Newborn sessions are my absolute favorite! SO squishy and sweet!! They can also be squirmy, gassy, cranky & flaky! LOL! I am totally fine with ALL of it! One thing is certain, they WILL sleep!
Newborn sessions can be done in your home or mine.
I offer two types of sessions: Mini Lifestyle & Full Sessions
Lifestyle sessions are more journalistic. I will allow you to just "be" with your baby and family, and I will follow you around and capture the sweetness. This is GREAT with siblings!
Full sessions combine both the mini lifestyle and styled session. The styled session will include posing pillows, props, backgrounds, lighting, etc. The "studio" area will be set up with heaters, white noise and lots of blankets and can be set up in any area of your home, but will be best in an area with lots of natural light. We will allow plenty of time for feeding, burping, cleaning, whatever we need for calm mommy's which will make calm babies.
All session packages include the following:
Photographers time and talent
Fully enhanced, high resolution, digital files for printing with a print release delivered via CD or Dropbox (client choice)
Copies of each image that will be watermarked, sized and sharpened for optimal web use included
Online gallery of images on my website*
*The online gallery makes it easy to share your images with family and friends through a custom link. This gallery can also be enabled to provide a way for you and your family to order pictures through a professional lab. Professional labs use a higher quality, archival ink and paper to produce work that will last several lifetimes.
Newborn Session fees:
$250 - Mini Lifestyle (1 hour session) 15-20 fully edited images
This is a good choice for short sessions at either the hospital or home. A fantastic way to capture your new family getting used to the new daily routines. I suggest snuggles, books, diaper changes, baths, rocking, even feeding (nursing is, of COURSE, an option, and can be captured beautifully and tastefully). Unfortunately, this session does not allow for setting up a home "studio" for styled sessions, but we can still enjoy fun outfits and wraps.
$425 - Full session (3 hour session to include set up for props/backgrounds) 40-50 images
BEST results with newborns happen within the first 10 days of birth.
This is a great choice for us all to relax and follow the lead of the baby (or babies). We will have plenty of time for outfit changes, cleanup from any accidents, feeding, calming, etc. Other family members can be there, and we can capture that loving look of a grandparent smitten with this new little person. The styled session of this will include: lights, posing pillows, props, backgrounds, the works. We will set up a corner of your home like a studio and pose your little bundle in various precious poses.
This includes travel time for homes within 25 miles of Decatur, set up of lights and props, and shooting time up to 3 hours.
Travel fee outside of this area is $20 per hour of drive time.