I set aside up to three hours for your baby’s newborn session, often we don’t
need that much time but this allows for feeds and short breaks to settle baby.
One of the most important things to remember is to give baby a BIG feed just
before you arrive so he/she has a nice full tummy. If your baby uses a dummy
PLEASE bring it along. I know some parents aren’t fond of these but I have
noticed that a lot of baby’s are way more relaxed with one, even if you choose
to never use one again it can really help the session run smoothly and get the
gorgeous images we are after.
Newborns are best photographed naked, please do not worry no ‘parts’ will be
exposed in the photos. I have a variety of simples wraps, bonnets etc that I use.
I ask if you can bring baby dressed in a plain simple Onesie (the kind that show
their bare arms and legs). This way if baby wakes upon arrival I can get some
lovely close ups straight away with their eyes open. If you do have a special
blanket or wrap you would like to incorporate into the sessionyu are welcome
to bring it along on the day.
I know some parents aren‘t excited about being in the portraits...please know that
I can photograph around not having a full frontal and still capture the bond
between parent and baby! Simple casual is best, I’d steer away from stripes, or
anything to bold, nice soft tones work best.
Generally speaking, I prefer that you don’t take any photos during your babys
session, although I understand with social media being a big part of our lives
these days you may take a ‘behind the scenes’ shot and if you do I’d love it if you
tagged Jenny Ruddle Photography in it.
I understand from time to time life or the unexpected happens, I kindly ask that
if you do need to reschedule you let me know as soon as possible so I can make
the time avaialble for other bookings.
Please do not worry, this is all part of the process and everything is laundered after
Generally with 48 hours after your session I post a sneak peek from your session
on my Instragam & facebook business page, please let me know if you do not wish
for me to use any of your images in advertising.