look forward to meeting your new arrival, and capturing some amazing images that you will always cherish.
Your photographer, Wendy Hord @ Soul Photography
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