We offer studio sessions, on location sessions and in home lifestyle sessions.
Newborn Session Info:
Types of newborn sessions we offer are hospital sessions, posed studio sessions and in home lifestyle sessions.
When should you book your newborn session?
It is best to book your newborn session when you are still pregnant, especially if you are booking a hospital session. Your session is reserved based on your due date. Hospital session take place in the first 48 hours before you leave the hospital, posed studio sessions take place within the first 14 days after your baby is born and lifestyle sessions take place in the first 6 weeks after birth. We ask that you contact us as soon as your baby arrives to set the actual session date. If your baby has already arrived please contact us as soon as possible to check our availability!
What is an In-Hospital Newborn Session?
In-hospital newborn sessions are for families who want the first few hours of their newborn’s life documented! These sessions document your baby in the hospital/place of birth and truly capture your baby’s true self and the happiness you feel at this special time in your lives.
Since these sessions take place within the first 48 hours of your baby’s birth I ask that you schedule prior to your due date and contact us as soon as baby arrives!
What is a posed studio newborn session?
Typically must be done within the first 2 weeks of birth when the baby is very sleepy and “mold-able”. The focus of posed newborn sessions are on shots of the baby looking perfect, usually on blankets, wraps, hats, & headbands. The session can last up to 2 hours with feeding, potty breaks, and posing. We offer both mini and full newborn sessions.
What is a lifestyle newborn session?
Lifestyle photography aims to capture the everyday and real-life situations and to tell stories about people’s lives. They are a bit more casual. There may be some posing but the intention is to capture more natural images of your baby in your home. These sessions can be done up to 6 weeks old and usually lasts 1-2 hours. Memories of this time-frame often become fuzzy for new parents and that is precisely why I feel these types of shoots are so important.
Where will my newborn session take place?
Newborn sessions can take place in the hospital, in the studio or in the comfort of your own home. We will discuss details for all in-home sessions, and I will send you a list of things that you can do to prepare the baby (and your home) the morning of the session.
Will I do family/parent/siblings as well?
Of course! Family and sibling poses are included in full newborn sessions.
What should I wear?
If you are having a session in the hospital then comfort is key. For posed studio sessions the baby is just perfect the way he/she was born! Baby will be photographed swaddled and/or naked. Parents should wear neutral solid colored shirts without big logos or busy designs. In home lifestyle sessions should also be all about comfort. We can discuss clothing options in more detail once your session is booked.
What should I expect after the session?
You can expect your images to be complete no more than 2 weeks after your session. You will receive an email from me with a link to your online gallery 1-2 weeks after your newborn session. At this time you will be able to choose and download your images right from the gallery. You can purchase additional images along with any prints or products straight from the gallery as well. Your gallery will stay active for 1 week only and all orders must be placed at this time. You may download your images straight to your computer after your final selection has been made. A print release is included with each digital image package.
What type of payments do you take?
I accept cash, credit cards, debit cards and personal checks.
Children & Family Session Info:
Types of Children & Family sessions we offer are mini/milestone sessions, cake smashes, full sessions, family lifestyle sessions.
What is a Mini/Milestone Session?
Mini sessions are short abbreviated sessions. These sessions are perfect for babies and children that have just reached a new milestone in their development. For example: sitting, standing, birthday etc. Also perfect for maternity sessions as well. There is not a lot of variety with mini sessions and they can take place in the studio or on location.
What is a family lifestyle session?
So let’s hang out in your home and bake some cookies or play some board games! Let’s jump on the bed! Or we can go jumping in puddles or play on the playground, splash around in your pool, sprinkler, or kitchen sink full of bubble. We can take a walk to your favorite coffee shop or ice cream place downtown. How about apple or pumpkin picking? Playing games on the boardwalk?
What is a Cake Smash/1 Year Old Session?
Cake smash session includes 1 set up/outfit with cake. Sessions last 30 minutes & include 7 digital images via online download. You may choose to add on a regular portrait session prior to the cake smash for an additional $150. This would include a 30 minute portrait session and 15 additional images. I will coordinate a theme/colors with you prior to the session. Some basic decorations can be provided.