Newborn Session Info
Newborn sessions are designed for families with babies 8 weeks old or younger, and will take place in your home. Since babies arrive on their own schedule, I will block off my calendar around your due date and ask you to email me at email@example.com when the baby has arrived and you are home from the hospital.
As you can see from my newborn portfolio, I specialize in lifestyle newborn sessions. I love to capture the little moments you have as a family – cuddling on the couch or on your bed, admiring those brand-new fingers and toes, feeding or changing the baby, or letting a big sibling hold and kiss their new baby brother or sister. My favorite images are the ones where the baby is awake and enjoying their new world.
Newborn sessions are different from my regular portrait sessions, and they typically last about two hours to allow for feedings, diaper changes, etc. I like to start newborn sessions around 9-10 am. Before I arrive, I recommend that your baby has a full belly and is dressed in a plain white onesie.
When I arrive, I will ask for a tour of your house. This will let me determine which rooms have the nicest light and will help me form ideas of what photos I will take in each room. My favorite rooms for photos are usually the living room, master bedroom (I love family photos on the bed!) and, of course, the nursery.
I know what it is like to have a new baby and I know that your house might not be spotless (and if it is, please tell me your cleaning secrets)! I do ask, though, that you clear as much clutter as possible from tables, shelves, etc., so that there are no distractions in your photos. During the session, I may also ask to move furniture just a little, or rearrange things ever so slightly to get the image just perfect. I promise to help put everything back in its place :)
Please feel free to let me know if you have anything special you would like to include in your photos. Some clients have a hat that dad wore when he was brought home from the hospital as a baby, or a blanket that the baby’s great-grandmother knitted. Including these keepsakes can make the photos even more special.
I will edit your images and will post a sneak peek for you on Facebook within a day or two. Feel free to tag yourself or anyone you’d like – show your baby off! Within two weeks, I will email you the link to your private online proofing gallery, where you will see 15-20 artistically edited photos from your session. You will have one week to let me know which images you would like to receive, and I will add those high-resolution files to your gallery so you can download and print them however you’d like.
Five files are included with your session fee, with additional digital images and print products available a la carte. I find that most of my clients prefer to purchase their entire gallery, which is a great value. Clients who purchase their entire gallery will receive all of their images on a beautifully-packaged custom USB flash drive (along with some fun surprises – you can check it out here)!
I can also design custom birth announcements for you to send to friends and family – please let me know if you’d like me to design some for you!
Don’t want to miss a moment from your baby’s first year? I am pleased to offer the Luxe Package! This all-inclusive package is very popular with new parents who want to document their baby’s first year in ultimate style. It includes:
- Maternity, newborn, six month, and one year sessions (a $2100 value)
- 50 custom-designed birth announcements with photos from your newborn session (a $100 value)
- 3 custom-designed mini accordion albums with photos from your newborn session. These beautiful little albums are perfect for keeping with you at all times to show off your new little one, and make great gifts for proud grandparents! (a $120 value)
- A 20×20 storyboard canvas showcasing photos from all of your sessions throughout baby’s first year (a $300 value)
- ALL hand-edited images from ALL sessions on a custom USB flash drive (a $4000 value)
- More information can be found on my pricing page.
Feel free to contact me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Contact button at the top of the page!