FAQ Newborns

Boca Raton professional newborn photographer, fresh 48 photographer, baby photographer, maternity photographer. Serving Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Parkland, Delray, Boynton, Deerfield, Wellington, Weston and surrounding areas. South Florida newborn photography.

When is the best time to schedule my Baby's Newborn Session?

Schedule your newborn session as soon as possible prior to your baby’s birth. I am usually fully booked 2 months in advance. Most families secure their newborn session while they are still on their second trimester. The photo session should be between 7-10 days after birth. After their second week, they stop sleeping so deeply, they like to stretch more so it is harder to get those curled up poses and many times baby acne appears.

 

Where will the photos be taken?

The Newborn Session is at my studio in Boca Raton. Sessions are Monday thru Friday at 9:00am.

 

I am having my baby boy circumcised, how long should I wait for his Newborn Session?

If you are considering having your baby boy circumcised, we will need to make sure we allow him at least 7 days of healing time before his session. If not done at birth, it is always best to schedule the procedure after the photo session, if at all possible.

 

What kind of clothing does the baby need to wear?

Unless you have a favorite outfit that's important to you, babies photograph best when naked, wrapped in soft blankets and posed with cute outfits, which I will provide.

 

Should I bring props?

If you have a special family heirloom you would like to include, you are welcome to have them for the session. We may not use all of the items but I will let you know what will work best. I have a large selection of wonderful props to use with newborn sessions. I strongly recommend to discuss any props or ideas you have in mind at least a week prior to your session.

 

Can you recreate this picture I saw on Pinterest?

While I enjoy looking at other photographer's work for inspiration, I cannot copy exactly someone else's work. That is their style, their creation and their art. I am hoping you are hiring me for my own style and creativity. Additionally, not every baby will do every pose and safety is my main concern. I encourage you to show me what poses, setups you have in mind and we will still create something beautiful and unique for your baby. Feel free to browse my gallery or my Facebook and Instagram pages, as well.

 

Should both parents and my other kids attend the photography session?

If your session includes family photos, yes. Family photos are done first and I always recommend that the other parent takes the children after their photos are taken. They can go to a park nearby or go home until your session is finished. Newborn sessions are long and it is not fair to expect other children to be quiet and patient for 2 or 3 hours. If your session is only for the newborn baby, then Mom and another adult would be fine to attend. I kindly request that other arrangements are made for children who will not be photographed during the session.

 

Can other family members come along to observe the session?

Only the parents, or Mom and another adult, should attend the newborn photography session for several reasons. The newborn session is a lengthier session, as extra time is needed to accommodate feeding, changing, and occasionally calming a fussy baby. When too many people are present, it can stress the baby and we want a peaceful environment for him/her.

 

Can I have my parents and in-laws photographed with the baby during this type of session?

If your session includes family, only parents and siblings are included. Anyone else is $25 extra per person, up to 5 people.

 

What if my baby is older than 2 weeks?

The best age to photograph newborns is when they are between 7-10 days new. This is not to say I can’t photograph your newborn at any other age. Beautiful images can be captured at any stage. However, you should know that once beyond this “new” stage, I may not be able to get the curly poses and that a Lifestyle Newborn Session may be the best option. If you are sure you want specific poses, please ask about those during your pre-consultation. Premature babies are a different case because most likely I will base their session counting from their actual due date. I handle it on a case by case basis.

 

What should I wear for the session?

I always recommend to choose solid colors and coordinated clothing. It's important to let the baby shine in every image, so avoid clothing that can distract from the family's star of the day. Clothes with stripes, too bright colors, logos, wording or busy patterns will not photograph well. Neutral colors work best (white, cream, gray, black). Keep in mind that the studio will be very warm at about 85 degrees in order to keep baby cozy and sleepy, so bring comfortably clothes if you want to change after family photos are taken.

 

How many photos can I expect in my gallery?

I go through your entire session frame by frame and choose the most perfect images to add to your gallery. Yes, you may have heard my shutter click more times than you have photos but this is because I have taken out the images that have imperfections or those not to my standards. Usually a 3 hour session generates about 30+ images for review in your private gallery.

 

Will I receive a photo of every pose we did?

No. Sometimes a pose does not work out the way I intended it to be and therefore not all poses will be provided. It is my job to provide high quality images rather than providing quantity.

 

Will you provide unedited images?

It is my policy that no unedited images or raw files will be given to clients for any reason. Your gallery will include photos that I have chosen as the golden ones. Those will be lightly edited and available for the PROOF Gallery first. Once you choose your favorites, I will fully edit those chosen.

 

What is your Reschedule Policy?

In the event you or your child is sick or there is another unforeseen event and you need to reschedule your session, please contact me at least 72 hours in advance in order to transfer your retainer fee to the new date. The new date must be within 7 days, although availability is not guaranteed during fully booked months. A one time reschedule is allowed per session, after that a new retainer is required.

 

What is your turnaround time?

I send you a Proof Gallery a week after your session for you to select your favorite images. Once the order is made, I will send you the final images 2-3 weeks after your order is placed. So, you can expect your digitals to be ready 3-4 weeks after your session date (counting that you do not take too long choosing your favorites). If you purchase any items from my A La Carte Menu (albums, wall art, jewelry) those items can take up to 6 weeks after your order is placed.