COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I schedule my newborn session?
Newborn portraits should be taken during the first couple weeks after birth. During these first couple weeks, newborns are still flexible and enjoy being in the curled position, a position they have felt safe and secure in for the past nine months. During these early days, newborns will sleep for most of the session, which allows us to achieve all of the sweet and cozy poses. If you are not able to schedule your newborn session within the first couple weeks, then I recommend you message me and we can discuss your options. Due to this critical time frame, please contact me as soon as you decide to have newborn photos, usually this is towards the end of your second trimester. To allow for flexibility in delivery time, I only take limited newborns a month!
What should I expect during a newborn session?
I am an on location photographer and I will photograph your child in your home or at an agreed upon location. I am experienced in studio light as well as natural light photography and I will discuss with you the best choice for your session. A typical newborn session lasts between 3-4 hours. Before I arrive, we will discuss the types of props, colors scheme, and style you prefer. I will arrive at your home with all the equipment and props needed for the session. This should be an enjoyable and relaxing time for your family. I allow for plenty of meal and cuddle breaks for your newborn. I will do the posing of your baby; however, I welcome mom and dad to watch.
Within three weeks after your session, I will have your images edited and we will set up an in person or online ordering session for you to view your photos and place an order. I offer an array of products including digital files, prints, canvases, albums, and birth announcements.
Is custom photography for me?
Custom newborn photography is not just a snapshot of your baby, it is art. It is for those families who do not wish to have cookie cutter images from the mall store, but rather images that are timeless and truly capture the beauty and uniqueness that is their new baby. There is an investment in time and money that goes into a newborn session for both the client as well as the photographer. Each session is carefully planned and catered to fit the needs and desires of each family. After each session, all images are individual chosen, critiqued, and edited to create beautiful heirloom quality prints. Custom newborn photography captures a fleeting moment in time and will remain in your family for generations to come. If you are looking for a few digital images to share on Facebook, custom photography is probably not the best choice for you. If you are looking to capture precious moments in time with beautiful unique art to hang on your walls and pass down through the generations, then custom newborn photography is the right choice for you! For more information on the inherent costs associated with custom photography please click here.
Nicole VonDette Photography specializes in newborn, baby, and maternity photography in Boston, MA and surrounding areas including but not limited to South Shore and Quincy.