Newborn Session Guide
Before your newborn session...
Be sure to let us know when your baby arrives so that we can schedule your session as soon as possible. Please be sure to let us know if there are any issues such as a NICU stay, Circumcision date, molding, or marks that you want us to work around. Ideally, your session will take place with in the first 2-3 weeks after your baby arrives.
You do NOT need to bring any props or hats, etc with you. However if there is something specific you want us to incorporate, please bring it.
Before leaving for the session...
Approximately 30-60 minutes before you plan to leave for your session, please give your baby a bath. This will keep them awake for a bit and help them to sleep better during the session. Right after the bath, put on a diaper only. Feed them and then secure them in their carseat. Keep baby safe and warm! If you are able to do this with little to no clothing other than the diaper, wonderful. If not, feel free to put on a simple snap onesie. The less we need to remove, the better.
IMPORTANT: Do not let your baby sleep all morning!!! No need to make them miserable, but you should not let them get a ton of sleep or they will not be cooperative for our session.
Be sure to bring with you the following items:
Milk (either mom or bottle or both)
Pacifier if you are willing (even if they don't take it regularly)
Plenty of diapers and wipes
Comfy clothing for baby after the session
Simple, non crumbling snack for siblings (raisins, smarties, gummys) and water only
Simple clothing for Parents- White, Black, Cream, Gray, etc with no patterns. Prefer simple and classic
Make-up/hair product for parents
Support person! It helps to have a partner, grand-parent or friend help you come to the session.
Getting to the Studio...
Our studio is located inside the Urban Family Co-op located at
4428 Main St. Ste. 100 Dallas, Texas 75226
The building is located on Main Street. Ample parking exists in the front of the building. We share a space with several other providers, so don’t worry if you seem to be in the wrong place! Our door is immediately to the left as you walk in.
Rules for the Session...
Baby is the boss!! We make no promises on specific poses as each baby is different. We will do our best!
Patience, grasshopper. This isn't magic. It is patience and time. It make take two hours, it may take four (less if you have booked a simple newborn session). We are there for the long haul.
Eat, drink, catch a nap. Make sure you are still taking care of you!
It will be HOT. Babies like it warm. We try to keep the room around 80-90 degrees. Feel free to step out and get some air. And ignore that we will look like a hot sweaty mess.
Poop and pee are normal. We have your baby naked. It happens.
If you don't like something, feel free to speak up! We will certainly use our creative vision, but we welcome your feedback!