First of all thank you for choosing me to photograph your precious little gift. Maternity and Newborn sittings are my favorite as they are very special times in your life. You will never be able to remember all the details, especially the tiny little features of your new baby. Newborn sessions are longer than regular photo sessions because they generally require one, if not more feedings. Since I photograph newborns in their birthday suits, you can expect accidents. I plan ahead for accidents and you should too, knowing that it is okay and you should not get up tight if your baby has an accident.
PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION Once you have decided to have a photo session, we can set a tentative date based on your due date. Once the baby arrives, we can set the actual date. Newborns should be photographed during their first 1-2 weeks of birth when they are very sleepy and pose easily. After we have scheduled the session, we need to discuss what you would like from your photo session. Will there be other family members, just parents and baby. Are there special props or poses that you expect?
You can expect 2-4 hours for the session because much of the session is spent feeding, changing, soothing the baby or cleaning up little messes and changing the props.
Babies do better on full tummies so please either feed your baby before you arrive or feed them immediately upon arrival . I photograph them generally with no clothes on and sometimes in their diapers. So please arrive in only a diaper, so we do not wake or upset the baby before their shoot.
Please wear black long-sleeved clothing so we do not take away from the baby's skin.
DURING YOUR SESSION Newborns love to be warm so I will provide a heating pad or herbal rice warmer. I have a beanbag and various props (hats, suitcases, tables, hammocks, & various blankets) for your baby, but please feel free to bring any special props that you may want to use as well. Please feel free to collect favorite shots that you would like and bring them with you, so we make sure we cover all that you want.
AFTER YOUR SESSION After I finish editing your images, I will post them online for you to view and purchase online. You can purchase them directly from me for a discounted price, but you must call me first. The entire shoot may be purchased directly from CarmenJonesPhotography on a high-resolution DVD with full copyrights.
Thank you again for choosing me for this very special occasion.