Newborn session details:

I really like to do newborn pictures within the first two weeks of the baby's life--this is very important!  It really does benefit you with the look of the pictures.  They are in a really sleepy stage the first couple weeks of life and I am able to really work with them and get some great shots.  I do my newborn sessions in my home where I have a small studio area designed for newborns.  I do use all natural light so it is important to have some big windows that I am able to use to get good light.  The pictures that you see on the website were done in the home studio.  I do also love to take a newborn outside if weather is permitting and if we have a great spot to use.  Outdoor newborn pictures are very creative and look just beautiful.

Once you have decided to schedule your session with me, we will set a tentative session date based on your due date.  I completely understand that babies rarely come when they are predicted and we will absolutely accommodate their own plans.  Your date will give us something to start with though.  As soon as your infant is born, please get in touch with me as soon as possible so we can make sure our date still works well. 
 
All of the baskets, hats, headbands, diaper covers and blankets that you see on the website/blog are mine.  You are able to use these in your session also.  I do also ask if you have anything that can personalize the pictures to bring it.  Hats, diaper covers and blankets are all good ideas.   Etsy is a great place to shop for these types of items.  If you are interested, let me know and I will lead you to a few of my favorite stores--or you can just do a search in etsy for what you are wanting.

The session can last about an hour and sometimes longer, it is really hard to determine the length of a newborn session.  Make sure to bring plenty of diapers and food just in case it runs longer than expected.  There is a $100 deposit due at the time of booking.  I will send you an email invoice that must be paid in order to secure your session appointment.  The remainder of the session fee is due at the time of the session.  It is $250 and payable in cash or check.  All newborn sessions are done on a weekday.  Newborn sessions are priced higher than regular sessions because of the time and editing involved.  Once your child is 6 months or older, the session price goes down to $275. 

My turn around time on editing your photos is about 2 to 3 weeks.  I edit your photos in color and black and white and you can expect about 80 to 90 pictures from a typical session (that does include the color and black and white).  You will receive an email from me stating that you photos are ready to view.  Feel free to share your photos with family and friends.  Please send a quick email letting me know that you were able to view your photos.   In the email, I will also send you directions to purchase the digital downloads of your photos.  You are able to download all the photos onto your computer.  The cost of the download is $25 for ALL of the images.   Once the download fee has been paid, I will get a backup CD out to you.  

I do also offer professional prints at a very affordable price starting at $4.00.  I will send you the link to these as well.  For a complete price list, check the website under pricing.  I do recommend the professional prints that I have available for any of the photos that you will be displaying or using as gifts to family or friends.  They are superior quality to the prints that you can get at a local store or online printing company (examples: costco, shutterfly, walgreens).  I have tried very hard to keep the prints that I offer as affordable as possible to encourage you to take advantage of them.  

I also offer custom baby announcements, they are double-sided and printed on beautiful linen cardstock paper.  The pricing of the cards is $37.50 per pack of 25 cards.