the glow portraits® newborn experience
Newborns are so tiny and fragile in those first few days after birth. With the sleepless nights and whirlwind of emotions, that teeny-tiny phase seems to pass by in the blink of an eye. A Newborn Portrait Session is the perfect way to capture your tiny miracle as beautiful works of art to be cherished forever.
Scheduling Your Newborn Photography Session
Newborn portraits are best captured in the first 4-14 days, while your baby is sleeping soundly and curling up into those adorable womblike poses. For babies that are born early and spend time in the hospital, we recommend scheduling a session within the first week of being sent home. We encourage families to book their newborn photography session as early as possible to ensure availability. Your due date will be placed on our calendar, and we’ll look forward to hearing from you once your baby is born to schedule your newborn session. We only book a limited number of newborns each month to allow flexibility in our calendar for last-minute appointments. If you’ve already had your little one, we will try our very best to accommodate you, or at least to recommend a fellow photographer with availability.
Newborn sessions generally last two hours, allowing plenty of time for feedings and diaper changes to keep your baby content. The studio is kept warm and sanitized throughout the session, and all blankets are washed with the most gentle hypoallergenic detergents. We’ll capture a variety of newborn poses, while also capturing the sweet tiny details that make your baby unique. Sessions are scheduled for the morning or early afternoon for that gorgeously soft, glowing natural light. Studio set-up in the comfort of your home along with lifestyle portraits is available via our sister site MKP. As you’ll see in our newborn photography gallery, we use blankets, wraps and knit accessories for our signature style: soft, simple and timeless.
At glow, our approach is soft, pure, and emotional. We strive to capture the story of your newborn baby in those precious first days. Sleepy expressions, pouty lips, wispy curls, and chubby toes. These are your memories that have only just begun. A newborn portrait session is the perfect way to preserve these fleeting moments as works of art to be cherished forever. Years from now, you’ll look at these portraits and be transported back to this magical time in your lives.
What to Bring
We ask that you bring a pacifier, bottle of formula, swaddle, and a few clean diapers. You’ll also set aside a nice outfit for the family photography. We recommend creams, neutral tones, and soft colors for soft intimate portraits. It’s best to avoid chunky jewelry and watches, which can be distracting elements. We have our own blankets, wraps, dainty headbands, and knit hats. However, we understand that sometimes parents like to bring along their own newborn accessories. Our favorite Etsy vendors are AndWhatNotBoutique and ItsyBitsyBlooms. Once your newborn session has been booked, you’ll be receiving our Welcome Packet with detailed preparation tips for a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Your newborn portrait session is only the beginning of creating these precious memories. Following your session, we will spend an extensive amount of time curating and post-processing the best images to showcase in your gallery. We want you to treasure your final images. As you’ll see in our newborn gallery, each image is carefully and tastefully edited into a unique work of art.
Displaying Your Art
Your gallery of beautifully edited newborn portraits will be ready within 2-3 weeks after your session. Besides the high-resolution digital files included in your reservation, we specialize in designing elegant and timeless wall decor. You’re welcome to provide us with snapshots of your wall space, so we can design a custom display for your home. We offer a lovely selection of fine art prints, gallery wraps, contemporary artwork, and keepsake albums for a spectacular presentation of your most special memories. For additional details and to book your own newborn photography session, please feel free to contact us.