FAQs: Booking a Newborn Session

When is the best time to book my newborn photos?

The best time to book is well before baby arrives! We suggest contacting us while still pregnant to ensure there is a spot available. We can only accommodate a certain number of newborns per month so the earlier you secure your spot, the better! Typically we are booking 1-2 months in advance.  However,  if you just came across our website, and have a baby under 14 days, please contact us as we will do our best to accommodate you.

What is the best age to photograph my newborn?

The best age to photograph a newborn is between 5-14 days following birth. During this time frame babies are more likely to sleep soundly when being repositioned, and they still have that beautiful baby “curl” we all love to see in photos!

What if my baby is older than 14 days and I want to book a session? 

If your little one was born premature, we can often stretch this window of time later than if your baby was born at full gestation.  If your baby was not born premature, but is over 14 days old please contact us and we can discuss if newborn portrait photography is a good fit for you and your baby.  Babies over the age of two weeks have more awake time, wake much easier when being repositioned, and generally don’t sleep as soundly as their “younger” counterparts. However we have had some success with older babies and are always willing to give it a try!

What happens once I decide to book a session?

Once you have decided to book a newborn portrait session, the session fee ($150) is required to secure your booking. At that time, we will add you to our schedule approximately 7 days post your due date. Once baby arrives, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible so we can work together to find a day that works for you between that 5-14 day window. This is a crucial step in the process to get you those gorgeous, curly images that you’ll love and cherish forever!

Where does the session take place?

All newborn sessions take place in our beautiful studio just outside of Plattsburgh, NY.  This space has been optimized particularly for newborn sessions, and allows you full use of our many props, hats and headbands as well as a warm environment in which to pose these little ones.

I have older children who I would like photographed with my newborn. Can you accommodate this?

Yes!  We ask that if you wish to have siblings photographed with your newborn, that you let us know PRIOR to the session.  These photos are done at the end of the session, and if possible, we suggest that dad drives separately with the older sibling and arrive at the studio an hour and a half later than you and the baby.  Children do not tolerate the heat and length of a newborn session, and often become a distraction in the studio.  Please keep in mind that although we will attempt sibling poses, this is not the focus of a newborn session.  Please do not set expectations high for young children, as they may have difficulty following direction and are uncomfortable holding their new sibling.

Will we be able to take family photos at our newborn session?

Absolutely! Like the sibling photos, we do these at the end of the session. We’ll start with just mom and baby, then add dad and any siblings, and finish with just dad and baby. The goal here is to just get a couple of images as the focus again is on your newborn. Wardrobe is key here so please refer to the newborn prep guide (sent upon booking your session date) for details on what to wear, etc.

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