Jaclyn shaw photography newborn investment
THIS MOMENT WILL ONLY EVER
BE HERE ONCE
BABIES ARE BORN EVERY DAY, BUT YOU’RE BABY WILL ONLY EVER BE IN THIS VERY MOMENT ONCE
01. YOU DON’T HAVE A STUDIO. WHERE WILL THESE TAKE PLACE?
My newborn portraits can be created anywhere that you choose. Most are done in the comfort of your home to ease any stress on you or your newborn. Over the years, I have perfected my traveling newborn studio for ease and accessibility. Give me a window, and I will give you gorgeous photos. This also lends for some really incredible lifestyle images! You would be amazed how such small spaces can be transformed into the perfect backdrop for your little one.
And, although I bring plenty of props, I encourage you to let me use a special hat, blanket or any other object that has meaning to you and your little one.
02. How Long will this take?
All of my sessions are newborn led, meaning that the length of each session is directed by the individual baby. On average, I would typically allot for around 2-3 hours. I allow plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes and snuggling. A newborn session is never rushed. It’s a quiet, slow process that allows for both you and your newborn to be as happy and comfortable as possible.
03. when should i schedule my session?
The ideal time to schedule a newborn session is within 1-2 weeks after birth. Babies tend to sleep well and curl up in those sweet little positions that we all love having captured on film. Be sure to schedule your appointment within that time frame. If baby comes early, or even late, we can discuss moving your session to a different date.
04. the day of
During our actual session, I will ask a few things from you. It is very helpful, especially in the colder months, to bump up your heat a few hours prior to the session. This will ensure that when baby gets undressed, we don’t make him/her uncomfortable. Also, have your little one in just a diaper, and keep him/her wrapped in a blanket until I get there. It will make things go smoother when it’s time to wrap them and will (hopefully) not upset them nearly as much while getting undressed. And have that tiny belly FULL! Milk-Coma is a perfect time to photograph!
timeline: 1-2 weeks
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