The best time for your photo shoot is somewhere around 34-36 weeks. Your belly will be nice and full and we don't want to wait until the very last week! Early morning or late afternoon are good times, but we do want Daddy to be there , so plan around his schedule as well. You might want to make a day of it, and get your hair and nails done for the occasion. Not only will you feel like a pampered queen, but you will have that extra bit of confidence that will definitely show in your maternity photographs! When you are so far along, any bit of pampering is welcome anyway (you might want to throw in a maternity-friendly massage while your busy). Once baby arrives and sleep-deprivation makes you feel more like a 5 cent coin than a million bucks, you will be grateful you had that last pick-me-up and the gorgeous pictures to proof it!
Newborn photography is done
within the first 2 weeks after
Book your session during your
last trimester to ensure you are
committed and don't have to make
arrangement after the birth. We
can make all the arrangements
and I will be on stand-by so to
speak. Newborn photography
always get priority, as the
window of opportunity is smaller
than with older baby
photography. If we have made all
the practical arrangements
before hand, the new
sleep-deprived Mommy has less to
Every baby is different and Mommy will know best what time of day is best. The ideal time of day is when baby is sleepy, mid-mornings are generally a good time. The lighting is soft and gentle in the morning and most newborn babies have a good sleep somewhere mid-morning. We will want a sleepy, well-fed baby for our shoot.
If baby is between 1 and 3
months schedule photo shoot
around sleeping and eating time.
Remember to also keep Daddy's
schedule in mind, as we would
love for him to be included!
I also take appointments over weekends, so there are plenty of opportunity to plan the best photo shoot that suits your unique family.
The time of day is not
critically important with the
toddlers. As long as your
toddler is well-fed and rested
we are more likely to get good
pictures. Bring along some
drinks, snacks and one or two
Also, try to wake your toddler up from his or her nap about 20 minutes before photo shoot, so the puffiness around the eyes can be gone along with any grogginess.