photographing in your home
preparing your space
your home's NATURAL LIGHT
Ensure the rooms you wish to use have access to a large window to provide as much natural light possible. Keep an eye on your home's light to determine the best time to schedule your session. Typically these happen early afternoon when we have lots of sunshine outside.
colour in your space
Colour plays a big part in your session. We will be using the master bedroom for the newborn solo photos, so having a white, cream, light colored bedding is preferred.
Scroll down to learn about your clothing colour.
tidy your space
We typically use your living room, nursery and master bedroom. Please ensure these spaces have clutter, toys and baby items put away in drawers, closets, etc.. Anything you wish to not be photographed is best to remain out of sight in the space. Keep an eye open for stray cords, especially phone chargers on your nightstands.
If possible, try and keep your house warmer than usual. Babies love being warm and cuddly and when the house is cold, they’ll let you know if they don’t like it.
your photographer's arrival
If possible, baby should be fed and changed into their first outfit. We typically start with baby asleep in the master bedroom then flow into the next rooms.
photographing your newborn
1-2 months old
Booking your session later can give moms and dads time to adjust following the arrival of their new babe! I personally love these sessions as we can catch baby with eyes open or closed. By this time they tend to start showing some personality and lots of smiles in the photos.
photographing your newborn
Outdoor newborn sessions are a great alternative if your home isn't "picture ready." I generally suggest we do outdoor sessions for older babies. Those who are used to outdoor elements, such as wind and light. These sessions tend to take place later in the evening, so make sure your babies schedule will allow for that timing. We will work to find a location that involves minial walking and will be close to your vehicle for diaper changes, outfit changes and feeding, when needed.
what to wear
choosing your wardrobe
The colour and style of your clothes can impact your photos, your best options are neutrals such as cremes, whites and lights.
Mom – Natural colours (nude, white, camel, grey, light pink, etc) something as simple as a white shirt + jeans, or a flowy dress.
Dad – Natural complimenting colours to mom. Nice t-shirt (nude, white, dark grey) paired with jeans, tan shorts, or khakis. Avoid prints or logos.
Siblings – Natural colours – t shirt and pants or dress in neutral colours. Avoid prints or logos.
have these available for your session
- 1-2 outfit changes (if you plan on having baby in a white onesie, have multiple on hand to change into for any spit ups)
- a bottle or comfortable place to feed
- hats, bows, clips etc...
- 1 outfit with open footies (to ensure we can capture those tiny fingers and toes)
- crib sheet, pillows, blankets, etc... all on beds and nursery ready for baby to be laid down
- any custom objects, toys or books you wish to have photographed