Using questionnaires for an amazing newborn session experience

Newborn portrait 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!


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. 

Did you know that Iris will not only walk you through building a user-friendly questionnaire, but we can automate sending it to your clients so that you don’t miss a beat. If you’re not already using Iris, we’d love to show you how easy it is with a FREE 14-day trial



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