Parent Prep Guide 

Once you and baby have been giving the green light to go home, please contact me right away to schedule a definite date and time for your babies newborn session. The sooner the better! When scheduling the session the earlier the better. Newborns much younger tend to do very well, oppose to a baby that is 10-14 days old.

Tips on how to get baby ready for the shoot

First things first.

Still need to come in after the 10-14 day mark? No worries! Together, we can make sure baby looks perfect ♥

Sleepy, Hungry!

Babies do very well for posing when they are in a very deep sleep. To encourage this I highly recommend, stimulating the baby at least two hours before your scheduled arrival, a warm bath always does the trick. Refrain from feeding 2 hours before arrival as well.

When I arrive, you should feed your baby right away. Once burped, we will then start preparing him/her for their session, meaning any and all clothing must be taken off, except for the diaper. As you might know babies don’t like the feeling of being naked, they want to be warm and completely snuggled. That alone completely startles and wakes up a baby faster than anyone expected and because of that, they are now fully awake. Some babies fall into a deep sleep once picked up, wrapped in a small blanket and soothed for about 15 minutes.

Babies that have been asleep prior to arrival are unfortunately the babies that are more difficult to pose because as soon as the blanket comes off, they get startled again and it’s back to trying to put them to sleep. 

These instructions will most certainly give you a well-rested baby. We need your bundle of joy to be very exhausted, tired and a bit hungry. I know it will be hard, atop of your own sleep deprivation but I promise you, it will be well worth the effort!! ♥

Shhh!

Please do whatever you can to keep the noise to a minimum during our session. Maintaining a calm environment is also a big key to a successful newborn shoot.

Not everything is perfect!

Babies cry. Babies poop. This is perfectly OK and normal during the photo session. If he/she is absolutely NOT liking posing, we can always reschedule for a different time/day. The most important thing we need to remember is that patience is key. Having a bit of patience for the shoot is absolutley crucial! 

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