What to expect when you book a newborn session with us!

August 25, 2021  •  1 Comment

Want to book a newborn session but not sure what all that means? Well let me help you! When you book with Natalie Shultz Photography we strive to make this the easiest most exciting session you've had yet!.

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We start off with your due date. I recommend booking around your second trimester, but if its  a little later that's ok. We just want to get you on our schedule. You pay a deposit  and sign the model release that goes toward your full session. The remaining balance due at your full session. We send these via email to help keep everything in one place. 

Once we get your deposit all the fun stuff starts happening!! We first send over a questionnaire. This is a fun activity to do with your spouse on a date night! We want to know your journey, their story, was this little one expected? A surprise? Did you have trouble conceiving and this little one is your miracle? Is this your rainbow baby? What's the meaning behind their name? How are their siblings handling all the change? Are they excited? Are they put off? We want to know what kind of stress you may be going though. I try to get all questions and concerns answered before baby is here. 



On the day of your session. We bring ALL THE THINGS. Props, wraps, heater, noise machine, lights. And set up. We move furniture around if that's needed move any clutter for you that may be in a back ground shot. We know how busy and exhausting these last week of pregancy and the newborn stage can be. We do not in anyway expect you to clean and tidy your home for us. Relax guys, We got this!

So, once were are ready, if there is an older sibling/s, I try to get those shots done first as their attention span is only for so long. Once Mom and Dad are ready we add them to the mix and get full family images taken. Then we move on to photos with just Mom and Dad individually and together.  Then we finish with individual poses. Here is where we strive to not move baby too much so they stay in that deep sleep. In between these individual photos, the whole time we are getting the next "station set up" for a quick transition. We always stop for baby to eat, change diaper, get back to a deep sleep.  And, That's it! 



Later that day or the next I will share a little sneak peek on social media. I try to get the gallery done in about a week. Sometimes it's 2 weeks if I'm busy. Then once you pick the images you like and prints you want I push the order though!



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Hi! I'm Natalie, I'm so glad you're here! I'm a newborn and portrait photographer based out of the Kansas City Metro area. Here on the blog you will find my tips and tricks for your sessions, along with some behind the scenes of my business! I hope to meet you and capture your family as well!
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