Things you NEED to know about your newborn shoot!

Being a mom for the first time I remember how much I wanted hose beautiful loving images of my new baby, myself and my husband. Because those were the pictures I spent 9 months looking at in every book, doctor’s office, and nursery decor ads. So Christmas Day comes, so does my baby -YES I HAVE A CHRISTMAS BABY AND YOU CAN FEEL SAD FOR ME- and I was ready for a beautiful mommy & me image to blow up HUGE and hang in my baby girl’s nursery.

How many of you can guess: it didn’t happen that way. I spent 3 days in the hospital, spent one whole day at home freaking out about how to do things without a nurse call button, and then another week of visits from friends and family.

Oh yea and Christmas parties.

So as expected I never made it to the “4 Hour” studio appointment. Instead I took photos. Don’t judge the bad quality. She was 4 days old and I was in pain and used what ever camera was closest.

From there my dream for a portable studio to take newborn portraits was born. But I also keep to a 90 minute session. (not always but mostly).

How do I do it you ask?! I’m going to share my prep guide with you all right now. Because if you’re a new mom or a photographer or both, this has been a life saver and everyone should know!


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  1. Sammy

    January 27th, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Love it!

  2. April

    January 27th, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Didn’t think of the spicy food!






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