My studio has everything you need for a newborn session.
You can arrive with nothing but your baby and a way to feed (bring extra bottles if baby is bottle fed).
I keep a supply at the studio of diapers, wipes, new pacifiers, burp cloths, lotion for dry baby skin, and of course all the props and accessories!
For girls, I have a selection of skirts, rompers, lace, wraps, headbands and crowns.
For boys I have some adorable outfits, jeans, sleepy hats, caps.
You can choose the outfits for the shoot, or leave the creativity up to me and I'll create something amazing for you!
Clothing for parents and siblings:
You want to dress in something classic and timeless that will still look good hanging in your home in 10 years from now. I suggest wearing solid colors, or simple soft patterns that are not distracting. Everyone in the family doesn't have to "match" but you should keep similar tones to keep the family portrait cohesive.
If you are interested in parent shots with the baby naked, please bring a change of clothing for yourself since there's a good chance you'll get soiled.
I love barefoot, especially for young siblings.
Ideally babies should be sleeping for most of their session. This allows us to pose and position them for the portraits. Please give baby a fill feeding immediately prior to arrival. This way we can get started right away with a sleepy baby.
The session environment:
The session itself will take 2-3 hours. The studio temperature is kept very warm, so that baby is comfortable and sleepy.
If you are uncomfortably hot, you're welcome to step out and spend some time in the play area where there is a couch and refreshments.
I play a noise machine as well, which combined with the heat, helps baby to sleep allowing us to create those amazing peaceful poses!