2021 NEWBORN SESSION INFORMATION

 

Thank you so much for your interest in a Newborn Portrait Session. I am a boutique newborn, baby, and family photographer serving the Phoenix Metropolitan area in Arizona. I love creating custom portraits that become cherished memories for my families and heirlooms for generations. My studio is located in the West Valley. 

I treat each client with care and invest a lot of my time to ensure you have the best experience possible! My session fees cover my time, creative talent, and the expertise that I pour into your session! Your session will also include your custom styled session using all the studios props (clothes, buckets, bowls, flowers, etc). The session fee does not include any products or digital files. You'll invest in those during your ordering session!

 

Petite Newborn

* baby only mini session * 

1 hour session

4 wrapped poses

$100 (+tax)

 

Products begin at $190 / Collections begin at $990

Classic Newborn 

3-4 hour session

multiple wrapped and unwrapped poses

family and sibling photos

$200 (+tax)

** Prints and digitals purchased separately.

 

Products begin at $190 / Collections begin at $990

 

 

WHAT IS THE BABY CLUB? 

The Baby Club was designed to capture your baby’s milestones and changing features throughout the first year.


There are 2 membership options:
1. Membership includes 3 Portrait Sessions: Newborn (under 2 weeks of age), 6 months, and 1 year. 

2. Membership includes 2 Portrait Sessions: These are typically done around 3-6 months and 1year of age. 

 

Newborn sessions last up to 3 hours. All other sessions last up to 1 hour. Each portrait session includes a design consultation to plan your session and an in-person ordering appointment where you’ll view 20-30 images and order your artwork.


BENEFITS Of JOINING: 

Members of the Baby Club receive a discount off session fees, priority booking, and a guaranteed spot on our calendar. Plus you will have the option to purchase exclusive Baby Club albums and products only available for Baby Club members!


WHO CAN JOIN?

Anyone can join the Baby Club. However, we only accept 4 members per month, with priority given to newborn session clients. 

 

MEMBERSHIP FEE: 

$200 – Includes (2) Portrait Sessions at 3-6 months and 1 year ($300 value) 

$400 – Includes a Newborn Portrait Session and 2 Portrait Sessions at 6 months and 1 year ($500 value) 

Investment

My session fees do not include any digital images or printed artwork. My studio is a full service boutique so the work I do creating your art goes far beyond just taking the images. My session fees include the pre-session consultation where we plan your session and start discussing what kind of artwork you would love to have. It also includes my time, talent, props and the setup of your portrait session and an in person or virtual order and design session where you choose your printed art products and any digital images you may want. Most of my newborn clients purchase an average of $2000 in printed artwork and digital products, but you only purchase the images that you LOVE. You can see more about my products here.
 

Posed Newborn Portrait Photography

My style of Newborn Photography really captures the newness and beauty of a new baby. 

My favorite photos are the simple and timeless portraits of baby all by themselves. I take the time to get baby comfortably and safely posed in just the right position to achieve those beautiful sleepy and curly poses that can only be captured during those fleeting early days of new life. 

I also like to incorporate props into the session like baskets, wraps, bowls, chairs and other props to pose baby. I may even use Mom and Dad as a prop!

My goal in editing is a simple, clean and timeless image that has true to life colors.

 

When should I book my session?

 I recommend booking your session early on in your pregnancy, preferably before the end of the second trimester to ensure I am available when your baby arrives. I take on a limited number of newborn sessions each month to ensure I give my clients the attention that they deserve.

The best time to schedule your newborn's session is between 10-14 days old for the best chance of sleepy and curly portraits, although I will photograph newborns at any age.

Do I need to bring anything to the session?

 I will provide all the props, blankets, headbands and hats but if there are any special family treasures, heirlooms or something you just want photographed with baby we will certainly try to incorporate it. If you see something in particular from my galleries that you would like to use, please be sure to mention it to me before your session. 

Some other items that you should plan to bring to your session include:

- Diapers

- Wipes

- Extra milk/formula

- Burp Clothes

- Snacks for mom (and/or dad too!)

- Pacifier* 

* If you can, bring the pacifier the hospital sent you home with. It’s the bendable one that won’t leave any marks. Even if you haven’t used one, just for the 2 hours that I’m posing baby can really help.

 


 

What to Expect

BEFORE SESSION
If possible, keep baby awake for the few hours beforehand and plan on feeding baby as soon as you arrive at the studio. It will be at least 80 degrees in the studio. Due to this I am dressed for a warm few hours and suggest you do the same! If you would like to be in parent shots, please come dressed and ready to go.  If siblings are to be included in any shots, please have your spouse/grandparent bring them at the end of the session.

DURING SESSION
Most sessions last between 2-3 hours all depending on how sleepy baby is. I take my time making sure that every little finger and toe is positioned just right! Baby will be photographed in the nude so please expect messes and bring plenty of wipes and diapers (and a change of clothes for you too!).

AFTER SESSION
Two weeks after your photo shoot I invite you back to my studio and will present to you the best images. At your reveal you will decide which images you can't live without and we customize your order!

 

 

When you sign your contract with me, a non-refundable retainer fee will be required. Payments can be given by cash, credit card or check. An 8.5% Surprise, Arizona tax will be added to all retainers, session fees, prints, products and digitals.