Natasha Lynn Photography
serving Tampa Bay and surrounding areas
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NEWBORN SESSIONS $250
A $50 deposit is required to secure your session with the remaining $200 due at your scheduled session


  
SCHEDULING YOUR SESSION

I recommend that you schedule your newborn session at least 1-2 months prior to baby’s birth to ensure a spot on my calendar. We will discuss details and I will mark you on my calendar based on your due date. Then call, email, or Facebook me as soon as you deliver so we can arrange a date and time for the session.

Newborn sessions are best if done 3-7 days after their birth and MUST be done within the first 14 days of life. In order to capture those sweet newborn poses, I need to make sure they will sleep well and allow me to handle them. After the first 2 weeks, it is nearly impossible to get them to sleep deep enough and therefore I may not be able to get the best poses for your session.

Don’t fret over baby acne and dry skin as these minor flaws can be retouched during the editing process.

If you have any specific requests regarding colors, themes, or poses for the session, please let me know at least 2-3 weeks in advance so I can accommodate. And if you have any family heirlooms or props that you would like me to use, please let me know so I can incorporate them into the session. I start planning sessions as soon as they are booked and some requests may require me to order additional backdrops or props.



STUDIO SESSION

I have an in-home studio located in Hernando County Florida. These sessions can take 2-4 hrs so bring extra diapers and other needed baby supplies. Also, dress light as it will be warm. I will turn my AC down or off and run a space heater to keep baby comfortable and sleepy.



IN HOME SESSION

I can travel to you and do the session in the comfort of your home. Don’t stress over clutter and mess, I am a mom too, so I understand how chaotic things can get. I don’t need a lot of space but I do need a lot of natural light. Please open all blinds and curtains prior to the session. I prefer to set up wherever the best light is. Sometimes this ends up being near a large picture window or near a sliding glass door. I will also bring a light that will need to be plugged in. To keep baby comfortable, we will need to keep them warm. I will bring a space heater but it helps a lot if you can turn the AC down or off about 20 minutes before I arrive.



THE DAY OF THE SESSION

Most of the poses work best if baby is in a deep sleep. I ask that you keep baby awake for 1-2 hours before the session to ensure they are nice and exhausted. I know how exhausting that can be for you but I promise it will be worth it when you see the photos from your session.
Babies sleep best if they are fed and burped right before the session. If you are coming to my studio, the first thing I typically do is have my clients strip baby down to the diaper and then feed them. If I am coming to your home, you can start feeding them about 15 minutes prior to my arrival. We will also take breaks throughout the session to sooth and feed as needed.

Newborn sessions can last up to 2-4 hours. It all depends on baby’s mood and willingness to sleep. While we cannot predict how the session will go, if they have full bellies and are exhausted, the session will go a lot smoother.

Some moms tend to stress out especially if they haven’t experienced a newborn session. Please stay calm even if baby does not want to sleep right away. We don’t want baby to sense any anxiety or frustration. I am very comfortable holding, calming, and posing newborns. I have even had some clients clean their house or take a nap during an in home session. And I am completely ok with that! 

I have a collection of bowls, baskets, buckets, blankets, outfits, hats, and headbands that I use for these sessions. Your baby may decide to go to the bathroom on some of them. Please don’t panic or feel embarrassed. It happens at most sessions and I expect it. I wash outfits and blankets in between each session with non-scented baby detergent.



FAMILY PHOTOS

A lot of new moms are hesitant to get in photos right way because they aren’t feeling their best right after having a baby. I strongly encourage all moms to go get your hair done, your nails done, whatever makes you feel better. Your baby is only a newborn once so let’s capture this exciting time. For your outfits, keep it simple, solid colors or simple/subtle patterns look best, I always suggest staying away from very busy patterns. You don’t have to get super fancy, cotton tank tops or cotton tshirts tend to be most popular. Some of the photos may focus on mom and/or dads hands so you may want to make sure nails are groomed and hands are moisturized prior to the session.

For smaller siblings, you may want to talk to them in the days leading up to the session to help them prepare. Let them know that they are going to have their picture taken with the baby and discuss how to be gentle. Depending on their age, you can even practice having them hold the baby on their lap or just lying next to baby on the floor without bumping or rolling on baby.