The Newborn Session
One of the greatest privileges of our job is the joy that we get from walking with you through each season of life. Growing bellies, soft snuggly newborns, wild toddlers...We love it all. Your baby is a person - a precious little life, worthy of dignity and devotion. It's our aim to capture those fleeting moments of life in a natural and beautiful way. Because tiny toes and baby smell don't last forever... but the pictures do..
When to book
Newborn sessions work best between 7-14 days old. So the best time to book your session is a few months ahead of time! We can set the date for the session the week following baby's due date with the understanding that we will adjust the date once the baby arrivals. We ask that clients call us upon the arrival of their little one so that we have time to adjust our schedule as needed.
how long is the session?
Our newborn session typically takes between 2 - 3 hours. The key to a successful newborn session is patience. Sometimes it can take a little while to get sweet baby to sleep or posed correctly, so we like to have plenty of time so that the session can be a sweet, relaxed, stress-free experience.
ARE PROPS INCLUDED?
Yes! We do bring all our props with us. We have a variety of bowls, baskets, blankets, hats, headbands, and wraps for you to choose from. We also love to work in and around your home, finding fun pillows, chairs, blankets, and meaningful items to use in your session. If there is something in particular you'd like to incorporate, let us know when you book your session and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Where is the session?
Our newborn sessions fall under the 'lifestyle' category because we come to you and shoot in the comfort of your home. All we need is a little bit of space and a window with morning light streaming in and we are set! If it does not work for us to come to you, we are happy to work with you to find an alternative.
who is allowed in the photos?
There really are no set rules about who can and can't get in the photos. Just know that the more family / sibling / pet shots we incorporate, the less time we have for individual newborn shots. It usually works out that you end up with a nice variety of photos to capture the season of life, as well as have a few great posed portraits for your walls.
How many photos can I expect to receive?
Typically, a client can expect to receive 25 - 35 fully edited, retouched, magical print-ready digital images. We spend a significant amount of time color correcting and perfecting each image, retouching any baby blemishes, dry skin, or blotchiness, and making sure that your images are absolutely perfect and ready to be displayed in your home.
How long will it take for photos to be ready?
Usually it takes 6 to 8 weeks for your gallery to be ready. We do post a few 'teaser' photos on social media immediately following the session for you to share with friends and family. In the event that you need to send out an announcement or holiday card, a small selection of photos can be made available for you. *During our busy season it may take a little longer to receive your full gallery. Please be patient with us and know that we are doing everything we can to get you your images as quickly as possible.
HOW TO PRINT
We are happy to give you a print release to any legitimate photo lab. We are happy to offer you a list of our favorites to choose from.
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