FAQ’s for Newborn Photography Sessions with Dawn Weir

      FAQ’s for Newborn Photography Sessions

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      When to Book Your Newborn Photo Session ?

      Hey there, future parents! Wondering when to book your newborn photo session? The answer is simple: the sooner, the better! While there’s no such thing as booking too early, waiting too long can lead to missed opportunities. Newborn sessions tend to fill up fast, often booking up months in advance. To secure your spot and ensure priority scheduling, it’s best to book as early as possible.

      What is the Ideal Timing for Newborn Photography Sessions?

      Newborns are at their sleepiest and most flexible during the first 14 days of life, making this the perfect window for capturing those adorable, curled-up poses. For the best results, aim to schedule your session between days 5 and 10 after delivery. This timeframe not only ensures sleepy, cooperative babies but also helps avoid any potential baby acne that may start to appear around the two-week mark.

      Location and Scheduling?

      All newborn sessions take place in my cozy home studio located in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. Serving Edmonton, Leduc, Fort Saskatchewan, and more, my studio is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of these areas. As for scheduling, once you’ve booked your session, I’ll select a tentative date approximately one week after your due date. Flexibility is key, as newborns don’t always arrive on schedule. If baby comes early or late, just give me a call or shoot me an email, and we’ll adjust the timing accordingly.

      What to Expect During the Session?

      Plan for your newborn photo session to last around two hours (unless it’s a mini newborn session expect 1 hr), allowing plenty of time for feedings, cuddles, and soothing breaks. I never rush sessions and only book one per day to ensure a relaxed, comfortable environment for both baby and parents. And don’t worry about props – I’ve got you covered with a wide array of blankets, wraps, headbands, and more.

      How to Prepare for the Session?

      To help things run smoothly, try to keep your baby awake for an hour or two before the session and bathe them beforehand. It’s also a good idea to feed baby before you arrive, and don’t forget to bring along a bottle of formula or pumped milk, as well as a pacifier for soothing. And remember, less is more when it comes to clothing – a simple zipper sleeper is all your newborn needs to look picture-perfect.

      What about photos with siblings and the newborn?

      I will try my best to accommodate all requests for special newborn photography shots with siblings. Please see pricing for additional charges. Keep in mind that small children are very difficult to work with when we add a newborn into the mix. I take the safety of the newborn very seriously and depending on your older child, it may or may not work out.