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Newborn Session Prep Guide

Hello! Congratulations on the arrival of your little bundle of joy! Let me start by saying Thank you for allowing us to capture these precious moments of your little one during the first few days of his/her life. Below are a few tips and tricks to help prepare for your upcoming session. 


For Baby:

-If bottle feeding- please bring along a bottle to feed baby during session. 

-Please feed baby about an hour prior to your session, and then try to keep baby awake for that full hour as well. Some suggestions on how to do that….

-Bath time

-let them kick with only diaper on

-tickle their toes

-even letting them fuss for a little bit will help ensure they are sleepy for their session. 


I can’t stress enough how important it is to try to keep baby awake for the hour prior. I can’t begin to tell you how many parents will tell me that baby slept all morning, but not to worry he/she sleeps all day! Only to find that during the session, they end up being wide awake from being unclothed and unswaddled.


-Please bring a nuk/pacifier (preferably the soothie pacifier the one the hospital provides, they don’t leave marks) Even if you aren’t planning on using one with the baby, it would just be for the session to help settle baby if needed. If you are extremely against us using one, that will be ok too.



For Mom and Dad:

-We tend to keep the studio warm and toasty during these sessions, so please dress accordingly. (Layers are recommended) 

-sessions are typically 2-3 hours, please bring with water and snacks if you so feel inclined. 


For siblings:

-I typically will photograph parents and siblings towards the end of the session, it works best for younger siblings to arrive later if possible (last 30 minutes) . If not, we do have a TV and some fun toys for the kiddos to play with.  




It is our hope that you come to the studio and feel welcome and at home. We look forward to spending time with your family and capturing these little moments. 



-Lacy and Mel

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