Newborn sessions are done in our studio under controlled studio lighting or at your home (during daylight hours). Outdoor photos may be an option for a portion of your session, weather depending. Most newborn sessions last 2-3 hours. Please review this time commitment with everyone in your party.
Where do we hold the session?
We are happy to meet you anywhere you’d like your photo session done (A $50 flat fee applies to home visits and a fee for locations further than 10 miles from zip code 06759). Our newborn sessions are typically held in our Litchfield studio where we have access to all of our props and lighting. Sessions in your home can also be a wonderful way to create memories with a more casual, "lifestyle" look. We bring a limited selection of carefully chosen props and use spots in your home like the nursery and living room to create your semi-candid/gently posed images.
What should we wear?
We don’t insist on certain colors or styles for family. It is most important that you and your family feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. A good rule of thumb is to avoid bright, bold or busy patterns, character tees and corporate logos (think large “athletic company” Swoosh, graphics, etc) which can be visually distracting. We recommend generally coordinating colors and styles amongst family members. The trend of families matching exactly is outdated. Simple khaki colors, grays, blues, pastels and natural tones will blend nicely with most backgrounds. Small stripes or checked prints (similar to gingham) are certainly acceptable. Please also be sure that collared and button-down shirts are freshly ironed, dark clothing should be free of pet hair and lint. Finger nails should be clean & tidy on everyone, especially for newborn sessions which tend to include close-up cuddling shots.
I’m having my newborn photographed, can my other children be included?
YES! Our newborn sessions always include special photos with parents & siblings at no extra cost.
I’m concerned about handing my new baby over to someone we don’t know…
With Nutmeg Photography LLC, you will always be working directly with us during your newborn session. And what a handy bonus – we are licensed nurses with years of experience interacting with newborns and their families. We are skilled at handling babies and know what their tiny bodies can and cannot tolerate. You can put your mind at ease knowing you have two trusted professionals working with your family!
I’m not sure my small child will sit still for “portraits”…..
No worries! Our specialty is children & families. We understand kids are busy and curious. We won’t force your kiddos to sit through stuffy & boring portrait sittings. We take the time to work with you and your children to get the best possible results – while keeping the session organized & moving along. We keep our newborn-with-siblings photos brief and we’re always prepared with silly faces, puppets & teddy bears! Weather permitting, having an outdoor piece to the session is great for kids – they have space to run around and be themselves. We do ask that you consider nap times when deciding on a session time so your child can be at his or her best during photos.
I’m interested in breastfeeding photos, can I do those at the newborn session?
Yes. Our newborn sessions are a great opportunity to get a few beautiful and memorable photographs of that precious mother-child bond. These early days are beautiful, but go by in a blur. Feel free to bring your own attire (something flowy and comfortable) or borrow one of our studio gowns. Looking back, you'll be so glad you took the time to do these very special photos.
Do you offer the digital files from our session?
YES! The world of photography is changing. We believe our clients should own the photographs they’ve paid for and have the flexibility of using and retaining their images for years to come. We highly suggest ordering your prints through us – you have paid for professional photographs and should see them as such in print. Our prices are reasonable and quality is 100% guaranteed. Should you choose to have prints made on your own, please avoid instant kiosks, one-hour services and drug stores whose results we’ve found are less than ideal. Please upload images for printing in full-resolution and avoid cell phone transfers which have been known to compress image data resulting in poor quality prints.
What happens after our session/When will our photos be ready?
Images from Nutmeg Newborn Collections will be ready for viewing in your private online gallery 2 weeks after your session. You will receive an email to the address you listed on your contract paperwork with your password and instructions for ordering your Collection and print products. Once we receive your selected items back from our print house, they will be mailed to you along with your digital images on USB. Please be sure to carefully read your emails from us so receipt of your images is not delayed.
Ready to start planning your session?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 860-480-1746 or 860-689-2666 and we'll get you all the information you'll need for your session. At this time we are sending all communication and paperwork electronically, so your booking process is quick & contactless :-)