Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do I wear?
INDIVIDUALS - Solid colors are best. Stay away from bold prints and stay away from big logos on clothing. Show your personality with layers and accessories.
FAMILIES - Coordinate outfits, not all matching. Stick with 2 main colors + 1 accent color. I have photos and specific suggestions on one of my Pinterest boards. Find it on Pinterest - Jeannie Wall - Photo Families or click on this link: www.pinterest.com/wallhome/photo-families/
2. When should I schedule my newborn portraits?
The best time to do newborn photos is when they are 4 days to 14 days. Baby and mom need a few days after birth to adjust to everything new. The newborn photos try to show the baby curled up just like she was in the womb, and this is best done within the first 2 weeks. If you choose to have a boy circumcised, we must wait at least 6 days after the procedure for him to heal.
3. What should I have for my baby to wear?
NEWBORN - (4 days to 4 weeks) My style is clean and simple with the focus on the baby - not clothing and elaborate sets. I will bring fabric to swaddle the baby and I have hats, bows, and other accessories for girls and boys. I prefer soft, muted colors with small hair accessories.
BABY - (1-12 months) We can use your special outfits for photos. Solid colors or small prints are best. Tshirts should not have large logos or cartoon characters that would draw attention away from baby. Bring 3 or 4 outfits to choose from and remember to bring accessories.
Check out my pinterest boards with inspiration for baby photos:
4. What do I need to do to prepare for my newborn shoot?
I will need a place to set up my studio light, beanbag, and backdrop. This session will take around 3-4 hours because we allow time for multiple setups, cuddling and feeding time. Try to keep the baby awake for an hour before the session, then feed the baby while I am setting up. We want the baby sound asleep for photos.
See the Food Guide for nursing moms and stay away from those foods 2 days before our session. This helps to prevent a gassy tummy in your baby. This list is provided by the newborn photographer, Ana Brandt. Her doctor compiled the list and she shares it with her moms and with photographers who take her online classes.