My popular Lifestyle Newborn Sessions involve both baby individually, and baby + parents. Lifestyle sessions don’t involve any type of props or formal posing. Instead, they are more candid in nature, with the primary focus placed on the new bond between you all.
These sessions are recommended to take place within the first 14 days after birth to minimize fussiness, but can also accommodate slightly older newborns who have missed that particular window of opportunity.
To book, simply contact me either via email, phone, or my website!
It is best to inquire at least 8 weeks before your due date to ensure availability, but I recommend reserving your Session as soon as possible since I only take a limited amount of Newborn Sessions per month.
A $99 non-refundable down payment is required to hold your spot, which will be applied towards the Session balance. A signed Contract & Client Information Form will also need to be filled out at the time of booking before a date is tentatively scheduled into my calendar.
Once you deliver, simply contact me within 48 hours so we can finalize the date & time of your Lifestyle Newborn Session.
Please take a few moments to read through my FAQs and look through my lifestyle newborn portfolio to really get familiar with my style and process, and don’t be shy about contacting me via phone or email should you have further questions.
You will also receive a Newborn Welcome Guide to walk you through session prep, the day of the Session, and what to expect after we are done.
Once I arrive, we will both take a quick tour of your home so I can find the best location to set up. I am primarily looking for the best lighting environment, so don’t worry about what’s in the background, or moving objects out of the way – I am happy to move furniture if need be.
During the Session, I will work one-on-one with your newborn, so you are welcome to sit back, relax, and watch (or take a nap!). I have several years of experience with newborn soothing and relaxation techniques, so am comfortable calming baby if they start to become a bit fussy. I will, however, need your help if baby is hungry. but the rest of the time is yours to enjoy!
In general, the master bedroom and nursery make for the best environments for this type of session. While I plan to capture plenty of photos of baby alone, parents should expect to be involved and photographed in some way 90% of the time.
About 3 weeks after our Session, you will get a pretty little email in your inbox that contains a link to your password-protected online gallery so you can view your images. From the gallery you can place a print order from my professional lab (personally fulfilled by yours truly to ensure there aren’t any issues), as well as share it with family and friends to gush over your little one’s precious face.
Your flash drive will arrive in the mail about a week after receiving your online gallery. Should you wish to use those digital files to print images on your own, I recommend using MPix.
If you’d like to add on a la carte items such as gorgeous albums or superior canvases just let me know and we can start the (super easy!) process!