LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION
Congratulations Mom and Dad! I am so honored that you are considering me as your photographer for this special time! Photography for me is about your story. It’s about real genuine moments together: smiles, laughter, love. It's about that look you give your husband as you two hold your first child. It’s about the joy you feel as you nuzzle that tiny nose. It’s about the way you melt as they slowly grip your finger. I feel so blessed to have the privilege to experience these little moments right alongside you and your family. This is why my newborn sessions are a lifestyle type of session. I do not have a studio so these sessions will take place in your home - the place you bring your child home for the first time!
Newborn Sessions include a 1-2 hour session, digital download from a beautiful online gallery, and rights to print on your own.
BABY BUNDLE $800
Combines a Maternity + Newborn session and when booked at the same time, you save $50! Maternity Session information can be found here.
Contract and Deposit We will decide on a date and time. Typically sessions will begin around 9/10AM. Once details are decided, a signed contract and 50% retainer will be required to book your session. I will send you a contract and invoice via email. You can sign and pay online! After I receive these two things, your time and date will be reserved! I understand it is unknown the exact date in which your baby will be born so, of course, this date is flexible.
The Session My favorite part! We will meet in your home and go from there! Newborn sessions are a lot of feeding, snuggling and soothing then they are actually photographing. For this reason, the session will last about 2-3 hours.
Processing and Edits I will go through your images from the session and select the best. The editing process takes 2-3 weeks. All photographs will be edited to photographer’s judgement. You will receive a mix of color and black and white images.
Delivery You will receive a link to your online gallery where you can then download your photographs. This online gallery will be yours to share as well! Be sure to save these photographs in a safe place on your computer because I will only hold them for 1 year.
Products If you decide to purchase any prints, cards, albums, or flash drives these will be completed and mailed to you after all final edits. This process could take 2-4 weeks depending on the product.
TIPS FOR YOUR SESSION
Style and Outfits Coordinate colors, but do not match. Textured fabrics photograph very well! Mix a solid with a texture or a solid with a pattern. Light or neutral colors typically work best and fit the mood of a newborn session. Typically for lifestyle sessions the baby is either in their diaper, onesie or wrapped in a blanket/wrap. Be sure this outfit or blanket works well with yours! If your outfit is more solid, choose a small patterned onsie or wrap. Simple onesies photograph best because you can still see that tiny body! If your outfits are more patterned, choose a solid onsie or wrap. If you have a headband for girls keep it small and delicate!
What to Avoid Avoid clothes with characters, writing, or large logos on them. Avoid putting everyone in matching outfits. Avoid showing too much skin and really bright or neon colors. Avoid big bows and big outfits as they take away from your little ones small features!
Accessories and Shoes Keep it simple. Add in a bracelet, a fun ring or a necklace. Accessories can be fun and look great, but less is more. We don't want to distract from baby! As for shoes, since these are typically indoors socks are just fine, but be sure they are very simple socks and not a distracting color or pattern. Barefoot works too!
Ladies Do go slightly heavier on the make up because it really shows up in photographs, but do not over do it. Be sure to paint your nails right before your session because chips can be distracting.
Men Shy away from wearing tank tops. Be sure to shave your face before your session, unless your style is to rock some facial hair then you keep doing you!
These are the current prices. Please note that these prices do not include cost of extra travel, lodging, or sales tax. These fees may apply depending on your session. Prices subject to change. Your session will not be reserved until payment is received.