What to Expect During Your Newborn Session

Pictures last a lifetime and I'm here to capture the moments that our memories tend to fade...

The best time to do a newborn session is when your baby is 5-10 days old. Babies tend to sleep through anything at this age and won’t wake when we move them from one pose to the next. I set aside at least 2 hours for the session for feeding, changing, and other breaks. If the session goes a little beyond 2 hours, don’t worry. It’s a good idea to bump up the heat in your home so that your newborn is comfortable during those natural, unclothed shots. Babies can lose heat very quickly. With a warm house and a full belly, your newborn will likely sleep through the entire session.

The session will be done in the comforts of your own home. No need to pack everything up and bring that little baby out so early. I will be bringing blankets, baskets, hats, and other props for the session. If there is anything that you would like to have in the shots, I absolutely welcome it! I will be taking plenty of shots where your newborn is unclothed. You can choose to have the session completely unclothed and natural or if there is an outfit or two you would like for your newborn to wear, we’ll make sure we get it all for you.

Of course most of the time we never know exactly when this little miracle will arrive. So when you book your session, we'll keep the date flexible as we wait. When your baby arrives, contact me and we can schedule a concrete date for your session.

What to expect after:

A day or two after the session, I will post a sneak peak of your session to Facebook on the Megan Leigh Photography page. Here you can share with friends and family. You are welcomed to tag yourself in these images and share them, however, remember to keep the logo intact and alternations are not allowed.  Once all images have been retouched, a private online gallery will be created for you where you can view your images and order prints and products. You can expect 20-35 images in your gallery. If you are ordering a Collection or your session was part of a package, I will be customizing and placing your order for you. Everything will be delivery to your home.