The Maternity and Newborn Experience
Maternity and Newborn Sessions begin with consultations held in person or by video conferencing during your second trimester. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss times, locations, themes, and generally what you can expect from Alicia Anir Photography. Will you be having a girl or a boy? Will this be your first baby? When are you due? Because we want you to be completely prepared, we have also created a special Welcome Guide just for that will explain all the details of your session and answer any questions you may have. We invite you to think about who you may want to include in your session such as husband/significant other, older siblings, and other family members. Consider if you would like to join your newborn in his or her images, and if so, with who.
PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION
The welcoming of baby in the family can be both exciting and stressful. At Alicia Anir Photography, we want you to relax and let us do all the hard work. Maternity sessions will occur during the final trimester approximately 4 - 6 weeks prior to birth. Newborn sessions are best done within the first 3 - 10 days of life as newborns are at their most flexible and relaxed. Mothers should arrive with fresh hair and clean faced approximately one hour prior to the start to the session in order to complete the complimentary hair and make up service. Mothers are encouraged keep babies away prior to the session as a sleeping baby will be more comfortable with the session. We also recommend that the night before your session, you pre pack a session ready kit that includes hair and make up products, bottles and diapers for the little ones, and any chosen props that you would like to include for your session. It's a good idea to map out your destination before hand to arrive on time for your session. Families including older siblings should prepare toys and games for to occupy them with for the durations of the session the session.
DURING YOUR SESSION
Sessions will typically begin 3 - 4 hours before sunset at your chosen location unless otherwise stated. Home sessions are available in mornings and afternoons. Couples and family images will completed first and followed by images of mom or baby last. As we would like to create peaceful environment for mom and baby, we ask that anyone not included in the session refrain joining or occupying the session.
VIEWING AND ORDERING SESSION
Viewing and Ordering Sessions will be scheduled shortly after the conclusion of your session. All decision making parties are required to be at the ordering session. During this time, you will have a chance to view and choose your favorite images, purchase one our collections, and select optional gifts for family and friends. Clients can expect 6-8 weeks before their images arrive.
Session Fees begin at $125. Contact Alicia today to begin your MATERNITY AND NEWBORN EXPERIENCE!