How to Prepare for your Newborn Photography Session - Chicago Newborn Photographer

I must confess that I am completely in love with new born photography... IN LOVE!

For some reason I forgot how amazing, pure and full of emotions and contrast is the miracle of birth! If you ask me, everything should be captured (including the chaos and exhaustion) because that’s part of this new story unfolding right in front of your eyes, a story as yours and intimate as nothing else and so fleeting too… Babies change so fast! Capture all the pieces and details so you can tell your baby's story and have those precious moments captured.

If you are here is probably because you’re a new Mom (or soon to be), and you might be thinking about baby photography and how to prepare for a newborn’s photography session. You are not alone! Preparation is key, and can begin as soon as you know your due date:) and I have a few helpful tips to make the process easier

As a mom of two, I know that having a baby is one of the most important days in your life (at least that’s how it felt for us).  If you ask me, it’s so important that you have a photographer that document those first moments. Birth and Fresh 48 sessions, are the perfect way to capture all those fast speed and blurry moments that come with the arrival of newborns at the hospital or at home. 


SO…LET’S GET STARTED!

First of all, you need to know about the approach of your photographer to new born photography, and you need to know what to expect from the session in order to be sure you are making the right decision. I always say that you need to feel their work, after all, your precious bundle of love will only be this little once… no pressure, but be sure you like your photographer and his/her portfolio. That’s the best indicator you are going on the right direction and there should be no surprises once you have received your final gallery.

For me, is all about authenticity and connections. I shoot from my soul, and my heart lies in the honest and raw emotions captured at the hospital or at home. I believe in delivering unique images that will tell the beauty of this very special beginning in your life and will make you treasure it for the rest of your lives. I try to be as minimalist and unobtrusive as possible, always advise for neutral colors, I choose natural posing that leads to human connection, and moody light is often present while blending the genres of lifestyle and documentary focusing on storytelling and details.

My goal is that when you look back at your images and remember life, the authentic, real moments that were their “here and now.”

To me, your newborn is perfect just the way he/she is and I wholehearted believe he/she belongs in your arms. I will never try and make babies sleep or place them in unnatural poses. I never rush any of my sessions, and these, are unpredictable and completely relaxed since I let the baby guide the session… the most important thing to me is to capture this beautiful time in your life.

PLANING IS KEY! MUST PLAN ALL THE DETAILS

Babies come on their own schedule, which can make planning a session a little more difficult, but honest communication is going to be your winning ticket! 

While the majority of our newborn sessions take place at the hospital, in home sessions are my favorites! They are also ideal for capturing more than just your family, they are perfect to document your home! after all, that’s your safe place in this crazy world, it gives a scenario to your present, it is the place where everything happens and it deserves to be captured when bringing home your new little bundle of love.

WHAT TO WEAR

If you have read some of my posts before you know my answer: simple, cozy, neutral colors and comfort!

My whole mission with Fresh 48 is to give you something to go back to on a rainy day when you’re feeling the mom blues... I want to give you something that will bring a smile to your face whenever you see it! I want you to have this moment captured because our babies change in front of our eyes and those fleeting days full of new experiences and milestones are easily lost. Enjoy your session! and please, enjoy your baby… Time will fly! :)