Preparing for a newborn session is quite easy. Once a person has booked a session, I ask a few questions to ensure that I am using a color scheme that will mesh well with the colors the parents are using in the nursery. I always ask if the parents have any special requests. Some parents have fallen in love with a setup I have done previously and it is important to ask this prior to the session date. Recreating a set is extremely easy.
For parents, preparations are easy. Simply bring the baby’s diaper bag with extra diapers, wipes, and a pacifier. Some parents have not introduced the baby to a pacifier and that is ok. If parents do not object, I do ask them to bring one just in case. I provide all wraps, props, bonnets, sleep hats, or bows. Parents do not need to worry about providing anything for the actual session itself.
I do know how hard it is for new parents to leave the house on time with a newborn baby. For this reason, I provide coffee, water, and treats for the parents to enjoy while I work. It is best for the baby if I provide a calm and relaxing environment and I like the parents to feel taken care of as well. I absolutely love working with newborns and put safety first during the session. The baby will be handled very delicately and will never be placed in dangerous positions. Babies do prefer to be warm so I keep the photography space very warm. Parents should dress for warmer conditions during the session.
I offer different packages, each with a different timeframe for the session. For the one hour wrapped session, parents should anticipate being here for an hour and a half. For the two hour session, parents should anticipate being here for two and a half hours. Sometimes the baby needs a little extra soothing time and I never like to rush the session. We also need to allow time for feedings. I strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for baby and parents. If you have any questions regarding sessions, please feel free to reach out to Tender Moments Photography San Diego at 619-301-6133.