Oneonta, Cooperstown + Delhi, NY Family & Newborn Photography. Capturing your family's connection, love, joy and details through story-telling imagery.
Growing a little human is such a rewarding yet also stressful job! Your own health and the baby’s health is constantly on your mind, as well as all the baby preparations, especially if it’s your first. I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter, the overwhelming feeling of needing everything to be perfect for her arrival. A decorated nursery, an organized closet, all the gear. In reality, all we needed was a bassinet and some basic clothing to get us by.
The last thing I want you to worry about is scheduling your newborn session, so I’ve put together some helpful tips to ease the stress so you can focus on what’s most important; growing that amazing little human!
I recommend booking a newborn session during your second trimester. That way it is out of your mind, especially during the final trimester when sleep is harder to come by, and it’s one less thing you have to worry about. When you book I will usually put in your due date to reserve your session.
Once you deliver, you will reach out to me to let me know and we will decide on the best time for me coming to your house for your newborn session. I try to come between 7-14 days.
Since I am a lifestyle photographer, I capture your family’s connections, love and details that tell your story. I’m not about posing your baby in frilly headbands and fitting them in tiny baskets. This means that you can relax and do not have to be photographed within the “perfect” window because really the first 6 weeks are a wonderful time to capture gorgeous, and fleeting newborn moments. In fact, the baby in the following images was approaching 2 months old and it is still a beautiful session and representation of this season.
So, if you are expecting soon, or have already welcomed your little one and are just deciding capturing this fleeting time is meaningful to you, do not worry! I always block out room in my schedule for newborn sessions as I know how precious this time is and make it a priority to be able to capture it for others.