Maternity & Newborn Portraiture with Brianna Payne Photography

"...because they are only this little, for a little while..."


"...A new baby is like the beginning of all things...wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities..."

I remember a moment when my daughter was first born. Dad had gone home to get some rest and make phone calls. It was just her and I alone in our hospital room. How could I sleep? All I wanted to do was stare at her perfect little face, all swaddled and sound asleep. 9 long months, and here we were. There she was. The little person I had dreamed about. This tiny, perfect little human, that had just given me the most important title I would ever hold. Mom. Our entire world was changed. She wasn't even 4 hours old and I already could not remember what I ever did before she was here.

"...I will love you forever..."

I would stare at her thinking, "I will never forget this moment". I would study her face, and wanted to remember every single detail of her as a brand new baby. Her little nose, and perfect little lips. Her crazy long lashes that she most definitely did NOT get from me. Her teeny feet that fit in the palm of my hand. The way her cry sounded like a baby lamb when she got really mad at a diaper change. I would tear up every time reality hit, that she won't be like this for long. I longed to know what she would be like as a toddler, while at the same time longing for the days to slow down, so I could soak in her newness for just a little longer.

"...as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be..."

Documenting these little details, capturing your little miracle in all of their newness, while creating beautiful art together is my passion, inspiration and privilege.

"...Your first breath took mine away..."

When you book your newborn session with me, you are booking a Custom Newborn Portrait Experience.

My style and images are simple and timeless. It is my goal to provide you with a beautiful artistic gallery featuring your beautiful baby, your family, and the love between you.

simple. timeless.

The images you see in my work are images of baby carefully and gently posed, curled up sleeping soundly. This type of photography is very specialized and requires an investment of trust in the person that will be working with your new baby.


I only use accessories and props created and designed specifically for newborns, so that your baby remains the focus in all of their images. My accessories and props are sourced from all over the world to create beautiful, and unique portraits to be treasured by your family for generations to come!

What do I need to know?


It is important to know that not every baby will rest comfortably in every pose. I will always do my best to capture all of the images mom and dad request, but I listen to and follow baby's cues.

patience. skill.

It takes patience and skill to comfortably and most importantly safely pose baby for their photos.


I have a lot of experience with newborns and preemies, and take safety in my studio very seriously. Some of the images you see in my portfolio are composites of two images, for these I ask mom & dad to assist. It would appear baby is doing the pose on their own, when in reality mom and dad’s hands have never left baby.

Your baby is never left unattended or unsupported at any time.

The Session

A newborn portrait session can take anywhere from 2-4 hours, and sometimes longer depending on baby's cooperation. Your baby will be the boss of their session and we will take breaks as needed to feed or snuggle your little one back to sleep.

recline & relax.

This is your time to relax while I work with baby! Feel free to kick back on the recliners, watch netflix, catch up on emails, or have a nap!!

The best way to photograph your baby is in their birthday suit, as they are still so tiny, clothes tend to look bulky and distracting. Access to all accessories, rompers, and props are included in your session. You do not need to bring anything, unless you have a special family heirloom that you would like to incorporate.

"...you never understand life, until it grows inside of you..."

Take some time to pamper yourself and enjoy a day all about you and that beautiful bump. Book yourself a mani/pedi, a massage, get your hair and makeup done. Feel beautiful, and lets capture it!

I have a closet full of beautiful custom made maternity dresses for you to choose from, and lots of unique and beautiful locations for outdoor sunset sessions.

Together, lets create some stunning artwork documenting the most miraculous and beautiful milestone in your life.

reserve your due date!

Ready to book?

I cannot wait to get you booked and start planning your sessions!

Once you've decided you are ready to book, I will send you a client form to be filled out, and just require that returned along with the booking fee to reserve your due date in my calendar, and if you are booking one, your maternity session as well. Once baby is born I ask that mom or dad get in touch with me within 48 hours to schedule your actual newborn session date and time. Newborn sessions are best done under 3 weeks of age, ideally by day 10. All sessions will take place at my home studio in Airdrie.

Your session is custom tailored to you. We will discuss colors, wardrobe for parents, and if you have any favorite images or poses from my portfolio that you would like to see in your gallery. If we are booking a maternity session as well then we will also chat about wardrobe and location. You are welcome to choose from any of the dresses in my client closet.

The reveal

Within a couple weeks of your portrait session, you will be invited back for a reveal of your images!

Together we will view a beautiful video slideshow telling your little ones story. This is by far my favorite part of the entire experience and working with you!

I absolutely LOVE being able to share this experience with my clients, to see the emotion and expressions when you view your images for the first time...there’s nothing better, and momma usually isn’t the only one with tears in her eyes!

(Don't worry, I will have tissues for all of us!)

From there, you will hand select the images you love and must have. There is no minimum order, and digital images can be purchased individually, or in collections.

Beautiful products such as prints, albums & wall art are also available, and depending on the digital collection chosen, even come with a discount! All are professional grade and heirloom quality.

I understand that schedules are busy, and sometimes making it back for your reveal may be difficult. I do offer an alternate option to clients who just can’t make it work, please inquire for details.

And of course if you need help; whether it be deciding which digital images to choose, or how best to display them in your home, I am available to help you!

Memories that last a lifetime

The Booking Fee

The Booking Fee will reserve your Custom Portrait Session(s) and includes:

Pre-session Consult
Studio Time
Preparation of your gallery
Facebook Sneak Peek
Image Reveal
$100 Credit towards a Digital Collection

Please note - Digital Images & A la carte items are purchased separately.

They may be purchased on their own or in collections. There is no minimum order, you decide what works for you and fits your budget!

Scroll to the end to see the different Digital Collections available to you!

The Sessions

Newborn $200

2-4 hour studio session. Multiple setups, including prop shots, as well family & sibling.

Your gallery will show approximately 20-40 lightly re-touched images for you to choose from.

*digital images & prints purchased separately. 

Maternity $150

One hour studio session or outdoor (outdoor sessions only available April - October)

Session usually takes place between 30-35 weeks

Your gallery will show approximately 10 -20 images for you to choose from.

*digital images & prints purchased separately.

Maternity & Newborn $300

Save $50 when booking your Maternity & Newborn sessions together, as well as 10% savings on your choice of Maternity collection. (Excludes Basic Collection)

*digital images & prints purchased separately.

**See last slide for the different Digital Collections available to you!**

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Brianna Payne


Brianna Payne Photography

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