At home newborn session! Northern CA, newborn photography

All of my newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your home! With that I get a lot of frequently asked questions…

  1. What do I need to bring or supply for the session? -The answer is super simple , ABSOLUTELY NOTHING I supply everything needed for the sessions. From flooring, wraps, baskets, hats and headbands it is all brought to your home by me. If you would like to have baby photographed with very specific props or family heirlooms please have them ready and let me know, so we can plan ahead!
  2. How much room do you need? I usually work in a 5×5 area near a window or glass door. I will usually come in and check things out sometimes I will help move small pieces of furniture like a chair or table and get right to work.
  3. What should I bring for the baby to wear?/ What to wear for family poses?
    Most of my work is done using wraps, covers and nude. I have a posing workflow I generally go through, and try not to disturb the baby once they are sleeping by changing outfits, putting on pants etc . Besides, they are only this size for a very short time and clothes tend to add bulk and detract from their tiny features.
    If you are planning on family or sibling photos with your newborn, I suggest you wear something comfortable. Jeans with neutral tone (Brown, beige, cream,etc.) shirt/t-shirt/blouse work best. It’s a good idea to bring along a change of clothes as newborns are bound to have accidents at their sessions.
  4. How long does the session last?
    I typically schedule newborn sessions in the morning around 9:30-10am. This has been proven to be the most successful time for photographing the babies, as they tend to sleep better and fuss a lot less. My newborn sessions last between 1-3 hours depending on the session you choose. This will allow us to take multiple breaks for you to feed and soothe your infant. For the husbands and younger children, Usually I photograph family first and then they can go hang out or even go somewhere else if desired.
  5. I have seen a lot of your family poses have head boards or they are in a beautiful bedroom and we dont have either. Can we still get good family photos? Yes! I bring black and white backdrops and we can totally get those great sibling and family poses with or without a “pretty bedroom”. If the weather permits we might even be able to go outside!
  6.  What do we expect once you arrive?
    Expect to have a rest! Honestly… I want you to feel relaxed, comfortable and trust that I will do all the work.
    Once you arrive with baby, I will show you the colors and sets I have chosen based on our previous discussions. If you want to watch the entire session unfold, feel free! I know how important this day is for you and I want it to be a happy memory to look back on.