Welcome to your session with Windrose Photography!

Hello and congratulations on your new arrival! I'm honored to be chosen to capture these precious moments as your family welcomes its newest member. With years of experience in newborn photography and three babies of my own, I understand the importance of preserving these fleeting moments that you'll cherish forever.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Navigating This Guide

Now, I know this guide might seem like a lot to take in, but bear with me. My goal in sharing these insights with you is to answer all those questions about preparing for your session, ensuring that the photos we create reflect the aesthetic you've seen on my website.

I'm genuinely excited about our collaboration, and I'm hoping this guide makes it all a little less overwhelming.

Essential Advice for Parents

Keep Smiling :)

If there's one thing I want you to remember from this guide, it's this: Relax and keep those smiles coming!

While newborns and toddlers may be unpredictable, trust that I have the expertise to handle any situation. Your role is to enjoy these precious moments with your little one, leaving the rest to me.

I've got a bag full of tricks to coax those grins from your kids, and if one approach doesn't work, we'll switch things up. As a mom myself, I know that sometimes kids seem like they're not cooperating, but that's entirely normal.

Trust me to handle the little ones. You just sit back and enjoy the process. Remember, it's much harder to spot an upset child in a photo than an upset parent. For now, let's imagine you're off-duty and ready to smile!

Timing and Light


You might be wondering, "When's the best time for a newborn photoshoot?" Well, here's my recommendation …


Newborn sessions are best scheduled within the first two weeks after birth (I aim for 5–10 days old) when babies are sleepier and more flexible. This is the ideal window for sleepy newborn photos.

I schedule newborn sessions in mid-afternoon, about 2–3 hours before sunset. Why? Because it ensures we have the cleanest, most natural light without any orange or yellow tints. This approach keeps your skin tones looking their best.

Newborn sessions typically takes 60–90 minutes, so I’ll provide water, snacks, and toys for siblings. My typical schedule starts with portraits of baby with siblings first, then a mix of baby solo portraits and photos with mom and dad.


Guidance Throughout the Session

Don't fret about poses; I've got you covered!

I'll lead you through easy, natural poses that highlight the love between you and your baby. My goal is to ensure you feel relaxed and enjoy your time together.


The Art of Wardrobe Selection

Let's talk outfits – this is where you play a significant artistic role. Your choice of clothing has a massive impact on the overall look of your photos. Think of your outfit as the paint in our portrait, setting the tone for the entire composition.

Quick Tips for Wardrobe Choices

Light Tones

Light, neutral colors photograph really beautifully for newborn sessions. It draws all the attention to the sweet, new, little person and the connection you share.


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For the Guys

For the Guys

Stylish Yet Comfortable

For men, opt for comfortable, relaxed attire. Henleys and rolled dress shirts strike the right balance between dressy and casual. Avoid polo shirts for my style, and go for light-colored bottoms. Layers and textures like sweaters add depth to your look.

Cream vs. White

A Quick Note

Cream and white look different in photos. Cream often appears as white, while white can sometimes appear blue. If you have a choice, consider cream, off-white, or ivory over true white.


As we prepare for your newborn session, here are a few tips to ensure a smooth experience:

  1. Keep your baby cozy and comfortable with soft, easy-to-change outfits.
  2. Bring along any special props or accessories you'd like to incorporate into the photos.
  3. Be prepared for breaks and feedings as needed throughout the session.
  4. Slip baby's pacifier in your diaper bag. This is perfect for those moments when baby really doesn't want to eat but wants to suck as they fall asleep.

Choosing the Right Location

Creating a Cozy Setting

For newborn sessions, the focus is primarily on capturing intimate moments with your baby. Whether in the comfort of your own home or a studio setting, I'll work with you to create a cozy environment that showcases the love and connection within your family.


Our Studio is a Pet-Free Environment

To maintain a safe, calm, and focused environment for your in-studio newborn session, we kindly request that pets remain at home. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


Leaving Toys and Snacks Behind

Bringing your child's favorite toy or snacks might sound like a good idea, but sometimes it can be distracting. Trust me to capture those smiles without these distractions, and save the snacks for after the session.


When to Expect Your Images

Your photos are works of art and I take great care in making them beautiful before I send them back to you. You can expect your photos in your inbox within six weeks from the session date.

In Conclusion

I'm here

to help!

Feel free to

reach out.

I know this guide is lengthy, but remember, I'm here to assist you every step of the way. Feel free to reach out via email ( At the end of the day, my goal is to provide you with beautiful photos that capture the essence of your loved ones!