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Newborn Session faq

When is the best time to photograph my newborn?

The best time to photograph your newborn is within the first 12 days of life. Newborns typically still spend most of their time sleeping during this age. After two weeks of age, babies are a little harder to settle, and it becomes more difficult to position them into those sleepy, curly poses.



When should I schedule my newborn session?
The best time to book your session is as soon as you have a due date. I will plan to schedule a time for your session approximately 5 to 12 days after your due date. After baby’s arrival, I can then tweak the date if needed to ensure the session takes place during the ideal timeframe.



Where will my newborn session be held?

All newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home! I come to you! Every photo that you see in the Newborn Gallery has been taken all within the comfort of the client's home.



How long does a newborn session last?

Posed Newborn Sessions are typically anywhere from 2.5-4 hours. This allows plenty of time for feeding and cuddling to keep your baby comfortable and happy. Swaddle Only Sessions are 1.5-2 hours. Lifestyle Sessions are 1 hour and do not include studio-like poses for your newborn. Instead, they capture the essence of family bonds in a more natural setting.


Do you provide backdrops and props?

Yes! I will provide all fabric, swaddles, and props. I even have cute little headbands for girls and sleepy hats for boys that I bring. Upon booking a newborn session, you will have access to view all of the props that are available. It's so much fun being able to design the look of your little one's photoshoot! If you have a special item of your own that you wish to include, I will be more than happy to incorporate it into your session.



Do you include photos with parents and siblings?

All Newborn Collections may include photos with parents and siblings within the home upon request.



If I choose to be photographed, what do I wear?

Neutral tone clothing (white, ivory, tan, gray, navy, soft/light hues of pinks, purples, and blues, etc.) is best. I recommend avoiding bright colors and busy or big patterns and logos. This can divert focus away from your newborn and your family. Brightly colored clothing can also reflect unflattering colors to the skin. Another thing to consider is the color palette of your home. Plan to wear tones that best compliment the area of the home that you'd like to be photographed in.

Kansas City Newborn Photographer | Kansas City Maternity Photographer

Service areas include, but is not limited to:

Kansas City | North Kansas City | Parkville | Shawnee | Mission | Overland Park | Leawood | Lenexa | Olathe

Lee’s Summit | Independence | Blue Springs | Liberty


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