When you book your session I will send you a questionnaire, this asks questions about your preferences for your shoot. I try to make it as short and simple as possible, but I know it can be a hassle!
Newborn sessions are always a big unknown, you may have experienced one before - but you never know what this particular baby is going to be like. Are they super sleepy or super sensitive, are they relaxed or tense? Do they have tummy issues or one big burp and they are back into a deep sleep?
I have a lot of experience with babies and can usually get them to sleep or pretty close, but there is always one baby who is is not interested in the whole situation!
I have a lot of ideas available to me, I can turn on a dime if the session is heading south, but Mums and Dads have to be willing to accept that their baby may not be capable of co-operating on the very special image Mum had in her head, and that something else may have to do. A baby who is not willing to go into traditional poses may be very happy wrapped up and placed in a basket, or the baby who isn't happy with that may lie awake on the little beanbag, smiling with his parents hands around him.
So, here are those different styling options, they may not all float your boat, but they all have different advantages.