Thank you for trusting me with your little love. It is my heart’s desire is to create beautiful images for your home that remain long after this decade’s furniture is replaced. I want you to be over the moon in love with your artwork AND experience, and I hope that you will enjoy your images every day.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Newborn Sessions are photographed within the first 10-21 days of your baby's life to capture those cute adorable, naturally curly poses. Sessions are scheduled Monday - Friday, Mornings only. All props, bonnets, wraps, headbands and designer outfits are provided. An in-home studio setup requires an flat, uncarpeted space of 12 feet x 14 feet.
I offer TWO TYPES of Newborn Sessions
1) Full Creative Newborn Sessions (Session Fee + Package)
2) Newborn Mini Sessions (All Inclusive)
FULL CREATIVE NEWBORN SESSIONS
Full Creative Newborn Sessions include a bit of everything! Simple delicate photos of your newborn, prop photos, special edits, full family, multiple parent and sibling photographs. Sessions are about 3-4 hours long and photographed in your home.
What are Special Edits?
Special Edits are what I love and specialize in. You will notice that a lot of my Special Edit Portfolio includes many adorable, fun, magical-inspired images. Each of these photographs is a small work of art. The baby is posed and photographed in safely and simply and then photoshopped into a digital backdrop that has previously been created. This allows for artistic story-like photos.
Session Fee $300 + Package or Digital File Purchase
Your Session Fee is a non-refundable retainer that holds your Due Date on my calendar and ensures your spot is reserved. Only a retainer will hold your spot as sessions are very limited!
It does NOT include any photos, prints, digital files or products.ALL Digital Files and Packages are purchased separately after your Session via your In-person viewing & ordering appointment. Packages include the time it takes me to design, create, photograph and edit your session start-to-finish.
Custom designed packages START at $850
NEWBORN MINI SESSIONS
Newborn Mini Sessions are perfect for those that just want a handful of gorgeous photos. They are shorter sessions and therefore limited with the types of images that can be captured during the session. Mini Sessions are all inclusive, meaning your session fee is included in the session price along with a number of Digital Files.
"WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN?! Thank you SO MUCH for these absolutely incredible and priceless photos! What a masterpiece! We were so emotional going through them we could have napped afterwards ;-) BEYOND BEAUTIFUL, the words aren't even coming to me because it's hard to describe what you have done for us, what you captured that day, and created for us to have for a lifetime. THANK YOU WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS."
A newborn session is a beautiful way to honor this moment and hold it close forever. Your images are more than photographs, they are hand-painted, digital works of art made with love, from one parent to another.
I am most known for my special edits where I place babies into magical scenes. Every hand-edited digital composite is made from two images – a custom designed background and an image of your baby. Special Edits are $250 each for the time it takes to capture and create one.
Props and the Studio
Sessions are styled head to toe with props from my internationally sourced couture collection. Every prop is hand made by a talented artisan who creates exclusively for newborn and baby photographers.
Every baby is handled with the same love and care I gave my own baby. In addition to being vaccinated and insured, I am fully trained in newborn photography, safety, posing, and utilize only the best tools created for this industry.
After every session the studio is cleaned & sanitized, and washable prop are washed in organic soaps made for newborns.
While most newborns are photographed around 5-30 days old, my favorite range is 14-21 days. This allows time for feeding issues to be resolved while we wait for the umbilical cord to fall off, jaundice to subside, and for boys that are circumcised, 7 days of healing necessary.
Sessions for twins, preemies & NICU babies are held as soon as they are sent home.
The best time to book your newborn session is two months in advance. The tentative date is reserved with a retainer & contract, and the actual date is set once your little one arrives. This gives us time to discuss style, colors, props and wardrobe so I can deliver images you love and adore. Newborn sessions take place weekday mornings in the comfort of your home.
Viewing & Ordering
1-2 weeks after your session you will come back to the studio for your Image Reveal Ordering Session. This is when you will view your images in a professional presentation and purchse only the artwork you love. I guide your through you images, answer questions, and discuss image potential. A complimentary Home Decor service can be added on to help with display and preservation of your artwork.
Year after year, these images are the ones we gravitate to the most and hold closest to our hearts.
Parents are thoughtfully guided through posing so you dont have to worry about anything. Come as you are, get ready at the studio, or hire my in-house Makeup Artist for a professional makeup application.
I’ve worked with young children my entire life but still, sibling images can tricky! You will be sent a Sibling Guide so you know how to prep the kids before the session. I know how important these images are so I’m always very patient and keep it fun. That's when the magic happens and it’s worth every second.
Pets are family too! Pets can be added to any session for $100 to cover the extra time it takes.
My pricing reflects the amount of experience, resources, time, effort, and money it takes to offer a custom art photography session and operate a professional photography studio. The session itself is a very small part of the artistic process. Countless hours are spent editing every image to perfection, sourcing or creating unique props, and the latest keepsakes just for you. My goal is not to make a quick buck, but to give you finished artwork that makes your heart swell every time you look at it. I know how much this means to you because it means that much to me.