Newborn Prep Packet

Please read through this prep packet thoroughly a day or two prior to your session. It is very important, so DO NOT skip this step! 

Congratulations on your new baby! Thank you so much for allowing me the amazing and rewarding job of photographing your new little baby in their first few weeks of life! Newborns are my passion and I consider myself truely blessed to be around these little miracles so much.

BABY PREP

Try your best to follow these guidelines before your session. 

– For FULL NEWBORN SESSIONS – Try your best to plan on feeding baby right when you arrive at your session.

– For PETITE NEWBORN SESSIONS – Plan to feed your baby prior to leaving for your session.

– Try to keep baby awake for 1-2 hours before your session. This will ensure those squishy, sleepy newborn pictures!

TRICKS TO KEEP BABY AWAKE

– Give baby a bath

– Let him kick with a only a diaper on

– Tickle his toes

– It’s okay to let him fuss a little 

THE STUDIO ENVIRONMENT

The studio will be at least 80 degrees. Because of this, I dress for a warm few hours and I suggest you do too! I use a white noise machine as well. The studio environment helps baby to feel cozy and sleepy during their session.

WHAT DO I DO IF BABY FUSSES?

Baby photographers have tips and tricks to help sooth baby when they are fussy. These may include using a pacifier, bouncing, swaying, wrapping baby up and shushing. When all the tricks don’t work it’s important that mom has a willingness to feed baby. Sometimes just a little milk is what baby needs to sooth baby back to sleep. Please bring all feeding supplies necessary for baby and be prepared to feed baby on demand.

FOR MOM AND DAD (FULL NEWBORN SESSION ONLY)

Outfits for mom and dad should be simple and free from busy prints. We want the photos to be about your connection as a family and simple outfits help draw the eye towards baby in your arms.

Dad – Bring a snug fitting shirt in a neutral color. Most dads decide to wear jeans, but some khaki pants will work too! 

Mom – Please bring a loose fitting tank, top or blouse. Rest assured, I aim to photograph using flattering angles and light to bring out the natural beauty in your family.

 

FOR SIBLINGS (FULL NEWBORN SESSION ONLY)

Big Sisters – A neutral or soft colored dress is perfect. I also have some neutral dresses available at the studio that can be borrowed.

Big Brothers – Please wear a white or neutral colored shirt or henley tee with a pair of snug fitting jeans. Big brothers may also go shirtless if they feel comfortable. 

 Please be sure to supervise your children during the session. Please keep children away from the props, backdrops and photography equipment.

 

STUDIO LOCATION

The studio address is

330 N. 115th St. Omaha, NE 68154

The studio is next to Claude’s Beautorium and Stay Sharp. The door to the studio is directly under the GE sign.