Information & Pricing
Newborns

Newborn, Maternity & Baby Sessions

“Baby whisperer extraordinaire”

Here is my Philosophy
As a mom of three I can honestly say that I understand that the first month of your baby’s life is overwhelming- whether you are a first time mom or a 5th time new mom. But I also know how fleeting these moments are. As a photographer I love to capture what is treasured and true- the real and fleeting memories and emotions of this new little person you have created. Now and as they grow.

Newborn and 1st year pricing

Lifestyle Newborn session

 

1.5 hour session

In home or outdoors on location

75% Family/ 25% baby alone

Includes 1 custom set (usually a basket and 1-2 outfits/wraps to choose from)

50 digitals included

$275

Full Newborn Session

 

3 hour session 

In home

80% baby alone/ 20% family

Includes 3-5 unique sets

all the squishy newborn poses and props to choose from

Best done in first 30 days

50 digitals included

 

$375

Fresh 48

 

30 minutes

Usually done in hospital, but can be done in home- usually in first few days

20 digitals included

$175

1st year collection

 

4 session

Newborn, One year family, and 2 milestones of choice

50 digitals per session included

$200 print credit 

$1200

Video Add-on

 

 Includes video footage throughout your session of choice

Footage will be edited down to 5-7 minutes in length

Set to music and photos from the session added into the video as well

 

$150

Maternity session

 

1 hour session

In home or outdoors on location

50 digitals included

$275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonly Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book?

The sooner the better! Maternity sessions are typically booked for 32-35 weeks gestation, depending on how you are feeling. Fresh 48 and newborn sessions are tentatively booked in advanced, but of course we don’t usually know what day babies will be born. Once baby is born I just ask that you send me a text to let me know and we will solidify the session time. Fresh 48 is typically photographed in hospital in the first 48 hours, newborns are typically photographed 5-30 days after birth. I recommend 10 days old for the full newborn session though. 

Do you use props for newborns?

I can provide props for your newborn. I have a ton of adorable wraps, blankets, outfits, hats, and bows for newborns. All items are freshly washed right before your session in baby safe detergent. I am very careful about germs and cleanliness. Before your session we will talk colors and props, I’ll send you a photo to choose items, then I’ll wash and pack up those items so they are clean and fresh for your session.  Plus I wash everything after being at your home- so they are really twice washed!  If you have items you want baby to be photographed with we can certainly chat that through before your session. If you decide to purchase clothes for baby, please make sure they are well fitting premie or small newborn. Most newborns are swimming in standard newborn clothes the first few weeks. 

What should I wear?

I have a free guide that I will send you after you book, but here are a few general recommendations:

As a rule of thumb, try to avoid tight micro patterns (tight and tiny repeating patterns) and waffle shirts. These patterns/textures do not photograph well. Also avoid neon shirts as they reflect strange colors onto your face.  

Moms- before your session we will have a phone or text consultation to go over your clothing. Styling consults are complimentary with my sessions.

How do I book a session?

Fill out the contact form here on the site or send me a text at the number on the contact page. We will look at our calendars and pick your date. Once we pick a date, I will text or email you a scheduling confirmation. The confirmation will prompt you to pay a $100 non-refundable retainer to hold the date of your session. Obviously babies don’t make their appearance on a schedule; we can adjust dates as needed!

How and when do I get my images?

After your session I narrow your images to around 100 of the best images. I don’t do much in the way of editing these images yet. Baring any family emergency, 3-5 days after the session I will email you a proofing gallery. You will have 10 days to finalize your image choices. Once you pick your favorites I will edit them up. About 2 weeks after that I deliver the final gallery and your download pin number. Optionally, I can mail you a flash drive with your images for an additional $15. Your images will be sized to a 4×6 ratio and sized appropriately to allow printing at any size up to 30″. 

Do you offer discounts?

I offer a 10% discount to all returning clients as a way to show my gratitude. I also offer a 20% military discount. There is already a discount built into the 1st year collection.

Can you make me look thinner? (and other editing questions)

First I want to say that I am no size 6, so I understand your hesitation in front of a camera- in fact I faced my own fears this last year and did a 4 hour solo session so I can say I 100% get it!  I firmly believe in body-positivity and healthy at every size. You are beautiful! I promise I will do my best to pose you and use flattering lens choices and angles, but I will not liquify your body in an attempt to make you thinner. In my past as a professional retoucher, I was forced to do a LOT of thinning and “perfecting” of portraits. I don’t think it is healthy and it communicates that you are somehow less than. I believe you are just how you need to be. Instead of focusing on your body, let’s decide instead to focus on all the joy surrounding you in life and celebrate your family connection. 

Complimentary editing I will do upon request: acne, dry baby skin or scar removal, clothing fixes (bra strap showing, wet spot or stain, etc), flyaway hair removal, and softening of wrinkles. If your child comes in with a big scab on his/her face from yesterday’s fall- I will automatically fix that up in the final images. 

 

It’s Going to be Perfect!

Let’s create something together!