• Ashley Bateman

When to book your newborn session - Tri-Cities, WA Newborn Photographer

A question I get a lot from potential clients is, when should I book my newborn session and how do you set a session date if I don't know when baby is going to arrive?


  • I highly suggest booking your newborn session while you are still pregnant! I only take a selected number of newborns per month in order to accommodate babies that either arrive earlier or after their due dates. I tend to book out 2-3 months in advance, however, sometimes I do have last minute availability depending upon my workload - so if you are reading this and you just had a baby, always reach out to double check availability.


  • Of course, babies arrive on their own sweet timelines, so we will schedule a tentative session date approximately 7-10 days after your "due date". Once baby arrives, I ask that you shoot me a text or an email to let me know and then we can set a solid date and time. I like to schedule newborn sessions during the weekdays, but I can accommodate a weekend session during school time for any school aged siblings. I prefer to photograph newborns by 5-10 days fresh but newborn sessions can be successfully done up to 21 days. After 21 days, newborns tend to have more alert periods, so earlier the better.


If you are ready to book your session, click on the "Let's Chat" tab or message me at ashleybatemanphotography@yahoo.com






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