Newborn FAQ

When do you typically schedule newborn shoots?

Newborn sessions are typically 1-3 weeks after birth. These sessions are typically on a weekend day in the morning.

My baby hasn’t arrived yet, how does scheduling work?

Because babies come whenever they are ready, we tentatively put your due date on my calendar and once baby is born we schedule an actual date! This tentative date allows me to not over schedule/overbook.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely! Feel free to contact me to set up a payment plan!

Where do you shoot newborn sessions?

In my studio at 90 Washington Street Suite 206 in Dover, NH!

How much time do you generally block off for a newborn photo session?

I generally block of up to 3 hours to allow cuddles, feedings, bathroom breaks, and posing. Sometimes babies are awake so time is allowed in case we need to wait it out!

Is my family/child(ren) allowed to participate?

Absolutely! One of the luxuries to the new studio is the Dover Children’s Museum and the new Henry Law Park is right across the street! Also perfect if dad wants to take the kids out to lunch while we are photographing the baby there are plenty of restaurants in the area! I do have a portable DVD player with some movies, but if your little one likes a specific movie or certain things to do please feel free to bring that! Reminder that is it HOT in the studio, please have everyone dress accordingly.

We are hoping for a peaceful calm baby, what happens if baby is fussing, crying, unhappy during the session? Does this ever happen?

Totally normal! Babies only have one way of communicating, crying. They may be hungry, or have to go to the bathroom or simply need snuggle. We allow up to 3 hours for all of this in the event that it is needed. If the baby really isn’t having it (rare) we reschedule the session!

Do you offer a combination of posed newborn images and some with the rest of the family as well?

Yes! In a full newborn session, we do posed newborn images, siblings (if any), poses with just mom and baby, dad and baby, and some of the whole family together!

Do you provide props? Newborn outfits?

I have everything needed for the session! Props, hats, bonnets, headbands, stuffies, lovies galore!

What colors do you have in the studio? What is your color palette?

I am a neutral color photographer. Neutral colors are classic and will never go out of style.  You will find ivories, creams, browns, beige’s, grays, navy’s, and whites.

Where is your studio located?

My new studio is located at 90 Washington Street in Dover, NH!

What does your turnaround time look like from when the pictures are taken to when the photos are uploaded in a gallery?

Typical turn around time is 3 weeks for images. At the end of the session, you will receive a print release card and a “what’s next” card giving you all the details and what to expect once the session is over.

Are clients given a photo release so that they can print pictures themselves?

You may print your own images! I suggest avoiding pharmacies and places like Wal-Mart.

Is there a limit on the number of photos that can be selected from the gallery or can we download all of them and then print what we want?

I do not put a limit on the amount of images you receive in your newborn gallery. It really is dependent on how the baby is. Some galleries are 20 while others have more than that. The minimum amount of images you receive is 20 high resolution digitals!

Are you up-to-date of the TDAP and other vaccines?

Absolutely, I am up to date on all vaccines!

Do you require full payment up front or half the session up front? How does that work?

I require a $25 nonrefundable deposit at time of booking. This is subtracted from the overall session cost. The rest of the session is due at the time of the session.

How do I prepare for a newborn session? Do I need to bring anything?

No need to bring anything, I have everything needed for the session. If you something specific you would like to bring please bring it!

Is newborn photography really an investment?

Absolutely! You are investing in a highly trained professional to safely pose your newborn during your session. There are a lot of risks and “what if’s” that could happen during a session. Your photographer likely has taken many courses on safety and posing workshops to accurately and safely pose a baby. All of that is not including the time, gear, studio space, insurance, and taxes that goes into running a business!