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Newborn Sessions


{When to Book the Baby}

Babies are usually photographed anywhere from 7-14 days. With that being said, it is best to book either during your pregnancy session or as soon as the baby is born. We will set a date from your due date or scheduled c-section, with the understanding that we can easily move the date or time, if baby comes early or late. We ask clients to call us when the baby is born with the arrival date and weight – this way we can plan the best schedule. Babies are best photographed around 10 days, but this is dependent upon the weight. Smaller babies (5/6 pounds) may be photographed around 12-14 days, while as bigger babies should be photographed around 5-12 days.

We are sensitive to Mamas recovery and we will work with you to schedule your baby. Please call either prior to the delivery or once the baby has arrived and our staff will go over the best time to schedule your newborn session. Regardless of our schedule, we always leave time for newborns! Many clients call us panicked that other photographers are advising to schedule at the second trimester or that they are all booked. True Lives Studio keeps a very loose schedule to allow for pregnancy and newborn sessions and we will fit newborns in as quick as we can. Ideally it is best to call as soon as the baby is born or if it is a scheduled C Section, you can call ahead. We will never tell you are we are booked for the year, and we will never rush you. The idea is to have gorgeous newborn photos. If you are interested in all of the cute wrapped, squishy baby poses then you should want to come around 5-12 days.

{How Long are the Sessions}

Newborn sessions generally take about 3 hours. We welcome toddlers, parents and grandparents in any session for no additional charge. Our studio is in our home, which is your home for the session. Please feel free to enjoy the drinks and snacks either in the studio with us or upstairs while watching tv.  The session can go over or under the 3 hours, as we will not rush and allow for plenty of time. Nick and Crystal have a very fluid style of shooting and allows for cute props, transitions and tons of poses.