Newborn Studio Session Details
Newborn Studio Session - $425
Newborn sessions are recommended for babies up to 2 weeks old. Preferably 7-10 days old. This is when they are the most sleepy, squishy & posable. Please try to book your session while you are still pregnant if possible.
These sessions do run long because let's face it, newborns have their own agendas. We want to allow time for feedings, diaper changes, cuddling & whatever else needs to be done to ensure a happy baby! So plan on 2-3 hours of studio time.
I do have an assortment of hats, headbands, accessories & props. But please feel free to bring anything you would like photographed with or on the baby. Typically I photograph babies in their birthday suits or something simple like a diaper cover. You won't need to bring any actual clothes/outfits, because they tend to overpower the baby. You will want to remember all of those cute little rolls & wrinkles that make them so cute & lovable!
Most times babies arrive to the studio already asleep, I like to try to keep them asleep for as long as possible. So dressing them in something simple, like a onesie makes for an easy transition into taking photos. Please don't be shocked if your baby pees or poops on things during the session. This is totally normal & everything can be washed! I promise its not the first or last time this kind of thing has happened.
Family & siblings can be photographed with the baby at the beginning of the session. Once family photos have been completed, Dad or other family member will need to take the rest of the siblings home or to a nearby park so we have no interruptions with the baby. Thanks for understanding.
Before You Arrive:
Try to feed the baby shortly before you leave for the studio. Most newborn sessions last about three hours, so baby will likely want to feed at some point during the session. A full baby, usually helps things go smoothly during this type of session.
Things to Bring:
-Diapers, Wipes & Baby Lotion (non-greasy)
-Pacifier, if they take one
-Bottle with breastmilk or formula (if they don't nurse)
-Something to eat & drink for yourself
*Dress light, my studio is very warm!
What to Wear for Family Photos:
-Parents, please wear a plain black, white or cream top. If you don't have any in those colors, wear something neutral. Please stay away from busy prints/patterns & neon colors & anything with logos. Please no chipped or peeling nail polish. If you must wear nail polish, please avoid bright colors or dark colors, as it distracts from the baby in photos.
-Siblings: Solid colored dresses or tops/pants. No busy prints/patterns, neon colors or anything with logos. Softer colors tend to photograph better with baby.
-Time & Talent of Photographer
-2 to 3 hours of studio time
-10 to 12 professionally edited digital images in color & black & white, with option to purchase additional images.
-Print release will also be included.
- Personal online gallery which is password protected. Option to order directly from your gallery.
After your session please allow up to 24 hours for a sneak peek. Finished gallery can take up to 2 weeks to be completed.
Payment: I accept cash or can send invoice via Paypal a day before the scheduled session.
Digital Files: I require use of a professional Lab, like Mpix, Unitprints or Adorama for processing your images. When purchasing digital images you are agreeing to this requirement. This guarantees that my art is correctly represented, and your images will be processed perfectly.