N E W B O R N P R E P
First thing's first, book your session! Let us know your due date as soon as possible so we can pencil you in. We book at least three months in advance.
All newborn shoots take place at our in-home studio located in Burnsville, NC. We provide everything: outfits, headbands, wraps, props, diapers, etc. You just need to bring baby!
It's crucial that we get baby into the studio no later than the 14 day mark. The younger the newborn, the more likely they will stay in a deeper sleep for posing. All sessions begin no later than 9:30am due to lighting purposes.
We want babe to go to sleep, and stay asleep! The best way to do this is to give baby a warm bath the morning before coming to your session. Try and keep them active and stimulated the two hours before arriving to the studio, and if possible, withhold feeding at least an hour before. Once you arrive, we'll want to feed baby immediately, so they will quickly fall into a deep, happy sleep.
Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding, we recommend having a (pre-pumped/pre-made) bottle on hand for the session so we can put it right in their mouths and keep them posed and happy without having to pick them up and nurse. We also recommend bringing baby's favorite pacifier for the same reason!
It's important that the studio is kept calm and quiet during the session. A typical newborn session lasts between 3-4 hours, so if baby has siblings or you have other little ones, we recommend having someone bring them for the last 30 minutes of the session. Our studio space is fairly small and can become crowded once we begin shooting, and it's important that noise level is kept to a minimum!
Our studio space is a baby haven. We have a changing area with everything needed for a fresh diaper, along with a feeding area and rocking chair for mom + baby. We have a couch for resting. We encourage mom to relax while baby is in good hands!
Our space is kept nice and warm to keep baby asleep and comfortable. Dress in layers, as it will feel much warmer to us!
WHAT DO YOU BRING?
Baby! Of course! We recommend bringing a bottle and a pacifier to have on hand. You are welcome to bring a few snacks given the time length of the session. We provide all props and outfits/wraps and headbands!
QUESTIONS? LET US KNOW!