Newborn Session Tips

CONGRATULATIONS! Having a new baby is such an exciting time in your life. The first few weeks can be such a whirlwind when you are trying to adjust to this new adventure, but it is also a time that doesn't last long. To make your newborn session a much easier and relaxed day, make sure to follow these tips.


It is very important to schedule your session while you are in your first or second trimester. This is to make sure you have a spot on the calendar. If you wait too long, I may get booked up and then you will have to decide on a new photographer. I know that babies most likely will not come on their due date, but we can at least narrow it down to a certain time period and know that we will need to work in that session. Make sure you contact me as soon as possible once the baby has arrived to lock in a date and time.

A newborn session must be done within the first two weeks after the baby is born, although the best time is five to seven days. This is because babies are usually the most sleepy during this time. The more a baby sleeps, the easier the session will be.


You may be wondering where a newborn session will take place since I primarily shoot outdoors. A lot of people choose to have their session in their home. It makes things easier on the parents and other siblings. Plus, all of b