So, you've brought baby home, you are settled in, talked to me (Casandra) and setup your session and now it's the day-of.
Here are a few tips and tricks on how to make you and your baby comfortable for the session!
I do a combination of newborn posing and lifestyle photos but by know means should you feel a need to dress up. Sure, you could swipe on a little mascara and maybe something other than sweatpants but don't go too fancy. We want to see you at home, in your element, hanging out with your new addition. These are some of the best pictures!
I will have my traveling studio with me so you don't need to provide a thing- I just need about a 6' x 6' space. I bring a number of different blankets, headbands and hats for the baby. Please feel free, however, to incorporate anything into the photos that you'd like!
It's always a good idea to turn the heat up a few degrees, so it's more comfortable for the baby (they like nice and toasty places!). I do bring a space heater as well so you don't need to turn up the thermostat too much!
To make sure baby is nice and sleepy, it's best to keep them up for an hour or two before the session (fi possible). This is a good time to play with their little feet, make funny faces and plant kisses all over! After this, it's a good idea to feed them right before the session- around 20-30 minutes before I would arrive. Then...milk coma! It makes posing a lot easier!
The majority of the poses are done without a diaper, so it's pretty much a given that accidents could occur (It's more surprising if no one got peed on!). Having a few wipes on-hand will help!
To start the session, having the baby in their loose diaper (this makes sure we won't see any diaper indents!) and gently swaddled in a blanket will make it easier to transition into poses.
The most important thing is that you feel relaxed and comfortable. Go about your day as usual and I'll take care of the rest. If I do need assistance, I will definitely let you know! Please feel free to watch or go grab a cup of coffee and just chill- since I'm sure it's been awhile since you've had! Last but not least, enjoy this time; as they say, they grow up so fast!