How to Prep for your Newborn Session

How to prep for a newborn session - Luce Photography

We’ve been photographing newborns together for almost 10 years, and as I’m sure you can imagine, we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Not only do we want to create beautiful, timeless photos of your baby for you to cherish more and more as they get older, but we care just as much about making sure you have a great experience with us from start to finish! Part of that is helping you prep for your newborn session. 

How to prep for a newborn session - Luce Photography

WE GET YOUR COLOR PREFERENCES BEFORE THE SESSION

Every baby is uniquely perfect in their own way, and we want their sessions to be unique too. We have wraps, blankets, newborn outfits, and props in nearly any color you can imagine, so you’ll just let us know which colors you want to use, and we’ll get everything prepped before you arrive. We love colorful galleries and can help you choose a color palette if you need! 

How to prep for a newborn session - Luce Photography

WE INCLUDE ITEMS THAT ARE SPECIAL TO YOU

We’ve had clients bring books, vinyl records, embroidered swaddles, knitted blankets… heck, even a Tonka Truck to their newborn sessions, and we loved incorporating these sentimental items into their setups. We just ask that you let us know in advance so we can plan ahead as we prep for your newborn session. 

How to prep for a newborn session - Luce Photography

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE YOURSELVES AT HOME

Newborn sessions can last 2-4 hours depending on the session you choose, and we want you to feel comfy and cozy the whole time. We keep our lobby stocked with drinks and snacks for you, but feel free to bring anything else you need to be comfortable. We’ve had several clients order takeout to eat at the studio, and have even had someone bring their own blanket and tablet to watch a movie on the couch. 

How to prep for a newborn session - Luce Photography

HERE ARE A COUPLE POINTERS YOU CAN DO AHEAD OF TIME TOO:

  • Give baby a bath the morning of your session so their hair is soft and fluffy for photos.
  • Consider arranging for someone to pick up older siblings after the family photos are finished so they don’t get bored. We do keep our lobby stocked with toys though too!
  • Don’t stress too much about baby’s schedule beforehand. We let baby run the show and tell us when they need something. If they need to eat right when you get here, no worries! If they slept all morning, that’s okay too. We have plenty of baby-soothing techniques up our sleeves.
  • Bring some essentials with you, including gas drops, extra formula, a pacifier, and any toys or snacks you might need on hand to bribe older siblings.

The bottom line is that we want you to feel like you’re at a baby spa without a care in the world while we photograph your beautiful bundle of joy. And of course if you have any other questions about how to prep for your newborn session, we are always just a quick message away!

How to prep for a newborn session - Luce Photography

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