You are in a new and exciting time in your life. You’ve now got this adorable, precious little being and you are ready to document his or her first memories in photographs. Here at the Kathleen Mettura ∫ Photographer studio, I want to make this a joyous experience for you and your family. We know now nerve wracking picture day is, especially when you are running on little – to – no sleep. To help you out with this process, we’ve compiled a list of preparation tips to ease some of your stress. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me at email@example.com and we can get you the answers you are looking for.
What to bring
If there is something you would like to include in your photos – a special outfit or blanket, favorite stuffed animal or toy, heirlooms, etc please remember to bring them along and we will be more than happy to incorporate it in your session. The more personal items we use in your session, the more unique these photos will be to your child and your family’s personality. To ensure that your baby is happy and calm during the session, we suggest bringing a blanket that we can swaddle him or her in, as well as a pacifier. Also be sure to have a fresh bottle (if your child is using a bottle) and diapers ready to go.
What to wear
Newborns are not very patient when it comes to outfit changes. We suggest having your child in an outfit you’d like him or her to wear for the photos before you get to the session, covering with a bib or burp rag in case of little incidents. After we take a few photos in this outfit, we prefer to take the rest of the photos in just the diaper, or completely in the nude. In our opinion, babies photograph best this way and they will also cooperate longer if we are not constantly changing their outfits.
If you are going to be in photos with your child, we suggest bringing a backup shirt, just in case. We also suggest that you wear a white or black shirt in case we need to photograph parts of you with your child on the backdrop (for example, just your hands holding the baby) so you don’t stand out. For mommies, we suggest keeping jewelry to a minimum, as babies like to grab hold of these items.
If you have any wardrobe questions, please contact me. I’d be more than happy to help. Thanks for reading! I look forward to your session!