THANK YOU FOR BOOKING A NEWBORN SESSION WITH JAEBIRD PHOTOGRAPHY. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING THE LITTLE ONE AND DOCUMENTING THIS IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE.
Download and print your Newborn Session Checklist here.
scheduling your session
MOST NEWBORN SESSIONS SHOULD BE HELD WITHIN THE FIRST 2 WEEKS AFTER BIRTH. THEREFORE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU NOTIFY ME OF YOUR BABY'S BIRTH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE PICK A SESSION DATE WITHIN THE CORRECT TIME FRAME. THE QUICKEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE AT (925) 963-9684.
preparing for your session
(weeks in advance)
WHAT TO WEAR: My advise is to pick a color palette and coordinate your outfits based on that. Try to avoid being overly matchy, but rather weave your chosen color(s) throughout your family's wardrobe. I will provide wraps and headbands for your newborn. You should plan to pick out clothes for everyone else involved in the photo shoot.
HAIR & MAKEUP: If you are interested in booking professional hair & makeup services for your session, I highly recommend Bay Area Beautiful!
EXTRA HANDS: If you have another child in the home, it may be helpful to have another adult present during the session to entertain and care for children other than your newborn.
preparing for the day of the session
SLEEP/FEEDING TIMING: It is very helpful to try to keep your baby awake for a while before I arrive for the session so that he/she is ready to sleep for me. Ideally, if baby has just gone down for a nap (or is ready to) with a fully tummy, that would be great timing!
WARM HOME: I will have a space heater, but the warmer, the better!
ESTIMATED LENGTH OF SESSION: Plan for me to be in your home for 2-4 hours.
LIFESTYLE SESSIONS: If you have booked a Lifestyle Newborn Session, please lightly pick up areas of your home we may use to photograph in (master bedroom, nursery, living room...)
after the session
SNEAK PEEK: I will text message or email you 1-3 photos within 48 hours after your session as a sneak peek!
ONLINE IMAGE GALLERY: Your gallery of images will be emailed to you in 3-4 weeks after the session. Please be sure to download all images to your computer in full resolution as well as back them up at a secondary location for safe keeping.
photo products for purchase
INDIVIDUAL PRINTS & CANVAS WRAPS: Professional quality prints and canvas wraps can be purchased directly from your online gallery. Simply click on the shopping cart icon on an images you like, and select the desired product.
PRINT BOX KEEPSAKE: Oatmeal linen print box with 30 4x6 prints
DAY OF SCHEDULE: We will begin the session with your newborn's photos and then move into family photos. We will be working around your baby's schedule. We will feed, change, and cuddle him/her as needed. Its completely normal to play the waiting game and put in some effort to get baby to fall asleep for the photos. Staying calm and relaxed, even if baby is holding out out on sleep, will help ensure you have a fun experience as well as help your baby relax. (I'm very patient, so don't worry about me!)
PARENT PARTICIPATION: I will need a parent/guardian to help me with baby during photos. Your child's safety and comfort is my top priority!
EQUIPMENT/PROPS: I will provide everything needed for photos in your home. I will have flooring, lighting, props, wraps, headbands, blankets, florals, etc..