The basic Newborn Session focuses on your sweet new little person. Everything you need to have beautiful newborn photos is right here in my tranquil studio. I have it all...hats, wraps, headbands, baskets...I could go on and on. Sit back and enjoy watching your tiny babe get safely photographed by a photographer experienced in working with infants.
Newborn sessions are typically scheduled during pregnancy. Before your session we will have a phone consultation, and I will provide you with tips to get those cuddly newborn poses and you can let me know what colors and props to have ready to go for your session.
All newborn clients begin by purchasing the basic Newborn Package. If you decide to include a sibling(s) or parent(s) with the newborn, you can upgrade your package. This also increases the number of final edited high-resolution files you will receive and the length of your session. If you would like to concentrate on the new little one, you can also purchase an extended session, which allows for a much greater variety of images. You end up with many more photos to choose from and edited digital files.
Additional prints can be purchased from a list of add-on's. This is a great option if you would like larger prints to display in your home.
*prices do not include tax
*deposit of half is due to book and remaining balance at session
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 us 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 the 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 were traveling to customers' homes.