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Tim Hilbourn Photography Infant Session……what to expect


The best time to photograph an infant is in the first two weeks of life. At this age, babies are still sleepy and are easy to position into adorable poses. This session will last 2-4 hours. This allows us to take as many breaks as you or your baby needs and as well as time to feed. Babies photograph best in their birthday suits and as such, you may want to bring yourself a change of clothes (especially with little boys!). If you have any special outfits, hats or memorabilia that you would like to have your baby photographed with please feel free to bring it. I also have a large collection of hats, props, and blankets to choose from.

Newborn sessions are typically done in the morning since most babies are happiest at this time. It is best to try to keep your baby awake for one hour prior to the session so that they sleep more soundly during the session. The best way to do that is to give them a bath prior to coming. This will get them nicely stimulated and ready for a nice peaceful sleep in our studio. I also prefer to photograph newborns with a full belly. I will usually have you feed your baby once you get here so that we can begin on a full stomach. Our studio is kept at a higher temperature so that babies are comfortable and able to maintain their body temperature. You will want to dress accordingly so that you are not uncomfortable. I will provide cold bottles of water but you may want to bring yourself a snack.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Tim Hilbourn

910-840-5529   or   910-840-0668

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