Newborn Session Information

What is it like to have a Newborn Session with me?


Congratulations on your soon-expected little one! You're a great parent to plan ahead for professional photography to document the beginning of this new chapter in your family's life. When Baby arrives you'll be exhausted and maybe even overwhelmed but your newborn session doesn't have to add to the stress. By planning it beforehand, you'll know exactly what to expect and can rest assured knowing you're going to get the newborn photos you want. I'll tell you everything you need to know to have a successful and easy newborn session.


I offer both traditional newborn photos and in-home lifestyle photos. Traditional newborn photos are more stylized and more like Baby wrapped up in a basket or other prop or sleeping baby on a backdrop. An in-home lifestyle newborn session is where your home is the backdrop for newborn photography with family photos on the bed or couch, Baby in their own crib, Mama and Dada in the nursery. I can even do some of both traditional and lifestyle if you want to mix the two! My equipment is portable so that I can bring it to you depending on what type of newborn photos you want. I can also offer a lifestyle-type session at my home if you'd rather not use yours.


Not sure which style you want or need? That's what I'm here for! Let's discuss it and I'll help you figure out what newborn photography style is best for you. Or check out my blog post on the 5 best reasons to do an in-home lifestyle newborn session!


A typical newborn session is 2-3 hours as I like to leave extra time for any feeding or changing or soothing that may need to happen. We won't be rushed and can take a break any time you need one. I'll take care of all the setup, you just have to enjoy the moments with your new baby.


Another bonus is that access to my client closet is automatically included with this type of session! You're also welcome to wear something special you already own or even change outfits as needed. I love those matching baby and mama robe and wrap options!


Discounts are available for booking a newborn session along with a Fresh48 session or Maternity session. Contact me for more details.


Scroll down to view some of my favorite newborn photos as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Would you like a free consultation to discuss your perfect newborn photo session? Message me now to get started!

Please enjoy a selection of my favorite newborn photos below.

newborn baby girl rests on mama's shoulders with father hugging from behind.
newborn baby girl wrapped in floral blanket on bed for lifestyle newborn photo session
rather holds newborn baby girl next to family dog for lifestyle newborn photo
father holds newborn baby girl on his lap for lifestyle newborn session
mother cups toddler son's cheek while also holding newborn baby girl for lifestyle newborn photo session
family of 4 sits on couch for lifestyle newborn session with newborn baby girl
father holds newborn baby girl on chest for sleeping photo during newborn photo session
mother and father hold newborn baby girl together for newborn photo session
mother and father sit on floor and hold newborn baby girl between them for lifestyle newborn session
mother and father sit on floor and hold newborn baby girl between them for lifestyle newborn session
mother and father kiss while holding newborn baby girl together for lifestyle newborn session
mother and father hold newborn baby girl together for lifestyle newborn session
mother and father hold newborn baby girl together for lifestyle newborn session
close up of newborn baby girl's hand as she rests on her mother's shoulder
close up of newborn baby's head to show off all her hair for lifestyle session
mother leans over bed where her newborn is sleeping to kiss her cheek for lifestyle newborn session
father leans over bed where her newborn is sleeping to kiss her cheek for lifestyle newborn session
father kisses newborn baby girl in his arms. she has a big pink bow
close up of newborn baby's head to show off all her hair for lifestyle session
father holds newborn baby girl in his arms while she holds onto his pinky
father and newborn baby girl touch foreheads for lifestyle newborn session
newborn baby girl sleeps on couch for lifestyle newborn session
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Newborn Session FAQ

How many images will I get?

I don’t limit the number of photos I will take at a session so if we are able to take a lot of photos, you’ll get a lot of photos to choose from in your gallery!

When is the best time to schedule newborn photos?

I prefer to do them within the first 2 weeks after Baby is born but within the first month is not out of the ordinary.

Do I have to clean my house before our session?

Only as much as you want to! Most of the photos will only show a small part of your home and I can easily declutter the area where we'll be working before photos. Don't worry about making it look perfect! Most of the background will be blurry and no one will notice if the floors weren't mopped.

Why should I get newborn photos?

Babies change so quickly! I was just looking back at the monthly photos I did of my daughter and her 1-month photo looks so different from her newborn and her 2-month photo was even more different! I'm so glad I took photos so often.

I don't know what to wear and I hate the way I look in everything. Can you help?

Yes! I have several gowns available for use during the session and we will discuss your perfect style and all your concerns during your free consultation. I'm certain we can find something together that will make you feel like the beautiful mother you are.

Do you offer a package of maternity and newborn photos?

Yes, I do! Please contact me for more information.

I still have questions.

No worries! Message me your question and I’ll get right back to you.