Fresh 48 sessions are held within the first 48 hours of your baby's arrival and take place at the hospital, birth center, or home. The shoot includes 40 edited and high-resolution images, free digital downloads, and a custom gallery.
The Lifestyle Newborn session is best for newborns between 1 and 3 weeks old and takes place in the comfort of your home. The shoot lasts 90 minutes and includes 50 edited and high-resolution images, free digital downloads, and a custom gallery.
This package is the best of both sessions, documenting your newborn within the first 48 hours and capturing your family a few weeks later at home. This bundle deal includes 100 edited & high-resolution images, free digital downloads, and a custom gallery.
What is a Lifestyle Newborn session?
A.My newborn sessions are a " lifestyle " approach that focuses on your natural connections as a family. While I provide posing guidance to capture the most flattering angles and choose the location with the best lighting conditions, I don't pose babies in unnatural positions or use props.
My newborn sessions might be right for you if:
• You prefer genuine, candid moments.
• You want some posing advice without feeling awkward or overly staged.
• You're seeking a minimalist approach that focuses on the present moment.
These sessions don't include:
• Trendy posed newborn photos that include sleeping babies in an abnormal, highly stylized setting.
• The use of props. I will not be posing your baby in baskets, blankets, or bowls.
• Specific outfits, tutus, or excessive accessories. Instead, the baby will stay cozy in a swaddle, onesie, or another outfit they usually wear at home.
What is a Fresh 48 session?
A.The Fresh 48 newborn session occurs within the first 48 hours of birth, during daylight hours, at the hospital, birth center, or in your home. The session lasts 30-45 minutes and includes a mix of B&W and color images.
How long does the session take?
A.You can expect the Fresh 48 session to take up to 45 minutes and the Lifestyle Newborn session to last 90 minutes. Your Baby's mood will lead the session, and it's completely understandable if we stop for a feeding break, diaper change, or soothing snuggles.
How far in advance do I need to book?
A.I recommend booking 2-4 months before your due date. We'll choose a tentative date based on when your baby is predicted to arrive. You'll need to contact me to coordinate the final session date and time. However, don't panic if your baby is already born and you just discovered newborn photography. My schedule is pretty flexible, and I love photographing babies!
My baby's skin is flaky. Should I reschedule?
A.Probably not. Many newborns have skin imperfections, and most have flaky skin as they shed their top layer of skin. I am prepared for this and can edit out flakes if they are overly distracting. The same goes for rashes. My goal is to enhance skin while keeping the overall look natural. If you are unsure, please email me a picture!
How much experience do you have with newborns?
A.I have three children of my own and have been photographing newborns since 2013. I have both personal and professional experience!
Do you include sibling & family pictures?
A.Yes, sibling and family pictures are included. With that being said, please keep in mind that your baby is the focus. If the attempt for sibling pictures becomes too stressful or unsafe for the baby at any point, we will move on.
How soon will my pictures be ready to view?
A.My current turnaround time is 5-10 business days.