See below for a Q and A regarding your newborn portrait shoot
When should I schedule my shoot?
Ideally, you should schedule your newborn’s photo shoot in your last trimester to ensure a spot has been reserved for you on the schedule. I work with one baby per day so the time slots are limited. New arrivals have a schedule of their own and I prefer to let them dictate ☺. We can discuss props for your shoot and clothing options and have that all set ahead of time. The exact shoot date will be finalized after the birth.
What kind of Newborn Portrait Props do you use?
We have a variety of colorful and neutral colored wraps and blankets. I shoot on a posing beanbag which keeps the baby very safe and comfortable. I also use baskets and always prefer simple setups with minimal props. I am happy to incorporate any baby photography ideas you bring to the table.
What areas do you serve?
My newborn portrait clients mainly come from the Fairfield County are covering Stamford, Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, Rowayton, New Canaan, Wesport, Southport and Fairfield. We also serve our neighboring NY towns- Chappaqua, Bedford, Mt. Kisco, Armonk ad Pound Ridge. My clients mostly come to my home portrait studio but I will travel if needed.
What should I expect on arrival?
I like to tell clients working from my home is “Newborn Portraits made easy”. If you make the time to get here, I will do the rest. You have access to my kitchen and your own green room for private nursing and holding all your stuff. The studio is a separate space which includes a couch so you can watch and relax while I shoot. These rooms are both on the second floor and dogs do live in the house.
How will the actual shoot go?
Upon arrival you will be led upstairs where you can unload what you have brought and take the baby out of the car seat. If you need to nurse you can do this at any time prior, during or after the shoot. Time is allotted for this. Depending on the baby’s disposition and whether small siblings are present will determine the flow of the session. At this point props are chosen and we have decided who will go first. While I make adjustments to my studio, you can get the baby/siblings dressed and ready. I am fine with you letting your kids arrive in anything and dressing once you get here so clothing does not get dirty en route. Snack breaks are encouraged and you are welcome to bring food into my house or eat what I have put out.
Can I buy an album of my shoot?
Yes! Prior to the shoot we should have discussed what type of art you are looking to display from your session. Some clients prefer an album for each session or an album that consists of the baby’s first year overall. Watching them grow in a year’s time in 1 album in a special heirloom treat. Clients can also display framed and matted prints in their homes or large canvas images. It depends on your style and what you love.