I love this question. There will be a few steps to preparing for your shoot. You will want to pick your location. I love shooting outside new sunset so be thinking of beautiful outdoor locations. However I love an in home session as well if that is more your speed. Next you will want to think about your clothing. My number one tip is this; Mom, dress you frist! Find something that you feel beautiful in. Something that brings out the beauty that you are, then coordinate the other outfits from yours. Coordinate, don’t match! If you need more help with dressing for your shoot I would love to talk with you. A Pinterest board is super helpful. If you create a board for the shoot and add me as a collaborator we can work together to create the beautiful cohesive shoot of your dreams.
The ideal time for a newborn shoot is within the first two weeks of coming home from the hospital. So your baby (or babies) are born early and spend time in the hospital, that’s not a problem. We just schedule within the two weeks after they come home. If your baby is born late then I make the same accommodation. Simply reach out to me once you return from the hospital and Together we will find the best time to photograph your newborn.
I am always happy to reschedule especially in the case of weather or illness. The deposit is non refundable but transferable do I will work with you to find another date for you photoshoot.
For families we meet at the designated location. Meet your family and give a little bit of instruction. Then we begin. I like to make my shoots as pain free and fun as possible. I photograph the whole family, individuals, just the kids, just the parents and any other combination of family members that you would like. I feel it is important to discuss a shot list before the shoot so we are on the same page as to what shots you are looking for. I’m always happy to do a phone, facetime, skype or even in person consultation before your shoot to make sure you feel ready and excited for your shoot.