Newborn sitting fee is $135 and includes:
2-2.5 hour session, Props, Online Password-Protected Slideshow
All newborn sessions are done in my studio in the South Hills and require a $100.00 deposit to schedule.
Newborns are photographed in the first 10 days and should be scheduled before delivery. If you didn't schedule in advance, sometimes I can still fit you in. Please ask.
After scheduling a session, a phone consultation and email will provide you with all of the information necessary to prepare you for perfect newborn photos.
Newborn Questions and Answers:
- Q: The first week or two after having a baby is really difficult for parents, why do the portraits have to be done then?
- A: Newborns change dramatically in the first few weeks of life. When they are first born, they are able to bend and curl into sweet poses that mimic how they lived inside the womb. They can fall into such a deep sleep that it is sometimes even hard to wake them up! Plus, they have that brand-new newborn look that reminds of the true miracle of life and birth. All of these amazing characteristics will disappear so quickly and that is why it is so important to capture this stage of your baby's life.
- Q: My husband's cousin is a photographer and took our engagement photos. She said that she does newborn photos too. Would she be a good choice?
- A: Maybe. Maybe not. The fact that you have had a great experience with her is a plus, however newborn photography is its own special breed of photography. It is not for every photographer. I have a lot of experience with other types of photography-wedding, couples, high school seniors, child, and family- and I have to say that in comparison newborn photography requires a different set of skills than all of these. The most important thing you can do as a consumer is to look at the photographer's newborn portfolio. Just because someone is an awesome photographer, doesn't mean they are an awesome newborn photographer.
- Q: There seem to be a lot of people who "specialize" in newborn photography. Should I just look for the one with the best prices?
- A: Price is always at the forefront of a consumer's mind, but you have to remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for." Going with the least expensive photographer is not a good way to determine who will take your newborn's portraits. Most often the least expensive photographer is the least experienced photographer. You have to remember, this photographer will be handling, posing, and soothing your baby. It's not just about taking the photos, it's about A)Knowing how to appropriately handle newborns B)Always having safety of your baby as the number one priority and C)Providing a beautiful final product. Usually new and inexperienced photographers do not meet the above criteria.
- Q: Some newborn photographers come to your home and others have a studio. Which is better?
- A: It is all personal preference. I have found that I prefer the studio setting because I am able to achieve very consistent high-quality results and offer a wide variety of props, that I wouldn't be able to offer if I was traveling to customers' homes.