Newborn Questionnaire


Because every family is unique, I want to customize your session just for you.

The questions that follow will help me capture your newborn session in a way that resonates with you and represents this special celebration.

Please feel free to answer the questions in as much detail as possible – it really helps to get to you know you prior to our session.

If there is a section that doesn’t apply, feel free to skip over it, and if you would prefer to chat this over by phone or in person, I am happy to do that as well!

I’m so glad you decided to book a session with Andrea Todt Photography!

Andrea Todt – Your photographer


Feel free to copy and paste these questions into an Email to me with your answers. Thank you for your support and time!

Some questions about yourself:

* Your name

* Due date

* Email

* Mailing Address

* Your Phone number

* Preferred method of contact

* Preferred session date/time

Getting to Know You before the newborn session (session with newborn and parents only)

* Do you know baby’s gender?

* Is this your first child?

* Have you experienced a professional family photography session before?

* Do you have a colour scheme and any specific props or poses or ideas in mind for your session? (This question is very important to me.)

* Are there specific ways you would like to display the images from your newborn session? Framed photos, canvases, photo album, gift prints for relatives, on social media, etc.

* Tell me if you have specific poses, set ups or colours that you may have seen on website pages/Etsy that are must-haves.

* Which images are important to you? (check all that apply)

– prop poses – if specific props please specify

– wrapped or dressed poses of newborn

– close-ups of baby’s features (lips, toes, ears, etc)

– parents with newborn

– other (please specify)

* Do you like headbands, hats, outfits, and wrapped newborns or would you prefer a simpler set up?

* Are you willing to have baby use a pacifier for soothing during the session?

* Is there anything else you think would be helpful for me to know before our session? Examples include super shy children, physical difficulties and disabilities, autism…

* All images are finalized, but Do you have any specific features you would want retouched? Examples include acne, recent bruises, birthmarks, etc.

* Any other concerns, requests or information you’d like to share? Don’t worry, you can always contact me again if you’ve forgotten something!

Getting to Know You before the family session (parents with siblings and newborn and grandparents)

Please include some info on each member of your family that will be participating in the session. (Please note: A family portrait with your newborn is going to be on a separate day.)

* Names, ages of kids, likes and dislikes, hobbies, personality traits, super-powers, allergies etc.

* If older siblings are included, what are the kids interested in and what makes them smile/laugh?

* Are you ok with some ‘incentives/bribes’ offered to the siblings (if applicable)? If so, would you prefer a small treat (like a lollipop), or a small gift (like stickers), or prefer to promise your own rewards?

* How does your family usually respond to photo day? If any family members have reservations or worries about the day, note them here.

* This portrait can be taken in studio or on location. In case grandparents want to take part in a studio portrait, if there any problems to use stairs?

* Are there specific ways you would like to display the images from your family session?

* These images are important to me. Do you like additional group poses?

– family together (parent/sibling with newborn)

– siblings with new baby

– prop poses – if specific props please specify

– grandparents with siblings and newborn

– other (please specify)

If you don’t mind to fill in these questions for my purpose of the marketing strategy I am follow:

* How did you hear about Andrea Todt Photography? For example: Google search, Facebook, Instagram, from a friend, etc.

* If this is a referral, who can we thank? 

* Would you like to receive my quarterly newsletter filled with tips, news and discounts?