I am currently located in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Sessions for newborns are scheduled in my home, mornings only, approximately 9am or as close to that as possible.
I typically book my sessions 4-6 weeks ahead. If you are thinking you would like to have photos taken of your baby. It is best to contact me soon to find out availability before baby arrives. If you recently had your little one, I do take last minute sessions if I can fit you in. So it is best to contact me before your due date.
Natural, organic, simple♥ Yes, that is my style and newborns are my favorite subject to photograph! I like to capture newborns and babies as they are, there is beauty in simplicity! I want to give you portraits to display that are timeless! A piece of art to hang on your wall for years to come. So I tend to stay away from trendy stuff such as over sized bright colored headbands, tutus, and themed holiday outfits. They tend to be distracting in the photos and take away from the pure serenity of the newborn baby. I keep it simple, using neutral and soft colors, simple organic props and blankets. I want to capture your newborn in a natural beautiful way, with simplicity and grace! If my style is something you embrace and would like me to capture your blessing, please contact me soon at Kristyleerodgers@gmail.com
**Please note that because I like to photograph babies in a natural way, there are certain poses and props that I do not do or use. Baby safety comes first!
Preparation for Newborns
The best time to schedule a newborn session is before you have your baby. We can book a tentative date around your due date. Once baby arrives then within the first 10 days is the best time to photograph them. That way they are at their sleepiest and I can get some of their natural poses and curls that simulate when baby was in the womb.
After 14 days old they are more likely to have longer periods of awake time and require more time getting baby to sleep instead of taking those precious pictures. Newborn sessions require lots of patience and time. I encourage plenty of nursing and feeding time and have many props for baby! **Please note: Baby will require more feedings/milk than usual scheduled feedings. So to be properly prepared for a newborn session I advise my parents to bring extra milk, a pacifier for soothing, and extra receiving blankets. Newborn and baby sessions(under 5months old) are usually done in my home, where I have unlimited access to natural light, my props, backdrops and floor drops, etc. Expect about 3-4 hours for the session, but can become longer, depending on the baby. So it is best if there aren’t any other plans/doctors appointments made the day of the shoot.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. I want your session to be very relaxed and a great experience!