Updated: Jun 1
Don’t worry, this is going to be easy..
Taking photos can be intimidating and stressful. I totally get it!
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. My mission is to make the process easy and enjoyable for you and your little one.
To make your experience relaxed and stress free, I’ve put together this guide with few steps to walk you through everything.
My goal is to answer all your questions, capture amazing photos, and help you enjoy the process at the same time.
So feel free to grab a nice tea or cup of coffee and let’s go over the basics together. Sound good?
What to expect...
First off, if you’ve never had professional photos taken before - It’s going to be waaaay easier and more fun than you probably expect!
A typical session will start off by spending a few minutes together just hanging
out. This gives your little one a chance to get used to me and their surroundings.
Once we’re ready to take a few photos, rather than traditional poses, we’ll start off with a few super simple activities. This keeps the focus off of perfect posing & puts it onto the connection between you and your little bundle of joy.
Depending on the type of session, we might then move into some more traditional newborn poses & sets, or I might just continue documenting you and your little one together in a candid natural way.
Every family and every child is unique, so your session is really totally up to you.
Before your session we’ll do a quick call to chat through what kinds of photos you want to capture.
And that’s essentially all there is to it! Pretty simple, right?
Studio sessions use props, scenes & outfits to capture your newborn in the first few weeks of his or her life. The lighting, colours and scenes are all preplanned and absolutely perfect.
Beforehand we’ll go over every detail to customize the perfect session for you. I have a different scenes, props and outfits that you can select from so that everything is prepared ahead of time. It’s important to book in advance as your baby grows and changes so quickly during its first few weeks. I recommend scheduling the session inside the first 2 weeks of your babies life, when they will be most sleepy.
Studio sessions take place in my studio which is set up to be comfortable for both you and baby. You’ll be able to have a seat, watch and relax. I keep a wide variety of boutique props, sets, hats and accessories to give you lots of options to choose from. Sessions typically last between 2-3 hours, depending on how many outfits and scenes you have selected as well as how baby sleeps.
After your session you’ll be able to look through your gallery within 48h and order chosen images. Photos take about 7-14 days to edit after your session. Once your order is placed, products take between 4-6 weeks depending on selection, shipping and processing from my professional lab.
What to Wear..
The outfits you choose for your session are one of the most important factors in your photos. Not only do they play a huge role in the visual aspect of the photos, but whether or not your child feels comfortable has a huge effect on their mood & energy.
Below I have some suggestions for outfits, but the single most important tip I can give you is to ALWAYS place comfort at the top of your priority for their outfit. A comfortable child is a happy child :)
1) CHOOSE PASTELS, EARTHTONES & NEUTRALS
These types of colours work best with your newborns skin tones.
2) COORDINATE colours, but DON’T over-MATCH
Earth tones, pastels or neutrals will have the best results on camera and give your photos a cohesive look without being “too matchy”
3) ADD layers for TEXTURE & accessories for interest.
A shawl, dress or loose jacket will accentuate movement in photos.
Necklaces, hats, scarves, bracelets etc. add an extra little touch to an outfit and translate really well in photos.
- Avoid overmatching
- Avoid saturated colors
- Avoid crazy patterns
- Avoid fashion fads
These are few things what I usually ask to parents bring.
1. Extra bottles for baby
3. Extra diapers & wipes
4. A change of clothes for parents (just in case)
A few tips what helps for successful photoshoot
1. Give baby a bath in the morning of the session.
2. Avoid creams and lotions on their bottom
3. Use for baby easy removable clothes (onsies)
4. Try to keep baby awake before photoshoot because
that's main important thing..