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Newborn Photography by Melissa Berg – What To Expect

Newborn photography provides probably the single most important portrait images you’ll ever have had captured.  Your sweet baby will never be so small and new again, then in those first 2 weeks of precious life.  From their fresh perfect newborn skin, to their soft downy coat and even their delicate tiny fingers and toes, and sweet little button nose.  The images captured during your newborn photography session are so special and timeless…you will not want to forget a single detail.

Newborn Photography

Babies change fast.  I have had many of my clients tell me how different their baby looks after seeing their images only a few weeks later!!  After the first two weeks of life, baby acne can develop and some babies may even start to lose their precious hair due to the natural release of hormones.  During the first two weeks, babies are also still accustomed to the womb and are typically very easy to pose and stay asleep sometimes throughout the entire session!  That is why it is crucial that you contact me while you are still pregnant, so that we can ensure a spot when your baby is born.

Durham North Carolina Newborn Photographer

Newborn photography sessions are conducted in my spacious home studio located near the Leesville/Brier Creek area in Raleigh, North Carolina.  We reserve 2 1/2 hours for your session so that we have time to feed, soothe and cuddle your baby into those sweet poses you see in my portfolio.  Your session fee includes everything we’ll need for the session.  I have a variety of blankets, wraps, hats, headbands and props to choose from.  I absolutely encourage bringing something special (a blanket, hat or other keepsake) that you’d like to incorporate into the session. My studio will be warm and ready to go as soon as you arrive.  A day or two before your  newborn photography session you will receive pre-session instructions on how to help ensure a sleepy baby.  These instructions are your guide to making sure baby is camera ready and stays asleep throughout the session.  I will take the lead and begin posing your baby immediately.  As a registered nurse, I support all moms whether breastfeeding, pumping/bottle feeding or formula feeding.  I also encourage and offer private breastfeeding images during your session upon request.  Don’t worry if you forget something…the studio is stocked with all of the essentials needed for a newborn (diapers, wipes, pacis, burp cloths, diaper genie, etc.).

Durham Newborn Photographer

Newborn photography is my specialization and I have received lots of training in how to properly and safely handle babies in this genre of art.  I provide my customers with an experience like no other…making sure no detail goes unnoticed.  I am there for you every step of the way as we create your baby’s newborn portraits and design your products.  I would be honored to give you the portraits you’ve always dreamed of for your little one.  Contact me today to book your session!