At location of choice
40+ edited high resolution images
Partner/kids can be included
Can include outfit change
60+ min session
Shot at Client's home
40+ edited high resolution images
Parents & Siblings can be included
Can include outfit changes for baby and/or parents
90+ min session
MATERNITY & NEWBORN PACKAGE
Newborn Package + Maternity Package
40+ edited high resolution images per session
Where do Newborn Sessions take place?
Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. Not only is this where you and your baby feel most comfortable, it's where you'll be making most of your memories together during the first few months so photos captured in your own home will hold extra sentimental value for you. As a lifestyle photographer I will work with the natural light available in your home, often the nursery, master bedroom or living rooms have nice lighting to work with!
During the summer months I am more than happy to take your newborn photos outdoors as well!
When do newborn sessions take place?
Newborn sessions typically take places within the first 14 days of life.
When you book your session, we don’t set a hard date for the session yet. Once your little one arrives, please notify me asap and then we will pick a date that is suitable for your family within 2 weeks from birth. I keep several weekend time slots open surrounding due dates for each client family as I know often Dad's are still working.
Do you provide props or outfits?
I bring a bin full of items with me including baskets and pillows for posing on and several wraps/blankets/headbands and some simple onesies. But if you have a certain look in mind I recommend planning to have your own outfit for your babe ready for our session.
How & when will I receive my photos?
Your newborn photos are digitally delivered to you within 4 weeks of our session date via a personal online, downloadable photo gallery so they are ready for you to print, share, and relive at your convenience. Since you receive all digital files you are welcome to order prints of all the photos or just your favs in any format you want. Feel free to ask me about printing service recommendations.
Will you take photos of us (the parents) too?
Absolutely! Showcasing the connection and love you share with your new baby is one of my favorite things to capture. Typically we start with some newborn portraits of just the baby, and then we will move into doing some shots of Mom and Dad interacting with their little one. Older siblings are welcome to be part of the session as well (in Package 1).
What should I do to prepare for our newborn session ahead of time?
Some tips for making the session go a smooth as possible:
- Plan to be feeding the baby for the time I am set to arrive, I love to grab some shots of the baby being fed and it often helps make for a calmer, sleepy baby.
- If possible, try to keep baby awake for 1-2 hours before I arrive (although they are the boss of us at the age lol!) a sleeping baby is ideal for newborn photos.
- Turn the temperature up a few extra degrees. We might be sweating but it will help keep baby cozy in their little oneies.
- Have a pacifier handy if you plan to use one with your baby
- We will be shooting in your home, so try to clear any clutter away from area that we will use to shoot in.
What should we (the parents) wear?
I like to discuss outfit recommendations with each client to ensure outfits are in line with the vision they hope for. Do you want a look that is more sophisticated, perhaps a loose flowy dress? Or go with something comfy and casual like plain tees/knit sweater and jeans? Hop on Pintrest and browse through 'lifestyle newborn photo sessions' and get inspired by what outfit styles you like!
A basic rule of thumb is to stick with neutral colours (white, grey, black, oatmeal, etc.), avoid busy patterns or clothing that has any logos/graphics on it.
Simple, natural looking make up tends to look best.
What if my baby is fussy and crying during the session?
Honestly, I would be down right shocked if they didn’t at some point! Of course I expect babies to be babies. I try not to drag newborn sessions out to be hours long, new parents are usually running minimal sleep and I don’t want to take up your entire day. But we definitely take breaks for your little one to settle down, have a feed or just have a breather for a moment, whatever it may be. So please, don’t stress about your baby being a baby, I’m there until we get the shots we planned!