Did you book newborn pictures before birth?

Did you book your newborn photographer before you gave birth? If so, how far in advance? How does the timing work since you dont know exactly when you will give birth?

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 8:38 am
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Jenny521
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We've been looking into newborn photographers already (and I'm only 5 months) because I wasn't sure how it worked, either. Every photographer that responded to my query said that they highly recommend booking before birth to make sure they have you penciled into their schedule and aren't all booked up when you do have the baby. Each photographer also gave me the same answer as far as determining when the shoot will be - they said that they would pencil in the due date of the baby and then "wait for the happy news" - as soon as you can after having the baby, you would contact them to let them know and schedule a shoot for within the next 14 days or so. :) HTH! 

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 8:49 am
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I actually just booked mine today :). Sounds crazy but she was giving a half off special until July 4th so I couldn't pass it up. She also said to just contact her as soon as we could after the birth and we would schedule it then.
Posted on July 1, 2013 at 9:35 am
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We are booking ours before the birth (speaking of which, I need to get on that!).  Our photographer instructed that we do so beforehand so that we can be scheduled.  Obviously the due date is never really set unless you're being induced, so I'm sure the photographer works something out for you.  This just makes sure that they have a spot for you around that time.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 9:39 am
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Thanks!!!

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 11:58 am
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I planned to book mine before LO arrived but she arrived a few weeks early and threw off those plans so we needed up booking when she was a week old and had her pictures done at 3 weeks. It worked out well for us, but I'd definitely suggested booking well before you give birth :)

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 9:06 am
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Most are really flexible and understand that babies come when they come!  They pencil you in for between 37-42 weeks usually and they like to do a 2 week window once the baby comes. 

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:49 am
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Our photograher knows my due date and we're supposed to let her know once I'm in labor or after we've had her. She does them 10-20 days after birth.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 6:16 am
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I booked newborn pics a few months ago - I told the photog our due date and he pencilled in a session for the week after.  If baby comes late or early he'll happy reschedule.

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm

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