LA NEWBORN PORTRAIT SESSIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I schedule my session?
The best time to schedule your newborn session is before the little one is born. That way you can rest assured that your session will take place within 2 weeks of birth. Our calendar fills up quickly, about 3 months in advance, and we only take a limited number of sessions per month so it is best to book as soon as you know you'd like to schedule a session. One less thing to think about after the baby is born.
How soon should I have my session after delivering my baby?
We recommend 6-9 days, and definitely within 15 days, after delivery for newborn sessions as this is the time when babies are in their heaviest sleep and we are able to capture the cute poses you see in newborn photography. While we can absolutely still take newborn photos after this time period, certain poses may not be as achievable as babies begin to stretch and sleep lighter after the 15 day mark.
Is it too late to schedule if my baby was already born?
If we have an opening in our calendar, we would be more than happy to accommodate. Most often, however, we are booked months in advance so please try to schedule your session at least 3 months before delivery.
How long will my session take?
Newborn sessions can be anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on the type of session you book as well as the state of the baby. We allot time for feeding, changing, and soothing as often times those parts take longer than the photography itself.
Do you provide all of the cute props and outfits?
Yes we do! Our studio is equipped with tons of props, backdrops, outfits, hats, headbands and so much more.
Can we have the session in our home?
We do offer in home sessions for an additional fee. We do advise a studio session, however, as you'll have access to a larger variety of props, backdrops and outfits.
What should we wear for family photos?
We want you to feel comfortable so we suggest wearing clothes that you can move freely in. I also recommend soft toned, solid colors, avoiding loud prints and patterns so that we can keep the focus on the baby. If you would like a more traditional look, a black t-shirt is a nice choice but I have found that many of my clients like a more modern, light and airy look with soft and muted colors. You can get more ideas at the link below: