As promised, I am doing a deep dive into my different newborn packages and what they entail!
I figured I would start with my most popular package which is the Lifestyle+Wrapped session. This is a personal favorite of mine for a couple reasons. The first being that when I was looking for a newborn photographer for my kids this is exactly what I wanted! I wanted those beautiful candid shots that a Lifestyle session gave you. The ones that captured you in your element and also that beautiful nursery you spent so much time on! But, me being me I also wanted those sweet wrapped images of just my new baby.
I also love these session because I love the creativity of putting together different sets and wrapping your sweet baby in different wraps and adding a little stuffy if I can or a bonnet and making them look angelic!
Now that you know I cam up with this package let's talk about the session itself and how it flows.
The Lifestyle + Wrapped session is 100% in your home. I bring all props, lighting, wraps to you. I always joke that it looks like I am moving in but I promise that everything I bring is worth it! I create a mini studio right there in your living room, dining room, bedroom, really wherever I can set everything up!
We start this session with the Lifestyle portion and I always try and start around 9:30 in the morning when everyone is a little more fresh. It also allows for us to finish up with older siblings early enough so they can head of to school. When I arrive at your house (fully masked) I take a look at the different areas you are thinking you want your session and check out the lighting to see where we will get the best shots. Once we get going I get a mixture of family, mom and baby, dad and baby, mom dad and baby, baby on their own and siblings...if they let me.
When the Lifestyle portion is done I usually suggest that baby get a good feed while I set everything up and this is when siblings can head to school. I generally bring 2-3 setups with me and work through as many as possible. Once baby is fed and wrapped it's time to roll! I will enlist the help of mom or dad for different sets because babies safety is my number one priority and its always better to have a hand on baby since they are tricky little things that startle and we don't want them to get hurt.
That's it, that is how the Lifestyle+Wrapped session flows. These sessions usually take 3.5+hours to complete. After your session it takes about two weeks to get you your gallery but because I get just as excited about the session as you I always send a sneak peek within a day or two so you can see some of the awesome shots we got!
Now to the FAQ!
What should I wear? I always suggest lighter more neutral clothes. Nothing with bold patters or logos!
What should my baby wear? For the Lifestyle portion a simple onsie works great and allows me to capture those tiny features. A cute knit outfit or anything sentimental is great as well. For the Wrapped portion, nothing is needed!
What if we don't have a nursery? Not a problem! This happens quite a bit especially if it is a second child. We were guilty of this as well...our second little guy didn't have a room of his own when he was born. We can do family shots in the master bedroom, living room or really anywhere with great light!
What if baby is fussy? We roll with the punches and do as many breaks as needed. Part of the 3.5+hours mentioned is to take care of baby. Extra feedings and diaper changes are needed sometimes.
I hope you enjoyed this breakdown of my favorite newborn package! If you have any questions at all that I did not cover, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to go over any questions you might have.
I look forward to hearing from you and capturing these sweet moments of you and your family!