What to expect from your newborn session...
Newborn sessions take place in my studio located in Houston, TX. Sessions take place within the first 25 days of life while babies are still flexible and can squish into those curled, sleeping poses. Sessions typically last from 1 to 3 hours. Much of this time is spent feeding, rocking and soothing baby into a deep sleep. Your newborn session is a great time to relax, kick your shoes off, sip on a cup of coffee and let me do the rest. You can be sure that your baby is in good hands, as I have over nine years of professional experience with newborn babies. 

 

Finding a newborn photographer that's right for you...
Finding the right fit is important, but finding the one that's just right for you can make all the difference! Imagine your brand new baby and all of the photos you want to do when he or she gets here.  Are they simple and showcase the baby? Or do they have lots of intricate details or props all around your little one? My style is very simple with minimal props. I love the use of color, neutrals, and textures. I love to showcase those squishy back wrinkles. Oh boy, do I ever love a baby in a bucket! Have you taken a peek at my gallery of work? If you love what you see, contact me!


About the studio...
The studio is kept very warm for baby's comfort. Please keep this in mind when dressing for the session. The studio is well stocked with props, blankets, hats, headbands and wraps.  

What to bring...
My overall style is simple with minimal props to keep the focus of the photo on the baby. All you need to bring is formula and/or breast milk and your sweet baby. I also highly encourage you to consider offering a pacifier to baby during the session. Although it is true that newborns sleep the majority of their day during this stage at home, it is a little different during the photo session. In the studio we are transitioning from one pose to the next, wrapping and unwrapping while trying to keep baby asleep. In order to keep baby content during this time a pacifier can be a big help. If there is a certain heirloom item or prop that you would like to incorporate during your session, I will definitely try to include this. However, please limit outside props to one per session. 

Dressing for your session...
If you plan to be included in a few photos with your baby, I suggest solid, neutral colors. These photos will only show your top half and be tightly cropped. The goal for these first family photos is a clean, timeless look. With the studio being warm during the session, feel free to dress in layers or bring something more comfy to change into. 

Siblings...
I love to include a few shots of baby with the proud big brother or sister. However, if siblings will be included in the session, I ask that someone (grandma or aunt) be available to bring them at the end of the session. This will give us a quiet environment to focus on the newborn. For siblings attire during the shoot, I suggest the same as for parents; solids and neutrals.