How to prepare for your newborn portrait session.
- Try to line the time frame up so that you feed the baby right before you leave the house.
- I suggest that you keep the baby awake for a while (90 mins) before you head over, give him/her a bath then feed them.
- If you are traveling more than 20 minutes, please hold off on feeding the newborn until you arrive.
- Please be sure to put the baby in a button or zipper up an outfit so that I can pull them out of it and the car seat easily.
- Bring a pacifier, even if you aren't using one. It won't mess up a latch for a short duration and helps sooth during the session (sometimes I don't even need it, but it's good to have on hand!)
- Please have an escape plan for any older siblings we will start the session with sibling images and family images (If you are traveling more than 20 minutes, I do have a waiting area with amazon tv so older children are welcome to remain and hang out in there. I suggest bringing non-staining snacks and a few toys to keep them occupied during the session.)
- If you are breastfeeding it is helpful to have a bottle of pumped breast milk on hand. (if you don't that is fine as well! ) I ask this because I can feed the baby if need be. Also, it allows the baby to get more milk quicker than straight from the source, which helps them get milk drunk and ultimately pass out!
Once you arrive at my studio:
It is a one way so pull around to the backside you will see my sign on the door. 3566 Post Rd. Warwick, RI
- When you are in the studio I will carefully pull the baby out of the car seat. Typically, I am able to start photographing right away, as they will fall asleep in the car on the ride over.
Not sure what to expect? You can see a behind the scenes video here https://youtu.be/h4HNcd0I_n8 This is an older video but you'll get the basic idea about the process.