In a newborn session we...

take our time & let baby lead

capture every sweet detail

document these fleeting moments for you (and for them.)

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How it works

Planning your Session

The first decision to make when you're booking a session is which type of newborn session you would like. I offer both "Fresh 48" and "Lifestyle Newborn" sessions. So, what are those!? Fresh 48 sessions take place in the first few days of birth in the hospital or birth space. I will be on call for these sessions since babies are on their own schedules! I will make sure my schedule is open in the weeks surrounding your due date to make sure I'm available for you when I get the call! I will come to the hospital or wherever you gave birth and document that time for you. A "Lifestyle Newborn" session will take place in your home. The timing can be more flexible for these sessions and can take place any time in the first couple months of life, so we can usually plan a date ahead of time.

I will send you over a questionnaire so I can get to know you can your family a little better before our session but for newborn sessions I won't ask you to do much in the way of planning - you certainly have enough on your plate as it is! If you'd like baby to wear a special outfit, headband, be wrapped in a special blanket, etc. that's absolutely lovely and you can bring that along to the hospital or have it ready in your home. If not, your baby is wonderful as is and your photos will reflect that. A simple white onesie is always a perfect choice for beautiful photos as well. The key thing is, no need to stress about your photos, just enjoy your new baby and leave the rest to me!
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At your Session

I don't set a time limit for sessions but newborn sessions will typically take around an hour. I don't like to have a time limit and focus on results. I never want you to feel rushed during your session or like we weren't able to get the shots we wanted because of a time limit. I also know that when you're working with babies, you have to be flexible! I know that baby might be fussy and I may need to wait a bit to capture that sweet sleepy image or to catch that split second where they peep open their eyes. I'm on their schedule! 

During your session I will take posed portraits as well as candid/documentary images. I will take posed shots of you holding your new baby and will also take some naturally-posed photos of baby alone. This just simply means lying down in a position they are comfortable - I may just lightly wrap them or ask you to just turn their head slightly or put a special blanket underneath them for a different shot. I will also take lots of detail images of their precious fingers and toes and all their precious little features. I always get tons of documentary shots of you taking care of your new baby as well - wrapping them, changing their diaper, bottle feeding, or nursing (if you're comfortable). Part of what I ask you in the questionnaire is what kinds of shots you are comfortable with me taking so don't stress about any surprises during your session. I will go in knowing how to capture this time for you in a way that makes you feel comfortable.

After Your Session

After your session I will edit your images and deliver them to you in a private online gallery in about 2 weeks! You can download all of your images from here and use your print credit that came with your session to purchase prints and products straight from your gallery. They are printed at a professional lab and checked by me to ensure the best quality. You will also have printing rights for all of your images and be able to print on your own at a consumer lab as well, if you like! Click here to read more about the difference between printing from a pro lab vs consumer labs and why I provide pro lab print credits with all my sessions.
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pricing

Lifestyle Newborn Session
$425
takes place in your home*

≈60 minutes

30 high resolution digital images
(your choice, chosen from your online gallery)

 
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*within 30 miles of 21032 (ask about travel fee if you live outside of this area)

Fresh 48/
Birth Space Session
$525
takes place in the hospital or birth space after baby is born*
(photographer on call)

≈60 minutes

30 high resolution digital images
(your choice, chosen from your online gallery)
 
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*within 30 miles of 21032 (ask about travel fee if you live outside of this area)

add-ons/upgrades

Can't Choose?

Receive all digitals from your gallery

+$150

Receive all high resolution digital images from the gallery (no need to narrow it down to your favorites)

Galleries will vary in size but will typically include at least 50+ images.

You may add this on at booking or after you've received your gallery - the price will be the same regardless!

Add on a

Maternity Session

+$250

(Maternity sessions are only offered as an add-on to newborn sessions at a discounted rate from my typical session price.)

≈30-45 minutes

30+ high resolution digital images

(all photos from gallery included, no need to choose favorites)

The First Year
Milestone Package
(4 sessions*)
$1275 total
your choice of a Fresh48 or Lifestyle Newborn session

milestone session* for pushing up stage (around 3-4 months)

milestone session* for sitting stage (around 6-8 months)

1st birthday session*

custom "first year" album with your favorite newborn through 1st birthday images
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*You will have your choice of session type for each milestone - I do in-home lifestyle sessions, outdoor sessions, and studio portrait sessions. (Click here for more info about how I do studio portrait sessions) You can choose the same style session for each milestone or mix it up and choose a different style session for each one!

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