Preparing for your Newborn Session

We are looking forward to meeting you and your new little bundle of joy! We have a few helpful tips that will make your baby’s session a success.

Things to do the night before:
* Try to give your baby a bath. This tends to help soothe and relax the baby for the session.

Things to have handy nearby:
* Blanket, pacifier, baby brush, anything soothing to your baby to keep them comfortable and happy.

* Burp cloth, fresh diapers and baby wipes also are handy. 

Things to do 30 minutes before we arrive at your home:
* Make sure your home is warm and free of drafts. Turn the heat up to 75 degrees in the winter and in the summer either turn off the A/C off, or close the vents in the area the baby is being photographed.
* Undress baby and have them loosely wrapped in a blanket with a loose, clean diaper.
* If able we do suggest waiting until the photographer arrives to feed your baby. We recommend for you to hold off beginning to feed until she gets there so that baby finishes feeding about the same time she finishes setting up. Feel free to discuss any concerns with your photographer when she calls to introduce herself.

Things to remember:
* If you have pets please have them put away during the session as to not distract the photographer.
* We don't need a lot of space - about 5x10 area would work perfect.
* Your photographer will bring all of the props, equipment and lighting. (two outlets in the room where we will be photographing is always helpful)

* Your photographer may ask you or someone else you trust to assist in holding the baby at certain times during the session. If you will be unavailable, please ensure someone you trust is there if needed.

If you plan to take any family and/or sibling photos, our photographers do not travel with large backgrounds. The background we bring to your home is designed for your newborn and can fit one more person (usually a sibling). Your family photos will be photographed using an area of your home (a bed, a couch, the nursery, or even a neutral wall).

When thinking about what to wear for your family photos, consider where in your home you will be photographed. If it is an area with light colors then you should use light to medium clothing. If it is an area with dark colors then medium to dark clothing will work well. The important thing to remember is that if one person is in a light color and another person is in a dark color, the eye will be drawn to the contrast of the two colors and not to the expressions. Also, solid colors and subtle prints are always preferred to bold colors and bold prints.

We will see you soon! If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us at

Thank you,

Sweet Me Photography