So you read my blogpost on How to Choose A Newborn Photographer and you have found the perfect Grand Rapids Newborn Photographer to capture your sweet baby.(And hopefully we will be meeting soon) Now what? While I can't speak for all newborn photographers, in general booking your newborn session with most photographers can be pretty simple. Follow along as I give you all the info on how and when to schedule your Grand Rapids Newborn photography session with Honeywild Photography.

When to schedule your Grand Rapids newborn session

Well as soon as possible of course! Just kidding, kind of. The most ideal time to book your Grand Rapids Newborn Session is when you're in your second trimester. There are several reasons to reach out, and schedule your newborn session early. One of the main reasons is to ensure that your session is everything you have been dreaming of. Newborn sessions are booked by babies due date and I take a limited number of newborn sessions a month to ensure I am able to accommodate a wide range of due dates within a given month and provide a fully customized experience. My ultimate goal is to produce images that bring your overall vision for your newborn session to life. When you book a session with me you will receive a personalized pre-session planning questionnaire which will ask you all about your desires from our time together, colors, props, themes, etc. My newborn sessions are all inclusive, meaning I provide all of the props, beautiful fabrics, and textures, most of which are hand made by some of the top professional newborn prop vendors in the business! Booking early allows me to order anything that I may not have in studio for your session and guarantees these items will be arrive in time for your session. I want you to truly love everything about your Honeywild newborn experience and the beautiful images of your sweet baby that we produce!

When will my Grand Rapids NEwborn session be scheduled?

With your babies tentative due date on my calendar you may be wondering when you should expect your session to be held. Typically your newborn session will take place when baby is between 7 and 14 days. This seems to be the sweet spot in order to capture those beautiful, posed, squishy, newborn photos!

There is a "science" behind this range. Any time before 7 days old, if mom is breast-feeding, may mean that mom's milk hasn't quite come in yet. Sometimes leading to a fussy, hungry, cluster, feeding baby. Which can lead to a longer than normal session. On the flip side, if baby is approaching two weeks and older, they become more alert, and difficult to get into some of the squishy newborn poses. Additionally, an older newborns are on their way to hitting their first growth spurt and their first milestone leap!

Of course this age range is a suggestion, and a day or two on either side is no need to worry!

How to book my Grand Rapids newborn photography session.

There are several ways to book your Honeywild Photography newborn session experience. The first of which, and the easiest is to head to my BOOKING SITE here you will see all of my available dates and times. To schedule simply choose your due date and a time and follow the steps. In order to secure your session a $50 retainer and signed contract are required. My booking site will walk you through each of these steps, and once you're finished your session date will be secured. (A quick note, my system requires that you choose a date and time, don't worry about baby not being here at that specific date/time anything close to your due date will be just fine!) Another way to book a newborn session is by sending me a message directly through the CONTACT ME section at HONEYWILD.COM. You will receive a reply within 24 hours after your inquiry and we will begin the booking process from there. Additionally you can always contact me through the Honeywild's FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM.

I look forward to hearing from you and creating an amazing experience and beautiful images for your new family to look back on. After all, they are only this little for so long.