How to Prepare for Your Newborn Baby Photography Session

How to prepare for a newborn photoshoot

Here's a quick guide to help you prepare and know what to expect from your newborn photography session with me, so your family can come in and relax as we capture your baby’s first days. 

Where Do You Take the Images?

Images are taken in my Fitzroy North home studio with soft natural light, ensuring a calm environment. The room will be heated to a approx. 28 degrees celcius (82 fahrenheit), to keep baby sleepy and easily posed. But don't worry, it's 36 degrees in your tummy, so baby will be comfortable and happy at all times. 

What to Bring?

If your baby takes a dummy then please bring that along, as bubs may become a little unsettled as we move through the session. I have plenty of gorgeous props for you to choose from in your session in all sorts of colours and tones including a beanbag for posing, vintage wooden bowls, mini rompers and petite hats/ headbands. I love it when parents bring in special items like handmade blankets and items which have been passed down, so I always encourage you to bring these along. 

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What to Wear?

Layers, layers layers! As the room will feel warmer than usual, it is best to have loose layers that you can easily remove to remain comfortable. Please avoid bright/ bold colours (i.e. hot pink/ red) and patterns or logos as these will be distracting - I want you to be the focus so come along in neutral tones and colours. 

How Long Will it Take?

You should allow approx 2 hours or so for the session, you will never feel rushed as I am very patient. I will make sure that you and your new baby are happy, so will always allow plenty of time for feeding, cuddles and rests. 

When Will I Receive my Images?

As soon as possible! I will edit the best 25 images of the session and send them to you in a private online gallery within 2-3 weeks of your session. You will then have 1 week to choose the images you wish to purchase. I will send you the digital files to download immediately and send your prints off to the lab soon after.  

More Info?

Check out the Information page for more details on my packages and what to expect in your session. I hope to meet you and your family soon! Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

You can get me on 0418 526 248 or photography@sarah-joy.com anytime. Can’t wait to meet you and your family soon!

Sarah x