I am excited to offer newborn mini sessions in my studio! This is a shorter and more affordable option for parents who want to capture a few beautiful images of their brand new baby.
Q: How is a Wrapped Newborn Mini Session different than a Newborn Session?
A: A regular newborn session typically lasts 2-3 hours. This allow plenty of time to soothe and feed babies, to make them nice and sleepy. Sleepy babies are more easily posed, which is essential for safely positioning your baby in those sweet, flexible poses. Newborns are happier if they are not changed too often, and therefore will be naked for the majority of the newborn session. The full newborn session also includes parent and sibling poses.
The wrapped newborn mini session is simply a shorter version of a regular newborn session, but where baby stays wrapped or swaddled the entire time. The focus is only on your sweet baby, and doesn't include any other family members. A wrapped mini session allows you to get in and out of the studio quickly and with beautiful images!
Q: How long is a Wrapped Newborn Mini Session?
A: A wrapped session generally lasts about 30-60 minutes. The baby is wrapped from the very beginning and stays wrapped for the entire session. Babies love to be wrapped - it helps them feel warm and secure. Keeping them wrapped also eliminates the time usually spent feeding and soothing baby to sleep. Since this session does not include any naked poses, its quick and easy to transition baby from one setup to another. I can get a variety of images in half the time, whether baby is awake or asleep.
Q: What is the age limit for a Wrapped Newborn Mini Session?
A: A wrapped newborn mini session can accommodate older babies - up to 4 weeks! Typical newborn sessions will require babies to be no older than 14 days (preferably around 5-8 days), as they sleep more during this age and will be most cooperative to pose and photograph. Once babies are a few weeks old, they start to become more awake and alert. This makes those sleepy poses much more difficult to achieve. Beyond 4 weeks of age, I recommend a baby milestone Portrait Collection, which can be scheduled anytime from three months and beyond. (Exceptions will be made for babies who arrived early or spend early weeks in the NICU).
Q: What does a Wrapped Newborn Mini Session include?
A: A wrapped mini session includes 2-3 setups using simple props, wraps and accessories provided by the studio. The session does not include family or sibling poses. The client will receive an online gallery of 10-12 edited images with a print release. The images are downloaded from the gallery by the client directly to their computer, or the client can purchase a USB flash drive for an additional $15.
Q: What type of setups are created for Wrapped Newborn Mini Sessions?
A: Wrapped sets are created using the beanbag, flokati fur, and simple props like a basket or box. Within each setup, I will photograph different angles and details, and switch out accessories, such as headbands and hats to create a variety of images. My style tends to lean more towards simple, neutral images that focus on your sweet baby, rather than elaborate sets and props.
Q: How do I prepare for a Newborn Mini Session?
As with any other newborn session, preparation is important. I always send parents a few tips to help make sure our session will go smoothly. For wrapped sessions, we want to make sure that baby is fed just prior to the session. Having a full belly helps keep them calm and content; we don’t want baby to be hungry during their session! Since their diaper stays on the entire time, we just want to make sure it’s clean before getting started.
I provide all the wraps, props and accessories for the session. Simply bring extra diapers and be prepared to feed baby if necessary. It helps to bring a pacifier to keep baby calm. Even if you haven’t used one before, just for the short time period usually really helps.
Q: When should I book?
A: It is best to get your baby on our books at least 2-3 months before your due date. I usually recommend contacting us once you hit the 2nd trimester. Our schedule books quickly, and often I cannot squeeze your newborn in if you wait to contact us after your baby has arrived.
As soon as you are interested in booking your newborn session, contact us through our booking form. We will email you back with pricing options and discuss the specifics of the session. All of our pricing can be found on the Investment page. Once you have chosen which session or collection you would like, we will send you an email with the booking link for you to access and digitally sign your contract. The $50 deposit is due at the same time; you will be prompted to pay online by debit /credit or PayPal after signing the contract. Once both the contract is signed and deposit is paid, we will pencil in your due date on our books, and once your baby arrives we will schedule the exact date and time for your session. Your remaining balance will be due at your session. We accept cash, check, or credit/debit at the studio.