Newborn Photography Frequently Asked Questions
How old should my baby be for a newborn session?
Your newborn session should ideally take place when your baby is 7-10 days old so that I can capture all of those cute, sleepy, curled-up poses.
When should I book my newborn session?
In order to give my clients amazing service and images, I take a limited number of sessions per month. It’s best to book your session at least a few weeks in advance to reserve your spot. I ask for the session fee to hold an approximate date based on your due date and then you can call or email me once the baby arrives to set the day and time.
Is it too late to book a session if my baby has already been born?
I do my best to accommodate last-minute bookings so please contact me and I will try to fit you in.
Can you do a newborn session with an older newborn?
Of course! Newborn sessions can be done up to three months old. Although it’s harder to get the curled-up images, it’s not impossible and older newborns are more expressive which can make for some amazing images. After three months it’s probably better to take a family session instead.
Where would my newborn session take place?
Your newborn session would take place in the comfort of your home (on the island of Montreal) or in my West-Island studio. The session fee is the same regardless of where the session takes place so you are free to choose the location that makes you most comfortable.
How much time would my newborn session take?
Newborn sessions can take up to three hours to insure that there is lots of time for feedings and cuddles between poses.
Can we include the whole family in the session?
Of course! All of my newborn sessions include poses with mom and dad and siblings. Even the pets are welcome to join in!
Is there a difference between home and studio newborn sessions?
Apart from the location there is no difference between a home or studio session. I bring everything I need if I go to your home, from the lighting and backdrops to the props. Most of the images in my newborn portfolio were taken in my clients’ homes.
My home is really small, can we do it here?
Yes! I have worked in mansions as well as 400 square foot lofts. I can set up simply in any space, no matter how small. I am also a mom so I understand the chaos of having a newborn and will never judge your mess :).
Do you have newborn props?
I have lots of newborn wraps, diaper covers, blankets, hats and headbands, and all my accessories are thoroughly washed between sessions.
Is there anything else I should know to prepare for my session?
The most important thing to remember is that your baby and whole family need to be comfortable during the session. I ask that you keep your home warm so that your baby is at ease. I always put the baby’s comfort and safety before anything else and that means that most of the session will be tending to his or her needs.