Newborn FAQ

Orlando and all Central Fl Newborn Photographer.

CREATIVE AND UNIQUE STUDIO PORTRAITS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! 2016-01-15_0007

Traveling with a newborn baby can be stressful, especially when they are  only days old. Having the studio come to you is extremely convenient. It also allows us to improvise together and use your own style and belongings to capture shots that could never be done unless you had a photographer come to your home. I’ve always considered my at-home portrait sessions to be a real luxury service!

 

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Once you book your session with me, I will e-mail you with additional information for your newborn session, but below is a brief  list of FAQ’s:

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What is the pricing for your Newborn Session?

You can find all the collection details and pricing HERE.

WHEN DO NEWBORN SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

Newborn sessions are scheduled between 4-15 days. This is done for many reasons. Newborns this young are more likely to “curl up” and remain sleepy for the duration of the session. They are much more tolerant of being posed and moved around than a 3 or 4 week old. Almost all of the “sleepy newborn” shots you see here on the website were done with newborns 14 days old or younger. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos-it may just take more effort on both ends and we will need to skip some of the poses you see.

HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WHEN I’M NOT SURE WHEN BABY WILL BE BORN? 

That’s easy… let me know your due date and we will make tentative plans around that time. Once baby is born, let me know as soon as possible (ideally within the first couple of days and absolutely before baby is 5 days) and we will select an actual date. If you do not contact me within that first week, I cannot guarantee availability before the 2 week mark, so please contact me sooner. I always try to leave availability for my newborns, but I do have other session scheduled in advance.

MY BABY IS ALREADY BORN.  IS IT TOO LATE TO SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION? 

No! While I generally book newborn sessions many months in advance, given the necessarily fluid nature of scheduling newborn sessions, I sometimes have last-minute openings.  Moreover, while I recommend that newborn sessions take place during the first two weeks of life, I am always happy to photograph older newborns with the understanding that it may not be possible to achieve the type of images that work with a very young newborn.

WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE? 

Sessions take place in the comfort of your own home!

HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST? 

Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent nurturing of the infant, expect between 2 to 3 hours. I do not rush the session, I let baby take as many breaks as needed. Baby’s comfort and safety is my number one priority.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY SESSION GO SMOOTHLY?

The most important thing you can do is relax.  Beyond that, I recommend that you try to keep your newborn awake for an hour prior to the session, and that you feed your baby just prior to my arrival.  If you are breast feeding, it is best to keep a bottle of expressed milk on hand for use during the session.  Pacifiers are also extremely helpful for allowing me to calm your baby during the session.

CAN SIBLINGS AND PARENTS BE IN A FEW SHOTS? 

Of course 🙂 I love parents and siblings shots! I always aim to capture images of newborns with their parents and siblings.  However, please keep in mind that young siblings (under 4) may not want to be photographed with their new brother or sister.  I will do my best to capture images of your newborn with their toddler or pre-school aged sibling.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Simple is best.  I photograph newborns wearing nothing at all or with minimal clothing (diaper cover and pants).  If you have special outfits you would like your newborn to wear, I am happy to accommodate, but keep in mind that numerous clothing changes can be disruptive to newborns.

DO YOU BRING PROPS TO THE SESSION?

All my sessions are customized and I will provide the props according to your preferences (colors, theme, etc) however, I like to photograph newborns with minimal props, and I prefer any props to be objects that have special meaning to you.   Please let me know if you have any personal items you’d like to incorporate.  Safety always comes first, so I don’t photograph babies in glass bowls or in positions that could be harmful.  That said, I do bring a selection of blankets, knit hats, and headbands.

CAN I REQUEST CERTAIN POSES OR SHOTS I’VE SEEN?

Yes, you can. I will make every attempt to get you what you want in terms of poses; however there are certain poses, that in my own opinion, are unsafe. These poses, I will not do. Again, baby is my number one priority!

ANYTHING ELSE?

Once you book we start planning your session and after baby is born, I will send you a full detailed information kit with everything you’ll need for the day of your session.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: BOOK A NEWBORN SESSION AND RECEIVE A FREE MINI 6 MONTH SESSION

 

Book Now! For more information please contact me at: bia_schaefer@hotmail.com 

 

Hope to see you and your precious baby soon!!

 

Bia Schaefer Photography is located in Orlando FL. Specializing in Newborn, Baby, Child and Maternity Photography. Please contact us for more information or to book a session.

 

 

 

  • Erika Hughes

    I want to know the price of the maternity photos together with the newborn pics. What’s included with the price.ReplyCancel

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