Welcome!

Please take a moment to read through this section to learn a little more about our sessions offered here at Sweet Bloom Photography


Newborn Sessions

When should I book my session? Most clients book their newborn session while still in the 2nd trimester. We only accept a certain number of due dates per month, so we definitely encourage you to get on the books well before your due date in order to be sure we can fit you into the schedule. 

When will my session be scheduled? We will schedule a date/time for your session after your baby is born. Newborn sessions are generally scheduled on weekdays at 10/11am. Scheduling in the morning is best because newborns tend to be sleepiest during that time (it's hard work keeping mom & dad up all night long!). Our weekends tend to book up months in advance for maternity & baby sessions, so please be prepared to plan accordingly. 

How old should my baby be at the session? We like to see newborns in the studio within the first 2 weeks of birth. As your baby grows older, they become much more alert and don't sleep quite as soundly. After around the 2 week mark, we tend to lose our window for the super sweet & sleepy, curled up stage. It goes by so fast!

What should I expect at my session? Prior to your session, you will be sent a Newborn Session Guide that is filled with tons of information to help prepare - Including what to bring, what to wear (if you're doing family poses), etc. The guide will cover everything you need to know! 

Do I need to bring any props/hats/headbands/etc for my session? We have everything needed to stylize your entire session! You are welcome to bring 1 special memento/outfit/etc to be included in your session (if desired)


Baby Sessions

What age should I have my baby's session done? We recommend scheduling sessions around your baby's milestones, rather than a specific age. The milestones we recommend are: Tummy Time (3-4 months), Sitter (5-7 months), Crawler (8-10 months), and 1st Birthday (11-13 months).

What should I bring? It can be helpful to bring along some favorite stuffed animals, blankets, etc. A small snack can also be helpful!

How long will the session last? Petite Baby sessions are approximately 20-30 minutes and usually only allow time for 1 outfit - Premier Baby sessions are approximately 45 mins-1 hour and give ample time for multiple outfit changes, as well as a cake smash. 

What to wear? Neutral colors (cream, soft pinks, pale blues & greens, light greys, etc) photograph great on baby skin - This color palette also photographs the best in our studio/our outdoor locations and with our editing style. We also have several wardrobe options & hair accessories available for your little one to wear! If you plan to be included in the photos, we are happy to give advice & help coordinate :)

When will my session be scheduled? Studio sessions should be scheduled any time from the late morning to the early afternoon (in order to ensure proper lighting in the studio). Outdoor sessions (weather permitting) are recommended to be scheduled approximately 1-2 hours before sunset in order to achieve that beautiful, warm glowy lighting that you see so much of in our portfolio!


Maternity Sessions

When is the best time to be photographed? We recommend scheduling maternity sessions anywhere from about 29-35 weeks. It's important that your belly is very visibly showing :) 

What should I wear? We have a small selection of maternity gowns & separates available for you to use, if desired. You will also be sent a list of options at all different price points, which also helps for inspiration. We are more than happy to help coordinate & stylize you!

How long will the session last? Petite Maternity sessions are approximately 20-30 minutes and allow time for 1 outfit - Premier Maternity sessions are approximately 45 mins-1 hour, which allows ample time for multiple outfit changes.

When will my session be scheduled? Studio sessions should be scheduled any time from the late morning to the early afternoon (in order to ensure proper lighting in the studio). Outdoor sessions (weather permitting) are recommended to be scheduled approximately 1-2 hours before sunset in order to achieve that beautiful, warm glowy lighting that you see so much of in our portfolio!

Can my husband/children be included? Yes! While mommy does tend to be the primary focus, your family is welcome ( and encouraged!) to be included in your maternity photos. 


We're new here! We just relocated to Lexington KY from Ohio - Our new in-home studio, located near Hamburg, is set to open in early 2018. We were at our previous location since 2011 before coming here!

The Studio


After the session

Within 5 business days following your session, unedited images will be posted to an online proofing gallery. The online proofing gallery will be available for 2 weeks. From here, you will choose your favorite images to be fully retouched. Add-on digital images and/or photo products can also be purchased directly from the online proofing gallery. Please allow up to 2 weeks to complete all edits on selected images.