I'M HAVING A BABY SOON AND WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION. WHEN DO I BOOK MY SESSION?
Communication prior to your session is key to a successful session. There is a lot of prep work that goes into a newborn session, not only by myself, but from you too. Therefor it is never to early to book your newborn session. I encourage contact during your second trimester to pay your booking fee and hold your spot on my books. We will set a tentative date based on your due date. Once baby is born, I will ask you to contact me to set a date to have your session done before baby is 14 days new. I photography newborns between the age of 7-21 days new, to allow me to capture your baby in those sleepy, curled up positions. At this age they are still pretty sleepy, and have not had a chance to develop acid reflux and baby acne.
WHAT DO I DO ONCE MY BABY IS BORN?
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
I will provide everything that is needed for your newborn session (props, wraps, headband, hats, outfits, ect.), unless you have something special that you would like to incorporate. I suggest bringing a pacifier to help baby settle if needed, even if you don't plan on using one. I will also ask that you bring extra food if bottle feeding as babies tend to work up quite the appetite being such a cute model. If you are going to be in images with your newborn I also recommend bringing a change of clothes for yourself if baby has an accident during family images.
WHERE ARE SESSION?
Newborn sessions are held at my home studio located in Leverett, MA. There is a significant amount of supplies needed to capture your little one. Doing sessions in my studio also lets me control the environment such as noise, and temperature of the room.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS MY NEWBORN?
I ask that you dress your newborn with a loose diaper and and outfit that doesn't go over their head before leaving for your session. When you arrive I will carefully undress your baby and wrap them and begin your session. You will not need clothes for your babies session.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS FOR IMAGES WITH MY NEWBORN?
I recommend that mom, dad and siblings wear light, basic, neutral colors (white, ivory, tan, grey or black), avoiding any kind of logos, busy patterns, zippers or buttons. This keeps the focus on the baby.
HOW SOON SHOULD I EXPECT MY IMAGES
AFTER MY SESSION?
I will post a sneak peak of one of my favorite images on my Facebook page within 24 hours of your session. Make sure you are a fan on my Facebook page so that you don't miss it when it's posted. I will email you a soft proofed gallery of unedited images. Once you have chosen your package and images, your gallery will be delivered within 2-3 weeks. The high resolution digital files will be available for download for 30 days.
WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
The journey into parenthood is one that is with a whirlwind of emotions- happiness, unconditional love, concern, fear of the unknown and exhaustion. The first few weeks fly by as you transition into parenthood, and those little details of your newborn disappear with the blink of an eye. It is so important to capture those newborn features that you spend hours memorizing.
It is my intention to make your newborn session with me as informative, easy and relaxing as possible. The safety of your child is my number one concern followed by making sure their needs are met. As a mother of three children, I understand the importance of needing to feel comfortable with someone else handling your child. I have years of experiencing handling, soothing, feeding and holding babies. I have spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours (and dollars) training and gaining experience in order to learn the art of newborn photography. It takes a great amount of skill and patient to photograph a newborn. Once you have your session, you will see how much goes into creating these everlasting images.
When you take into consideration all that goes into newborn photography from equipment, correct camera settings, lenses, skill in safely posing your newborn, photoshop and editing skills, you begin to understand why just anybody with a camera cannot get the same image.
Newborn photography is an investment. With a blink of an eye you baby will loose those tiny little features. I hope that you will consider Angela Roberts Photography to help you capture those details that you will be able to treasure for a lifetime.
CAN I ORDER PROFESSIONAL PRINTS AND PRODUCTS THOUGH YOU?
YES, YES, YES! I have tested many different labs to find the best quality images, canvases and other products.
WHAT DO YOU ACCEPT AS PAYMENT?
I accept cash or credit card. Booking fee is required to save your spot, as I only book a limited amount of newborns each month. Full payment of session is due before session is held.
Connect with Angela
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