What to expect for newborn sessions

Newborn photo session photographed by Kenia Lombard in San Diego, CA

Why having a newborn portrait session?

The arrival of a new baby is a beautiful miracle and an event to celebrate. Babies change so much and grow up so fast in the first weeks and months that we think it’s a gift for your child to document and freeze this special time with a beautiful portrait that will became art for your home and a heirloom for your family.

Those first days of a new baby at home go fast and with the little sleep soon you will feel like those memories are like a cloudy dream.

When to Book your Baby’s newborn photography session.

Never is too early to book, however we highly recommend to book at least two to three months before your due date. That way we will have time to set up your pre-session consultation and together design and plan your portraits. Babies are usually photographed anywhere from 6-14 days and because of that it’s best to book before baby is born.  We will set a date from your due date or scheduled c-section, with the understanding that we can easily move the date or time, if baby comes early or late. We ask clients to contact us when the baby is born with the arrival date and weight – this way we can plan the best schedule. Babies are best photographed around 6-14 days, but this is dependent upon the weight.

We are sensitive to Mamas recovery and we will work with you to schedule your baby. Please contact us within one-two days of baby being born and we will go over the best time to schedule your newborn session.

How Long are the Sessions

Newborn photo session photographed by Kenia Lombard in San Diego, CANewborn sessions generally can take up to 2-3 hours . We welcome toddlers, parents and grandparents. Sessions are normally scheduled on mornings during weekdays.


Retouching is included for your portraits. We suggest using Eucerin on baby’s skin in the morning after  a bath to keep everything soft and smooth. As babies grow the acne and peeling skin will occur. You do not need to worry, as we can really remove anything. We want to show your baby in the best possible light and will only retouch upon request. Extensive retouching may require an additional fee.

before and after retouching


We have many props, baskets, hats, headbands, wraps and blankets, so you don’t need to buy anything.














Clothing for Family

newborn-san-diego-327Clothing for parents and siblings is best when it is nice and simple, and free of patterns or stripes. It is best to wear colors that will look great when the artwork is displayed in the home. Light or dark colors, work equally well. Little ones are best kept bare feet and for boys, simple jeans and solid it’s are recommended.

Home Sessions

Home newborn sessions are available in South San Diego. As mentioned above, we can bring props and items to your home based on your desired colors. (A travel fee is applied)

Baby Posing and Magic

We always want babies to be safe – as everyone should – and with the many cute baby poses you see, please know that there is digital edition involved on our end, and babies are never put in harmful positions. We love babies as natural as they can be, and we also adore many cute modern poses. We will only provide these poses upon request and can not guarantee any of them.

If you already booked your session click here to go to Instructions for parents for newborn sessions.