My newborn portraits can be created anywhere that you choose. Most are done in the comfort of your home to ease any stress on you or your newborn. You would be amazed how such small spaces can be transformed into the perfect backdrop for your little one. And, although I bring plenty of props, I encourage you to let me use a special hat, blanket or any other object that has meaning to you and your little one.
The length of each session is directed by each newborn, but I would typically allot for around 2-3 hours. I allow plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes and snuggling. A newborn session is never rushed. Its a quiet, slow process in order for your newborn to be as happy and comfortable as possible.
The ideal time to schedule a newborn session is within 1-2 weeks after birth. Babies tend to sleep well and curl up in those sweet little positions that we all love having captured on film. Be sure to schedule your appointment within that time frame. If baby comes early, or even late, we can discuss moving your session to a different date. During our actual session, I will ask a few things from you. It is very helpful, especially in the colder months, to bump up your heat a few hours prior to the session. This will ensure that when baby gets undressed, we don’t make him/her uncomfortable. Also, have your little one in just a diaper, and keep him/her wrapped in a blanket until I get there. It will make things go smoother when its time to wrap them and will (hopefully) not upset them nearly as much while getting undressed. And have that tiny belly FULL! Milk-Coma is a perfect time to photograph!
Although I will customize your session as you would like, I do like to include a combination of both posed and lifestyle images in my newborn shoots. I find that those tiny moments of your new baby holding your finger, or nestling into the crook of your neck, or even nursing (if you’re comfortable with it) are almost more cherished than any other ones, because it was that one special moment that only you two are experiencing.
*Please let me know ahead of time if you would like a few of the shots to include siblings or parent(s).
Newborn Lifestyle Session // $385.00
2 Hour Session
Secured Time & Date
Email or Phone Consultation to Plan your Day
Use of Photographer’s Props: Hats, Wraps, Baskets, etc
Online Viewing Gallery
50+ Professionally Enhanced, Digital Downloads with Print Release
Maternity Session Add On // $265.00
A Maternity Session may be added to this package for an additional fee. Typically these photos are taken during your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy, so be sure to schedule well in advance. These can be taken on location or at your home, whichever you may choose. Change of outfits is optional, but certainly not necessary. If you would like a more stylized shoot, I can offer recommendations of where to purchase flowing, maternity gowns, floral crowns, ect.