I recommend booking your newborn session when you are in the middle of your second trimester. I only take on a limited number of newborns each month to ensure I am free to accommodate them all within the needed time frame once they arrive. All newborn sessions take place in my Carbondale studio and are scheduled on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 10:00am.
When is the best time to schedule a maternity session?
I recommended scheduling anywhere from 29-34 weeks.
How old should my newborn be for the session?
Newborn sessions are best when your baby is within the first 14 days after birth. This is such a fleeting time in your baby’s life and they change so much week by week! We want to capture them at their newest and sleepiest! I ask that clients contact me before you have gone home from the hospital so that we can confirm your session date.
Does the session fee include family/sibling pictures?
Yes! Immediate family (parents & siblings) are always included in newborn, maternity and family sessions.
Do I need to bring props to a newborn session?
There is no need to bring anything to your session except baby of course! I have everything we will need for your session and we will customize everything together at the time of booking.
Can you tell me about your style of newborn photography?
My style is simple, natural and timeless. I love earth tones and soft colors. When I use the term “prop” I mean rustic buckets, or vintage bowls and baskets. Please visit my newborn session gallery to see samples of what you can expect from a newborn session with me.
How long will a newborn session last?
Newborn sessions last 2-3 hours. Usually the first 30-45 minutes is spent feeding baby and letting them fall into a deep sleep. These sessions are never rushed. I only book one newborn a day so that there is plenty of time for feeding and soothing to achieve all of the desired poses!
Can you come to my home for a newborn session?
At this time, I am not offering newborn session in-home, just in the studio.
How long have you been photographing newborns?
I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2007, having completed my internship with one of the top newborn photographers in Oklahoma City at that time. I officially opened my business in 2009 in Kansas City specializing in newborn photography and have been a proudly photographing Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley’s tiniest residents since 2012.
Am I able to purchase digital files from my session?
Yes! We live in a digital age, and I value my clients desires to purchase digital files from their session.
Can my dog be in the session?
Yes! For any outdoor session, pups are welcome to join for any part of the session. For newborn sessions, there are a few specific poses I will allow a dog to be photographed with baby as long as the dog is command trained. It is best to arrange another family member or friend to take fur babies home as they will not be permitted to stay in the studio before/after these poses. Please email me for specific details on this.
Do you offer any discounts for booking a maternity and newborn session together?
Yes! Maternity sessions are 50% off when booked with a newborn session. Contact me for current packages and pricing.
Are the images retouched?
Yes! All images you will be presented with are always retouched and edited. The quality of work you see on my website is what you can expect from your session.
When will we get to see our images from a session?
I will send a link to an online gallery of proofs within 1 week of your session.