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Maternity & Newborn

Maternity

I usually recommend that these shoots take place between 28-35 weeks, so that your belly is round, firm, and you are not yet (too!) uncomfortable. Your investment includes:

  • A one-hour shoot at a location of your choice within 20 miles of 75034 (your home, my studio, a favorite local park)

  • A password-protected online gallery, sent to you within 3 weeks of your session (usually sooner). The gallery will enable you to share the images with family and friends who may want to order their own precious memories, and it allows you to view and comment on images as desired
  • I provide fabric and props but I encourage you to bring special items that you would like to include such as sonograms, nameplates, etc. I will discuss clothing, images desired, and any questions you may have during the pre-session consultation! Just know that I can edit anything so don't worry about stretch marks, scars, etc!!!

Expecting a baby is such a blessing and unique experience. Time flies by and you don’t want to miss capturing each special stage in your life, including pregnancy. It is an amazing experience, and before you know it, will have a little miracle in your arms. Spend an hour with me so we can freeze this special time together and create images that your family will cherish.

Maternity sessions can be all about the Mom-to-be, or we can include Dad and any little siblings who are also sharing in the excitement of this time. I promise that you will cherish these photographs. How special will it be so show your baby, when they aren’t a baby anymore, how very much you were looking forward to welcoming them into the world?


Newborn

I strongly recommend bringing in your newborn within 12 days and younger (5-10 ideal)! *preemies an exception. This way we can get those precious little newborn shots that are so desired. Your investment includes:

  • A 2-3 hour shoot at my studio (inquire about different locations)

  • A password-protected online gallery, sent to you within 3 weeks of your session (usually sooner). The gallery will enable you to share the images with family and friends who may want to order their own precious memories, and it allows you to view and comment on images as desired

  • For newborn sessions I ask that you hold off on feeding the baby before the session and then "stuff 'em full" when you arrive at the studio or right before you head out. A well fed baby is the best and this way they are in a "food coma", so to speak, and will let us mold them into the cute squishy newborn poses we all love so much - you will love getting compliments from friends and family member about these shots! If you have a pacifier please bring it as we want the baby to be asleep during the session. I have many props, blankets, headbands, etc. but if you have something special I encourage you to bring it (Ex. Favorite sports team helmet, jacket, etc.) If you have other children, it is best to have someone watch them during the session as 2-3 hours is a long time for little ones to stay put. I do encourage parents to wear clothing that is simple but shows personality if they would like to be in a picture or two.

  • Many parents may want to go on a shopping spree for clothes before their baby's session but I assure you this is not necessary! The 'bare baby' pictures are usually the favorites anyway and I have many props to accessorize the session. Also, the studio will be pretty warm to make sure the baby is comfortable so don't dress too warmly yourself or you may be sweating a lot by the end.

  • I adore newborn sessions and consider them the most important commission I can receive. It is so wonderful to be a part of helping growing families capture one of the most exciting times in their lives! Hope to meet you soon!

Belly 2 Baby

  • If you would like both the Maternity + Newborn sessions, I offer this package at a special bundled price.

  • This is the best option to capture both of these exciting times in your life!