Photographing newborns is one of my specialties. From their tiny little button noses to their soft downy baby fuzz, teeny-tiny fingers and toes and creamy soft skin, each and every new baby is beautiful. The newborn time is so incredibly beautiful and yet so fleeting. My desire is to capture those moments so your memories can be cherished and savored.
I tend to book out at least 4 – 6 weeks in advance, however if you have already had your baby please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to fit you in. I schedule newborn sessions based on mom’s due date, the actual date to be decided once baby has arrived. The “hands down” best day to photograph a newborn is typically day 8 to 10 post birth. By the time baby has reached approximately 2 weeks and older, newborn acne and colic can begin to set in which makes achieving relaxed, peaceful portraits difficult. I have, however, photographed some babies up to 4 weeks in age as “newborn portraits” successfully.
I am a firm believer in following your baby’s lead. Every baby is unique in their own beautiful way. I will never “force” a baby into any pose. Expect a newborn session to last between 3-4 hours (full experience) allowing plenty of time for feedings and cuddling.
Where does the session take place?
Sessions typically take place in your home. I have vast experience at finding beautiful light in almost any space. We will discuss the availability of natural light in your home prior to your session taking place. Almost every single image you see on my website takes place in a client’s home. The actual size of your home does not matter. I have photographed newborns in spaces from tiny city apartments to 8,000 square foot homes with the same results. I do offer an in studio option as well.
What is your newborn session fee?
I have two different options for newborn sessions. One is mini in studio newborn session, and another is an in home lifestyle session. Please see Pricing for more information on the types of sessions I offer for newborns. My average client invests between $600-$1,000 for their newborn session, collections do include high resolution digital image files with print release.
Do you charge an additional session fee for multiples (twins/triplets, etc…)?
No. I celebrate the opportunity to photograph multiples!
What it the typical turn around time for photos after the session?
Every image in your gallery is hand crafted by me. I do not run your images through a batch editing program where every image receives the same treatment. Therefore, please allow 2-3 weeks for your hand crafted image gallery to become available.