On one level, we all want to show off our cute babies in the best possible way. This is why we get professional photos taken. We are proud, rightfully so, of how adorable they are. On a deeper level, these will be the beautiful memories you return to five, ten, twenty years from now.
In that memory, you will want honesty and authenticity. You will want to see what made your baby, your child inexplicably, uniquely yours. What you think you will remember, fades. Photographs then become the keeper of what we hold closest to our hearts.
The Newborn Experience
I provide a personalized, full-service photography experience. You don't need to also be worried, stressed, or uncertain about the photographs that are going to document this magical time. I will hold your hand through the entire process so your newborn session is enjoyable and relaxing.
Once we confirm our session date, we will set up an in-home consultation so we can get to know each other, discuss any questions, and walk through the typical flow of a newborn session. This will also allow me to evaluate the lighting in your home and determine the best rooms in which to photograph.
In the weeks leading up to your session, I will send you detailed information about preparing for our session, including what to consider when picking out your outfits.
I am always available by phone or email to talk as things come up. And if you have more involved questions, let's grab a cup of coffee and chat in person!
On The Day Of Our Session
These sessions are laid back and casual. When I arrive, we will go over the general outline for the session, allow for last minute feedings and/or diaper changes, and make final decisions on which rooms we want to use for our photographs.
Some people are very comfortable in front of the camera, while others are not. Either is okay! I can provide as much or as little guidance as you want. It is all about capturing the authenticity of the moment, the unique traits of this beautiful new life, and the connection and love between you and your brand new baby.
Typically, I am at your home for about 90 minutes, but this is very dependent on how baby is feeling. We may get everything we need in 60 minutes, or we might need to take a few feeding breaks, and I could be there for 2 hours. I set aside the morning for you, so we can take as long as you need to make sure we get the photographs you want.
After The Session
It takes about 3 weeks for your images to be culled and edited. When they are done, you will be able to see your full set of images on a private gallery website. From this gallery, you will be able to select photographs for digital download, for prints, and for an album.
I love viewing the finished photographs with parents, so am happy to meet in person to help in the image selection process. I'll even bring the coffee :-)
If you have a milestone package, we will confirm our future session dates. If you don't, you are always able to upgrade to a package. Your session fee will be fully applied to the price of the package you select.
For my milestone families, as the year goes on and baby is getting older, we are able to photograph outside, which is really fun and adds great variety to your album! This is something to consider, and I will be sharing ideas on the different possibilities for that in our future conversations.