Newborns

There is nothing more pure and innocent than capturing a newborn baby in their first few days of life. During the first year of your baby's life, your newborn will go through so many changes and will only be this tiny for a moment. It is our vision to capture your newborn so you forever remember their delicate eyelashes, soft skin, and curly womb poses. Making the investment in newborn photography is one you will cherish for a lifetime.

Please be sure to book early on in your pregnancy to secure room on our calendar. We typically do not accept newborn sessions after baby has been born unless there are special circumstances. Contact us for more information.

A typical newborn session will last around two to three hours. That might seem like a long time but when you take into account all the time it takes to feed your baby, change your baby, and settle your baby into sleep it really goes by very quickly. Make sure you bring plenty of bottles. A happy baby = beautiful pictures.

The best time to photograph newborns is between days 5 and 10. This is because they tend to sleep the most during this time and it is much easier to pose them. If you know that you are interested in a newborn session with us, please plan ahead and give us a heads up on your due date so that we can pencil you in.

We offer several different types of newborn sessions...

Studio Family

Birth - 4 weeks old
Includes baby and up to four family members
(additional family members can be added for $25 each)
One wrap or outfit included
10 digital images

$295 for up to one hour

Studio Deluxe

Birth - 14 days old
Includes baby's parents and siblings
Three newborn setups in addition to family/sibling shots
Variety of poses and props provided
Extensive skin retouching included
15 digital images

$495 for up to three hours

Studio Wrapped

Birth - 4 weeks old
Baby only, wrapped up (no special posing)
Up to three wrapped setups, as time allows
Variety of props provided
Extensive skin retouching included
10 digital images

$265 for up to one hour

First Glimpse

Within the first 48 hours after birth
To capture those first moments as your new baby bonds with your family
Includes baby's parents and siblings
15 digital images
Travel fees may be incurred

$195 for 30 min to 1 hour

Lifestyle

Birth - 8 weeks old
To capture those moments as your new baby bonds
with your family in the comfort of your home
Includes baby's parents and siblings
15 digital images
Travel fees may be incurred

$195 for one hour

Outdoors

Birth - 8 weeks old
On location, outdoors (only available during warmer months)
One wrapped setup
Includes baby's parents and siblings
10 digital images

$295 for one hour

You may be wondering what to dress your baby in. If you have a special outfit, definitely bring it. We do have a number of newborn outfits and props and can also photograph your baby in the nude.

Sometimes a newborn's skin is a little less than perfect. Not to worry! Your baby's skin can easily be perfected in post-production.

We always say that if we aren't sweating during a newborn session, we aren't working hard enough! We generally crank up the heat so that your little one will be warm enough without their clothes on, so you may want to dress accordingly!

Why must the Studio Deluxe Session take place within 14 days of birth?


Babies change very quickly within the first few weeks of their life. They quickly adapt to the real world outside of the womb and begin to "unsmoosh" within just a couple of days, which means that they are less likely to stay in a deep sleep. It takes a lot longer to get them to fall asleep and are much more difficult to settle.


Babies older than two weeks are much more alert and in tune with their surroundings. They also tend to go cross-eyed (which is entirely developmentally appropriate, but can make for some less-than-desired images) if they are not fast asleep.


Newborns grow quickly! Not only are they getting bigger, but their muscles are developing a little bit more day by day which means they aren’t as flexible or as easy to pose. They may also simply not stay in the position they’ve been posed.


If my baby is already born and past 14 days of birth, what other options do I have for studio photos?


A Studio Wrapped newborn session is a great solution for babies who are a little bit older and more alert. In these sessions, I am able to swaddle your baby so that they remain calm, though they won't always fall asleep. These wrapped sessions make it easier to position baby because we don't have to worry about their tiny arms and legs flailing around since they feel nice and snug and secure in a wrap. Wrapped sessions can be done until around 4 weeks old.


If you would like to include your family members in your portraits, I highly recommend booking a Studio Family newborn session. This session type can be done up to 4 weeks old and includes siblings and immediate family members who will hold the baby either wrapped or in a special outfit.


Alternatively, you could opt for a Lifestyle newborn session in your home where your family will be able to hold the baby and I will take pictures of your baby in their every day life - crib, bassinet, mom and dad's bed, in their swing, in your arms... the opportunity to grab images of you bonding with your new baby are endless with this type of session, which may be done until 8 weeks old.