WHY NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY?
Investing in newborn photography is a once in a lifetime event for your little one. The first few days or weeks after birth go by so quickly that often we forget the little details like flaky skin or wrist wrinkles. I can preserve these memories for you in a timeless and classic manner so that they can be cherished for years to come. You can never go back and re-create newborn portraits, so let me help you capture these sweet moments while they're here.
LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION
Love the idea of capturing your new bundle of joy, but would rather have a more relaxed session in your home without all the posing? Are you more into real-life moments that are not overly posed to tell the story of your newborn and family? Want to include heirloom nursery furniture or extended family that may be visiting? Is your newborn over the recommended age range? Do you like a more natural, documentary-type approach to photography that really captures the essence of your home?
My lifestyle newborn sessions help me tell the story of your new family member. I love to capture babies being fed, rocked, wrapped, and snuggled. I love when siblings love on their new baby brother or sister... even if that sibling is a fur baby. In my lifestyle newborn sessions, I want you to look back and remember that moment just as it played out. Besides, your home is your baby's first home.. let me document this time for you in it. We use the elements of your home to capture the sweetness of a newborns first few weeks of life. This can include the nursery, bedrooms, or family rooms. Family members, siblings, and pets are included at no additional fee.
A lifestyle newborn session is a relaxed, in-home, documentary feel type of session. This is the perfect choice for families of more than one child who want to incorporate the whole family (pets included!) in their session. The session is between 1-2 hours in length and includes a mixture of candid and posed images of baby with family, with each parent, siblings, and alone. You will be given an online gallery to share with family and friends and then select your images you’d like to download.
Here are some examples of images captured during a simply wrapped newborn session. Your session fee of $275 includes your choice of 10 images available via digital download.
NEWBORN MINI SESSION
A Newborn Mini Session is perfect for families who want the all the attention to be on the new baby. This session occurs at your home within the first month of life, and requires minimal preparation (which is perfect when adjusting to a new baby!). The session lasts about an hour and will include at least 2 wrapped set ups. We will have a pre-consultation where we discuss your style and color schemes and I will handle bringing all of the baskets/bowls, wraps, blankets, bonnets/bows, etc. You will get to sit back, relax, and watch me capture beautiful memories of your newest bundle of joy. The best part is, I only need a very small area to work in, so no need to fret about clutter or needing to clean the entire house. I just need an area with good natural lighting - which could be the foyer, a bedroom, living, or dining room!
Due to the nature of this session, family members are not included in the images, and baby will remain wrapped with a diaper for all set ups. If you would prefer to have some images with the family, a Lifestyle Newborn Session might be a better choice. You can always add on a Newborn Mini session to any Lifestyle Newborn Session at an additional fee (the best of both worlds!). Following your session, you will be given an online gallery to share with family and friends, and you will select which images you'd like to download.
I have attended various workshops on newborn posing and safety and make it my utmost priority when visiting your home. I am up to date on all vaccinations (this includes influenza), and will abide by all safety precautions in order to keep your little one safe.
Here are some examples of images captured during a NEWBORN MINI session. Your session fee of $275 includes your choice of 10 images available via digital download.
I have a variety of baskets, bowls, and blankets that can add texture and dimension to your images. We will discuss your preferred color schemes and I will bring all props. If you have something you would love baby to be pictured in, I can accommodate that as well.
Pictured above is my natural flokati (wool) rug. I have other colors available as well such as dark gray, purple, blue, and pink. We will customize your selections in our pre-consultation.
Newborns are typically photographed within the first month of life. If you have a baby that is older than one month, we can still do an in-home session. Please contact me to discuss options. All newborn sessions outside of a 20 mile radius of zip code 27526 are subject to a travel fee. Most newborn sessions are booked a few months in advance to insure availability. To book your newborn session or to further inquire, please use the button here or the Contact Page. All prices and fees are subject to change.
Interested in bundling your newborn session with maternity or first year pictures? Here are the bundles that I offer!