They’re Only Babies Once! Schedule Your Newborn Session
Being a newborn photographer is so special to me. Seeing those sweet little babies in their first few days or weeks of life is pure joy, and sharing those moments with new moms and dads is an equally wonderful experience.
I offer two types of newborn photography sessions; Studio and Lifestyle.
Studio Newborn Sessions
If you just love those adorably posed images of newborns with unique backdrops, props, or special outfits like wraps, crocheted bonnets, baskets, or blankets a Studio Newborn Session would be an ideal choice.
Studio Newborn Sessions last between one and two hours and are best scheduled within four to ten days of delivery while baby is still sleepy and easy to pose.
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
My Lifestyle Newborn Sessions are at your home and include informal images of you and dad interacting with baby. Posed images can also be captured. Lifestyle sessions last between one and two hours and are also best scheduled within four to ten days of delivery.
Details About Your Session
View My Portfolio
Jump over to my newborn portraits gallery to view a selection of my favorite newborn portrait sessions.
Booking Your Session
Booking your Newborn Portrait Session is easy! I have three options for you:
- Complete my Book Your Session Form, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours to confirm your details.
- Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name and phone number, along with your preferred session date(s) with the subject: “Newborn Portrait Session“, and we’ll coordinate!
- Call me at 832-472-2106, I’d love to chat about your senior photos!
Your Session Payment
Your session payment is due prior to the session in order to hold your day and time.
Scheduling Your Session
Newborn portraits are best created within the first two weeks of delivery. If the baby is healthy and mom is doing well, I actually prefer to photograph within the first seven days. During this first week, your baby is still very sleepy and we can pose baby in all of the adorable poses that my newborn families love.
Unless you are having a scheduled c-section, you obviously won’t know exactly when your baby will be born — that’s OK.
Please call as soon as possible during your pregnancy to let me know your due date and to get on my schedule. With your booking, I do leave time around your due date and remain “on-call” to ensure we can schedule your portraits.
As soon as that baby is born, have someone call to get a firm date on my calendar that all-important first week.
Personalizing Your Session
I have a growing collection of adorable newborn props and outfits including; baskets, blankets, hats, and other props and outfits. We can discuss options when we schedule your session. I also encourage you to personalize your newborn photography session with anything special that brings meaning to you and your new baby.
A few suggestions:
- Blankets that are special to you. Made by grandma? Embroidered with baby’s name? Matches the nursery? All great options.
- Fun, personal items that represent a favorite sports team, family heirlooms, or a special hobby.
- Special outfits, hats or booties you love.
- Special props, wraps or bows.
Preparing Your Baby
A well-fed baby is a happy sleepy baby! If you live near the studio please feed your baby prior to coming. If you live more than 45 minutes away you may want to wait and feed the baby in our private children’s room. Either way, please plan on bringing extra milk with you. Newborn sessions tend to make babies hungry and you will need to feed them to put them back to sleep.
Make sure you get a good burp in! A baby with gas is not a happy baby and can result in lots of crying.
Don’t worry about baby acne or little scratches. Our expert retouching will either eliminate or drastically minimize these imperfections. If your baby has extremely dry skin, try putting baby lotion on prior to coming to your session and bringing extra with you. This will help the retouching process.
Before leaving for your session be sure to loosen that diaper! This will reduce the diaper marks from their naked little bottoms. Also, do not have tight socks on their feet. Socks leave sock lines at their ankles.
Prints & Photographic Products
Photographic prints and other printed photographic products are not included in your session fee. If you would like to purchase prints, canvases, photo books, or other professionally printed photographic products, please review my Print Product Pricing for details.
After Your Newborn Portrait Session
When will you see your images?
Your images will be ready to view within 3 weeks of your session. I will post some of my favorites on my Facebook page. I will send you an email letting you know that your images are posted. I’ll also include a link to a gallery where all of your images will be posted. An additional email will be sent giving you more details on how to order your prints and products.
Are the Facebook images copyrighted?
Yes. All images that are posted online, whether it’s Facebook, my blog or website, or your online gallery, are all watermarked and copyrighted. I do give permission for you to use a photo for your profile picture, but please do not remove the watermark. Thank you!
When will my prints and products be ready?
Upon receiving payment, I will place the order for your prints and products. Your order will be available for pick up within 3 weeks of payment. Enjoy!