I know you love newborn photos in general but taking them outside into nature is even more beautiful! NOW Booking newborn minis as an add on to your newborn studio session or alone if you just want some breathtaking images of your baby in the elements of nature.
Where does this session take place?
It can take place anywhere really. There does need to be a decent amount of shade or it must be shot at "golden hour" which is an hour to 90 minutes prior to sunset for best lighting in open areas without shade. Light can be filtered and blocked in bushes and flowering areas during high noon time which is typically the best time of day to shoot a newborn. Its best to choose a location with at least 3 backdrop options meaning you want to have a place with a few areas that look different like a bush with flowers, flowers on a fielded area and/or and grassy area with flowers of variant colors.
What is the best age to do this?
The age is the same as indoor newborns and they are best done within 10-21 days of life. This allows us to fill them up with milk and wrap them up snug in the warm heat of the summer and they fall into a deep milk coma sleep allowing me to have a 20-40 minute window to work with them as sleepy as possible. Sessions can be done awake but it is not ideal as the poses in the buckets and in props the baby need to be still, relaxed, and asleep to be safe and for it to look good.
Is this best for girls AND boys?
Absolutely! This is great for both gender babies. Outside offers much more than just flowers to use as backdrops.
How can I book a session?
It's easy! If you are due this Summer (June to September) you can contact me to book your due date. Once your baby is born I ask you contact me within 48 hours once in recovery and we will book a tentative date for outside based on the 10 day forecast. This date can change if the weather changes but I book with a good amount of wiggle room in the case we get rained out. Then I find a location based on the information you sent (more flowers, more nature, beach, fields, farm, etc) and send a confirmation email with the location information and how to prepare for your session. There isn't much preparation as you just come with a full sleepy baby and I take over the rest!
Want to learn more about pricing and book your outdoor newborn mini today?
These sessions are very limited throughout the summer months so please book your session now to reserve your due date!