Lifestyle Newborn Photo Session Questionnaire

Hello & thank you for choosing me to document such a special season in your life! Here are some questions and information for you:

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A few tips for your Lifestyle Newborn photo session

  • Please email or text me within 24-48 hours of birth so that we can schedule your newborn session! Don’t forget to fill out this questionnaire.

Important tips to help your newborn session run smoothly:

  • Babies like to be warm, so make sure your house isn’t cold. The ideal temperature for newborn sessions is around 80 degrees.
  • Try to keep the baby awake for at least 1-2 hours before the session if possible. This will ensure they sleep so we can capture those adorable sleepy images!
  • Have the newborn pacifier within reach.
  • We’ll focus on rooms such as the nursery (if set up), the master bedroom, and any rooms with large windows that provide plenty of light. When I arrive at your home, I’ll take a look around to see which areas work well with the available natural light and enough space.
  • I always build extra time into the session for feeding breaks if necessary. If you’d like breastfeeding images, we will certainly capture those! If not, I ask that you feed the baby right before the session so that we can start photographing your new little one right away (unless you’d like to begin with breastfeeding images). I understand that things don’t always go as planned, so don’t stress if that’s the case.
  • Avoid bright tones, as they can create unnatural skin tones on babies due to color cast. Also, steer clear of loud, busy patterns, logos, and dark colors. Most importantly, choose something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. If you prefer jeans, pair them with a kimono or something soft. For the baby, start with a simple neutral onesie and/or swaddle. I bring a few accessories with me to the session if you’d like to use them!
  • Since my newborn sessions focus on telling an honest story of your growing family, I like to keep props to a minimum. If you have special heirlooms or other items you’d like to include in the session, we will incorporate them into the photographs in natural settings. I do bring some accessories to help style the session. If you have questions about including certain items in your photo session, don’t hesitate to contact me!