CAROL MCKINNEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Newborn Client Preparation Instructions
Please read these instructions very carefully and confirm to us that you have read & agree to these terms.
Please FOLLOW these important steps!
We will provide everything needed for the session. Make sure your
newborn has a FULL tummy before you leave to come to the
studio. The full tummy is to ensure that once you get here we can start
right away with posing. If you can keep your newborn up a minimum of
1-2 hours before coming that would help to make them sleepier for the
session. (For each week old the baby is you need at least 1 hour of
awake time) This is not always easy to do but will greatly benefit both
of us. Undressing him/her, interacting with them, cool cloths to the head
or body, crinkle paper noises etc.. All help keep them awake.
The sleepier he/she is the more shots we will likely get for you. During this time a bath is
nice and then at the end of the awake time feed them. Put them in the
car seat and head this way. HOPEFULLY BABY CAN FALL ASLEEP NOW ON THE RIDE TO THE STUDIO.
The drive is perfect for allowing them to fall into a nice deep sleep for
us to work! When you arrive at the studio: Don't take baby out of the car
seat. Please leave them sleeping and enter the studio this way. Once we we are ready for them,
we will take them out. If it is at all possible, please provide a bottle of formula or breast
milk if you are nursing. This is the next most important step! This one time will not disrupt
the feeding schedule and will help us so much while working with your baby. If we
get baby in a pose and he/she gets fussy, often a sip of formula or mom's
milk is all it takes to settle them back down. This saves time, and makes
for a happier baby! All this means: Better images!!!
A few other tips....
*Avoid caffeine, and gassy (broccoli, cabbage, chocolate, Mexican food,
and those things) and spicy food, if nursing, for a day before the session.
*Bring Mylicon drops if your baby has a gassy tummy.
*Bring several small bottles for feeding during the session (preferrable!)
*Bring a pacifer for us to use for soothing.
*Make sure baby is in a button up or zip front onesie (If we have to pull over
head, that might wake baby)
*Leave baby in carseat when you get here and come in studio.
*Bring extra diapers.
*KEEP BABY AWAKE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND
*MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A FULL TUMMY BEFORE COMING!
*Let them sleep on the drive to the studio.
I am looking so forward to seeing you and your baby!
Carol McKinney Photography
5715 Mary Dell
** Please Note: Only 2 people are allowed in the studio with baby. If siblings (ages 6 & under) will be in a few photos with baby, please make arrangements for them to leave after their part of the session as they may become restless during the rest of the session. Please Note: We ask that you not wear shoes in the studio. We spend a lot of time on the floor, along with our tiny clients, and like it to stay as clean as possible. You are welcome to wear socks or take a pair of our shoe covers that are provided in our studio. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please let us know if we can answer any questions for you! Thank you!