How long can I expect my session to last?
Approximately an hour to and hour and a half, depending on how many people are in the session. The more people in a session, the longer it will take.
How long can I expect my newborn session to last?
I can be very patient with newborns, and these sessions may often go as long as 3 hours. Don't worry, we aren't photographing the babe the entire time. I will give you as much time as you need to make your baby comfortable. If he needs feeding, by all means, feed him and I'll wait! Same goes for changing and comforting him.
What time of day is best for my session?
For outdoor sessions, a couple hours before sunset is best. If you have a location in mind, remember that I will need lots of open shade for best results.
For indoor sessions, any time is fine, as long as the sun is shining. I am a natural light photographer, so I will need windows, and the sun!
What can I expect during my newborn session?
I like to get both sleeping and wakeful pictures during a session, and am patient enough to give you the time you need to get the baby to sleep after we have taken the awake pictures. You know your baby's schedule best, so schedule your session when you know he will be awake and happy for a bit.
Newborn pictures look best done in baby's birthday suit. You may also have one or two other special outfits to photograph him in as well.
What props do you have available for my session?
I do not have many props, as my style has developed in a slightly different direction. Most of the props I do have work best with newborns and babies. I encourage you to bring any props for your child's session that you would like to incorporate into the pictures and we will work with it!
The props I have are:
Large teacup for babies to sit/lie in.
Fuzzy blanket for newborns/babies.
Basket, also used for newborns.
Toy blocks to spell your baby's name.
Suggested props for you to bring:
A favorite toy or blanket.
Wooden letter(s) of the first initial of your children/family name.
Instruments played (especially great for senior shoots).
What if I have ideas for poses, are you willing to try them?
Absolutely! If you already have examples or ideas of what you want, just let me know and we will try it!
What should I wear?
This is a totally individual decision...so wear what fits your personality best. I will say that solid colors generally photograph best, especially if there are more than one person in the shoot. Patterns that aren't too large are busy are fine for babies or young children, though.
If you do have more than one person in a shoot, please make sure the clothing is somewhat coordinated, both in color and style. (i.e. if your daughter is wearing a frilly dress, don't bring your son in jeans and a t-shirt. )