Sessions can last as long as 2 hours, as it is important for me that everyone is comfortale and relaxed. My style is very casual, and I will let kids be kids so I can capture who they truly are.
What to wear
Solid colors are best, no logos please as they will distract from the subject. If you are not sure, you are welcome to bring different options with you and I can help you decide. It also can be fun to bring something different. You are also welcome to bring any prop or object that has a special meaning for your family, I will do my best to include it in your portraits.
Maternity portraiture is best done between 32 and 38 weeks of pregnancy. Your spouse, partner, and/or children are welcome to join you for a few shots. We can discuss clothing options when you call to schedule your appointment or during the phone consultation before your session. I have beautiful gowns and skirts options available at the studio. Maternity sessions is ONLY available when a Newborn session or Bump plan is booked.
Newborns should be photographed between birth and two weeks of age if possible. During this time, they retain some of the natural curl from before they were born. They are also more sleepy and flexible, so it's easier to achieve the most desired poses. The 5-10 days mark is ideal. I'll do my best to work newborn sessions into my schedule but it is highly recommended to contact me EARLY in your second trimester be on the books. I have a system in place, you will be booked on your due date and will have priority scheduling when baby arrives .
When you come in for your newborn session, allot around 3 hours so that we can take our time waiting for the baby to fall asleep, eat, get changed, etc. Newborns look best in photographs when they are nude, or in a diaper/diaper cover. The studio is full of adorable little items and props so, you shouldn't worry about wardrobe. Also, bring a black shirt for yourself. Many times you will be the favored backdrop, as that is where your baby will be most comfortable. Bring an extra change of clothes, too! Naked babies tend to have accidents! It happens ALL the time :)
I understand that your newborn session is a big investment , your family and friends are now able to buy gift certificates to be applied to your session either by including Laetitia Murray Photography on your Shower invitations or asking us for registry cards to send with your shower invitations when you book your session. I'll take care of the rest.