Newborn & Baby Photography Q&A | Northern VA Baby Photography

Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting things that happens to any of us! It’s a special time, and it’s only natural to want newborn photos to document the baby’s arrival! We are always happy to answer questions, and we work with clients all over the Northern Virginia area including Sterling, VA and Dulles, VA which are close to our newborn and baby photography studio.

Here are questions clients often ask us and our answers:

• When is the best time to do newborn portraits?
Within the first week is ideal and up to about 7 days. During that time newborns are still sleeping quite a bit and curling themselves up as if still in the womb.

• How do you work around due dates and actual arrivals?
We understand babies come when they’re good and ready, so we will work you in. We ask that schedule a tentative Newborn Session date with us around your due date, so that time is set aside for you on our calendar.

• How far ahead should you book newborn portraits?
As far ahead as possible! We can get pretty busy some times and hate to turn away new parents! Try to book several months before your due date!

• How long does a newborn portrait session last?
We tell our clients to expect to be there about 3 to 4 hours in total. Not all of that is actually taking photos. There are feedings, if needed, posing, outfit changes, etc.

• What should the baby wear?
Whatever you like! Most people prefer their newborn babies without any clothes. Some prefer with clothes. It’s up to you, but we recommend as little pattern on the fabric as possible. If you’d like to include a family heirloom, like a precious silver rattle, in the picture, bring it along!

• How should a newborn photographer be selected?
Experience, references and style of photography. All three are important! Taking newborn portraits is not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. You don’t want someone without experience handling your baby for a photo shoot! Safety comes first and all equipment should be selected with a newborn’s safety in mind – always! Be certain you’ve checked references and you like their style of photography.

• What if the baby has an “accident”?
Been there! Done that! Newborn photographers or really any photographer working with children knows things happen, and they are prepared for it. You should be as well! Everything we use is washable!

• Any last thoughts?
Yes! Don’t be nervous. Your baby takes their cues from you. If you’re nervous, they will sense it and get distressed. Also, when you choose us, you’re working with experienced newborn photographers. We know how to handle babies. Trust us.

Ever After has been providing Northern Virginia and other DMV parents with newborn and baby photography for years! We take every precaution to ensure safety as well as your baby’s comfort – yours, too! If you’d like to do an Ever After newborn photos, please contact us to discuss your due date, ask and get answers to your questions, and get on to our schedule. We are in the Sterling, VA area, but work with clients throughout Northern Virginia and the DMV.


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Ever After Baby Portraits is comprised of Mindy and Joriana, a mother-daughter newborn and baby photography team located in Northern Virginia, in Sterling, VA. Specializing in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits, including newborn and baby portraits, we create beautiful portraits for your home. Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

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