Denver Newborn Photographer | How to prepare for your newborn session

Denver Newborn Photographer

How to prepare for your newborn session

If you are expecting a baby, congratulations! There is nothing better than welcoming your new baby to the world.  I would love to share this special time with you by creating beautiful portraits of your new baby.
Q: When should I book my newborn session?
A: Book as soon as possible. Newborns photograph best between 5-12 days old. During this time they are still sleepy and curl easily into those adorable poses! Don’t miss this short window of time because you booked too late! Your newborn session will be scheduled for a week after your expected due date and adjusted for when your baby arrives.
Q: Where does my newborn session take place?
A: My newborn sessions are on-location. This means I come to your home with my posing bag, backdrops, and accessories. I will set up near the best light in your house (a picture window or sliding glass door works well). We can also utilize a couch or bed for relaxed family photos. Other than removing clutter or making your bed, there is no need to deep clean prior to the session.
Q: Can siblings be present?
A: Siblings and parents are welcomed to be photographed with the baby. Siblings are only needed for a short amount of our time, so it is suggested that a dad, grandparent or friend is available to entertain them for the duration of our shoot. I also encourage families to wear soft, neutral clothing so the focus remains on the new addition.
Q: How long do newborn sessions take?
A: These sessions can take up to three hours. Posing newborns safely requires time and patience. In addition, babies often need breaks to eat, changed, and be calmed. Feel free to relax, have a snack or just enjoy watching me pose and photograph your new baby!
Please leave me any other questions you may have about scheduling your Denver newborn photography session in the comments!
Denver Newborn Photographer|

Julie Livermore Photography specializes in newborn, family, child, maternity, birthday, baby and first year photography in Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas including but not limited to Boulder and Broomfield.


Hello, I am Julie. Wife, mom of two boys, photographer, adventurer and coffee lover. I live in Colorado and never run out of places to hike, explore, and play with my family. Some of our most recent adventures include white water rafting, tent camping, and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park.