I schedule newborn sessions between 7-14 days old, but will happily schedule an older newborn or preemie that has been in the NICU. All sessions include my hand picked collection of props, wraps, and bonnets. Many parents like to incorporate a special heirloom item, blanket, or other item.
I have three newborn session types to choose depending on your needs:
PETITE NEWBORN SESSION
CLASSIC NEWBORN SESSION
NEWBORN FAMILY SESSION
Each session fee includes a set number of high resolution digital images. You will get to view the entire gallery from your session, and you will get to choose your favorites. You can pick the set number of included images with your session fee, add additional images at a per-image price, or purchase the full gallery at a discounted rate.
All digital files include a print release for you to print where you would like.
In your gallery you also have the option to order professional prints from my preferred lab. These are available at a reduced cost as I want you to have high quality professional prints that are color calibrated to my specifications.
PETITE NEWBORN SESSION
This is a 60 minute session of baby only done in your home. The session will include three different set ups and the baby will be wrapped in every image. The Petite Newborn Session starts at $250 and includes 5 high resolution digital images from your gallery. A typical gallery will have at least 15 images.
CLASSIC NEWBORN SESSION
This is a 2-3 hour session of baby only done in your home. This session will include wrapped and unwrapped poses. The Classic Newborn Session starts at $350 - this includes 10 high resolution digital images from your gallery.
A typical gallery will have at least 25 images.
NEWBORN & FAMILY SESSION
This is the same as the Classic Newborn Session but this includes siblings and parents. The Newborn & Family session starts at $450 and includes 15 high resolution digital images from your gallery.
A typical gallery will have at least 30 images.
I AM INTERESTED IN BOOKING A NEWBORN SESSION, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
To book a session or inquire with additional questions, simply fill out the contact form on this page. I'll get in touch with you (usually within 24 hours) and we can discuss details like the date and time for your session and I can answer any other questions you may have. I'll email you my detailed booking information where you'll have the chance to review package options, go over and sign the contract, and pay the session retainer to hold your preferred date.
I'll check in around your due date, and you will let me know when baby arrives. We will then schedule your exact session date and time. Keep in mind I only book a certain amount of newborn sessions each month in order to accommodate when babies actually deliver.
I recommend that newborn sessions be booked in the second trimester.
If you've already had your baby or are almost due, please contact me right away to find out if I have any availability.
Make sure to read over the FAQs below!
I’m interested in just a Newborn Session, what important info do I need to know about booking my session?
I have found that it is definitely best to do the Newborn Session when baby is between 7 and 14 days old if at all possible. Usually right around 7 days is perfect! Just like with Maternity Sessions, it is NEVER too early to contact me to schedule your Newborn Session. Usually, contacting me when you are between 6 & 7 months works well. I can only accept a limited number of Newborns each month, so booking your session early secures your spot (even if baby comes early or late)! Then, once baby arrives you will need to contact me within 48 hours to finalize the date for your session.
What is the difference between a Petite Newborn & Classic Newborn session?
A petite session is a 1 hour wrapped session (no bare baby/ outfit set-ups) vs 2-3 hours, and the petite is for baby only. The Petite session includes 5 images with the option to purchase additional images from your gallery. The Classic Newborn includes 10 images. The Petite includes 3 different set ups- normally wrapped on fur & a container or bucket. The classic is custom styled to your preferences, baby will be wrapped and unwrapped, it includes additional set ups, and allows more time for feedings.
I was not able to book my Newborn Session early, is there a chance you might still be able to fit me in?
I do usually leave 1-2 dates per week open for reschedules and last minute inquiries. I can not guarantee that I will be able to fit you in but there may be a chance that we can work something out. If you know in advance that you would like me to be your newborn photographer then I most definitely DO NOT recommend waiting to secure your session. However, if something happens where you are not able to book your session early, please go ahead and contact me and we can see if there might be a way to fit you in.
What if baby comes early after I have booked?
Because I take a limited number of sessions, I typically have space for babies that come early or a little late. If your baby is admitted to the NICU, I ask that you keep me updated so we can plan the session soon after baby is discharged.
Where does the newborn session take place?
This is my favorite question to answer- I bring the studio to you! I typically set up in the baby's nursery if available and space allows, but I have set up in many different areas of my clients homes. No need to travel with baby or get out in bad weather, just relax in your home while I photograph your little one.
Do I need to provide any props or newborn outfits/ hats?
There is no need to provide anything for the session except baby! I have a collection of hand picked props, bonnets, headbands, wraps and blankets that I bring with me to the session. If you have an heirloom item, I am happy to incorporate it into the session.
What should I wear for family images?
Classic, light colors including white, cream, and gray always look great for family images. I recommend to stay away from bold colors and patterns to keep a timeless look.
Are you vaccinated for Pertussis (Whooping Cough)? I am, my most recent vaccine was in 2014.