The session lasts about 3-4 hours so I do recommend you not to schedule any other appointments so close to the time of our session
At the front door you will find a box so please remove or cover your shoes before entering the studio.
The studio will be really warm (80+ degrees) so please dress in layers.
During the session sit back and relax. I won't need much assistance, so take advantage of this time to rest in my sitting area. Parents will often watch a movie , answer emails or read while I work with your new little one. I 've even had some parents take a nap before so if you fall asleep for a little nap I also won't mind.
I have some beverages and snacks available while you are relaxing as well.
All of our blankets and props are washed/sanitized between each session.
My studio is located in the
3302 Neighbor rd | St. Joseph, MO
Come on in, you can park in front of the garage and come in through the big glass door.
Avoid colorful drinks or lollipops anything that will stain their cheeks, mouths, teeth or hands within 24 hours of your shoot.
Little sister: I recommend wear a tank in a neutral color. The hair should be natural and free of bows, headbands, etc( I will provide those)… And no nail polish please.
Little brother: A snug pair of jeans and shirtless are preferred or a neutral color shirt.
The client shall maintain control of siblings. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure the cooperation of additional subjects as not to intrude on the baby’s immediate area.
Due to the duration of the newborn sessions and the recent outbreak, I recommend young children into the studio either in the beginning or end of the session (about 20 minutes). Please arrange for childcare for them when they are not being photographed. Young children do not have long attention spans (2-4 hours is way too long for them). They may not do well in unfamiliar places and will disrupt the environment in the studio necessary for newborn photography.
What to expect after our session
You will receive a sneak peek in at least 72 hours stay tuned on my Facebook page or Instagram to see your sneak peek
Gallery is delivered within 3 weeks, you will receive a link for download through email.
For now check out our
Prints and Products Collection
The Client shall feed the baby a full feeding right before the session and shall keep the baby awake for one or more hours before the session. If you live less than 30 minutes away I recommend you to feed the baby before coming into the studio but if you live more than 30 minutes away I recommend feeding the baby upon arrival.
Please bring a nuk/pacifier. Even if you haven't used one yet or baby doesn't seem to take to it, just for the 3-4 hours that I’m posing baby it can really help. However if you really prefer that we don’t use one, that is fine as well.
Clean away flaky skin and eye and noose boogers with a wash cloth. Trim those tiny fingernails and toenails with baby trimmers.
Please don’t panic or feel embarrassed if your baby decides to use our blankets (or us) as his/her own personal potty (because most of them do it) this is natural and we expect it.
Parents with baby boys that will be circumcised are advised to schedule the session before the circumcision or 5 days after the procedure, because baby will be very sensitive and uncomfortable for some poses.
Mom & Dad
Mom: I normally recommend a tank top in neutral colors but black works too. Natural makeup and please be sure that your nails are manicured, nothing fancy though just because your hands will make their way into the photos.
Recommended Makeup artist and Hairstylist:
Glam by Ibon T
At Amy's Chair
Dad: Same goes for dad, neutral colors and clean and trimmed fingernails.
I know some parents like shirtless images with the baby, so if this is what you have in mind, please don't feel embarrassed to ask.
Family photos will take place about the first or last 20 minutes of your session.
Baby Props & Outfits
The two questions I receive most. Do I need to bring anything?
The answer is no! I do provide all the wraps, outfits, props and etc...
Can I bring my own props or outfit?
The answer is yes, you can!
Just keep in mind that most newborn outfits you buy on baby stores are way too loose for newborn pictures, specially the crochet ones and we will only wear 1 or 2 outfits during the session.
I recommend you to bring those props or outfits that it's really special for you and your family, maybe something you want to be passed through generations to come?!
If client wake up sick with a coughing, and/or fever call me ASAP to discuss options. I work with babies and try to keep sickness out of the studio for the safety of my clients. If you come to your session and you and your child is visibly sick, you will be asked to leave and your retainer will be forfeited
Please contact me ASAP if you or your child is sick and you need to reschedule your session we will do so without penalty.