Welcome to My Newborn Beauty studio

If you’re thinking of booking a newborn session, let me just start by congratulating you! You’ll have a baby soon and it is such an exciting and life-changing event!  I am really thankful for choosing my studio for your baby session. We‘ll have a priceless opportunity to capture this short window of time when your baby has that cute snuggle look.Babies grow so fast and it’s so important to preserve our best memories. Let’s capture these amazing family moments!

WHEN DO I SCHEDULE MY BABY SESSION?

It is never too early to book a newborn session. Because your baby’s birth date is unpredictable, a time frame will be reserved for you. If you are given an induction or c-section date, the actual session date can be booked in advance. If you are letting baby decide, your due date will be noted and arrangements will be made as soon as baby arrives.

WHEN IS THE PERFECT TIME?

I prefer to photograph babies when they are from 5 to 14 days old. During this period they can be posed in a wider variety of ways and sessions generally run smoother. At the same time, being a mother of two myself, I realize how overwhelmed new parents can feel and am very flexible with rescheduling of both session dates and times ( time frames).

WHERE ARE THE SESSIONS LOCATED? 

A: I prefer to photograph newborns in my studio. There I have a variety of props, fabrics and accessories to choose from. I will prepare the shooting area. You don’t have to worry if there’s enough space there or if it’s warm enough.

B: If the photo session is at your home, just make sure you have a big window or glass sliding door that lets in a lot of natural light. I will bring my gear and props right to your place. If you’re having your baby in the summer when it’s warm, I absolutely recommend we do some outdoor photos! Those are my favourite!

HOW DO I PREPARE MY HOME?

I will need to find a spot in your home that lets in a lot of natural light. We can take a look around together when I arrive and choose the one that works best. We might need to move furniture or other items around to make some room. Also think of the props you want to include in the photos. One of the most important things to remember is to turn the heating up to about 80F/27C degrees. Even though we adults might feel hot and uncomfortable, babies LOVE it! It’s a great way to put them to sleep. I will also bring a portable space heater.

HOW DO I PREPARE MY NEWBORN?

A: Be sure to feed the baby right before the session.  If you are nursing, do not eat any spicy or irritating food on the day of the session. Have your little one loosely in a diaper, swaddled in a blanket. Also have a pacifier available if baby takes one.

AS THE PARENT, WHAT AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR DURING THE SESSION?

A: I will be doing most of the work. Sometimes getting one pose will take up to 20 minutes or more.  The most important thing for you to do during the shoot is to remain calm and be ready to soothe your little one.  Baby can tell if mommy is stressed or nervous, so just relax and enjoy the session.  We have plenty of time.  Babies cry and fuss.  That is normal.  We can rock, feed and soothe baby as long as needed.  That’s why I include so much extra time in my newborn sessions.

SHOULD WE INCLUDE OURSELVES IN SOME OF THE PHOTOS?

A: Yes!  I know women don’t usually feel their most beautiful after just giving birth but these photos are so special to have!  I can work wonders with dark circles under your eyes from your sleepless nights.  I will make you pose in a way that will be flattering. Here are some suggestions for you. Pick out simple clothes, i.e. light colours, not pure white, off white is ok with no logos or pictures.  Make sure your hands look nice and manicured. I will be happy to take photos of baby with siblings as well, depending on their age and cooperation