What’s the best age to photograph my baby?
Newborn photo sessions are best within the first 2 weeks of birth. During this time, your newborn will likely sleep most during the day, which will allow us to move her around without waking easily. The next good time for baby photos is around 3-4 months when babies have good head control – babies get giggly at this age which is great for photos – and who can resist tummy time shots?! When my son was 4 months old my camera was literally strapped to my body! Then again when babies are between 6-8 months – there’s a window of opportunity at this age that is ideal for photos – right when baby is able to sit-up unassisted (it’s ok to be a little wobbly) but not yet crawling. Oh, we get adorable shots at this age! Then of course, around 12 months when babies are on their feet! Additional milestones are at 18 months, 2 years old, and then yearly around the holidays for some awesome family photos.
When is the best time for pregnancy photos?
The best time for pregnancy photos really depends on how soon your belly starts showing. Some mommies “pop” as early as 5 months (especially if they’re having baby #2, #3 etc.) For most first time mommies though, that beautiful belly is most fabulous at about 7 months. It’s a great time because you’re not too tired yet but your belly is still big enough to be the center of attraction for photos!
Do you offer custom packages?
Yes! If you want a custom photography session package – for example – maternity and newborn photo sessions package, I can do that. Or if you want a baby steps package – newborn, 6 month and 12 month photo sessions package, that’s possible. Just shoot me an email and we can work it out. You can also check out the pricing page for more details.
When should I schedule a session?
In order to offer the highest quality, I only book a limited number of photo sessions per month. For this reason, sessions are booked 4-8 weeks in advance. During busy season (June – November) – book at least 8 weeks in advance. I allow a few open spots for last minute newborn portrait sessions only – so if you just had a baby, contact me asap to see if i have any availability.
What type of equipment do you use?
I actually get this question quite a bit. Many of the families I photograph are quite tech savvy when it comes to photography! You can check out my full equipment list on my for photogs page.
I really love the baskets & baby hats in your photos – do you bring those?
Yes! For newborn sessions, I have a humungo rolling bag that holds a wide variety of baby beanies, hats and diaper covers, blankets, wraps and fabrics. I also have several adorable baskets/buckets/bowls that I bring along! For baby sessions, I also have some larger buckets and mini chairs for baby. I have a few beanies, too. So YES, I bring all of my goodies to our session so that you can pick and choose what you’d like to use.