Thank you so much. I wish you ALL the best in your motherhood journey and hope to work with you soon!
By the time I was expecting my second child, I had become the Director of Photography at The Motherhood Center and decided that I was going to dedicate my career to capturing amazing life moments for other moms. I went to a newborn photography workshop in San Diego where I studied with the incredible Baby As Art photographers, Carrie Sandoval and Brittany Woodall. I have since, for the past seven years, been photographing babies all over the Houston area.
20 minutes before your session, give your baby a sponge bath.
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Take off watches or bulky jewelry that may be distracting in the photos.
Try to keep your baby awake for the hour before the session.
Dress everyone in coordinating neutrals in order to keep the focus on the baby.
Follow these tips, and your baby will be warm, happy, full, sleepy and ready for pictures!
NOW, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Pictures of the 3 winners of last month’s Mini Newborn Sessions. Drum roll please…..
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Then for the day of the session, here is my little countdown of steps to prep…
Thank goodness for my dear (old) neighbor! She came over and took pictures of our precious Jack when he was about 2 weeks old. I cried when I first saw the pictures, and I’m pretty sure I cried every other time I looked at them for the first couple months. They were so beautiful, and they perfectly captured my precious little love who was literally growing overnight.
For those of you who are like I was and have no idea how to plan or prep for a newborn session, or for those of you who have been looking forward to newborn pictures for a very long time but are still overwhelmed by the process, I’d love to share what I have learned over the last seven years. Following these few simple steps will help ensure you get beautiful pictures of your sweet little love!
One of the things that I love most about my job is having the chance to get to know other women who are experiencing the new and exciting but also overwhelming and exhausting journey of motherhood. The absolute best part of the job is inviting them into the gallery to preview their photos and watching their faces fill with emotion as the slideshow reveals the pictures from our session together.
Be sure to book your session well before your baby is born. Most newborn photographers will want to do the pictures when the baby is between 6 and 10 days old.
For those of you who may be experiencing some FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), don’t worry! Since we got so many inquiries for the April promo, we have come up with another one for May babies! You can take advantage of the offer by clicking on this link and then we will be in touch to book your date.
10 minutes before your session, plan to give your baby a big feeding.
I am a native Houstonian, and my husband are I are blessed to have 4 beautiful, energetic and exhausting young kids. When my oldest was born, I had not even thought about newborn pictures! We had set up the nursery, filled an armoire full of new and freshly washed tiny clothes ranging from NB to 1 yr, fastened the carseat safely in the car, washed 100 bottles just in case we needed them, set up a swing in the den – we thought we were all set. Scheduling newborn pictures was nowhere on my radar!
Make the bed in your master bedroom and clear side tables. This is often a good spot for family pictures!
Think about what you want to get out of the session. If you are looking for birth announcements or digital images, make sure the photographer offers them.
60 minutes prior to the start of your session, set your home thermostat to 80-degrees. Your baby will be mainly naked for the pictures, so you want it to be nice and cozy in your house!
15 minutes before your session, put on a loose-fitting diaper to avoid diaper marks on the skin, and wrap your little one in a blanket.
In all my excitement of learning about Houston New Moms, I offered 3 free mini newborn sessions a couple of weeks ago. We had such a great response, and I really loved getting to capture the winners’ gorgeous babies – pictures below! As a thank you to all who responded, we are offering another Newborn Special for the month of May. But before I tell you more about that, I’d love to share a little about myself, how I became a newborn photographer, and some hot tips on how to prep for a newborn session!
And finally, if you have questions before an Annie Hewitt Photography session, we are always happy to help!