I prefer to photograph newborns when they are about a week old. It is perfect when newborn babies are 5 - 14 days old because they are still super sleepy and flexible. I have photographed infants when they are older than two weeks, but it is sometimes difficult to capture all the images and poses you want. I encourage you to book your session while you are pregnant to reserve your session time slot.
The newborn session takes about two hours to photograph. I have hats, headbands, blankets and other accessories. If you have a special hat, accessory or family heirloom, be sure to bring that to the baby shoot. I will keep the baby naked for the entire session. Outfits tend to bunch up and look awkward in photos. I will also have a space heater going to keep things nice and toasty! No need to worry about your babe getting cold.
I work around the newborn's schedule so please do not stress about time. Moms & Dads – please have simple black or white shirts for the session if possible or let me know if you prefer to wear something else.
The Baby/Child Package is the best age to photograph babies at 3 - 4 months, 6-8 months and at 12 months of age. This is the age when they are sitting on their own, but not yet crawling around to get away from the camera. Babies at this age are very happy and content and are usually still sporting a cute little gummer smile. Photographing babies that are twelve months old are a very popular selection for new moms and dads. Baby's first birthday is a major milestone that should be celebrated and remembered! They are much more challenging to photograph, but I get the best personality shots at this age. The baby/child package provides 20 - 30 images delivered via dropbox.
The Mini Milestone is perfect for your baby that is 3 - 12 months old. This package includes 8 digital images during a 30 - 45 minute photo session. High resolutions images delivered via dropbox.
The first year of your little love’s life is the fastest blur you will ever experience. The Babysteps package ensures you will remember all the sweet moments and milestones. You will receive 3 photo sessions – a 3-4 month session, 6-7 month session and a 1 year session. Each session will last 30-40 minutes. You will receive 5 digital images from each session plus at the end of your child’s first year you will get a beautiful 16x20 mounted storyboard! High resolution images delivered via dropbox.
Family sessions take place on site or in my natural light photography studio. They can last 30 minutes and are great for capturing all members of the family. On site fall mini sessions are most popular when the seasons start to change. September and October time slots fill up quickly and are subject to the weather. Late afternoon when the sun is just right on the horizon is the best time of day to capture these images. You receive 8-10 images delivered via dropbox.
Maternity sessions are best when you are 32-35 weeks pregnant. Sessions are about 30 minutes and you will get about 10 images.