JCDC Newborn Photography
Welcome to JCDC Photography for Newborns!
While I photograph many things, because I can't pick just one, newborn photography is one of my favorite categories! Having 5 children of my own, it's no surprise that I love babies and children! I aim to make each session unique and special to fit each client.
What do sessions include?
~ 2-3 hours, depending on baby's needs - photographing newborns takes time and patience!
~ 20-30 high quality images in a private online gallery, print ordering through gallery.
~ Whatever poses we can fit during this time frame, to include siblings and parents.
(Special poses, such as the frog pose, upon request only! These poses are not guaranteed, depends how baby is feeling!)
~ Lifestyle (your home, some posed), or my home studio (posed only).
~ Turn around time is 4-6 weeks. I will email you as soon as your gallery is ready.
Booking & Scheduling
Book any time before baby is born! I set a tentative date based on your due date, then once baby is born we set a convenient date for when baby is between 4 and 14 days old. At time of booking, I send you a questionnaire to fill out and return to me - this helps me to provide the best, most unique session for you as possible!
Book your newborn session as a bundle (belly to baby, or 1st year) and receive a discount!
~ 20% retainer is due at time of booking for any session.
Earn your session for free! Simply refer your friends and family - earn $20 towards your session with each person that books!
~ We now have gift certificates! So be sure to add JCDC Photography to your registry! ~
Preparing for your session!
Studio session: Feed baby 30 minutes before the session and try to keep baby awake/stimulated at least an hour before, this way baby is sleepy and ready to be photographed! Be prepared to feed baby during the session, bring whatever you need. If you're breastfeeding, then you're set! We take as many breaks as baby needs to ensure their comfort and cooperation! Bring plenty of diapers, essentials and if baby uses a pacifier, bring that too! Bring whatever props you would like incorporated. I provide props, wraps and backdrops based on colors you choose for baby.
Lifestyle: The great thing about a lifestyle session is it's done in the comfort of your own home. No need to clean your entire house, we pick one or two room with the best lighting and try to stick with those. I can also do posed/studio photos as I have a portable set up. Like a studio session, keep baby stimulated an hour before and feed baby 30 minutes before the session begins. I will arrive about 30 minutes early if any set up is required and to scope out my favorite spots! Other than that, everything else is already home, so no packing necessary or worrying about forgetting something!
*If baby is extremely fussy and nothing seems to help, don't worry! This happens! Such is the life of a baby and it's just not our day. We will reschedule for the nearest time available so as not to stress the baby.
*For any type of newborn session, we discuss colors, props, themes and poses well before the session date!
#1 Most important thing to me is your newborn's safety!
~Hands are on or near baby at all times! Some of the more difficult poses you see are composites~