How to Prepare for your Newborn Photography Session:
ChinnyLuLu Designs specializes in photographing newborn babies that are 3-8 days old. To fit into this unique photography niche, you should give us a call 6-8 weeks prior your due date. We only do 1-2 newborn sessions per week and so pre-scheduling is key. We book up very quickly and usually can not accommodate last minute requests. If your baby happens to be older, don’t fret, we will still take them but take note that the sessions will usually be longer than the 2-3 hour time frame AND certain poses will not be possible as they get older.
Newborn portrait sessions are scheduled on mornings, beginning at 9:30am. Please arrive on-time or early and be prepared to stay for 2-3 hours. Your newborn is the star of the photo shoot and he/she will dictate the timing of it all. Patience is essential.
We have many, many props/sets/backdrops that we have collected for boys and girls. Chin-Lu, as the designer and stylist of Chinnylulu will choose and design the custom sets and have them ready before you arrive. If you have specific ideas or color schemes, please give us sufficient notice and we will try our best to incorporate them if they go along with our brand and style.
If you would like to bring any additional props for the photo session – letters, numbers, hats, clothing, stuffed animals, baseball glove, sports jerseys, etc. – please do! We will do our best to work them into the sets and let you know if we cannot accommodate them.
If you live within 15 minutes travel distance of Irvine, give your newborn a complete feeding right before you leave your house. If you are further than 15 minutes drive then give your baby a full feeding upon arrival. Think “food coma.” If you are nursing, you would typically nurse each side for about 10-15 minutes. It is much easier for us to work with your newborn when he/she is in a deep sleep and has a full belly. You will likely feed your baby again during the photography session.
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Recent Newborn Baby shoots by ChinnyLuLu Designs: