The purpose of Lifestyle Newborns is to create a stress free session. I document natural interactions between you and your baby. If needed I will help pose and position you and the family for the best possible outcome. If you have any inspiration photos, please send them to me before our session.
The day of the session keep your home nice and toasty! If we are doing it in a studio I will have a heater. A full belly and warmth are the two things that will help the session go as smooth as possible! Please do not worry about baby if he/she is awake during the session. In my experience it is not needed to try and keep them awake before the session. It doesn't help them sleep more. Keep them on their schedule if they have one.
Here is a list of things to bring to your session. Diapers, wipes, pacifiers, a bottle to feed, a white onesie, favorite swaddles, bows. For other children, snacks that don't stain their mouth, books or little toys they can play with when they are not in the pictures. I have swaddles, and moses basket that are cleaned and sanitized between each session.
The most important thing is to not stress! Easy to say for me, but I promise amazing images you will cherish forever. In my experience positive encouragement with your older kids goes a long way. Have them work towards something instead of threatening to take things away when asking them to cooperate.