Expectant parents always ask me what they need to do to prepare for their session. The good news is that I have an amazing Client Lounge that is exclusively for my clients, it has a ton of information and takes them through each step of the newborn photography process from how to prepare to what to wear. My number one priority as a photographer is to make the newborn photography process as simple as possible for my clients. Part of the investment when you choose Designs by Karinda Photography for your newborn portrait session is that I provide everything needed for the session for baby so that you don’t have to worry about a thing! Lets be honest, the last few months of pregnancy can be hectic enough completing last minute tasks and the last thing you need to worry about is your pictures. The first thing I as my clients to do once they book is fill out a questionnaire. This questionnaire asks things about their home decor, nursery, and even what their goals are for the session. We also ask if there are any specific images that they have seen on our website or blog that they LOVE. I take the information provided in this form and use that to put together set ups based on my clients loves and style. I want to make sure that I can provide you with beautiful images that can be displayed in any room of your home.
The day before the session I go to the studio and set up the entire session, this typically includes 3 different set ups of baby by themselves and then parent and sibling images. I choose our set ups from our HUGE selection of blankets, wraps, tie backs, rompers, and shorts designed specifically for newborn portraiture. Often times I find that the outfits that are readily available at stores or online are not suited very well for newborn portraits because they do not fit properly. Most of the props I have at the studio are custom made for our studio and are one of a kind items. It is essential that everything we use during the newborn session fits properly and is simple enough to allow the baby to be the focus of the images. My goal for each session is to create a cohesive session with timeless images that will be treasured for a lifetime in a safe environment. If there is an item or outfit that you have at home and would like to include in the session please send us a picture of it prior to the session so that we can plan accordingly. I adore this mermaid tail knit blanket that Miss Ariel’s mom brought to her session, it truly does make her session one of a kind.