WHAT TO EXPECT & When to book
FROM BUMP TO BABY TO THEIR FIRST YEAR
MATERNITY: You have a little one on the way! What an exciting time! Maternity photo sessions are a perfect way to capture the love of your growing child. I highly suggest having your maternity photos taken between 32-36 weeks. This way your belly is sweet and round, but you hopefully aren’t too uncomfortable. Incorporating the new baby’s older siblings into the maternity session is so much fun. I highly suggest images with baby’s siblings as well as your significant other! I am always up for going to any location that is special to you, interests you, or somehow represents your personality! If you are unsure where you’d like your session to take place I have many locations to recommend based off what type of vibe you want. Maternity sessions at home are also a great way to document your pregnancy. If you choose to do an outdoor session they typically take place at sunrise or 1-2 hours before sunset.I am so excited to be a part of this special time in your life. Don’t forget to book your newborn session! Those first images of your newborn are priceless, and something you will NEVER regret having.
NEWBORN: Newborn sessions should be booked in advance because my schedule fills up quickly. I highly recommend booking in your second trimester to guarentee availability. I book all baby’s by their due dates and only take a handful a month. Babies should have their first photoshoot within the first 10 days of life if you are booking a home session since they are still super sleepy during this time frame. This allows us to get super cute sleepy photos! But it’s totally okay if you’ve missed that time frame. That’s the beautiful part about having an in home session. If you book a Fresh 48, that is done within the first 24-48 hours so please notify me of any signs of labor or induction dates so I can plan for baby’s shoot. We all know babies can come when they want so any little details helps prepare me.
FIRST YEAR: It’s a quirky, messy way to say happy first birthday to your little munchkin! Watch how they react to being let loose with a giant cake! Pray for the face dive. See their delight at being allowed to paint cake on their own legs. Most babies are photographed in two outfits, a first birthday outfit and cake smash attire. Cake smash attire is typically a diaper cover, bloomers, cloth diaper or tutu. I am always up for going to any location that is special to you, interests you, or somehow represents his/her personality! If you are unsure where you’d like your session to take place I have many locations to recommend based off what type of vibe you want. Cake smash sessions can also take place in your home! If you choose to do an outdoor session they typically take place at sunrise or 1-2 hours before sunset. Parents must supply the cake! I can supply minimal props(vintage high chair, crate, cake stand) and if there is anything you’d like to bring you’re more than welcome too! I feel like simple is always more. I do not like to clutter the session with too many props because I feel like it takes away from the birthday baby.