A little about my newborn session process.
Being a newborn photographer on Long Island is one of the best jobs around. I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful new families and watch them grow up before my lens. Newborn sessions are one of my favorite types of sessions to photograph. I love capturing the newness of the baby as well as the special bond between the family and their new life.
When clients contact me excitedly about booking their newborn session with me, I am just as excited with them. Being a mother of 3, it brings me back to those first days. When you book your session, we will chat about what YOU want your session to be like. The colors, the style, where you want to hang your images in your home so that you can enjoy them every day to remind you of how tiny your newborn once was.
Once your baby is born, you will contact me to book your actual session time. My studio is located in Islip Terrace, NY. Upon arrival, it is warm and cozy for baby and we have everything we need for your session. Here you will relax and unwind while I pose your baby in all the adorable props we chose for him or her. If you like (and I recommend you do), you will also pose with your new baby for some sweet images you can only capture once. If you have older children, we will also capture their special bond with their new little sibling.
A few days after your session, I will edit a teaser image for you to see. Parents are always excited to see these. It is one thing to witness the whole session, but this is the first look at the finished image that will soon hang in your home. Your full edited gallery will be available in just a few weeks and you can begin designing your birth announcements and planning your photo wall displays.
When to book your newborn session:
You should book your session as soon as you know you want me to capture your babies first portraits. Most clients book after their first trimester, but you can certainly book sooner.
The Studio and Newborn Props:
My studio is located in Islip Terrace, NY. I have all of the props and accessories we need for your session. I have many antique baskets and buckets as well as wraps, fabrics, headbands and hats. All of the props I use are carefully chosen so that they photograph just right. I use natural fiber knit fabrics and hats. I find these photograph nicer, fit better and are softer for a newborn. When you arrive, the studio will cozy and warm for baby. I will have already hand-selected and set up the blankets, props and accessories for your session based on our pre-session consultation. This ensures we have the most time possible with your sleepy baby. You are welcome to bring items to work into the session that are special to you, but it is not required. I have water and snacks for you to enjoy while you sit back and watch your session. Feel free to also take a nap…many new parents do.
Contact me if you would like to chat more about my sessions, pricing packages, styling, booking or anything!
Be sure to get my FREE Maternity Session Guide and see how you can receive $50 off your newborn session by also booking your maternity session with me. Also inquire about my Baby Gift Registry.
Here is a small sample of the memories we will capture at your newborn session.