Newborns are Misty’s favorite subjects to photograph, it is such an amazing time in life, one that changes so quickly and is so beautiful. The details that make a newborn so new begin to change even within the first few weeks. Their tiny little fingers and toes, their wispy hair, their new skin, and that little belly button. Her style will certainly highlight all the beautiful features that define your baby.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION?
For newborns it is never too early to book a newborn session. Due to the unpredictable nature of newborns, your newborn session is reserved based on your estimated due date. The baby’s due date is noted, and then as soon as baby arrives, we ask that you contact Misty right away. A solid session date is then set at that time. Your reserved newborn session is to take place within 10 days of baby’s actual date of birth. If you are given an induction or c-section date, the actual session date can be booked in advance.
WHAT IF MY BABY IS ALREADY BORN?
If your baby is already born, under 10 days of age and you wish to schedule a session, please contact Misty*as soon as possible*. Since her love is photographing newborns, Misty will always try to accommodate newborns under 10 days old when possible.
WHAT’S THE IDEAL AGE TO PHOTOGRAPH MY NEWBORN?
“The absolute BEST time to take newborn photos is within the first 10 days of life.”
As long as Mommy is feeling ready, the younger the baby the better – preferably between 4-6 days old. Older newborns tend to not sleep as soundly and don’t “curl” as a younger newborn does. Newborn acne and cholic may flare up at around 1.5-2 weeks of age, as well. The images seen in Misty’s galleries are of newborn babies all under 7-10 days old.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION AND WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR/BRING?
I usually suggest bringing long sleeve black shirts for both mom and dad, as well as white if available. Again, rest assured I will fully prepare you for every step of the way. Prior to our session, you will be sent a list of things I will need you to do right before our session, what to bring to the studio, as well as what to expect when you arrive. I believe open communication is the key to a successful portrait session.
HOW MANY IMAGES ARE SHOWN IN A TYPICAL NEWBORN SESSION?
The average newborn session includes the following: Newborn Individuals , Newborn & Mom, Newborn & Dad, Newborn & Mom & Dad, Sibling & Newborn
A typical newborn session includes between 25-30 fully edited gallery images.
HOW LONG IS THE AVERAGE NEWBORN SESSION?
Misty will always adapt her sessions according to each individual newborn. It’s not uncommon for the session to last between 3-4 hours, allowing for plenty of time for feeding, artistic posing and comforting.
HOW LONG BEFORE THE SESSION IMAGES WILL BE READY?
Within 3 weeks of your session I will e-mail you with a link and password to view your online image gallery. The gallery will contain 25-30 fully edited images from your session and will be available online for 14 days. You may share your gallery password with anyone you would like. Friends and family are more than welcome to view the gallery if you choose.
WHEN SHOULD WE EXPECT OUR PORTRAIT ORDER?
Orders are sent to print only after payment has been made in full (or check payment has cleared). Please allow 2-4 weeks for final delivery of all orders.
Due to the custom nature of each session and product, all sales are final.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?
For your convenience, Misty accepts both credit card (via PayPal online) and personal checks addressed to oh baby Love Photography.