UPDATE FOR NEWBORN SESSIONS
DUE TO OUR HOME REMODEL,
ALL NEWBORN SESSIONS WILL
BE HELD IN THE CLIENT'S HOME.
Newborn Sessions are held within the first 14 days of birth.
Book your session as your due date. This will be changed later.
To Book a Newborn Session, Click HERE.
To Fill out The Questionnaire, Click HERE.
What Makes ADS Photography Different...
I strive to create Custom Art that your family will cherish for years to come. I have spent the last 14 years studying the art of Newborn Photography, concerning posing techniques and editing styles. Most importantly, Artistry is consistently combined with Safety. Unlike sessions with inexperienced photographers, ADS Photography knows the correct posing techniques that are key to your newborn remaining safe and comfortable. That is why selecting the right photographer is of the utmost importance.
Preparing for Your Session:
WHAT TO EXPECT
You should expect a very calm and quiet atmosphere. Your sweetie might fuss when he/she needs feeding or special soothing time from mom/dad, but newborn sessions are all about pleasing your newborn. I have lots of soft comfy blankets and swaddling fabrics. A gentle touch and slow movements help in the peaceful posing of your baby. I will do my best to capture special images of your precious little one.
WHEN TO SCHEDULE
Birthdays are typically a pleasant surprise. As a photographer, I completely understand that, and I am more than willing to work around your labor/delivery schedule. When you purchase your Newborn Session, tell me your due date, so we will have a general idea of when your delivery is possible. Once you have your little one in your arms, email/call/text me and we will schedule the session more concretely. Newborn Sessions are best held within the first 10 days of birth. During those first 2 weeks, your baby will sleep most of the day and be more willing to be posed for his/her first professional photos.
WILL THERE BE A MESS
Because Family & Newborn Only sessions include some posing of baby in the nude, the diaper will be off for a portion of the session. Accidents happen and there is no need to apologize or worry about if a mess will happen. It’s natural and it’s expected. Just make sure you have wet wipes and diapers nearby. All the blankets/props get washed/sanitized after each session.
WHAT WILL MY ROLE BE, AS THE PARENT
If you desire images of you with your baby, I usually photograph those poses first. During the ‘baby only’ portion of the session, I might ask you to assist in certain poses where an extra set of hands is desired. Other than that, you will mostly sit and relax while I do the posing. When your baby needs soothing or feeding, I will let you tend to the baby until he/she is sleepy and ready to continue the session.
WHAT ABOUT HIS/HER SIBLINGS
I love taking family portraits and I can photograph siblings with the new baby before the ‘baby only’ portion of the Family Newborn Session begins. I do, however, ask that once the family photos are complete, you provide alternate care, away from the shooting area, for any children under 10 years of age and/or any children who would rather not sit quietly during the remainder of the photo shoot. Newborn sessions require a very quiet and calm atmosphere. We have to keep the baby as relaxed and sleepy as possible. There will be lots of whispering.
PREPARING FOR THE SESSION
Plan to feed your baby as soon as we get to meet face to face. If you feed your little one before that, you will start the sleep cycle too early. That is definitely not what we want to happen. Instead, we want the sleep cycle to begin after I have all the props set up and ready to begin. That way, your baby will be more likely to sleep during the posing and prop/set changes.
If you are bottle feeding, make sure you prepare to have extra bottles. Babies almost always eat more during a photo session. Keeping the tummy full keeps the baby satisfied and soothed, so sleep comes more easily.
Between feeding times, it is very helpful to have a pacifier available. Even if you do not plan to use a pacifier with your little one, it is recommended to have one for use during the photo session. We do whatever is necessary to keep your sweetie soothed and sleepy during the session, so we can get those special poses.
Definitely include any special props you wish to feature in the session: hats, bows, headbands, jewelry, crown, blanket, toy, or item from parent’s job or hobby. If you want a special prop used or need help with ideas, let me know before your session so I can plan accordingly. I enjoy planning theme setups for a few special images.
I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION
If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, just send me an email or give me a call. I want you to feel prepared and comfortable trusting me with your precious baby. I look forward to seeing him/her through my lens!