At Home Newborn Photography
When to Schedule Your Session
You cannot schedule a newborn session until Baby arrives. There are due dates and lots of plans but Baby comes when he or she wants, plans be damned. So let’s talk about planning and scheduling your at home newborn photography so you’re fully prepared once you meet your precious babe.
Okay, Baby is here! Yay!! Congratulations! But also, don’t call or email me from the hospital. Save that precious time for your close family and friends. Or even just for yourselves. 😉 Instead wait until you get home to contact me. I promise we can get your shoot on the books ASAP.
Waiting to contact me when you get home is my only hard, fast rule. Because my biggest concern is that both Baby and Mom are happy and healthy. Postpartum is real. And I’ve been to newborn sessions in the past where Mom is struggling with postpartum and the entire experience just wasn’t enjoyable for her or the family. A few time they didn’t even realize that was what was wrong.
So it’s important to be mindful of your thoughts and feelings after giving birth. We are in a beautiful time where women can be more open and honest about these things, when they just feel off, which can be so helpful for the entire family.
Postpartum doulas are perfect for helping new families adjust to life once Baby arrives. Not only will they take care of Baby while you shower and nap, but they can help with meal prep, a load of laundry, and mostly, just be a sounding board to the joys and struggles all new parents have.
There is never a bad time to photograph your baby. They are only going to continue to change and grow. So get home, get settled, and be aware of your mental and physical health. And then call me. Take care of you and your baby and let me take care of creating a beautiful, peaceful photography experience in your home.
Be fully prepared for your newborn session by reading these past posts all about newborn prep at home.
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