How long does a newborn photo session take? And how much time should you set aside for your newborn baby’s first photos? A lot of parents wonder how long it will take. Should you schedule the appointment during nap times or feedings? In this blog post, we will discuss what to expect from a newborn photo session and offer tips on scheduling!
So, how long DOES a newborn photo session take? A newborn photo session typically takes three to four hours. This allows plenty of time for diaper changes, feedings, and all the beautiful, posed photos of your newborn baby. It also allows us to capture the sweet, candid moments between you and your new little one, so that we can include these precious moments in their heirloom album.
We know that babies can be unpredictable and the 3-4 hours allows for plenty of time to photograph your newborn baby. My biggest tip for you is to schedule around your older children’s schedule! Because newborns are so sleepy and unpredictable, I‘d rather make sure the big kiddos are up for their photos and that they are in a good mood! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the newborn photo session process.
Arrive with your newborn baby and anyone who you want to be in the photos. We will spend some time getting settled, changing your baby‘s diaper, and feeding your baby.
Start with some unwrapped poses of your newborn baby by herself while your older kids play and warm up. Your baby may need a few breaks to eat or have her diaper changed. Or she may be so sleepy that we can get them all without a break! Either way is normal!
By this time, older siblings will typically be ready to have their pictures taken. We will wrap up your newborn baby and take sibling photos, family photos, mom and baby, and dad and baby. We will allow for plenty of breaks, but with your baby being wrapped and snuggly, we probably won’t need as many!
At this point, we will get any last shots of your newborn baby wrapped by herself. Sometimes dad or grandma will take the siblings out at this point.
When your newborn baby is dressed, she will be ready to go! If we have decided to do your ordering session the same day, you’ll have a lunch break and we will meet back around 2! Otherwise, you will come back for your session reveal at your scheduled date! If you’d like to learn more about your product options, schedule a phone consult or take a look at our Product Spotlights!
So how long does a newborn photo session take? Three to four hours is typical, but as you can see through the timeline, it all depends on how baby is feeling that day! We hope this blog post was helpful and that you are now looking forward to your newborn photo session! Schedule your phone consult now to start planning your own newborn photo session.