I recommend scheduling your session within the first 14 days of your baby's life. Your baby will still be very sleepy and common newborn skin issues, like baby acne, flaking skin, and cradle cap will not have set in just yet.
You can book your session as early as you would like to! You can book as early as 6 months in advance. Since your due date isn't always a fixed date, we can adjust it as needed once the baby is born.
If you book an in-home session with me, I will be at your home for 2 hours. I will find a spot in your home that has an abundance of natural light. I will bring with me a sound machine, a space heater, and some props to work with. The sound machine will help soothe your baby while he/she sleeps and the space heater will keep baby cozy and warm. I suggest that we do an early morning session because I have found that your baby will be the sleepiest then. I recommend that you get in a really good feeding session just prior to my arrival which will help baby stay asleep during our time together. You and baby can take as many breaks as needed! I want you both to be as comfortable as possible, so if you need to nurse or change baby's diaper, don't hesitate to do so. If we are doing a lifestyle session, we will include the entire family! We will find a room in the house that will accommodate the entire family with lots of natural light! I would also love to take some photographs in the baby's nursery! These photographs are always really special.
If you choose an outdoor session, I will find a location that isn't too populated so baby can stay peaceful and calm. I recommend you nurse/feed your baby just prior to our session to make sure he/she stays sleepy. I will find a few spots that are shaded & protected from the wind, so baby stays nice and cozy. I recommend the beach as a beautiful outdoor location, as well as some historic parks around the Jacksonville area.
I have some baskets, blankets, and a few headpieces to choose from. If you have a special piece you would like included or a favorite outfit for baby to wear, by all means, please let me know!
Wear anything that you feel comfortable and pretty in! Colors like creams, whites, blushes, pastels, and neutrals look the best and will stand the test of time so that you have classic & timeless photographs. The most important thing is capturing your sweet family together celebrating your new addition!
Yes! The price of a maternity session is $250 and a newborn session is $350 equaling $600. If you choose to book both at the same time, you'll receive a discount of $150. Your total cost would be $450 which is a 25% discount. Also, you can swap out one of the session for other options like a Fresh 48 session (in-hospital photographs) or for a milestone package.