12 Questions to Include in your Newborn Questionnaire

Newborn questionnaires are one of the best ways that you can prepare yourself and your clients for an amazing session. And, if you deal with expectant or new parents on a regular basis, you already know that their lives can feel very overwhelming. Asking some key questions before your time together is a great way to help them feel calm and excited about their upcoming newborn session… and it will set you up to create a unique experience for the new family! We’ve compiled a quick list of some questionnaires you could include in your newborn questionnaires that you send to your clients. 


What is your baby’s gender… or is it a surprise?

Do you have a name picked out? If so, what is it?

What is your due date? 

What are the names and ages of the adults that will be included in the session?

What are the names and ages of any siblings/others that will be included in the session?

Does your family have any special requirements that I need to be made aware of?


Are there any specific props or ideas that you want to incorporate?

Do you lean more toward traditional poses or a more candid vibe?

If the session will be in your baby’s nursery, please describe the aesthetic (colors, theme, etc.)

What are your concerns/anxieties about this session? 

Have you had professional photos taken before?

Where and how do you plan on displaying your images?

These questions are a great way to get yourself prepared AND to have your clients start to visualize their session. Building excitement is key to a great experience. Incorporate your client questionnaire into your newborn workflow. You automate sending your newborn questionnaire by using workflows in Iris. 

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