Newborn sessions are perfect for those families who want to capture moments from those first few days of baby's life to cherish for a lifetime. Your newborn baby will only be this tiny once in their life, and only for a matter of days. You have one chance to capture that moment before it passes you by. 

It is best to book your newborn session while you are still pregnant. The more notice I have, the better for both of us. Because I only take a limited number of sessions per month and the fact that the  baby’s due date is generally unpredictable, I will reserve a time-frame for you. That way, I can then only schedule a limited number of sessions around that time. If you wait until after the baby is born to contact me, it is more than likely that I will not be able to accommodate you. Additionally, when you contact me when you are still pregnant, it is one less thing you have to worry about doing after your baby is born. 

Most newborn photographers will not photograph babies older than 14 days and for good reason. The best time to photograph babies is within their first 2 weeks of life as they sleep most of the time, can be posed and photographed easily without waking them and they curl up into tiny and cute poses that make your heart melt. But I understand it is SO hard to leave the house that early, sometimes family and cultural reasons not allowing you to do so. I accept babies up to 4 weeks old for a newborn session. Please note, as baby gets closer to the 1 month mark, they are harder to pose and we may not be able to take as many photos/accomplish as many setups as a baby 14 days and under would allow.

The newborn sessions take place at my studio in San Jose during specified weekdays between the hours of 10am-2:00pm. You can expect the session to take around 2-3 hours (give or take half an hour depending on how well baby sleeps) for newborn and family photos. When you come over for your photos, I will have everything you need for baby and more in case you leave anything at home :). I will have a beautiful selection of outfits, hats, accessories to choose from. These outfits are all handmade and especially made for photography usage. They are not "newborn" sizes that you might find in a store which are almost always way too big for a newborn baby and do not photograph well. They are handcrafted using the softest materials like angora wool and lux knits to ensure the baby is  comfy throughout their session. 

The newborn stage is so fleeting and magical, I can’t help but sigh when I think back to the first few days of my children’s life. When my first was born,  her first photo session was at 6 weeks old. She was not sleepy, or curly, and had baby acne all over her face. Her features had even changed in such a short amount of time, sighhh.  Yes we have iPhone photos, but what I wouldn't give to back into time and have real portraits of her as a newborn. Your baby will never be this tiny, this sleepy, this curly, this magical and perfect again, so make sure you are hiring the right person to capture all the beauty.

To view newborn portraits click here or to find out more about booking your newborn session, please contact me.

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