Planning Your Session
I am so pleased you have chosen (or are thinking about choosing) Cindy White Photography and look forward to working with you and your precious little one. Newborns are my passion and I consider myself truly blessed to be around these little miracles so much. Whether this is your first or forth child, I know that you are excited to welcome your new little one into the world. As a mother of 3, I remember those months of waiting with so much anticipation and excitement. Meeting this new little person is the most amazing experience that you will want to remember forever. My goal is for you to look at these images for years to come and be brought back to these first days together and remember every little detail about this new little blessing.
What's the first step to your dream session with CWP? Scheduling your newborn session during your 2nd trimester is ideal. With all of the other things that you will have on your mind while preparing for your baby's arrival, it's nice to have your session already on the books. Newborns are best photographed within the first 2 weeks of life. Your baby will still be nice and sleepy and easier to pose in those sweet cuddly womb-like positions they are used to. I like to start with your due date, and then choose a tentative session day from that. As soon as you book your newborn session I will get your due date on my calendar and await your phone call/text message/email letting me know that your baby has arrived. At that time we will adjust our session date if needed. Babies tend to have their own little schedules for arrival, so we can be a little bit flexible with our session date in case he/she decides to come a little sooner or later.
For Mom & Dad
Mom and Dad, you are a big part of the show. Photographing the connection between you and your baby is one of my all time favorite things. Just as they encourage in the hospital, babies love skin to skin contact, and it creates the most beautiful images.
Dads - I love to photograph dads embracing their little ones. When choosing your shirt for your images, I ask that you choose a fitted solid t-shirt that is free of any graphics. White, charcoal, or black work best. Please also choose a good snug pair of jeans.
Moms - Motherhood is truly the greatest gift there is. Many times after giving birth, we don't feel that we look our best, but your beauty and love for your little one will shine through. Rest assured, I aim to photograph using flattering angles and light to bring out the natural beauty in your family. I recommend wearing a loose-fitting solid tank top in your images. Keep the color neutral and the design simple. Be sure that you only use clear nail polish (if any) for a clean natural look.
After the Session
You’ve already had an amazing time at your session but now things are about to get even better! One week after your session we’ll have your reveal & design session (We’ll schedule this at the same time we schedule your session to make sure you see your images as soon as possible!). At your reveal session you’ll see all of your images for the first time. It’s definitely something to get excited about!
That day/night you’ll come back to the studio and I’ll show you a custom slideshow with your images and maybe even some video that I’ve taken throughout your session.
After you’ve experienced the slideshow you’ll have some time to go through all of your images and take a look at all of the product samples. Seeing everything in person will really give you a sense of what products are most important to you. My favorites are canvases and bamboo image boxes!
You’ll have plently of time to ask any questions, see what your images will look like on your own walls (this is pretty amzing) to see what sizes will work best and enough time to pick out your favorites.
The goal of the reveal session is to finalize your order so we can get your prints and products to you as soon as possible. To help make this stress free it’s a great idea to take a look through all of the different products so you can go into it with an idea of what might work best for you. Once you’ve seen your images that may change but it’s always good to have an idea when we get started!
When all the fun of the reveal is over, you’ll have a short wait before you’ll have those images in your hands! You can expect to have your prints and products in hand within 2-4 weeks. When everything is in we’ll schedule a time that I can hand deliver everything to make sure it gets there safely! If you are outside of Culpeper, I will have items shipped directly to your home.
Create Your Own Collection
I believe that every family's needs and wants are different from their custom portrait session. I've made the process as easy as possible when selecting what best suits your needs. You start with your keepsake product(s). These are the item you have have displayed in your home and you can look back on years from now. The next is your archive digital portraits. I know its important to have backup, and that is exactly what these are for. CWP has no order minimum requirement. Only purchase what you love!