WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE A NEWBORN SESSION? The best time to photography a newborn session is any time you are ready!! Typically newborns sleep best under 2 weeks of age, however, there are no restrictions on when you "should" have your newborn photographed since I mostly photograph mother and baby together and am not limited to any specific type of posing. My goal is to capture the connection between you and your baby. To get on my schedule, it is best to call me during your pregnancy before the baby is born.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION LAST? Newborn sessions typically last between 1 - 2 hours, depending on how often your baby needs to feed. Since most of the session is geared towards creating Motherly Portraits with your baby in your arms, we can generally transition very smoothly.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH THE BABY ALONE OR ONLY WITH THE MOTHER? The session you schedule can be of the baby alone or with any members of the family.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? My studio and style reflects a soft color palette to keep the focus on you and your baby. I have a Motherhood Wardrobe line of beautiful lace, chiffon and cotton blouses and dresses for you to choose from, or you may elect to bring your own wardrobe. I also have a baby wardrobe which mostly consists of onesies, sleepers and gowns.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY SESSION AHEAD OF TIME? All clients are offered an "in-person" or Phone PLANNING SESSION at no charge prior to setting the appointment. At this time we will go over all the details you will need to know before, during and after the session. It is my goal to create the best experience for you and bring comfort and peace to the process. I am here to help you along the way through preparing, planning, organizing and selection of products that will be best for you and your family. You don't need to worry about a thing!
CAN WE TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEO DURING THE SESSION? Unfortunately any type of camera or videotaping is not allowed during your session. This is a time for you to enjoy and relax in a beautiful environment and soak in the moments I will be capturing for you. :)
DO YOU OFFER DIGITAL FILES? All my Collections include digital files along with the option to ADD ON tangible products, such as Heirloom Albums Matted and Framed Portraits and Fine Art Wall Collections.
CAN I SUBMIT MY DIGITAL FILES TO BABY CONTESTS? No, I'm sorry you cannot. You are given a PRINT RELEASE ONLY allowing you an unlimited amount of prints for personal use only. All images are copyright to Robin Long Photography.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO THE SESSION? I ask that you limit the people you bring to your session to one other person. If the person will be partaking in the session, please let me know.