1. Turn Up The Temp
New babies will be their sleepiest and calmest with warmer temps! So turn on that fireplace in July, dial up the thermostat, and warm up the swaddling blankets for the calmest new born during their session. It might be a good idea to make sure you and your partner are in comfortable clothes to handle the heat and moving around for photos. If you have your baby in the dead of Wisconsin winter, think about adding a space heater to our main shooting area! (Living room, Nursery, etc!)
2. Get In A Snack
Try to feed baby all the way up to the time your photographer is schedules to come so that they are ready for a nap just before we start shooting!
3. Lay Out Outfits
Typically I suggest two swaddling blankets and two outfits. This is a great opportunity to incorporate some special baby gifts from parents and grandparents too. Have a hand knit baby blanket or sleeper? Let's get a few shots to send as a thank you.
We will be working on couches and the floor a lot so run that broom over any floors and couches near bright windows so we don't have little dust speckles in our shots! If you forget this step its alright though, we can always edit post production!
5. Look At Pinterest
In home sessions will be a little more personalized than studio sessions and typically incorporate the parents more. Take a look on google or Pinterest to see if there are any shots that you would like to recreate and send them my way!
Enjoy these shots of a intimate newborn session in a Chippewa Falls, WI home: