Please book your session while you are still pregnant, preferably a few months before your due date. This ensures my availability and allows adequate time to order any additional props and accessories.
Newborn sessions take place between three & ten days of age. The first week of life is when they are the most sleepy and bendable.
Most newborn sessions are in my home studio, and last between two to four hours depending on your baby. It’s warm, quiet and comfy for the baby and parents. I’m also available for in-home newborn sessions, at an additional cost.
I provide headbands, hats and additional accessories for newborns, but please feel free to bring your own items or special props you’d like to include.
Babies are bare during the session, so please bring them in an outfit that’s easily removable like a onesie or layette.
Your session includes images of both baby and parents. Parents don’t have to be in the photos, if they prefer otherwise. There is a $50 fee for each additional person such as siblings or grandparents. If you are bringing siblings, please bring snacks and things to keep them discreet and occupied during the session.
You will receive your images on a USB drive within two to four weeks after the session date. I'll post a sneak peek on my blog and Facebook within one week, and will tag you in the post if you provide your Facebook information. Please DO NOT ALTER OR CROP THE IMAGES IN ANY WAY!
What to bring...
- Diapers and wipes
- Any soothing objects baby likes
- Bottles or anything you need for nursing…a full baby tummy makes a happy baby, which equals great photos!!
- A black shirt (tank,tee or long-sleeves) for mom and dad
PORTRAIT & FAMILY SESSIONS
The look and styling of any session is important. Keeping it simple and clean is always best!
Avoid loud patterns, as they can be distracting. Families don’t need to “match”. Pick clothes that represent your style and work well together. I’m happy to help with styling and options.
Feel free to bring any props, outfits or special items you’d like to include in your session.
You will receive your images on a USB drive within four weeks of your session date. I'll post a sneak peek on my blog and Facebook within one week, and will tag you in the post if you provide your Facebook information. Please DO NOT ALTER OR CROP THE IMAGES IN ANY WAY!
Please schedule maternity sessions when you are between seven to eight months pregnant.
Locations vary depending on the style you prefer. Nude & more personal sessions work best in your home or a private location. All other sessions can be done anywhere (the beach, park, desert, fields etc.) We will discuss styling and accessories before your session.
I know this is a very personal and exciting experience and I fully respect your wishes and boundaries. This package includes a 30 minute meeting six weeks prior to your due date, where we will discuss your expectations and preferences.
I like to arrive when you are in active labor, around 6cm of dilation. I generally stay for an hour after the baby arrives, but will stick around for as long as necessary. I’ve had 2 babies myself, both very different labors. I understand labor and birth doesn’t always go according to plan & can be very unpredictable. I come prepared to stay as long as required.
I’m happy to photograph a C-section, but you must obtain approval from your doctor. All hospitals have different rules regarding C-sections. Please check with your physician ahead of time, in case one is needed.
Please book ASAP! Birth photography involves a lot of unpredictable time frames that I need to be on call for. I only book a handful at a time, so that I’m sure to be available for you!
A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking with the remainder of the balance due after birth, and before the delivery of your images.
I do not use a flash. My camera can handle most low light situations. If a flash is absolutely necessary, I will ask in advance. I want you to labor naturally, as if I wasn’t there. I try to stay out of the way and give you your space.
You will receive a minimum of 75 high-resolution, fully edited images from your birth. Most will be shown in black and white.
You will receive your images on a USB drive within three to four weeks after your session.
The best age to photograph babies is six to eight months old, when they can sit up. This is a great age with lots of smiles & personality. These sessions can be in my studio, outdoors or in your home.
One year old sessions are also fun. I prefer to do them outdoors, since baby is usually very mobile. Smash the cake and balloons are fantastic options for one year old sessions, as well.
What to bring?
- A few outfits, hats, headbands and accessories or special items you’d like included
- Snacks and drinks, nothing too messy please
- Toys or any special attachment items
- *Cake or cupcake for one year old sessions
A $100 non-refundable retainer is due at time of booking for all sessions. The balance is due before images are delivered.
I am available to travel at an additional cost. Please contact me for more information.