Tuesday, December 29, 2009

{braschwitz} session | newborn faq

I love photographing newborns. They are absolutely innocent and precious and my favorite to photograph. I have had several newborn sessions lately and have several in the future. There are always several questions that arise about the photo shoot. Therefore, I am providing a Newborn Faq.

It is somewhat important to contact me during maternity to let me know the approximate due date. Then we can schedule a date and move it if necessary towards the end of the pregnancy. Newborns photograph best within the first 10 days of life. Prick marks, wrinkly skin, umbilical cords, and peach fuzz are all part of being a newborn - don't worry about it.
I like to photograph newborns in their birthday suit or swaddled. The morning of the shoot, leave diapers loose so they do not leave harsh marks.
Within the first year, babies change very quickly. To capture all of the stages of growth (smiling, teeth, holding up head, holding up upper body, sitting up, crawling, walking...) it is best to have photos at birth, 3 mos., 6 mos., 9 mos., 12 mos., 18 mos., and 24 mos.
I like to leave a wide window open for newborns for feedings, diaper changes, and pampering.

Enjoy the newest addition to the Braschwitz family.
(Also, I have temporarily changed my logo stamp....go Buckeyes :)

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