How does a newborn/baby session work? Will you come to my place or do you have a studio?
If these are amongst the questions you wanted to ask us, well then you are reading the right post!
A newborn or, like in Mia's case, a baby session is normally up to 4 hour long. We will come to your place with our set of lights, beanbag, back drops and all sorts of props and we will set everything up in the brightest room of the house. Since we love natural light, we will try not to use any artificial light, although sometimes it is hard to find the right spot. If we realise that using natural light is a little bit too tricky, we will set up our set of lights.
The session is up to 4 hours long, isn't that too much?
It may sound like a lot of time, but actually if you think about it, after the first chat to introduce ourselves, after scouting for the best room of the house (remember, we haven't been at your place before), after having set up everything, I reckon half an hour is already gone. And then there is the baby. So, if the baby is calm, relaxed and ASLEEP, well then job easy, we will start with our posing flow and in an hour, an hour and a half, we will have taken a good sets of beautiful shots.
BUT, if the baby is NOT asleep, well that is a completely different story! We will use our super powers and if necessary we will ask you to develop some super powers to settle the baby :) only joking of course, but you can imagine how many different reasons there could be for the baby not to be asleep. They might be hungry, annoyed by some strangers presence, they might need a change and then they might need to be fed, and maybe a change again!
To try to minimise these little problems, we tend to arrange the sessions in the morning, when the baby is less tired. We ask our customers to feed and change the baby while we set everything up and then we start. We never need more than 4 hours for the photos and I have to say that we always succeeded in taking good pictures, even in the most desperate sessions! :) the baby WILL eventually fall asleep, like in Siena's case, it took a while to get there, but we did get there! Here she is, fast asleep (full post coming soon):
What will you do if the baby is around the 3rd month? Will you take pictures anyway or will you wait?
So, this is a very good question. We normally do not encourage customers to arrange the session when the baby is not a newborn anymore and is not sitting yet (this happens around the 5th, 6th month). But we do understand that sometimes you really want to take pictures anyway. In that case we will arrange the session and we will do our best to take nice photos.
This brings us to Mia. Silvia missed the first two weeks of the baby, but she still wanted to take photos of Mia at this very young age and we were happy to accomplish that.
As you will see, baby Mia could only lay on our fluffy rug, but she was adorable anyway!! Two different super cute outfits, just beautiful! And how sweet are the photos with the grandparents, those are gorgeous memories to treasure forever..
How do Newborn and Baby sessions work? Part II coming soon!!
Enjoy the photos :)
Benni & Carol