Session Prep Guide

Studio address:

2118 South Cushman Street

Suite 205

Fairbanks AK 99701

 

Sessions begin at 10:00am

Sessions last 1.5 to 3 hours.

Fathers and siblings are welcome to return to work/school promptly following the family photos, while mom and baby stay for the remainder of baby's alone session.

PLEASE call, email, or text if you are running late. I will only keep appointments open until 10:10 without a late notice. Photographer's Phone: 270-319-3195

Please read the full prep!

# 1 - please be prepared to feed baby more than normal! Bring extra milk/formula or prepare to nurse a little extra. Your schedule might be off just a little bit the day of photos - the good news is, they usually take a really great nap for you after their session :) 

 

What to Wear:

-MOM: Most mothers elect to be wrapped for their session. This reduces the stress of finding something that fits comfortably and looks nice post partum. 

-COLOR CHOICES: For the rest of the family, I recommend wearing a solid, neutral color. Gray, white, black, navy, olive, brown, tan, etc. These are easy to coordinate, and are timeless choices. This is an example of a family in navy and gray pictured below, mom is wrapped as described above. Long sleeves are recommended for dad.

WHAT TO BRING:

- Baby items -Extra diapers, wipes, formula or breastmilk (If bottle fed), Pacifier (even if baby does not use a pacifier regularly, it can help me with posing and soothing baby. I can work without one if you are adamant about no-pacifier use.), extra sleep outfit. 

- Your items - Anything you'd like photographed (ie sentimental items such as heirlooms, gifted items, etc. Please let me know so I can plan for these items ahead of time.), a change of clothes (naked babies do still poop.), snacks, water.

- Other children - A change of clothes, a snack, something to do or play with. If the older children are staying for the duration of the session, please plan for extra play items, books, etc.

How to Prepare:

Baby Prep:

Bring baby to the studio in a sleeper that has buttons or a zip-up. Nothing that pulls over baby's head. In the summer, buckling baby into the car seat with nothing but a diaper, and then covering with a blanket over the buckles, can be helpful if baby falls asleep in the car. This will allow us to begin right away.

Allow baby to stay awake for 1 hour prior to the session. Feed baby just before coming to the studio. If you live more than 1 hour from Fairbanks, please let me know so I can allot time for nursing prior to the session. 

Bring a pacifier. This can help me soothe baby while in the studio.

Family Prep:

Remove or fix chipped nail polish from mom and children.

Remove Band-aid residue, medical tape residue, marker marks, etc from skin prior to your session.

Bring sanitary items for yourself, mama. You just had a baby. Don't forget that squirt bottle, pads, pain reliever, lanolin, breast pads. I do have brand new items if needed available, but for your comfort, bring the ones you prefer. 

Come in photo ready! Have older siblings dressed in their photo-ready clothing upon arrival to the studio.

Eat Breakfast! Feed everyone in your family before coming in. Even yourself, mama!!

Take care of your body hair, if you have stray brows, unshaven face or arm pits, etc. that you would not like in your photographs. One of my most requested parent poses requires an arm up, as shown below. As a new mama, many forget to remove under arm hair prior to the session and request it removed* in the editing process. *Unwanted Hair removal from a photo is $20 per image.

 

 

Pets:

Sweet Rose Studio has a No Pets Policy. Our business insurance does not cover animals, and our studio needs to remain a safe and sanitary place for our tiniest clients, our newborns.
 

FAQ:

Q: What if my baby doesn't sleep?​​​​​​​
 

A: We will be patient, and give your baby all the opportunity he or she needs to fall asleep. Sometimes baby doesn't want to sleep, and that is ok! We can get some beautiful swaddled photos, or simply reschedule.

Q: How long will this take?

A: The session itself takes 1.5 to 3 hours. I do try not to go over a 3 hour session, I know you and your family are exhausted!
Q: How long until I see my photographs?
A: Your preview will be available via Facebook within 7 days of your session. Your full gallery will be available for download within 3 weeks of your session time, unless otherwise discussed. A rush order can be put on your session for $100, with a turn around of 2-3 business days.

Q:What time is my session?

A:10am, unless otherwise discussed.

Q: Where is your studio?

A: 2118 South Cushman St. Fairbanks - Suite 205.

Q: Do you have your own props and things, or do I bring my own?
A: You can show up with nothing, and I'll have you covered! I have everything needed for a beautiful newborn session.

 

QUICK TIPS:

-EAT BREAKFAST

-Notify me if baby has recently been circumcised

-Relax! This is fun, and I'm awesome. 

-Prep your "stuff" the night before. Even the zip-up sleeper baby will wear into the studio, your snacks, etc.

-Ask me questions! I'm not shy, don't hesitate to ask me whatever you need. My job is to make you comfortable, and take care of your baby.

-What comes next? Well.. let's watch that baby grow. It happens fast, and I'm here whenever you need me to catch a milestone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studio address:

Studio address:

2118 South Cushman Street

Suite 205

Fairbanks AK 99701

 

Sessions begin at 10:00am

Sessions last 1.5 to 3 hours.

Fathers and siblings are welcome to return to work/school promptly following the family photos, while mom and baby stay for the remainder of baby's alone session.

PLEASE call, email, or text if you are running late. I will only keep appointments open until 10:10 without a late notice. Photographer's Phone: 270-319-3195