Frequently Asked Questions - Newborn Sessions

When is the best time to book a newborn portrait session?

It is best to book your newborn session during your second trimester.  Your session is booked using your due date.  Once baby arrives, contact the studio and we'll arrange a firm date and time for your session.  Your baby will be photographed at 5-12 days of age (with some exceptions).  This time frame helps to ensure a successful session and helps to achieve the best images for your family to cherish for generations to come.

What if my baby doesn't arrive on my due date?

Only 5% of babies are actually born on their due date, so don't worry.  Your due date just gives us a loose timeline as to when to expect you in the studio.  If your baby arrives early, please contact us right away so that we can arrange a session time for you.  If your baby arrives late, we're probably checking our email every 30 minutes waiting for the exciting news!  

What is included in my session?

Your session includes a portrait session, access to all props and accessories, professionally edited and retouched images, and a full gallery of colour and black & white images to choose from.  Session packages include some digital images. More details can be found here. All additional products are purchased seperately.

What do I need to do to prepare for our session?

You will be provided with preparation tips for the session.  These tips are mostly focused around preparing baby for the session so that he or she is comfortable and happy during your visit.  We are happy to go over the basic do’s and dont’s for wardrobe; and, if you’d like more assistance, we can go into detail and help you choose your wardrobe for the session. Otherwise, bring a stocked diaper bag and drinks and snacks are provided and you can sit back and relax.

When does a newborn portrait session take place?

Your session takes place while baby is 5-12 days of age.  At this time, baby is still in that nice sleepy stage and is more likely to be content for the session duration.  After this time frame, baby's muscles and ligaments begin to grow and develop and their sleeping patterns are changing.  At about 3 weeks of age newborns often reach a growth spurt and are often cluster feeding.  During your session, we always stop to feed and comfort baby when needed.  There are always exceptions to this rule and we are experienced with photographing older newborns, but 5-12 days of age is the general guideline.

What is posed newborn photography?

Posed newborn photography includes baby, siblings, and parents who are posed very carefully and with full intent to execute beautiful imagery.  These poses and images are thoughtfully planned out in advance of your session, with your input, and much care and planning goes into each session.  Posed newborn sessions are offered in studio only. If you’re interested in an in home session, please inquire about our Lifestyle sessions.

Do you offer maternity sessions?

Yes!  Please contact us right away if you are wanting to add a maternity session to your experience.  We love being able to offer both studio and outdoor maternity sessions to our clients.  With your maternity portrait session, you will have access to our collection of maternity gowns and maternity wear.  We also have some creative setups that involve lengths of tulle and luxurious fabrics.  The sky is the limit here!

What should we wear to the session?

Please refer to the session preparation tips sent out before your session.

Can I buy digital images from my session?

Yes, of course.  We live in a digital age and it is completely understandable that parents would want to have digital images for their records.  Digital images can be purchased individually or in groups of ten. In order to preserve your moments for a lifetime, you are encouraged to invest in our professionally printed products.  These products are of the highest quality and are the best way to ensure the longevity of your most treasured family moments.