Preparing for a new addition is so exciting and stressful at the same time. Trying to find a newborn photographer and plan a newborn session can bring even more hustle to a new parents. That's why I decided to summerise all needed info from my most commom FAQ to help to answer all those questions for expecting parents.
Feel free to contact me direct if you have any other questions. I am always there for you.
The best time to have a newborn session is within the first 10-14 days after birth. During this time, your little one is still very sleepy and have that natural "curl" which simply means her arms and legs still curl up easily into those cute props and newborn poses.
After two weeks he or she will make a big jump in growth and her arms and legs will stretch more out. Also within the first 10 days, your baby falls into that deep-deep sleep after being fed that no outside distraction will bother her. That makes it easy to wrap or dress the baby, to move her arms and legs around without bothering her too much. It also allows me to keep the baby in the outfit and a wrap for much longer periods of time. Babies at that age tend to sleep for much longer periods of time than a three or four week olds. After a few weeks your baby will start to look around and be more allurt, so it will be a lot harder to get those sleepy shots as you can see in my portfolio. Even said, I do have experience working with older newborns that were 3 and 4 weeks old, however, the typical newborn poses will be hard to achieve.
The best time to schedule a newborn session is a few months before the due date. After booking is complete, I will put your due date on my calendar and once the baby is born it will guarantee you that I will find time in my busy schedule for the actual session. I suggest to contact me right after the hospital to shedule your newborn session.
Usually newborn session last around 2-3 hours. For twins it last about an hour longer
Newborn session take place in my home studio located in Tinton Falls, NJ. I have great variety of backdrops, props and outfits to choose from.If you wish me to come to your place that will be additional $75+ travel fee based on location.
I charge session sitting fee separate from Prints, products and Digital Collections. Newborn sitting fee is $250 that includes pre session consultation (phone/email) when we discuss session prep, styling and prop choices; it also includes my time and talent, supply of backdrops, newborn props, outfits and accessories plus my signature editing of 30 best images from the session chosen by me and private online gallery for you to view your pictures before ordering
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There are a few things to pay attention to before the session. If it takes you 20-30 minutes to get to my studio, then you can feed your baby right before. If you live more that 40 minutes away from my studio, I suggest to feed the baby when you get here.
Please do not dress baby in anything that need sto be pulled over the head. Just dress her into button down onesie, so it is easy to take off.
Make sure baby's diaper is loose, so it doesn't leave stretch marks of the skin
My studio supplies all newborn props, backdrops and newborn outfits. You can see most of the stock in my newborn portfolio, but I also upgrade my props and outifts every month
My studio offers great choices of baskets, nests, flower wreaths plus variety of colors blankets as well as different color wraps, outifts and accessories (hats/headbands/bows)
Yes. Skin retouching and skin tone corrections are included in the session fee. In addition to that any basic color enhancement and my signature look will be applied to all images.
Online gallery usually ready 2 weeks after the session
Yes. Absolutely! Parents and siblings are welcome to take pictures with the baby. It is all included in the session fee. For parents with small siblings I suggest to bring two cars to the strudio. This way father can take little sibling home to rest after the family/siblings portraits. Session can last up to 3 hours and can be a lot for the little ones.
Yes. I can create custom birth announcements for you. Contact Anna for pricing
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