Sunday, April 11, 2010

Newborn/Baby Photo session 411 {Bozeman, MT Newborn Photographer}

Just in case you were wondering...

When you book a session for your newborn or young baby, chances are good that I will come to your house with an array of goodies to get the incredible shots of your baby like the ones you see on my website here. I may ask you to move a couch or table out of the way depending on where the best light is, then I'll get to work setting things up. As I'm getting things ready, you can be feeding your baby and getting him/her comfortable and ready to snooze. If you're hoping for some shots of your baby in his/her birthday suit, please have them in a loose diaper and wrapped in blankets when I get there. We want to give the diaper marks a chance to fade away, and not have to disrupt a tired baby with undressing. Here's a pretty simple set-up for a newborn to 3-month old baby:

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This particular set-up yielded this shot of this adorable 3-month old baby boy:


For newborns I come prepared with a heating pad and extension cord to place between the backdrop and beanbag to keep the baby nice and warm, as well as a bunch of cloth diapers to clean up the inevitable messes :) If your little one is used to sleeping with white noise, I'd love to have you let me use the machine that the baby is used to in the spot where we're doing the shoot.

I have a variety of backdrops, blankets, rugs, fabrics, wraps, baskets, buckets, headbands and hats (for boys and girls!) to adorn the little ones, but we can definitely use your own if there's something special you want to use. If you want your baby dressed, something simple is best. Solid colors and fun textures photograph the best.

You can expect me to stay at your home as long as it takes to get the little ones happy and cozy (sometimes up to 2 or 3 hours), and to cooperate and fall asleep for shots like this:


and this:


and this:


OK, and this:


The best time for sleepy fetal position shots like this is within the first 10-14 days after baby is born. After that they tend not to be so sleepy, and generally aren't interested in being all folded and squished. Not to say that's a bad thing, but I think there's something just so sweet and special about those very first days that you want to remember forever.

If your baby is one who's not interested in sleeping, you won't be disappointed. Those big beautiful brand new eyes already have stories to tell us:




If you're pregnant now and hoping to have memories of your newborn like these, please call now to get on my calendar! I'm booking up pretty quickly for this summer, but will always make newborn shoots my priority since the window of opportunity is so small.

Check out my current specials for Mommy & Me Packages here

Don't forget to stop by and meet me at the Babes in Bozeman Expo on May 15th at the Hilton Garden Inn. I'll have an awesome one-day-only special for those of you who book then!


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Originally from upstate NY, then transplanted to Alaska where I found my husband and started the family chapter...  Moved to Montana after 8 years in AK -- lived in Bozeman for 4 years and settled in the mountains south of Helena for the rest of the story...

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The $125 regular session fee includes up to 2 hours of shooting time at a location of your choice and 20-30 edited proofs to choose from at your in-person ordering session (*proofing will be available online for those clients outside the Helena area).

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