E. Ashley Photography specializes in at-home lifestyle newborn photography utilizing natural light.
Newborn photography is one of E. Ashley Photography's most cherished opportunities. These photographs will be passed down through generations, and are a perfect way to preserve the beginning of a new legacy.
What is the best time to schedule my Newborn Session?
Newborn sessions are typically scheduled within 14 days of birth, with the best time being 3-7 days post birth.There is no rescheduling fee if that date shifts.
*E. Ashley Photography offers newborn sessions up to 1 month after birth, if that is a better fit for your Family!
How long will my Newborn session last?
E. Ashley Photography newborn session coverage can be up to 2 hours and revolve around your babies feeding and sleeping schedule.
Tip: A well fed baby is a happy baby! Please feed and burp baby before our session begins to ensure he/she is joyful and has a full tummy. Elizabeth is more than happy to take breaks as needed for baby to e-fuel. It’s tough work being a model!
How do I prepare for my Newborn session?
E. Ashley Photography focuses on photographing your newborn in a natural state, with minimal distractions. Heirlooms and/or momentos can be incorporated, so have them nearby. Be advised on setting your home to a warm temperature, or have a space heater on hand. Plan to have diapers ready to go juuuust 'in case'.
You just had a baby - so don’t stress over the state of your home. If there are dishes in the sink, laundry on your couch, or odds and ends strewn about, relax! It is our job to work around it. Elizabeth may move furniture around if necessary but don’t fret – she’ll put it back when she's through!
Tip: Dad - make sure your hands are in good condition since the majority of your photographs with baby involve them! You’ll be handling your baby a bit, so it’s a good idea to touch up on your grooming, and lotion is your best friend.
What do I wear?
Our motto is, keep it simple. Throw in a tad of color if you’d like, but skip busy patterns. You don't have to match everyone in white shirts and jeans - keep your personalities - but focus on a general theme.
Mom: we suggest cotton knit camis and knit tops, or maxi dresses. Since the session is a lifestyle approach, skin-on-skin portraits with you holding baby against you is a must. Therefore, consider a strapless top or tank as well (or have an outfit change or two nearby).
Dad: your best option is a long or short sleeved top (free of logos or patterns) - making sure there isn’t much bagginess in the sleeves. Please have your shirt ironed, wrinkles are no fun for post editing. We do not recommend shorts.
*Siblings should wear colors similar to Mom and Dad, again no bold patterns, logos or bright colors.
Click here to view our Newborn Session Portfolio!