I receive many questions on exactly what the wrapped newborn sessions are with Woose + Willie. Along with Fresh48 Sessions, this is the only type of newborn session offered with me! Most people know that traditional newborn sessions are usually long and intensive, taking from 2-4 hours to get all of those precious photos of your baby in the cute naked poses.
In contrast, a wrapped session with Woose + Willie takes around an hour. This is because we swaddle your little one and keep them swaddled for the duration of the session. Keeping them wrapped allows me to get several setups with baby sleeping (or sometimes not) without making the time commitment for a full session, something that can be hard on the baby and the parents, so this is why I moved towards only offering wrapped sessions.
These sessions are popular because of both the reduced time and how budget friendly they are (traditional newborn sessions are generally between $500-$1,000 with a properly trained, professional photographer). Wrapped sessions are a great way to get beautiful photos of your newborn in a much quicker session.
All of the photos below are from a mini wrapped session. Interested in booking? Contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pricing for wrapped newborn sessions is $350+tax and includes 10-15 digital images.
How much do wrapped sessions cost?
Wrapped/Swaddled Sessions with Woose + Willie are $350.00 + tax.
How long will the session take?
I tell parents to allow for 1-1.5 hours for a wrapped/swaddled newborn session. Traditional newborn sessions can take anywhere between 2-4 hours and these sessions are much easier on the baby and parents.
When should we book our session?
Pre-booking your session is the best option to ensure that you will have a session time available. You can pre-book your session as early as six months in advance. Don’t worry if you didn’t pre-book, though, I will do my best to fit you in but I just can't guarantee that I will be able to get you on my schedule if you did not pre-book! If your baby was just born, we can still schedule a session! Babies can be photographed up to 8 weeks of age during a wrapped newborn session, so if there is no availability within the first few weeks after birth, we can certainly schedule you for the following month. If you’ve pre-booked, you’ll simply email us when your baby has arrived and we will schedule your session for the upcoming month’s session date!
How do I book my session?
Do I need to bring anything for the session?
I have a bunch of newborn swaddles to use, including baby bonnets and bows. You really don't need to worry about bringing anything with you to your session unless there is something special that you wish to incorporate in these photos?
Can parents/siblings be included?
Yes, absolutely. Please just let me know before your session if you wish to include parents and siblings (with their ages).
How can we help to prep our baby for this session?
Try to keep your newborn awake before your session. The best way to do this is to give them a bath. After the bath give them a really good feeding, then head on over to the studio. We would always prefer you be a couple minutes late than to cut a feeding short to arrive on time. After a bath, with a full tummy and a car ride, baby should be in the ideal position to begin your session immediately upon your arrival. We have tried many ways to prep a baby for their best session, and this is by far the most successful formula.
How should we dress the baby to come to the session?
Please dress baby in a button down outfit (pajamas are preferred, no onesies, please) so we don't have to pull anything over their head while undressing them.
Will I be able to feed the baby during the session?
It is never a problem to stop for a feeding during your session. If you can bring a bottle of milk/formula, that will be very helpful as we will be able to feed baby easily and efficiently. If you are exclusively nursing, it is fine to stop for that as well. Just know that will usually take a little longer.
Should we bring a pacifier?
Yes, but I will also have brand new (in the package) pacifiers to use if you do not have one with you. Even if your baby doesn’t typically use a pacifier, we might use one to help calm the baby if needed.
What should we wear for this session?
I always tell aduls to wear tans/neutrals/whites/blacks/soft blues. This helps to keep the focos and attention on the baby and will not be too distracting in the photographs. If you have questions about your outfits, please email me and I will guide you. Or, if you need me to style your outfits for you, I can do that as well with a service I offer for my clients.
You can best prepare for your at-home lifestyle newborn photos! Taken during the first 4-14 days of your baby’s life, these images serve to document your first week with your newest family member and the abundance of love that fills your home! Taking these images in your home will reflect the true life that is to come over the sleepless nights, joyous milestones and happy memories.
The only downfall of welcoming a photographer into your home just days or weeks after the birth of your new baby is that it can feel a bit overwhelming. But, it shouldn’t be! I have some tips, links and examples to help you make this session feel easier. Everything from how to prepare your home to what your baby should wear is covered below!
How to Prepare Your Space
The newborn season is a messy time, a lot of undone dishes and loose burp cloths are thrown about. So, I definitely don’t expect a perfectly tidy space. What I do need are rooms with lots of windows and natural light. Feel free to give me a quick tour when I arrive, but we usually settle in the nursery, living room or master bedroom. And if they all have stunning light, then we may capture a few moments in each.
If you want to tidy up those rooms a little before our session that would be great but again not necessary. I do my best to remove distracting clutter if necessary for the particular moment but oftentimes I leave it too because it tells the story of your family.
I personally prefer rooms where the bed or seating is facing the window light rather than behind but in most cases, we work with what we have in the space. Keeping things flexible and improvising in the moment is my main mantra when it comes to in-home photography. Now if you have a special space you really want to be photographed in, take a look throughout the day to see when the light is coming in the best so we can try and schedule your session accordingly.