Prior to our session,
At you home, please I ask that you give baby a bath to relax her and feed baby right before you are ready to leave, this way she will be full and ready for a nap.
When you are placing your baby in the car seat, please undress baby and leave her only with diaper, please cover baby with blanket. The reason for this is to use the car ride to get baby asleep and for me to be able to pose baby right away. This technique is very successful but if you do not feel comfortable we can also undress baby at the studio and soothe to sleep.
Packing list: Pacifier (even if you don't use one regularly), extra formula (if bottle feeding) and extra bottles of expressed milk if breastfeeding, diapers, wipes, burp cloths, and (toys and snacks for siblings), changes of clothes, blanket.
If the baby’s skin is a little dry or flaky, try applying a small bit of baby lotion (Shea butter worked for my babies but it's a personal preference) to those spots days before the session as well as the day of.
For parents and siblings, I encourage wearing neutral colors (beige, whites, creams, taupes), steering away from t-shirts with logos or bold patterns, or dark colors. Moms, consider a light flowy maxi dress or a pretty cotton gown that will be both comfortable and soft while you are cuddling with your new baby.
Moms: A subtle application of makeup can soften your skin and accent your facial features. Neutral looking fake lashes can really flatter your eyes. For your clothes, keep the color neutral and design simple. Also, rest assured, I aim to photograph using flattering angles and lighting to bring out the natural beauty in you and your family. Be sure your nails are tidy and clean (neutral to natural color nail polish) as your hands will make their way into the images.
Dads: Make sure your nails are clean and trimmed.
Siblings: Clean nails, hair, feet, teeth, and wipe away eye boogers and snotty noses. If your child is still of napping age, make sure they nap before the shoot.