Frequently Asked Questions | Newborn Photographer Boulder, CO
Q: When should I book my newborn session?
A: Ideally reach out to your photographer during your second trimester to make sure they have room in their schedule.
Q: What is the best time for maternity photos?
A: 30-34 weeks. You want to be far enough along to show off your belly, but not so big that you are uncomfortable.
Q: When does my newborn session take place?
A:Your due date will be placed on my calendar. Once your baby arrives please let me know and we will schedule your session for 10-14 days after birth.
Q: My baby is already here, can I still book a session?
A: Yes, my sessions are lifestyle based so if you miss the 10-14 window, I can still photograph your baby! They may be a little bigger and less sleepy, but you don’t want to miss these photos.
Q: Does my house have to be “perfect” for our session?
A: Your house doesn’t have to be a model home! The two most important things are window light (so no dark basements please) and tidying up clutter. Be aware that the images will incorporate your living room, master bedroom and possibly nursery depending on light. If you truly do not want photos done in your home and would still like me to be your photographer, there are natural light studio spaces that I rent on occasion.
Q: What happens if my baby is fussy the day of the session?
A: That is completely normal. One of the best parts of having a photographer come to your home is you can nurse your baby, change diapers, or warm a bottle. I do ask that you feed and change prior to my arrival, but there is always flexibility during our time together. I can also swaddle your baby and have them primarily in your arms for ultimate comfort!
Q: How does a session typically flow?
A: I arrive and meet your family. Ideally your baby has been recently fed and changed and is wearing a neutral onesie. If they are fussy when I arrive we will swaddle on top of the onesie, if not we will get immediately started with family photos! After family photos we will focus on sibling shots. Then siblings are free to play while we do each parent alone with baby. The session concludes with baby alone on master bed, their crib or in a small basket prop. Sessions last around 2 hours…which allows time for feeding and changing if needed.
Any other questions I missed? Please leave them in the comments below!