How to schedule a newborn photography session and questions you should expect to answer.

Congratulations on your newest family member! It’s an exciting time, and I know it is important to you to capture images of those first precious two weeks. Please know at this time I do not photograph a lot of newborns. The reason is that there are other photographers nearby who specialize in this field. However, if you are still interested in having a newborn portrait created, please review the following:


  • Full contact information is required, including where you are located and whether you are having a girl or boy (or both).
  • Whether you want to have the photo session at my location or yours. (If the session is held in your home, additional expenses are incurred.)
  • Is proper lighting available in the room where the images will be captured? (Ideally I will want a photo or two of the environment, so that I can scope out the area and check the available lighting.)
  • The room will likely need to be adjusted – lighting, removing clutter, making sure the background is not distracting. Are you comfortable with things being moved?
  • What deliverables you are looking for and what budget you are looking to stay within? Would you like the result of the session to be prints only, prints matted, framed, and ready to hang, or digital?
  • Who will be attending the session with you and your baby, if applicable. If brothers and sisters are going to be present, is someone going to be available to watch them while the baby is photographed?
  • Who else do you want in the photos? Pets? Siblings? How many images do you want?

Knowing answers to the above will help ensure you receive an accurate estimate and help determine the most appropriate location. Please allow a full afternoon for the typical newborn shoot (one newborn, no siblings).

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Blog post on the first newborn photography experience, Seedling.