Preparing for your session
New Born Sessions
I suggest photographing newborns with in the first 2 weeks with optimal time between 9-11 days old. Younger newborns tend to sleep and curly up more easily. Sessions definitely last 2-3 hours. Investing the time to wait for a baby to relax is worth it to get those precious sleeping images. Studio sessions are done in my home. I have a room dedicated to newborn photos that is warm for baby’s comfort. I am fully vaccinated and wear a mask.
Family Portraits. Simple is best. This will allow the photographs to focus on the baby. Avoid patterns, prints and logos. For younger babies, please try not to put on any tight socks or clothing with elastic since it leaves marks on the skin that take awhile to fade. Adults please bring at least two outfits.
Feel free to bring anything that your child is connected to or comfortable with, a favorite stuffed animal, blanket or toy. I have a variety to choose from to create a unique portrait. (This can be discussed in the pre-session consultation.)
Location of the Session
Studio Sessions are located in my home in Pleasanton. My home studio is dedicated to Newborn through one year old sessions. This allows me to provide professional lighting, backdrops and props in the comfort of a home setting.
Outdoor Sessions are available and recommended for children over one year. Choose Tri-Valley location or I will meet you at your favorite park or open space. (Travel fee may apply)