Yes! Myself and my assistant are up to date on TDap. Always make sure anyone handling your baby has had the Pertussis Vaccine (TDap)
I know the recommended time to do a newborn session is within the first 15 days of life. However, after doing exclusively newborn sessions for 8 1/2 years, I find that doing your session after 15 days old is not an issue, as a matter of fact sometimes it goes better since I will be working with a baby that has adjusted to his/her new environment. I can guarantee beautiful newborn images of babies up to 6 weeks old and if your baby was premature, I will do the session whenever he/she comes out of the hospital.
There are several different reasons to do a newborn session after 15 days of birth.Read about some of reasons to do a newborn session after 15 days of birth
Yes, I have a studio located in downtown Los Gatos. The studio is in my property but not in my house. It is completely independent and surrounded with trees and great views.
Yes, I have most things you see on my website and a lot more. I have a huge collection of high end, international sourced hand made headbands, bonnets, outfits, rompers and wraps, etc. Your newborn session will be fully styled based on your color preferences. You don’t need to bring anything, but if you have a special family heirloom please bring it so we can incorporated during the session
All newborn sessions are held in my studio located in Los Gatos because in order to be successful we have to have the right conditions, like keeping the studio at 90 degrees so the baby is comfortable during the 3-4 hour session while being in the nude, the light etc. and of course have access to all my props and my beautiful mountain-like backyard for unique outdoor portraits.
All sessions are by appointment only and most of the time scheduled weeks or months in advance.
It’s never too early to book! Newborn sessions should be booked during your pregnancy, the earlier the better as I am usually booked weeks/ months in advance.
In order to reserve a spot in my calendar you only need to pay in full the session fee then I’ll pencil down your due date to hold your spot, this way your baby will have priority on my schedule. I only do a limited amount of sessions per month to accommodate the various arrival dates. This means whether your little one decides to come early or late; I will do the session within day 7-21 after your baby is born, unless there is a complication and your baby has to stay in the hospital for a bit longer than normal, then we’ll do the session when you are ready.
Yes, contact me right away to see my availability. With over 8 years experience photographing newborns, I specialize on older newborn babies up 6 weeks old. Please go here for more information about photographing your older newborn.
Newborn sessions can last up to 3-4 hours, it all depends how your little one is doing. There will be plenty of time for feeding and soothing breaks as needed.
Yes, parents and siblings are included during the session at no additional charge. Living in the Bay Area there are a lot of grandparents coming from out of town or out of the country. Bring them over as well for one picture or just to see how a newborn session. They always love watching!
Once you are booked and on my calendar, I will email you so you can tell me your preferences for the session, like colors, poses etc you would like me to do. I will also give you tips and information on how to prepare for a smooth newborn session.