Newborn sessions are my most favorite sessions! To capture a sweet newborn and the new love that has emerged from Mom & Dad is something that I will forever treasure.
When should I book my newborn session?
As soon as possible. Its a great idea to get your due date on my schedule as soon as possible. Being back and forth between two locations and hauling props back and forth, it helps for me to keep in mind when I have a client’s due date approaching so I can make sure I have the majority of my props at the correct location. Once your bundle arrives, please contact me within 48 hours so that we can set a date and time for your newborn session within the best time frame. When it comes to newborn session timing is important. Sessions that take place within the first seven days of birth tend to make the best portraits. Newborn sessions can be done up until 2 weeks. During these time frames the baby is still sleeping a lot which makes it easier to move and mold babies into different positions. If your newborn has already arrived I cannot guarantee to work you in before they reach the 2 week mark. I will schedule your session up to 3 weeks old and attempt a newborn session, but the risk of non-sleepiness, ability to not pose as well, baby acne, and other factors increase.
How do I prepare for my newborn session?
A few days before your session I will email you with directions and lots of tricks and tips to help keep your baby sleepy, ideas on what to wear and what other things you can expect. If these tips are followed, the majority of my sessions run smoothly!
How long does a newborn session last?
I reserve up to 2 1/2 hours for your session. This gives us plenty of time to pose the baby in different poses and using different props as well as gives us time for feedings and soothing the baby if they’re not cooperating.
Do I need to bring anything?
I have plenty of props, blankets, headbands, hats, and wraps to make the most of your session. If you have a special blanket or other heirloom or keepsake that you’d like to incorporate into your session, please feel free to bring it.
Do you offer a photography package for photographs of my baby’s first year?
I do! I have a First Year Baby Plan that I would be glad to email you info about. Our Baby Plan includes a newborn session, a 6 month session, and a one year session. Prints and products are offered at a discount as well as other perks for Megan Lane Photography First Year Plan customers.
I just had a baby and don’t feel like getting out of the house just yet. Is there anyway you could come to my house for the session?
Certainly! I do love to travel and would be glad to do your newborns session in the comfort of your home. When I go to your home, the session sometimes takes a more lifestyle feel.