Frequently Asked Questions About Your Newborn Photography Session
+Where will my newborn photographs be taken? Your newborn's photos are taken at my home studio in Hollywood. Our studio is usually one of your baby's first outings besides their first doctor's appointment. The studio is cleaned and sanitized between sessions, so there is no need to worry about bringing your baby to us. Contact us to schedule your consultation at the studio to visit the space where your baby will be photographed.
+When should I schedule my newborn photography session? It's never too early to reserve your session on our schedule as we only photograph a limited number of sessions each month. We recommend at least 3 months in advance to ensure availability. We'll add your due date to our schedule and solidify your session date when your baby arrives. If your baby has already arrived, please call the studio to see if we can work you in.
+What age should my baby be photographed? The recommended age for newborn photos are 7-12 days. However, I have taken beautiful pictures of newborns up to 4 weeks. So, if you've missed the ideal window, don't worry! Call us today so we can chat.
+How long will my newborn photography session take? Newborn sessions are not rushed. We'll go at your baby's pace. A newborn session can last an average of 2-3 hours provided baby is well-prepared prior to session and cooperative. Sometimes more for feeding, soothing and if siblings are being photographed.
+Do I need to bring outfits for my newborn? No. We have everything needed for your baby. Outfits, wraps, hats, headbands, props and backdrops. Purchased outfits or outfits crocheted by Grandma most usually do not fit newborns nor photograph well so I strongly recommend you leave those at home and let me dress baby from my wardrobe specifically designed for newborn photographs. If you have an heirloom you want to incorporate, we can certainly try to incorporate those.
+Can I include my family in the newborn portrait session? Immediate family members are welcome and encouraged to participate at no additional cost. This is an amazing time to get your newborn's first family photo.
+How do I prepare my baby for his newborn portrait session? A sleepy baby with a full belly is the most cooperative for photographs. Please keep your baby awake for at least an hour before his or her portrait session. A bath is a great way to keep them awake and wear them out. Then right before you leave to come to the studio, feed your baby. Dress your baby in a zip-up sleeper with no onesie underneath it. You'll also receive a prep guide at your design consultation that goes over every detail for prepping you and your baby.
+What should I wear for my newborn photography session? Earth tones, grays, and neutrals always photograph nicely and will look timeless on the walls of your home. Please wear solid-colored clothing...no strips, patterns, logos or text. Try to coordinate colors instead of matching. Mom is welcome to wear one of our gowns, wraps or dresses. Please choose simple, solid color clothing for children.
+What if my baby won't sleep for their newborn session? Don't worry! Awake babies can be photographed too, but will limit the variety poses we can get. A sleepy baby is very posable, so make sure you do everything you can to ensure your baby is sleepy and full when you get to the studio.
+How can I prepare siblings for the newborn session? You can prepare siblings by letting them hold the baby, with assistance. Making holding the baby a big deal. Make it seem like a special treat. That way they'll want to di it when you get tot he studio, hopefully. 🙂 If the siblings are too young to hold the baby, I'll pose baby in a basket or prop and have the siblings sit next to them. This should be a fun and exciting experience for the siblings. PLEASE don't tell them to smile or say "cheese". I'm good at getting them to give real, natural smiles. We have toys for siblings to play with at the studio. Parent and sibling shots are done first. After the siblings are photographed with baby and family, please have someone available who can take the siblings home or somewhere to play for several hours.
+Can extended family come to watch the newborn portrait session? I have room for 2 adults to sit comfortably during the newborn session.
+What should I bring to my newborn session? Please bring a bottle and formula if baby is not breastfed. Also, a pacifier is a big help during transitional posing. It will only be used for a few seconds at a time, if needed. We have diapers, wipes and lotion available at the studio for you.
+Where will my newborn photographs be taken? Your newborn photographs are taken at my Hollywood portrait studio.
How to Schedule Your Newborn Photography Session
Ready to schedule your newborn portrait session? Still have questions about the process or availability? I'm happy to chat. Please call the studio, 954-489-8539 and we'll begin planning the perfect session for your new baby.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY.....
"My husband and I are beyond impressed with Genny Lynn and her beautiful work. She did our newborn shoot when our daughter was just 7 days old. As a first time mom and only seven days PP, Genny and her assistant were so incredibly helpful and organized during the photoshoot, as well as extremely responsible and professional with handling our daughter, which was so reassuring. We were also extremely amazed and grateful with how patient she was throughout the photoshoot. She goes out of her way to make sure everyone is comfortable and even goes as far as providing snacks and beverages during the session, which is a great bonus, especially for a mom breastfeeding. Prior to our session, Genny came to our house to show us her work and sample albums/portraits as well as discuss what we needed to do before our session, the day of our session, etc. Again, I was blown away with the detail and beauty of her work, as well as her level of professionalism and organization. We looked through samples in our living room and chose color schemes and she really spent time getting to know us, our hobbies and listened to what we wanted out of our session. My husband flies and Genny went out of her way to make a beautiful, one of a kind crafted airplane identical to the one that he flies so that our daughter could hold in some of her photos. It’s meaningful, unique traits like that that make Genny Lynn stand out from others. We were also very impressed with the level of communication and how quickly she got everything done and back to us to review, and again, she came to us in the comfort of our home with our digital proofs to review (it honestly can’t get more convenient than that). Thank you again for everything!!"
"Genny is an awesome photographer that really cares - not only about the photos but about the experience and what your family wants to get out of the session! She, and her assistant (and niece) Candace, provided us a first class newborn photo session that met all of our needs and expectations!! She worked with us to find out what kinds of pictures we wanted and provided great advice throughout the whole process. We couldn’t be happier! We highly recommend her!!!"
"My daughter had her pregnancy photos taken here today! Genny and her lovely daughter made it such a comfortable and pleasant experience. She took great pictures with plenty of clothing changes. She keeps a relaxing atmosphere. We really can't wait to see the results and are looking forward to her taking the baby photos!"
"I am always looking for good photographers when it comes to our family pictures! Genny Lynn did an amazing job on our newborn session for our 3rd daughter. From beginning to end the process we seamless and the products she offers are beautiful!"
"Genny Lynn Photography made our newborn photo experience wonderful. Genny Lynn was very professional and the photos were absolutely beautiful. I would recommend her for any and all your photography needs. She’s the best!"
"What a total pleasure working with Genny from start to finish for our baby girl’s newborn photos! Highly recommend for the quality of her work, but also Genny is lovely, kind and a true professional. Don’t hesitate, she’s fantastic :)"
"We have used Genny Lynn Photography twice now and we have yet to be disappointed in the service and the product provided. Thank you for your patience and attention to detail!"
"Very professional and takes amazing pictures!! I couldn't be happier with my choice of going with Genny for my daughter's newborn pictures. Trust me you definitely won't regret it!! Her work is art!!!"
"Genny took beautiful photos of our newborn daughter that we will treasure forever. Thank you!"
"I have really enjoyed working with Genny! She captures beautiful memories for me and my family to cherish forever. We did a newborn photo shoot with her and she was absolutely wonderful with our 5 week old son. Then last month we had another photo session with our now 6 month old son and myself and my husband. They came out beautifully! I can't wait to schedule another session!!"
"Genny was great with our baby!!! I highly recommend her, the photos are amazing!!!"