Newborn Guide

Thank you for choosing MyStoryisArt Photography! This guide gives some answers to general newborn session information and typical questions people have before their session. There are a couple things you can do to prepare for a smooth newborn session and this goes over those!






What is included in my session



The price listed for each session includes a custom session, editing of your images, a private online gallery of images to share as well as a print release and digital delivery of your images.  Prints and products are not included but may be purchased through your gallery. Sessions take place in my studio located in Spanish Fork and last anywhere from 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. I like to leave some time to allow for feeding or rocking baby if needed. All prices are subject to Utah County sales tax.




Important tips when coming to the studio





1. Before Arriving at the studio



2-3 days prior, if you’re nursing BEWARE what you eat. Do not eat food that tend to cause gas (dairy, beans, and broccoli are a few that can cause problems.) Please make sure to feed baby as full as you can and give them a good burping. Dress them in a clean diaper and something that either zips or snaps down the front. Please do not put them in anything that we have to pull over their head in case they fall asleep on the drive to my home.



2. Session Time



Your session starts at the time we specify, try your best to arrive 5 minutes before your session start time. If you’re late that will cut into the time we have set aside for your session making the session shorter. Studio sessions last anywhere from 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. We will take breaks as needed to nurse/feed or change and soothe your baby as needed. The baby will sleep best if he/she is fed right before the session and if the room is pretty warm (80 degrees or more) so be aware of this and dress accordingly. I love diaper covers and pants to show off all the little newborn details an have some available to use at the studio. If you would like your baby to be dressed in something during the session please make sure you keep it as simple as possible, tighter fit is best.




3. Things to bring



– Extra diapers and wipes


– Pacifier


– Extra milk and a bottle if feeding formula

-Any props or keepsakes you want incorporated in the session








What does my session include?


All sessions include variety of poses, digital delivery of your edited images with a print release, and an online password protected ordering gallery. Prints, canvases, and flash drives are additional and may be purchased a la carte.



What about props for the session?


For studio sessions I have a variety of blankets, baskets, bowls, headbands, hats, wraps, pants, diaper covers, and chairs. I really value simple, timeless photography and therefore I do not do a ton with lots of props. I love the interest to be on my subject. I love when my clients bring their own things to incorporate in their sessions. It really adds extra personalization to the pictures.



Print your Pictures!


Get those prints off your hard drive and onto your walls! I like being able to provide digital images to my clients because you have access to your images long after the session is over. However I see far too many people get their pictures done and then they never do anything with the images. There are so many fun ways to display your pictures in your home. Do a search on Pinterest, you will find more ideas then you have wall space for.



How long will my images be online?


Galleries will be available for 30 days. Please make sure family members who would like to order prints know that they will be taken down after 30 days. Also make sure you have downloaded your session to your computer in this time.



Backing up Digital Files


You gallery will be online for 30 days, please make sure once you have downloaded your session to your computer to back them up to another source. External hard drives are a great option, however I also recommend backing them up to an online cloud server in the event your hard dive or computer crashed at some point. Have them in a couple places. Amazon and dropbox both give free online photo storage up to 5 gb. If your an Amazon Prime member you get free photo storage. Zenfolio and crash plan are both great options if you’re wanting something for all of your photo backup. Please contact me for a coupon if interested in Zenfolio.



Printing your Images


Not all printers are created equal. Many store chains use lower quality printers and inks which can result in images looking dark or having strange color casts on your photographs. I strongly recommend printing your images through MyStoryisArt. We only use high quality professional printers, paper is archival for up to 125 years, and colors and skin tones will be accurate to what you see on the computer. Your gallery will come with a print release if you choose to print elsewhere. Please note I am not responsible for issues you have with color or printing errors done through outside vendors.