Q: When should I schedule my newborn session?
A: Most newborn sessions are scheduled between the 5th and 6th month of pregnancy. This assures you a space on my calendar as I tend to book up in advance. There is always a possibility of getting in closer to your due date, but to ensure yourself a session, please contact me as early as possible.
Q: What items do you have available for my newborn session? Should I buy items?
A: JRP offers a full service studio including hats, wraps, headbands, outfits, props and more! Please don't feel the need to make any purchases prior to your session. Each session is fully customized and any special requests will be taken into consideration and incorporated into your session using props/outfits that are purchased from a hand picked group of vendors who specialize in newborn items.
Q: How long does a typical newborn session take?
A: There is no "typical" newborn session. It all depends on the baby. I offer a variety of newborn packages and some offer a wider array of posing than others. I would recommend planning to spend 2-3 hours at the studio. We'll go at the baby's pace and stop as needed for soothing, diaper changes as well as nursing/bottle breaks. Please bring a good book or magazine and plan to settle in and just relax as my assistant and I work our magic. After all, you deserve a little break.
Q: What is the best time to bring my newborn in?
A: It is recommended that we photograph your baby between 5-10 days of age. This is the best timeframe to get all of those sweet cuddly poses. When you book a session, I'll note your due date and you are guaranteed a time once your baby arrives. Some babies come early and some arrive a bit late. We completely understand that and take that into consideration when scheduling our newborn sessions.
Q: When is the best time to come in for maternity portraits?
A: I recommend 33-36 weeks. Each woman's body carries differently. You want to have a prominent baby bump but you don't want to wait too long just in case your baby decides to arrive early.
Q: What should I do to prepare form my session?
A: I always recommend getting a manicure and a pedicure. Also, you may want to purchase new nude & black colored panties as well as a bra.
Q: Can my husband and child(ren) join me in some of the photographs?
A: Absolutely. I encourage spouses/significant others to join in for some of the photos. Children are welcome to join as well.
Q: What do I wear for my session?
A: JRP offers a full service studio that carries a complete maternity wardrobe. These items come in a variety of sizes and each maternity session includes a complimentary styling consult (via email) so that we can capture the exact look you are hoping for. The Luxe maternity package also includes hair and makeup by some of the areas top hair and makeup artists.