Newborn Photographer in Fayetteville Arkansas
Newborn Session Information
Preparing For Your Session:
~ When you schedule a session, we will set a tentative date based on your due date. Babies rarely come when predicted and I will accommodate their personal plans for arrival. A due date will give us a base line. Once your baby is born, please get in touch with me and we will firm up our date and time.
~ Babies are best photographed between 7-10 days of their new little lives. They sleep better, don’t have colic yet, and usually haven’t started developing baby acne or cradle cap. If you are a c-section Mom, please let me know and we can plan accordingly. I know that recovery can be slow and painful.
~I am perfectly comfortable with your children in my home. I have a wonderful play area upstairs and downstairs for them to stay busy when they are not holding their new sibling. My children are always happy to play with new friends. All I ask is that if they make a mess you help to clean it up. You know your children best. If your youngster has special needs then please stay with them.
~Please do not feed your infant before coming to see me. I will give you space and time to feed the baby and soothe him to sleep once you arrive. The reason this works best is that if you feed your baby before you come he will start his sleep cycle while in his car seat, but it is best if he starts his sleep cycle at the studio.
~It is always nice to have a pacifier. This will help me to sooth your baby in between poses. If you have chosen not to use a pacifier, please be prepared to help me by having your finger ready for your baby to suck on.
~Wear something comfortable. As far as tops are concerned I LOVE white tank tops for Moms. White tank tops, shirts and blouses are best. Bring something to change into after I am done photographing you with baby that is nice and cool. I keep my studio very warm at around 82 degrees, in order to make the baby is comfortable during the session. So think about keeping cool when you are choosing clothing.
During Your Session:
~Once you arrive I will give you time in my studio to feed and soothe your baby. Once she is happy and sleepy please let me know so I can join you.
~ Sessions last approximately 3 hours. I have snacks, coffee and water available during the session. Please let me know if you have any food allergies, so I may accommodate your needs.
~I start my sessions by taking some relationship poses. I will get pictures of baby with Mom, Dad and siblings at this time.
~ Next I will capture portraits of your baby on a beanbag. I am looking for some great body shots and capturing some of baby’s hands and feet.
~ The full session fee is due at this time, unless otherwise noted. Cash or credit only please.
After Your Session:
~I go through the images from your session and select the best. I narrow it down to 30 images.
~Once I have the final images selected, I retouch and enhance each individual image to make it portrait ready and provide you with lifelong treasured art of your baby.
~Your images will be ready to view within one to two weeks.
Please keep these pointers in mind if you order digital images:
~I will provide a usage license so that you can print your images at the lab of your choice. You will need to have it with you when you place your order and/or when you pick it up. The license does not give you full copyrights to your images. It simply allows for printing and using your images in products you might want to purchase.
~I have retouched and enhanced your images. If you forget to tell your lab to not “auto-correct” (often times it is a box on the order form that is automatically selected), then they will add saturation and contrast to your images. As a result, the coloring may not match the images I have provided for you in your gallery.
~Be careful which lab you choose. I recommend MPix online for all your printing needs.
Lastly, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me :-)