mum + partner if applicable
siblings and belly if applicable
detail shots of belly
props if requested (2 max please)
What To Expect
baby with each parent
baby with sibling(s) if applicable
details of baby’s fingers and toes
detail shots of the nursery
nursing photos, upon request
grandparents with baby, upon request
What To Expect
I work through my shot list (above) in no particular order. For baby’s individual photos, I’ll use the crib, bed, or couch, and bring a stack of clean, fluffy blankets to switch out “backgrounds”. If you’d rather use your own blankets, that’s okay too. I have a portable heater to keep baby cozy and comfortable. If you’d like nursing photos, I’m happy to take those – it’s a beautiful bond between mama and child.
As parents, your job is to take care of baby as you would if I wasn’t there. I work around you, not the other way around. My job is to walk you through the shoot, direct you on how to pose, and keep track of the shot list. I want to make it as relaxing an experience as possible.
Grandparents are welcome to be part of the session – it’s beautiful to see the whole family in love with a baby! It can be overwhelming for new parents to have a room full of people during the entire session though. Once the grandparents have had their picture taken, it’s okay to excuse them for a walk or an errand so we can turn the focus back on your new family and baby.
FAMILY / KIDS
Schedule anytime of the year you like! I prefer to shoot an hour after sunrise, or an hour before sunset for the prettiest light. If these times don’t work for your child’s schedule, email me and we can adjust our start for when they’re happiest. Fall is great if you want a current photo for the holiday card, or like the pretty colours. Winter is a great weather and pretty sunsets. Fall + Winter are my busiest seasons, so please book early.
Popular milestone baby sessions are 6 months and 1 year. Most babies don’t sit up until 7 months, so you’re welcome to do that time if you prefer a sitting up photo.
family portrait with pet, if applicable
individual of each child
siblings with each parent
lots of candids
What To Expect
GET READY FOR YOUR SHOOT
WHAT TO WEAR
Clothing choice is ultimately up to your personal style, though I recommend choosing 3 colours, and dressing within that palette. Coordinated but not matching is the goal. Trendy styles will date your photos quickly, but classic looks make for timeless images. Outfit changes are fine for all shoots except minis – they go too fast! See my Pinterest album for style ideas.
WHAT TO BRING
For sessions with kids, please bring snacks, blankets, or lovies that will make them feel at ease. A treat for the end of the session is a great incentive! For outdoor sessions, please bring a blanket to sit on. It’s nice to have a heavy one underneath and a pretty one on top when the ground is damp.
PROPSFor sessions with kids, please bring snacks, blankets, or lovies that will make them feel at ease. A treat for the end of the session is a great incentive! For outdoor sessions, please bring a blanket to sit on. It’s nice to have a heavy one underneath and a pretty one on top when the ground is damp.
Are welcome! Just bring a treat for dogs so I can get their attention, and a leash so we can tie them up for non-pet poses.
A week before your shoot you will receive an email confirmation of your appointment time. If you haven’t chosen a location yet, we can confirm this over email (as well as a meeting spot). You are welcome to email any last questions too.
If it’s looking like rain or have a sandstorm, I usually like to wait until the night before or morning of your session to make the call, as sometimes the sun comes out just in time or the weather gets better. The next best strategy is to choose a different start time on the same day. Reschedules are based on remaining availability on the calendar.