Hey there, fellow moms and grandmothers! As someone who knows the excitement and anticipation of preparing for a newborn portrait session, I'm here to share some heartfelt tips to make sure everything goes smoothly. At Samantha Ann Photo here in Swansboro, we understand the importance of capturing those precious early moments, and we want to help you make the most of your experience.

First things first, let's talk about timing. It's best to schedule your newborn portrait session within the first two weeks of your baby's arrival. We recommend booking in second trimester to insure availability for baby's due date - whenever he/she arrives. During the first two weeks, your little one is still sleepy and snuggly, making it easier to capture those adorable, curled-up poses. Plus, newborns change so quickly in those early days, and you'll want to freeze those fleeting moments in time before they're gone.

Next, let's chat about clothing. For your newborn, simple is best – think soft, neutral-colored outfits or even just a cozy swaddle blanket. At Samantha Ann Photo, we have all the props, wraps, and outfits necessary to capture timeless portraits. No need to bring anything. And for you, mom, consider wearing something comfortable and flattering that makes you feel confident and relaxed. Whether it's a flowy dress or your favorite cozy sweater, choose something that reflects your personal style and complements the overall look you're going for. You can't go wrong with neutral, earthy tones and solid colors!

Don't forget to take care of yourself, too, mom. Parenthood can be exhausting, especially in those early days, so be sure to get plenty of rest leading up to your portrait session. And don't be afraid to ask for help – whether it's from your partner, a family member, or a friend, having an extra set of hands can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

Finally, let's talk about capturing those precious moments. At Samantha Ann Photo, we're all about capturing the love and connection between you and your baby in a natural and authentic way. So, don't worry about posing or trying to be perfect – just relax and enjoy the moment. Snuggle with your little one, whisper sweet words of love, and let us do the rest. Remember, the most important thing is to cherish this special time with your newborn. These early days are fleeting, but the memories you create together will last a lifetime. So, take a deep breath, soak in the magic of parenthood, and trust that we'll capture the beauty and joy of this moment for you to treasure forever.

professional newborn and maternity photographer in Swansboro, nc Samantha Ann Photography near Jacksonville, Hubert

Samantha Ann Photo provides newborn photography in Swansboro, NC (Onslow County) for busy moms who want a stress-free and luxury portrait experience. Also offering family, maternity, and baby photography, our studio is located in the heart of Swansboro serving families from surrounding areas such as Jacksonville, NC, Hubert, Pelletier, Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Havelock, and Morehead City. 

We offer a high-end, full service experience including a pre-session consultation, exclusive access to our curated studio wardrobe, and same-day image viewing. Uniquely to us, our clients view their captures same day and can choose what best fits their family from an array of heirloom albums, custom wall galleries, and digital images are included with wall art purchases. If you are searching for a comfortable, safe experience with stunning heirlooms for your family, we can't wait to serve you!