Denver Newborn Photography
Newborn & Baby Session FAQ
When is the best time to schedule my newborn photo shoot?
Your newborn photo shoot is best scheduled before your new baby arrives to be sure there is availability and that your precious little girl or boy gets in the studio in the first three weeks of their life. Once I receive your session fee, I will then book your due date on my calendar, knowing that your newborn can be born earlier or later than expected. I never book every single day of my week to be sure to get all my newborns on my calendar and to provide the highest customer service I can to my clients.
Once your little one has arrived, I ask parents to email or call me as soon as possible so we can get your actual newborn photo shoot date scheduled within the three-week window. Babies grow and change fast, and we don't want to miss our opportunity for some precious newborn photos!
Do the newborn photo shoots really need to occur in the first three weeks?
Yes! Newborns change so quickly and are exhausted after being born and experiencing all the new changes of their first days of life, making it the perfect time to get those curled up, sweet poses. After three weeks, newborns become much more alert and begin to have more awake times, making it much harder to get those adorable sleepy photos.
My favorite days to photograph newborns are in the first two weeks of their lives, between days 6 and 12. However, if your baby is older than three weeks, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me. There is never a bad time to photograph your little ones! I have been doing newborn photo shoots for a long time, and I am comfortable going beyond three weeks if needed. My goal is to make sure parents get the photos they want of their baby and their growing family, regardless of your newborn's age.
What is the cost for Newborn Photo Shoots?
I offer two different types of newborn photo shoots. One is a Full session that includes additional family members and siblings, if desired, and the other is a Mini Session for baby only. In order to book either the Full session or a Mini session, there is a session fee of $175 due immediately to book your due date on my calendar.
The Full Session is for the baby and includes immediate family members and siblings if desired. No fur babies, please! I am really good with newborns but have learned not so much with the family pets. During the Full newborn session, you will have 2.5-3 hours of photography and 30-40 images from which you can make your final selections for purchase.
Once your images have been processed and edited, the images will then be provided to you for viewing through a password-protected online gallery where you will be able to make your final selections. You can even share your online gallery with your friends and family members! Digital Collections (our most popular option) start at $550 and go up to $950. I also offer several print products and Print Collections for those wanting products.
The Mini Session is $450 and is for the baby only, no additional family members or siblings. This newborn photo shoot includes 1-1.5 hours of photography and 10 high-resolution digital images, plus black-and-white versions of those 10 chosen images delivered via digital download.
Once your images have been edited and processed, you will then be provided with a password-protected online gallery of 15-20 photos from which you can then make your final selections. This gallery can be shared with friends and family as well. Additional images will be available for purchase at an additional charge per image. Your $175 session fee is due immediately to book your due date for this session, and the remainder of $275 is due the day before your actual session date.
What can I expect the day of our newborn session?
All sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday with a start window time of 9:00-9:30 a.m. at my newborn studio, which is located at 1550 S. Acoma St., Denver, CO 80223.
Do you do family and sibling photos? What should we wear if we are doing family photos?
YES! This is entirely up to you and is personal preference but yes I most certainly take photos of family and siblings! In order to include immediate family and siblings, you do need to book a Full session because these types of images are not included in the Mini Session.
What you choose to wear for your newborn photo shoot depends on the look that you would like for your images. If you are looking for a very classic, traditional look, then I suggest wearing solid black or gray short sleeve tops and jeans. For women, I recommend solid black maxi, halter, or spaghetti strap style dresses. Now, if you want something a little different from the traditional look, I personally love colors for family photos as well and even a little pattern thrown in there to brighten things up! Either way, I love men in jeans and women in dresses (that show a little skin on the shoulder and arms) for family photos with newborns.
Where do all the cute hats, headbands, and blankets come from in your photos?
I supply all the props for your newborn photo shoot! I have an enormous amount of newborn hats, headbands, blankets, backgrounds, furs, baskets, crates, etc. Some might actually say I have a bit of a newborn shopping problem! All of my props are specifically made to fit newborns in the first three weeks of life. If you have something personal that you would like to incorporate in your images, such as a family heirloom, please feel free to let me know.