newborn photography information

When is the best time to book a session?

Newborn Photography sessions are best booked in the middle of your second trimester. Newborn Sessions should be booked at least 6-8 weeks in advance as only a limited numbers of newborns are scheduled each month to insure I am free to accommodate them all within the needed time frame once they arrive. The best time to book is always before your baby is here. 

How old should my newborn be for the session?

Newborn Sessions are best when your infant is within the first 7-21 days of birth but can be done anytime in the first 3 months. It is so easy in the excitement of bringing home a brand new baby to forget or let the time pass you by but timing is really critical in scheduling your newborn session. I ask that all my clients let me know within 3 days of your babies birth to ensure getting you on the schedule within those first precious days of your new babies life. Newborn Sessions take place on a Tuesday or Thursday once the baby is born.

Need more details information on preparing for your newborn photography session? Just click on the link or visit the section titled  preparing for your newborn session.

Does the session fee include family/sibling pictures?

Of course! In every session, immediate family ( parents, siblings) in a few pictures are always included. Due to current COVID precautions, extended family (i.e. grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) can not be included in sessions at this time.

Do I need to bring props to the session?

No need to bring a thing to the session except your newborn! Everything needed for the session to take place, is right here at the studio. If you do have any family heirlooms, or anything you would like to have photographed for the session, please do bring it with you so we can include it within your session.

Where do the sessions take place?

Newborn Photography Sessions are scheduled in my studio. Designed for complete comfort for your family and optimal lighting to achieve the images you see in my portfolio, all materials and props needed for the newborn photoshoot to take place are provided at the studio.

Click here to see more of the newborn studio

Can you tell me a little bit more about your style of newborn photography?

I love to work with natural, light and earthy tones, without an overuse of props, giving your newborn photoshoot a timeless and organic look. I combine standard portraiture with lifestyle to achieve a unique and personal touch to your images. I do not pose any un-natural or forced poses with newborn babies. Make sure to visit my newborn session gallery.To view the newborn portfolio, please click here 

What is required of me for a newborn session?

Nothing but a baby! I DO NOT require that you withhold any feedings from your baby for any time prior to our session or keep them awake prior to our session. These are such delicate sessions, and to be handled with the upmost care. That means, the same goes with meeting the needs of your baby regardless of any pictures.

I do ask that you just bring an extra set of clothes to go home in, accidents do happen during pictures!

How long will our session take place?

Most newborn sessions are done between 1- 1.5 hours, but sometimes can take a bit longer. It is always good to plan for the full 2 hour session time. Newborn photography is very delicate in nature, so these sessions tend to take longer than all other baby portrait sessions.

When will we get to see our pictures from a session?

Your images from your session will be presented in a private online gallery 3-4 weeks after your session date, ready for you to download. Your gallery will be in a password protected gallery for you to view and share with who every you like!

Are the images retouched?

Yes, all images you purchase with are always retouched and edit. The quality you see on my website, is what you should expect back in a session

Am I able to purchase digital files from my newborn session?

Yes! We live in a digital age, and I value my clients desires to obtain digital files from their session. When purchasing the digital files I will provide you with a list of recommended printers to get the most of your images.

Is hair and makeup included in the session fee?

No, hair and makeup is not included in your session fee. Wardrobe, editing of the images and the session in itself is what is included in the session fee. I do have favourite vendors I am happy to share in my styling guide upon a deposit paid with booking.

Do you offer any discounts for booking the maternity and newborn session together?

Yes! Please email me by getting in touch with the heading to the contact form for current packages and pricing or just click HERE!

To view the newborn photography gallery, click HERE!

Megan Ironside is a talented newborn, maternity and family lifestyle photographer serving Calgary and surrounding area with both home and studio shoots.

Email: info@meganironside.com

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