NEWBORN RESOURCE GUIDE
As your precious newborn grows bigger day by day, let us use our creative eye to help capture these priceless moments. Newborn photography is a highly specialized field in which Marie Photography truly loves (our first session was our own daughter's). We are here to bring you beautiful photos of the new addition to your family so that you have these photographs to look back on for the years to come.
Newborn safety is our top priority. We never put newborns in risky positions or unsafe circumstances. We are specially trained photographers that know how to pose a baby properly and safely.
When should we take newborn photos?
We recommend that you take your newborn photos between 5-10 days. There are a couple reasons for scheduling your newborn session at this time with the first being that newborns are easiest to work with within the first 2 weeks of being born. It is during this period, newborns are sleeping the majority of the day which makes it very easy to get them into poses. In addition, because the newborn hasn’t been out of the womb for a long period of time, they are more likely to curl up in “womb-like” poses, stay asleep longer, and don’t mind being unclothed.
How long are newborn photography sessions?
Newborn Photography Sessions can last anywhere from 2-4 hours. We typically allow for a range in time as we work on the baby’s schedule. A newborn session progresses as the baby’s temperament, health, and mood allows. We follow their cues, so they remain as comfortable as possible. If baby needs to be comforted, fed, or changed we will stop for as long as necessary. As such the session may vary.
Are props included? If so, what kind of props are there?
We do provide an assortment of props for the newborn photos but we also strongly encourage parents to also have their own props as to help create more personalized photos for the baby.
What do I do to help prepare my baby for the Newborn Photography Session?
There are a few things that parents should do before the start of a newborn photography session. First, have the newborn cleaned with a sponge bath prior to the shoot. This helps in removing any dry and loose skin the baby may have. Secondly, try to keep the baby awake and unfed 1-2 hours prior to the shoot. We will ask you to feed and change baby once you arrive. If the parents or siblings would like to be in the photos please be ready. If the baby is nursing you may want to eat a bland diet 1-2 days prior to the shoot as certain foods the mother eats can cause the baby to become gassy and fussy. Please check with your doctor first. If the baby is formula fed you may want to bring extra bottles as baby may become hungry and need to be fed during the session.
Will we need to help during the photography session?
No. We know how to pose a baby properly and safely. We want your time here to be enjoyable and relaxing. But if you choose to do so for your comfort you are more than welcome to.
How many images do I receive & how long does it take for me to get the images?
After the photography session, it will take about 2 weeks before you will receive your images that have each been processed with our unique style of basic post-production. We have two packages for newborn sessions, simple and deluxe.
Will the photographers come to my house or will I need to come to the studio?
In order to accommodate you and your new addition, we will do the newborn photo session at your home as to create a more comfortable and personalized environment for you and your baby. Plus we don't have a physical studio.
Will any retouching be included to remove rashes, birthmarks, baby acne, etc.?
This type of retouching is upon parent request and will be subject to an additional charge.