Newborn Q+A: When should I book my newborn session?

Welcome to my first post in the newborn Q+A series.  I am attempting to answer the most frequent questions moms and dads have about booking a newborn session.  Whether it is your first or your fifth, welcoming a baby into your family can be an overwhelming experience.  There are so many things to consider from what crib to buy to which diapers to use.  And then there is the thought of newborn portraits.  Of course you want to capture your newborn in all her tiny glory, but it seems so simple to pass this off until after your little one makes her arrival.

Don’t do that!

The best time to book a newborn session is in the beginning of your third trimester.  It might not be the first thought on your mind while you are still pregnant, but this is definitely the time to start thinking about it.

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Research photographers while in your second trimester

There are as many newborn photographers as there are baby bottles to choose from.  (Have you even been to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and looked at their selection?  Then you know what I am talking about!)

There are quite a few things to consider when choosing a newborn photographer, and I have got a post planned to answer all of those questions.  One of the most important things though is to make sure you like the photographers style.  Take a look through their website and Facebook pages.  Do you like what you see?  Then GREAT!  Each photographer has their own way of doing things

From there, the choice is up to you!

This is also a great time to research newborn photographers if you are considering a maternity session as well. It is a great chance to get to know the photographer and how she works before your newborn session as well. If you are purchasing an album, it may also be nice to include some images from your maternity session in the beginning of the book too (if you choose the same photographer, that is!)

Book in your third trimester

Yep, that is right.  The best time to book your newborn session is while you are in your third trimester.   I can only schedule so many newborn sessions per month, and I want to make sure you don’t have any problems getting on the schedule. .  It is important to get your due date on the calendar at least 2 months in advance to make sure we can reserve a spot for you.

If you are due less than 2 months from now, or if you have already had your baby-still give me a call!!  I try my best to fit all of squishy little newborns into my schedule,

Birth is tiring.  So is bringing home a new baby

You just went through what is hopefully the easiest birth ever, but it is still tiring and overwhelming.  You are now responsible for this new little life who needs you 24/7.  The last thing you want to do in your baby’s first few days is spend time behind the computer researching photographers.  This may lead you to make snap decisions because you are in a time crunch.  Your newborn is only that little for what seems like the blink of an eye!  Make sure you are choosing a photographer who you trust to capture all of those tiny little details for you!

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So, research in your second trimester, book in your third.  CHECK!

If you are ready to book your newborn session, CLICK HERE to start the process.

There were be another newborn Q+A next week.  If you have a question you’d like me to answer fill out the form below and I will do my best to answer your questions!

Week 2:  How old should my baby be at her session?

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