What To Expect
1| Studio Visit
First, I’ll have you come out to the studio or chat on the phone to discuss how you want your newborn to be photographed. We’ll sip on some coffee and we will talk about your vision for the shoot. We will talk about colors, wraps, props and any other ideas you have for your shoot. This is where the creativity starts to flow.
2| Set a date
In order to hold your date, a $200 retainer fee will be placed. This can be paid by cash, check or credit card at the time of booking.
Newborn portrait sessions are performed in my studio. I am very careful to provide a warm, safe and comfortable environment for your new little one. We use a white noise machine to comfort the baby, as well as a space heater to keep them snuggly and warm. Because of this, I arrive dressed for a warm space and I recommend you do too!
4| The photo shoot
Prior to your newborn portrait session, you will be provided with some instructions to set your baby up for an easy photo shoot. When you arrive, a good long feeding and a swaddle gets your little one in that perfect deep sleep. The most important part is patience. Be prepared for the session to last 2-4 hours.
5| After the shoot
After the shoot, I will cull through all the images. I select the best of the best images and add the extra POP to take the images to the next level. After I edit the photos, we set up a time to reveal your images in person at our ordering session.
6| Premiere ordering session
Within 3 weeks of your photo shoot, I invite you back to the studio where I have your photographs printed and ready to go home with you. We look through them and decide which images you love most.
What you buy is entirely up to you.
newborn portrait session
Session Fee: $150
The session fee holds your date and covers the photo shoot with professional posing and wrapping of your newborn in a safe and comfortable studio space. Your session fee transitions into a print credit after your shoot. It is nonrefundable. All photographs are purchased separate from the session fee.
Your photographs will be printed at 5 x 7 and matted to 8 x 10. Each matted photograph is $150.
Your portraits deserve to be presented and cared for as the heirlooms that they will one day become. All of my collections are presented to you in a gorgeous 8 x 10 archival quality keepsake album or folio box that holds up to 30 matted 5 x 7 prints of your most cherished portraits from your session. These albums protect your portraits for enjoyment for generations to come.
Heirloom Albums & Portfolio Boxes
6 Portraits: $799
10 Portraits: $1199
20 Portraits: $1799
30 Portraits: $2599
Each portrait includes its digital version in the same size purchased, and print rights for personal use.
If you are interested in a 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 month "milestones" portrait package, please ask for details. My albums can be purchased with enough pages for a "1st year" album that includes your favorite photographs from all five portrait sessions.
The milestones package is $500 for all 5 photo shoots. Your portraits are purchased separately.
There is absolutely no obligation to purchase anything. What you buy is completely up to you. It is my job to create portraits that you can not live without.