Newborn photography is one of my specialties and I absolutely love each and every session I do! When you book your session with me, I will email you with additional information to prepare you for your newborn session, but here is a quick overview on what to expect.
When is the best time to reserve my session?
It’s never too early to book your newborn session! Because the calendar fills up quickly, it’s best to reserve your session as early as possible. I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can leave space for newborns that arrive early or late. I’m currently booking through December 2017, so send me an email and see what’s available!
When is the best time for my newborn session?
Newborn sessions are scheduled between 8-14 days after the baby is born. This allows for baby to be sleepy and posable for the duration of the session. If your baby is older than 2 weeks, no worries! It’s still possible to capture beautiful photos! They may not be as posed, but we do have options!
How do I book a session when I don’t know when the baby will arrive?
When you book your session, I will put your due date on my calendar so that I can tentatively plan around it. If baby arrives early or late, there is always room to accommodate! Once the baby is born, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible so that we can plan a definitive date and time for the session.
How long does the session last?
Newborn sessions often run long due to the nature and frequent soothing of the baby. Expect a minimum of 3 hours in the studio. I do not rush the session and allow for baby to take as many breaks as needed. The baby’s comfort and safety is my priority.
Where does the session take place?
Sessions take place in my downtown Puyallup studio, located off of Stewart and Meridian – Just a few blocks from the WA State Fairgrounds.
The studio is very comfortable and I want all of my clients to make themselves feel at home. There is a waiting area and a shooting area. I have a couch in each room for parents and family to relax on. There are toys for children to play with and small snacks for the family. There is a mini fridge stocked with cold waters and is available to store breast milk or formula, if need be.
Do we need to bring anything to the session?
I provide everything for your session! All you have to do is show up! I have lots of bonnets, headbands, outfits and props! I individually style each session and always ask for your input on colors. My style is very neutral, organic and minimal.
If you have something special that you’d like to include in the session, please let me know ahead of time so that I can prepare for it. Whether it be a handmade blanket, heirloom items, sports memorabilia or military/law enforcement items, I will do my best to try to incorporate them into your session.
When / How do we pay?
I kindly ask clients for a $100 retainer fee to hold their due date on my calendar. As I mentioned before, I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can accommodate babies that may come early or late. I will invoice you via paypal for the retainer.
The remainder of the session fee is due at the end of the session and I accept cash, check or card.
Payment plans are available.
Do I receive the digital photos from my session?
Yes! My sessions are all-inclusive and include 30+ images in your gallery. Each image is converted into B&W also, so you actually receive over 60+ images in your gallery!
I choose the best images from the session and edit them to perfection. I want to make things easy for my clients. No worrying or decision making over what images to choose. You just get a full gallery of beautiful photos with a print release!
I allow my clients to print their photos as they wish, but I do recommend staying away from Walmart, Walgreens and Costco. I suggest using the gallery the images are sent with or MPix.com to print your photos. They are very reasonably priced and shipping is fairly quick!
I do offer premium albums and printed photo wood blocks at an additional cost as well.
What is your turnaround time on images?
My current turnaround time is 3-4 weeks. I always post a preview for parents on my business Facebook page so that you can share it with friends and family in social media.
If you’d like a few photos for announcements, please let me know and I can accommodate that!
Are family photos included?
With the Premium Newborn Session only. And they are actually some of my favorite to take! I always start with parent/sibling photos first, so that if you have little ones, you can either take them home or entertain them in the separate area I have for family to hang out in.
What if I want maternity photos too?
I offer a discount if you book a maternity session with your newborn session! I love being a part of the entire journey and it’s an honor when a family chooses me to be a part of it!
Ready to book your newborn session? You can view my pricing page HERE. Feel free to use my Contact page once you’re ready to book!