I'm so glad you found me and can't wait to get you on my newborn schedule. 

Awaiting the arrival of your new little one can be filled with many tasks and a little apprehension when you don't know what to expect.  That should not be the case when booking a session with me.   I want this to be an easy process where you know exactly what to expect each step of the way.

This guide will help you understand
1. When to book
2. What to expect before and after you schedule
3. The safety measures I take during your session
4. What to expect for different age newborns
5. What's provided for your session
6. What to expect after your session
7. Details of my newborn and milestone session offerings
8. 1st year membership details

  



congratulations!

I suggest booking newborn sessions 2-3 months in advance and as soon as possible if you know you'll need a weekend session or if your baby is due in the summer or around a holiday.



when to book

1.  Before I schedule a session with a new client I love to get you on the phone to discuss your needs and wants and determine if I am able to make your vision come to life.

2.  After our chat I will email you with a booking link.  You'll be able to sign your contract, pay your date reservation fee of $150 and fill out a session questionnaire that will help me learn more about your family and your wants/needs for your session. 

3.  After your session is booked you will receive wardrobe suggestions that will look great with my style and the location we have chosen for your session.   I will help you choose clothing items you already have, shop for you online or you may choose a clothing option from my client closet for women and girls. My client closet is available for full family sessions or studio or in-home newborn sessions.  You may book an appointment to come try on dresses before your session.

4.  2 weeks before your session you will receive an email reminder to pay your final session balance.  If you would like to make payments please let me know.

5.  3 days before your session I will send session preparations tips along with directions to your session location.  

Before and After you schedule

I stay up to date on all suggested vaccinations for pregnant mothers.   I receive a Flu vaccine the first week of October every year and was fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by late April 2021.  Please don't hesitate to ask for vaccination proof. 

Despite being fully vaccinated I, along with my family members, continue to wear a mask in public.

I will stay fully masked and keep my distance as much as possible during your session.  

I do not have to touch your baby during your session but sometimes it is easier than explaining to you how I need them positioned.   If you give me permission please know I try to touch them as little as possible and will frequently sanitize my hands during your session.

My studio is sanitized and all linens are washed and/or sanitized before each session.  



how do i keep you and your baby safE?

What to expect for differnt age newborns

My sessions are designed to suit any age newborn. However, for my style,  I find it is best for mom's and baby to wait until they are closer to 2 weeks old.  You can expect different things at different ages.  The expectations listed below are average.  All babies are different.

Birth to 2 weeks  
Babies this age will generally be very sleepy and more curly.  You can expect mostly sleeping shots at this age.

2-3 weeks
Babies this age are starting to have longer periods of awake time.  You can expect a variety of sleeping and awake shots for most babies.

4+ weeks
Babies this age are often more alert and likely to be awake most of their session.  You can expect mostly awake shots, some smiles, and possibly some sleeping shots if they are ready to sleep during your session.



Neutral colored wraps and blankets are provided for all newborn sessions.

All newborn clients may borrow dresses from my client wardrobe for women and girls.  You may request an appointment to try them on ahead of time.

I am always happy to incorporate small props as long as they don't require baby to be posed on or in them in awkward positions.  Moses baskets, cradles and cribs are examples of props I will use to naturally pose baby.


What's provided for your session?

After your session I will select the best images from your session and edit each one to fine tune details and remove distractions like unwanted facial blemishes and stray hairs. 
 
High-resolution, digital images will be delivered to you via online link within 2 weeks of your session.  

Before releasing your images for download you will have the opportunity to request additional edits or changes to your images.

After Your Session

what type of newborn session should I Choose?

All 4 of my newborn sessions are designed with your enjoyment and comfort in mind.  I want you to feel relaxed and comfortable and let me stress over all the details.  

Choose from a Fresh 48 hospital session,  lifestyle studio session, in-home lifestyle session or an outdoor lifestyle session.










In-home sessions ($500) take place at your home and are great for capturing your family in the place where you'll make most of your memories and are most comfortable.

Because I am a natural light photographer shooting is limited to the areas of your home with natural light. 

In-home lifestyle sessions include 40+ digital images for download with a print release.  

In home sessions are available at 10 am on weekdays. Due to the on-call nature of birth Saturday sessions cannot be guaranteed.  Travel fees may apply for sessions outside the Birmingham area.













In-Home Newborn and Milestone Sessions

Studio session are available for newborns ($500) and milestone sessions up to baby's first birthday ($300-$500.)  They take place in my all-white studio in my home in Vestavia on weekday mornings. 

They are great if you love a clean, studio lifestyle  look or feel like your home may not have appropriate lighting to capture the light and airy images I am known for. 

Siblings can enjoy play time in the adjacent room.  Snacks and drinks will be available for your enjoyment.  

Newborn sessions include 40+ digital images for download with a print release.   They are generally 1.5 to 2 hours in length.

Milestone sessions are 20-30 minutes in length and include 10 images.












Studio Newborn and Milestone Sessions

Outdoor Family and Newborn sessions are a great way to document your family in an environment that's great for play and roaming.

Full Family ($450) and Newborn sessions ($500) take place at sunrise  or 1 hour before sunset on weekdays. 

Milestone sessions ($300) are for 1 child and are available on weekday evenings.  They are 20-30 minutes in length and include 10 images from a selection of 15-20.










Outdoor Newborn and Milestone Sessions

Please contact me to discuss a 1st year membership for discounts on sessions booked throughout babies 1st year.

1 st Year  membership

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