Congratulations on your new baby! Thank you so much for allowing me the amazing and rewarding job of photographing you new little bundle of joy in his/her few days of life! Newborns are my passion and I consider myself truly blessed to be around these little miracles.
Before the session
Please aim to feed baby as soon as you arrive at the studio so he/she will have a full belly to start the session. If possible try and give her/him as much awake time before the shoot as you can. Giving a bath is a good way to tire her out and keep her awake.
It will be very warm in the studio, so please come with layers you can take off!!
Sessions last approx 2-3 hours. If your baby has a dummy, even if you have never used it, bring it just in case. I often finds it helps, (no pressure if you don't use one).
Mums and dads
Mums and dads are a big part of the show. Photographing the connection between you and your baby is a special memory.
Dads and siblings: Please bring a light coloured Top/shirt T-shirt and a dark one. Dad, think about whether you would like to do some topless shots with baby?
Mums: Please wear something that is comfortable. Keep colours neutral (something that will look good with what Dad/children are wearing). I try and stay away from patterns, stripes and dots... anything that will distract away from baby, who is the star of the show! Again mainly I would bring a light coloured top/blouse/dress, and a dark one.
I don't mind at all if you want to bring colour into you photos. If you know what you want, then by all means bring what you would like to wear. I love incorporating traditional/personal clothes into the session. I go against what I said earlier about patterns, if you have something personal to you that you want incorporated, in this case bring your desired clothing with you as well as a neutral one.
A few additional thoughts
If siblings are joining your session, I have a dvd player with some childrens films to entertain them. Perhaps bring their favourite dvd? Please bring snacks/lunch with you. Its important that mum keeps her blood sugar levels up!! And little children I know are constantly hungry! (at least mine are!!). I do have tea, coffee and water!