Congratulations! There may be nothing better in the world than a brand new baby. Their tiny features, their newborn smell, how they fit so perfectly into your arms. Your sweet newborn is only this tiny for a short time and it's so important to capture the beautiful milestones of their first days in this world.
When should I book my session?
The Ideal time frame for booking your newborn session is around month 6 of your pregnancy. I will leave some time slots open before and after your newborn arrives just in case he/she decides to arrive early or late.
A newborn session is ideal for newborns up to 3 weeks old. I have a home studio tailored to newborn sessions for your convenience or I can come to your home and do an in home lifestyle session. Both are great options and create lasting memories so I would base your decision on your comfort level.
I have a collection of props, hats, blankets, wraps, furs, headbands and outfits for your convenience. If you have something that you would like for your baby to photographed with or in please bring it with you and I would be happy to work it into your session.
What should I bring?
If you are planning your session at my home studio please bring extra diapers, wipes, food for baby, changes of clothes, a soothie/pacifier and anything else you think your baby will need for 4+ hours with me, Also, it is a great idea to bring some snacks and drinks for yourself and anything else that you might need for 4+ hours. Please dress in layers as it can get warm in my studio.
Feel free to bring anything you would like your baby photographed with or in and I will be happy to work them into your session.
What happens after my session?
Your collection will be beautifully and professionally edited and ready for your viewing within 2-3 weeks. You will receive an email from me with an invitation to view your photos in an online gallery. If you choose the Essentials Collection you will have 1 week to look over your images and select your favorites. Once you have chosen your favorites I will send your gallery back to you with a pin # to download them. If you choose the Indulgence Collection, you will also receive an email invite to view your gallery however, yours will come with the pin# to download.
Can I share my ideas with you?
I am very open to your ideas and would love to implement all or most of them into your session. Please feel free to share any ideas that you have. If you have a Pinterest board feel free to share that as well. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.You can message me on my Facebook page Jill Skoglund Photography, my Instagram at jill_skoglund_photography or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I be involved?
A Newborn session will require a little more on your part. If you are participating in a newborn session with me please be prepared for you session to last up to 4+ hours. (I work on babies schedule) Also, be prepared to be actively involved.
Please note: I will be handling your newborn for his/her/their session. I will not force a newborn into a pose that they are not comfortable with. If they are showing any signs of discomfort then I will pose them in a different way. I strongly believe in safety first and I want your newborn to have a good experience with me.