I recommend bare feet, blankets, swaddles and bare bums for babies. Bring layered outfits, accessories, favorite toys and even a favorite book. Travel in loose fitting clothing so there are no t-shirt lines. If you have any questions on styling the shoot, I’d love to assist! White clothing or anything with written logos is not recommended. For multiple children try to keep outfits coordinating but not matching.
Sessions are usually held in my new residential studio. I love to use natural light for my photography, as it is simply the most beautiful light for child portraiture, but I do have a full complement of professional studio lighting, studio fans, fun props and accessories for you to choose from.
Outdoor locations are also a beautiful choice for baby photos. Depending on weather and type of light, a session can take place at a local park or beach, under a shady tree, or near a flower garden at your home. Depending on the season we can also keep the photo/play session inside your home using available window light or my portable studio.
Best for everyone to be well rested, clean and well fed. Bring along the same items you would bring on a play date. If your baby is on formula, be sure to bring plenty to keep fussiness at bay. Wet wipes, diapers, baby brushes and pacifiers if you use them. You could also bring a favorite toy or small item that is calming for your baby. If your child is not feeling well, it’s recommended to reschedule for another day.