Make sure your newborn has a VERY FULL belly before you leave to come to the studio. If you live further than 20 minutes from the studio, then it may be better to wait until you arrive to feed then.
Please disregard your normal routine for this one day. We may require ‘out of the ordinary’ top up feeds just to keep baby sleepy.
Try your best to keep baby awake for 1-2 hours before coming as this will help to make baby sleepier for the duration of the session.
Here's a few tips to keeping baby awake:
Outside time, showing them leaves and flowers (babies think this is pretty mind blowing ;)
Light, cool clothes for the car ride.
Please dress baby appropriate to the weather, but in an outfit that will be easy to remove.
Please bring a dummy for soothing even if you don't currently offer one, they are very useful to get baby back to sleep when they stir.
If you are breastfeeding, wear a top that is easy to feed in. (You can always change into a non-feeding top for photos). If you are bottle feeding, bring along extra formula, just in case.
Mum and Dad: Bring black tops for the family studio photos and another outfit for any outdoor photos. (3/4 sleeves or flowy sleeves are best for mum and bonds chesty black singlet for dad if he doesn't want to have his shirt off).
For Baby: Bring any special items you want photographed. Good things are: Teddies, blankets, family heirlooms.