Once you book your session with Elaine Pierce Photography, we will email you with additional information for your newborn session, but here is a list of commonly asked questions just in case.
WHAT IS SIMPLE, PURE & NATURAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY?
Elaine specializes in shooting newborns in a clean, minimalistic, and classic style.Her posing is simple, but natural.She uses pure white fabrics, wraps and sometimes an occasional headpiece such as a headband or bonnet.Elaine’s focus is letting the baby lead the session whether he or she is awake or asleep, she will capture your baby in his or her natural state.She will not put the baby in an unnatural pose that takes countless hours to calm or pose the baby.The natural unfolding of a newborns limbs when they stretch, or the way the curl up when placed on their belly for a moment, when they look comfortable swaddled, or when they are awake and gaze at you is all so beautiful.Elaine wants your session to be relaxed and enjoyable.
HOW OLD DOES MY NEWBORN NEED TO BE WHEN WE DO THE SESSION?
Newborn sessions are usually scheduled between 7-20 days. This is done for many reasons. Newborn babies are more likely to curl up and remain sleepy for the duration of the session. Almost all of the sleepy newborn shots you see on our website are done with newborns that are 15 days old or younger. However, if your baby is older than 3 weeks, please don’t worry!! We will still get amazing images to document your little one’s milestone.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION NORMALLY LAST?
Newborn sessions will usually run anywhere from an hour to 3 hours due to the frequent nurturing of your baby. Please expect a minimum of 2-3 hours. Your baby runs the show at our studio and we let them. We’ll take as many breaks as needed. Baby’s comfort and safety is our number one priority. We do have a “Swaddle Me Baby” session that only lasts an hour!! This is for those moms that don’t have the time to stay for a full newborn session or are on a strict budget, yet still want beautiful images of their newest addition.
DO YOU HAVE PROPS AND BLANKETS
My style is minimalistic with clean, white and neutral setups, so the focus is on the baby.I do have a supply of wraps, bonnets, hats, headpieces, and coordinating blankets.
CAN SIBLINGS, MOM, AND DAD BE IN SOME OF THE PICTURES?
Yes, of course!!! We want to showcase the new addition to your family and the your family will be included in the session.It does extend the session time, but we want to give enough time to person in front of the camera.Elaine likes to take a lifestyle approach to the family and sibling session.It will be more relaxed but guided portraits.
HOW DO YOU GET BABY TO SLEEP DURING THE SESSION?
Newborns are usually very sleepy in the first few weeks of life.Babies that have a full tummy and a clean diaper are generally happier babies.The studio is warm and cozy and a little space heater is on to keep the baby warm.So, dress in lighter clothes so you are comfortable.I do a lot of swaddling, swaying, and shhhhing to help soothe a baby.Please bring a pacifier even if your baby does not usually like it.Sometimes, the baby just needs a little soothing to get through a setup and helps the session to go a little smoother.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
My studio is located in Benton, Louisiana.I serve those in the Shreveport, Bossier City, Benton, Haughton and surrounding areas.
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Elaine Pierce is a newborn photographer located in Benton, Louisiana.She is known for simple, pure, and natural style of photography.She specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, children, and family photography.She serves the Shreveport & Bossier City area and the surrounding areas including Benton, Haughton, Plain Dealing, Elm Grove, Keithville and other areas.