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My Sessions

When to Schedule

I recommend scheduling as early as possible to ensure availability. Maternity - Schedule your maternity session between 33 and 37 weeks. Newborn - Newborns are best photographed during their first two weeks of life, when that perfect newness is most easily captured. Please schedule your newborn session before your due date in order to ensure that I will be available during the first two weeks of your newborn's life.

What to Wear

Photography is less about the clothes and more about the people. It's always good to think through your clothing choices beforehand, though. Often simplicity is best, but it can be equally fun and interesting to do something a bit on the wild side. Think about what clothes most closely reflect who your child is... what will best show off his or her personality. And remember, if you're a brand new baby, nothing is so much better than anything else. If in doubt, give me a call to discuss. Consider bringing several outfits and loosening baby’s diaper a half hour before if we’ll be capturing more skin than clothing. Families and groups require extra attention with regard to clothing. Consider coordinating, not necessarily matching, clothing for groups. One useful approach is to choose one item of clothing (usually for a child) with a pattern of interest (no stripes, please), and build solid color choices around that one patterned, or particularly fun /unique item.

Please feel free to bring anything and everything you think might be required to keep your child(ren) happy during the session.

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