I love them. I have fallen in love with photographing newborns and in my experience have found that brand new babies run the show! A newborn session takes place in my Salem, OR studio and usually lasts about 2-3 hours because we leave time for nursing, diaper changing, coddling, etc. Newborn sessions are completed during the first two weeks of life. Why? Because it is during this time that they are the most sleepy and will curl up all cute! There will be coffee/tea, snacks, and toys/books available for toddler siblings in the waiting area. I also encourage you to browse the birth announcement, session album, and frame samples while waiting.
A successful newborn session requires a content and sleepy baby. There are numerous ways we accomplish this! The studio will be very warm for the session to keep baby warm and cozy while not clothed. We will work to keep the baby’s tummy full. I will also have un-opened soothie pacifiers for your baby. It’s very important to allow me to use a pacifier for the session, as it is extremely helpful in posing your baby – even if your baby doesn’t normally or won’t be using a pacifier outside of the session.
I have everything we will need for the session here at the studio! I have all of the blankets, wraps, knit bonnets, pretty organic tie backs for the girls, that will be used to style your newborns session.
When you book a newborn signature session I will enter your due date into my calendar and then drop everything whenever the baby arrives. Most of my clients book their newborn session about 2-3 months in advance to ensure a spot on my calendar.
Signature maternity sessions take place in your home or on location up to 60 miles outside of Salem and last up to one hour with an outfit change. Mini maternity sessions take place in Salem and last 20-30 minutes. If you need ideas on where you could do your session just ask. This is also a wonderful opportunity for us to meet and dream together about the upcoming newborn photos!
Photographing baby at 2-3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year. You can book a longer Signature Session or Mini Session for these depending on how much time you would like and where you would like the session to take place. During your baby’s session it is my goal to photograph them having fun and being their cute selves showing off new milestones like sitting up by themselves or standing proud!
BOOKING YOUR SESSION
A $200 non-refundable session fee ($50 for mini sessions) is due on the date that the portrait agreement is signed. I will have the right to cancel your session date or give it to another client if a deposit is not received one week after your portrait agreement is e-mailed to you. In the event that you need to re-schedule the date, current pricing and my availability to provide services on such date will be reviewed. In the event of a cancellation, your deposit will be honored for one year.
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