What You Need to Know for Your Newborn Session

Newborn sessions should be completed within the first two weeks of your baby’s birth.

Additional time is allocated (and needed) with these sessions to accommodate feedings and getting the baby to sleep for some of the photos.


Try to keep the baby awake a few hours before the session.  Feed the baby right before coming to the session.  To get great sleeping poses, make sure they are full of milk.  Have the baby in loose diaper and loose clothing to avoid marks on their skin.  Baby will not need special clothing unless there is any with special meaning to you.  Birthday suit is recommended ;)  Please bring any blankets, booties, hats, or gifts with special meaning that you’d like to use in the pictures.  Some other items you may want to include:  wedding rings, dog tags, sports paraphernalia, uniforms or hats from mom dad (i.e. firefighter, police, military).  I have baskets, crates, and other items to also use in the pictures.

This is a 2-3 hour session, you may want to bring a snack.  Bring extra clothes for you and baby…accidents do and will happen.  Bring extra diapers, wipes, and a pacifier.  If you will be doing a baby in your arms picture, be sure to bring or wear a black shirt.  The room will be warmer than normal for baby pictures, so dress accordingly.


I have a wide variety of props, chairs, couches, chalk boards, etc.  Please talk with me when scheduling the shoot regarding any preferences you have.