Newborn Lifestyle Photography
I love to come to your home where the baby and you are most comfortable. Having photos at your home makes it easier for you. You have the diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks, water, extra clothes, and don't have to worry about packing up to drive in the snow for your photos. Yes, it's snowing where I am in March in Utah.
Family Newborn Sessions
I like to include the whole family in the newborn session. I really don't have a lot of photos of me with my babies. I was the one always taking the photos and didn't think I'd want to be in them, but now I wish I had more photos with me, the mom, in the photos.
In the session we will have the siblings together, whole family, mom and baby, dad and baby, and the baby alone. It's ok if the baby doesn't sleep. I like to show real life with your baby at your home. It tells the story of who you really are.
The most important thing is hiring a photographer with the style of photos you want. It doesn't matter how much they cost, if it's not what you really want. Find a photographer with the photos that speak to you and the style you want to have hanging in your home and in albums.
Below are options for newborn photos. You can have a newborn session with a maternity session or each session alone. I photograph newborns, families, maternity, and other portraits.
Pricing & Packages
A newborn family session is an hour and includes 5 digital image, 1 8x10, and two 5x7 prints. Additional images are $25. Professional prints start at $8 for a 5x7 and are high quality.
Newborn and Maternity
Combine a newborn session with a 30 minute maternity session. This includes 5 digital images, 1 8x10, 2 5x7, prints. Additional images are $25. Prints start at $8 for a 5x7.
Preparing for a Newborn Session
I recommend bathing the baby, feeding her, and changing her before the session. It's easier to have sleepy baby photos, but if she is awake, we can do that too. Basically the session is led by the baby.
I want to have photos of the baby in your arms and show the connection and love in your family. I will take photos of the baby alone and close up shots of the baby as well as the family together.
Have the room about 79 degrees so the baby will be warm in just a wrap, blanket, or no clothes at all. A space heater is a good idea to keep it warm.
During your session, I use minimal props to create beautiful images of your newborn. I have grey, white and pink wraps for the baby and white blankets. Of course if you want to include a special blanket or item in the photo you can always do that. Let me know what you have in mind for the photo session and shots you would like to have.
What to Wear to a Newborn Photography Session
When it comes to newborn photography, you want to make sure you’re dressed comfortably and won't distract from the baby. You don’t want to be too formal or too casual. You should also avoid wearing anything with bold colors or patterns that may take away from the focus of the photos.
If you’re not sure what to wear, you can always me for suggestions. I have a few ideas that will help you create the perfect look for your photo session. (Click here to see more about what to wear.)
What to have for a Newborn Photos
You’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. You can have a few things close by: an extra blanket, baby wipes, extra diapers, and a bottle of formula or breast milk. You should also bring any props you’d like to use in the photos, such as favorite stuffed animals or a special blanket. I generally don't use many props in my photos, and want it to look natural, but you can include anything that is meaningful to you.
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