Athens Newborn Baby Photographer
Congratulations on your expected baby! I’m pleased you’re here! Whether it’s been a long journey for you or if it's been a surprise, you still want an amazing newborn photographer for your newest baby portraits. You’ve been looking at photographers all over town because you know you want photos of those first few days because it all changes so fast, but you have no clue what you should be looking for. How do you know if the photographer is going to handle your precious bundle with care? How do you know you’ll get what you want?
If you want simple and clean newborn portraits, we'll be perfect for each other! My style is simple, clean, and neutral. You can expect to have the best images of your tiny baby with minimal props. You want a photographer who will do more than just hand you a disc and leave you to do all the work yourself. I provide a cohesive gallery that will all go together so that when you’re picking images for a wall gallery or birth announcement that they all look good together. I do all the work at your photo session, you just sit back and relax. Before you arrive for your session, I’ve already set up and warmed the studio. After your session, you get to show off your sneak peeks on facebook or instagram, then when you come in for your ordering appointment I help you compare your images and put together your custom albums or birth announcements. You can even order birth announcements with your return address already printed. It’s so easy!
Nothing to distract from the baby. The focus is all on your new bundle of joy. Her sweet face, his fluffy hair. How tiny they are.
Clean whites and natural greys and browns set off baby perfectly.
When you should book your newborn session
Pregnancy term is about 38 weeks, so if you go into labor early you may miss scheduling if you haven't booked already. You should book your newborn photos for about a week after your due date and we'll adjust things from there when baby actually arrives. Most expectant mothers call around 20 weeks along.
I accept just 3 newborn sessions a month to allow for time enough for sessions and varying client childbirth dates.
When newborn photos should be taken
Newborn pictures should be taken in the baby's first 6-10 days after being born. After that, baby is less sleepy, less curly, and the photos are just not as 'brand new baby' feeling.
What you need for a newborn session
If we're having the session at your home, you'll need to turn up the heat in the house and find some old towels for me. That's it! If you're coming to the studio for your newborn photos, then I'll have everything except for the things you need for feeding and changing the baby. Bring more diapers and more formula (if you're using it) than you think you'll need, even if baby is on a schedule.
You're welcome to bring family sentimental things to use for your photo session, like blankets or jewelry.
If you're doing sibling or parent portraits with your new baby, you'll want to pick out simple white, nude, grey, or black tops for everyone. Be very mindful of bra straps and how your hands look. Be sure your nails are neat since your hands will certainly be shown in the photos. Siblings should also have neat fingernails (make sure no chipped nail polish, please) and clothes should fit well, not too big.
Where to take newborn photos
At home or at the studio? Each has advantages!
- At home newborn portrait sessions: I would come to your home with all of my lights and supplies. These are available on any day. These can be wonderful for new moms who aren't ready to leave the house or would prefer their own space. A home session may not be the best if you have loud dogs or other children making noise through the session.
- Studio newborn portrait sessions: You come to my studio in the Athens Five Points area. I only book weekend newborns at my studio in town because it's a shared space and I don't want the rest of the people working there to have to work through a crying baby. These are great for the mom who needs to get out of the house a bit and have some quiet time.
Athens, Watkinsville, and into Atlanta - Available for travel to Seattle, Portland, and New Orleans
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