Baby FAQ
No two babies are alike. After photographing hundreds of babies, I know this to be true. As time passes and children grow, more and more memories are made. It will become harder to remember how red Amelia’s hair was, how blue Max’s eyes were, those chubby cheeks, that round baby belly, and the teeny tiny toes of your newborn. Capture these memories today. Cherish them forever.
 
 
What age is best for baby photos?

Stage: Newborn (4-10 days)Stage: Newborn (4-10 days) Stage: Push Up (3-4 months)Stage: Push Up (3-4 months) Stage: Sit Up (6-7 months)Stage: Sit Up (6-7 months) Stage: Stand Up (9-10 months)Stage: Stand Up (9-10 months) Stage: Birthday (12 months)Stage: Birthday (12 months)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newborn (5-14 days)
Push Up (3-4 months)
Sit Up (6-7 months)
Stand Up (9-10 months)
Birthday (1 year)
 
After the newborn session, I prefer to do sessions that correspond with milestones instead of age.  For example, instead of just doing "three-month pictures", I prefer to wait until your baby can hold his head up well when laying on his tummy and use his arms to prop up his upper body.  This usually occurs between 3 and 4 months.  The next session is done usually between 6 and 7 months when your baby can sit up well, or for at least several seconds at a time.  Next up, if you'd like, is a session at 9-10 months when baby is able to stand up when holding on to something.  To finish out baby's first year, we usually plan a 1-year birthday session sometime near their actual birthday.
 
Do you offer a first-year package that includes all of these sessions?
Yes!  I love watching babies grow through their first year and capturing all those milestones along the way, and I'm happy to reward your loyalty to New Creation with the Smilestones {Baby’s First Year} Package: Get a FREE {and awesome!} 8x8 photo book of your baby’s first year when you have baby photographed as a Newborn, at 4 months, 8 months and 1 year.  This offer is applicable to any baby who completes a newborn session and at least 3 other sessions in the first year.  (NB, 3, 6, 9, 12 or NB, 4, 8, 12 or more).
 
What should I bring?
I don't force a lot of my own props into your session. I would much prefer that you bring items that have some meaning or nostalgia to you: special baby blankets, the cutest stuffed animal the baby has received, the wagon that grandpa made, and things like that. You might also consider hats or headbands that you think would be cute in photographs.
 
What should the baby wear?
I generally say to pick out your absolute favorite outfit(s) for baby to wear.  If you can avoid character-themed outfits (Disney characters, etc), that would probably be best, but pick out what you like best for your child.  Bright colors and patterns are just fine.  If you're unsure, just bring in several things to choose from and I can help you make decisions when you arrive.
 
You might try looking at online kids boutique shops, or places like Etsy.com for ideas.  There's no end to the adorable, hand-made outfits out there!  You can even get personalized onesies and accessories or custom birthday onesies.
 
What happens if you get called to a birth and my session has to be postponed?
Since I am a birth photographer, I am often on-call.  If there is a chance that your session may be affected by a birth, I will let you know ASAP that it is a possibility and discuss the probability at that time.  Then, if I do determine that we need to postpone, I will give you a $25 discount on your re-scheduled session.