Details MATERNITY SESSIONS Maternity shoots are a great way to celebrate your pregnancy and capture a moment that for many women is one of the most important of their lives. The timing of the shoot depends on how pregnant you want to look. Usually, shoots are completed one to two months before your due date-- but I have done several memorable shoots the day before the client headed to the hospital. If you book a newborn session, a maternity session is included. NEWBORN SESSIONS I prefer to photograph your newborn as early as possible-- between four to ten days old is ideal. At this early age, newborns tend to be sleepier and more pliable to mould into beautiful portraits. Newborn shoots will take anywhere from two to four hours, preferably in my natural light studio. I will work with you to select props-- like antique wicker baskets, chunky hand knit throws, delicate gauzy wraps to swaddle the newborn-- to create a unique portrait that celebrates the fleeting moment that is a newborn. During the shoot, I allow time for feeding, changing, posing and taking care of your newborn's needs. The best time to schedule your newborn session is before the baby is born. Since we never know exactly when your little one will arrive, you can confirm the actual date after you deliver.