Newborn & Baby Session FAQ
When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?
Newborn sessions are best scheduled before baby arrives to be sure there is availability and that your precious little girl/boy gets in the studio in the first three weeks of life. Once your session fee is received then I will book your due date on my calendar knowing your newborn can be born early or late. I never book everyday of my week to be sure to get all my newborns in there 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 session date scheduled within the three week window.
Do the newborn sessions really need to occur in the first three weeks?
Yes! Newborns change so quickly and are exhausted after being born and all the new changes for them 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 harder to get those sleepy photos. My favorite days to photograph newborns are days 6-12. However if your baby is older than three weeks don’t hesitate to contact me there is never a bad time to photograph your little ones! I have been doing this for a long time and I am comfortable going beyond three weeks if needed.
What is the cost for Newborn Sessions?
I offer two types of sessions one is a Full session that includes family and siblings if desired and 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 baby and includes immediate family and siblings if desired. No fur babies, I am really good with the newborns but have learned not so much with the fur babies. 2.5 - 3 hours of photography and 30-40 images to make your final selections for purchase. Your images will be provided to you for viewing thru a password protected online gallery where you will make your final selections and can share it with friends and family. Digital Collections (most popular) 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 baby only, no family or siblings. 1-1.5 hours of photography and 10 High Res Digital Images + BW version of those 10 chosen images delivered thru download. You will be provided a password protected online gallery of 15-20 images to make your final selections. This gallery can be shared with friends and family as well. Additional images will be available for purchase at additional charges. 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 M-F with a start window time of 9:00-9:30am at my studio located at 1550 S. Acoma St., Denver, CO 80223.
What should we wear if 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 these type of images are not included in the Mini Session.
This depends on the look that you would like if you are looking for a very classic traditional look then I suggest wearing solid black/gray short sleeve tops and jeans and women in solid black maxi, halter, or spaghetti strap 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. 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, blankets come from in your photos?
I supply all the newborn props. I have an enormous amount of 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 that you would like to incorporate in your images just let me know.