The Newborn Experience
Tiffany Gardner is well known for her ability to capture the character of newborns - the tiny fingers and toes, soft pouty lips and chubby cheeks. She takes pride in capturing the essence of your newborn and providing you with images to cherish for a lifetime. Over the last few years, newborn photography has become a part of the ‘newborn experience’. As with a wedding, this is a moment in that can’t be relived. It is important that you involve someone that you trust and know will provide timeless images of your newborn. There is a wide variety of photographers with various styles and pricing levels from which to choose. Tiffany's pricing reflects her years of experience photographing newborns and her dedication to creating a truly extraordinary experience for her clients. During newborn sessions, the safety of your baby is top priority. Tiffany will never risk the safety of a newborn to ‘get the shot’. Not all babies will do every pose, but your gallery will be filled with an assortment of images you are sure to love.
There are many photographers, how do I select one?
As with your wedding, this moment cannot be re-done. Several things should be considered. It is not just about price or snapping photos, there is much more that goes into a newborn session - preparing the props; hours of handling your baby the day of the session; meticulous posing so baby looks natural, relaxed, and comfortable; and editing the images to perfection. You want someone with experience in handling newborns and doing it safely, ensures the quality of their work, and provides you with beautiful, timeless images. Price is an important consideration, but the least expensive photographer is probably the least experienced.
When should I schedule my session?
Please contact Tiffany BEFORE your little one arrives. A tentative session time will be reserved based upon your due date. It is best to schedule your session during your second trimester to ensure space on the calendar. Exceptions can be made.
Where does the session take place?
Tiffany has a space set up in her home where clients can relax and feel comfortable. She can travel locally to your home if you feel more comfortable. Travel more than 20 miles from 30269 may involve a small fee.
Why is there a time limit on getting newborn pictures done?
To capture the true essence of a newborn, schedule your session as soon as possible! Newborns in the first week are ideal and up to two weeks is fine, but between days 7-10 are preferred. Babies older than two weeks are more alert and start to lose that newborn freshness.
As a mom/dad, what am I expected to do at the session?
Just Relax. It is preferred that your baby sleeps the entire time. Tiffany will work with them to get them settled, posed and asleep. There is no problem if you aren’t feeling 100% yet. Throughout the session, Tiffany will work with your little one - posing, soothing, etc., so you are free to hang out on the couch, watch through the opening into the shooting area, and just relax and enjoy. Tiffany provides a newborn prep guide to help prepare you for the session as well as a list of items to bring so you don’t leave the house without the essentials. Following this guide the night before your session will increase our chances of a successful session.
Do I need to bring anything special?
Before the session, Tiffany will call, email, or sit down with you to discuss ideas. Some parents have ideas already in their mind, little hats, special blankets or gifts they wish to incorporate. She has blankets, props, baskets, etc. to pose your little ones. Most newborn images are done without clothing. Tiffany loves adding hats or blankets that add texture to the image. Most of this information is covered in the Newborn Session Prep Guide.
How long does a newborn session last?
Sessions are tailored to the newborn. The average session lasts 1-2 hours, however, sessions can last up to 3 hours (and longer) depending on the needs of your little one. Plenty of time is allowed for feeding and soothing.
Are parents and siblings allowed to be photographed with our newborn?
Yes, parents and siblings are welcome. Sibling images are photographed either first or last, and a parent, grandparent, friend or babysitter will need to be available to take the sibling once their part of the session is complete or bring them at the very end of the session when we are ready. It is understandably difficult for toddlers and older children to remain quiet and still while baby is being photographed in for several hours. We will discuss beforehand anyone who is being added to the session so you can have everyone prepared.
Don’t hesitate to contact Tiffany if you have any other questions!