First of all, congratulations on the new addition to your family! I am so excited to help you capture the first days of your little one’s new adventure. It brings me so much joy to capture the beauty and innocence of a newborn, and it would be an honor to help you create portraits you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come. Our children grow so quickly, and we often forget the tiny newborn details.
When Should I Book My Session?
We understand bringing a new life into your family can be a stressful time, to say the least. It is my goal to guide you through the process, helping you select the best time for your session, the perfect setting, and the most memorable images. Ideally, booking a photography session during your second trimester will enable us to fully capture your (goals), also allowing time for an accompanying maternity session, if you choose. Together, the maternity and newborn images create a beautiful story that you and your little one will cherish. If you are already past your second trimester, don’t worry! Simply contact me at your earliest convenience and we will work together to ensure you receive the portrait experience you are looking for.
The best time to have your baby’s photos done is within those first 7-10 days of life. Babies are still often so sleepy and easily posed during those first few weeks. Upon booking, your due date acts as your tentative booking. Once your baby arrives, we will schedule your baby’s session depending on their age. It may seem like this is early, but babies cooperate and do quite well during their sessions while they are still very fresh.
Is your baby past the “ideal age”? Not to worry. I am experienced with older newborns as well, and am still able to get those sweet swaddled newborn images we all love.
Following your session, I will contact you to view your images around 2 weeks after your session to choose your package. This will be done in the comfort of you own home, and I will bring your images for you to view in a beautiful slideshow.
I book a limited amount of newborn sessions per week. I only take one newborn session per day, in order to be sure your session will be given the most attention possible.
Where will my session take place?
All of my newborn sessions take place in my Vancouver, WA studio. It has everything you and your baby will need during your session, so you can relax and enjoy this experience completely stress-free. I provide all props needed for your session. In the 10 years I have owned my photography studio, I have collected a variety of high end, luxury newborn props such as wraps, bonnets, headbands, backdrops and wooden props. If you have any personal or heirloom items you would like to incorporate, you are more than welcome to bring those too.
On the day of your appointment, plan for the session to last approximately 2-3 hours. Dress yourself in cool, comfortable clothing, as I keep the studio at a warm 85 degrees for baby’s comfort. You will want to bring a bottle for baby, pacifier, change of clothes for yourself. A snack and water bottle for yourself is also a good idea. If you would like to do sibling and family images, we can discuss how those work out.
I do provide In Home Newborn Sessions as well at an additional fee. We can discuss that at your initial consultation to decide what is best for you and your family.
What do I need to bring?
On the day of your appointment, plan for the session to last approximately 2-3 hours. Dress yourself in cool, comfortable clothing, as I keep the studio at a warm 85 degrees for baby’s comfort. You will want to bring a bottle, pacifier, change of clothes for yourself, and any heirloom or personal items you would like to incorporate into your images. . as we discussed in our initial consult. A snack and water bottle for yourself is also a good idea. If you would like to do sibling images, we can discuss any additional needs.
How do I book my newborn session?
All sessions start with a meeting. Over coffee, in my studio, or in your own home. These meetings take about one hour, and I bring everything you need to help you decide what kind of session, and what style best suits your needs.
Contact me directly and we will set up a meeting time at your convenience to talk about bringing your dream session to life.
What are your packages?
Reservation Fees for all sessions are $250, and secure your session date. This covers my time, the studio time & me providing all the props etc for your Newborn, Maternity, or Cake Smash Session (including your cake). Please note your session fee of $250 does not include any digital files or products, these are to be purchased in addition.
Packages start at $499 and include product with matching digital negative. During your initial consultation, I will show you the options of stunning products my studio offers, that I have hand selected from Italy and help you make the best decision for beautiful, heirloom artwork in your home, or gifts for your family.