Preparing for a studio session

Studio sessions at Photography by Alyssum are such a “best of both worlds” approach to indoor sessions. I’ve designed them to have a styled-life approach to maternity, newborn, and baby photography. I want you to walk into my home studio and feel like I’ve taken the coziest pieces of lifestyle portraiture and stitched it with […]

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Family standing together looking at new baby wrapped up

Lifestyle vs Studio Newborn

I am so pleased to offer you two types of newborn portrait options. You can choose from a lifestyle or studio newborn session! But I often receive inquiries from clients asking which style I would recommend to them. My response always begins the same way- it is completely subjective to each family! So here’s the […]

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Lifestyle family with dogs cuddling baby on couch

FOODS FOR NURSING MOMS TO AVOID
48 HOURS BEFORE NEWBORN SESSION:

Acidic food/drinks such as:

Cranberries     Pineapple     Grapefruit
Oranges     Lemons     Berries
Tomatos     Chocolate     Nuts
Pizza     Chili     Mexican food     Ketchup

Gassy vegetables such as:

Asparagus     Onions     Pickles
Cucumbers     Broccoli     Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts     Cabbage

Restrict soda, coffee, tea, wine, and beer.

Sometimes dairy, depending on the baby.

I know this seems like a long list, but you only have your newborn's portraits taken once! It's not worth it to risk having a gassy or fussy baby who just can't settle. And in the event that your baby is still gassy, I always recommend keeping Gripe Water on hand. I know it was a lifesaver for me when my two were babies.