Portrait Pricing: Newborns | Babies

At a Glance: $75 Session Fee. CDs, Prints/Products sold separately. Details below!
CDs start at $80 for 20 images including Reproduction Print Release.
Prints start at $6.00 each.

$75 Newborn Photography Session 
(One location only) (Session Fee to be paid the day of the session)
Newborns are best photographed in the first 10 days of life.
Contact me before you deliver so that we can schedule a tentative day to photograph your new bundle of joy!
My small, home studio is based in Sherrills Ford, NC - zip code 28673.

Digital Images on CD $80 minimum purchase which includes 20 digital images.
$4 each/per High Resolution Digitally Enhanced Image (Print Ready up to size 5x7. If you'd like me to prepare an image in photoshop to a certain size, let me know!).
Minimum purchase of 20 digital images per CD or DVD. Free Reproduction Release included.

If purchasing prints or products, a minimum order of $40 is required.
I offer a la carte pricing so that you may customize your selection based on your individual needs.

Gift & Desk Prints
$  6.00
   Wallets (set of 8 eight), 3.5x5, 4x6, 5x5, 5x7
   4x10, 8x10, 10x10

Wall Portraits mounted on 2mm thick styrene for added strength & longevity.
$25      12x12
$30      11x14
$40      10x20
$50      16x20

On-location session fees are non-refundable and due at the time of the session. Fees include the time & talent of the photographer, digital enhancement of the images, online proofing and ordering. Prices are subject to change without notice. Once your session is booked, your price is secure.

All Sessions include a Private, password-protected Webpage for slideshow and thumbnail viewing, proofing and ordering for 3 months. A $15 surcharge is applied to re-instate your gallery after the initial 3 months.

Prints, products and digital images sold separately from sessions. Cash or check accepted only. All sales are final.
After our Session, you will need access to a Computer with Flash Accessible Capabilities in order to Proof, View and Order your images. (Most smartphones|tablets will not work). Flash Accessibility Required.

A travel charge of $0.25 per mile is applied outside Catawba County, NC.
Client is responsible for fees related to location choice (parking, admission, etc.)

In the event of rain or adverse weather conditions and we need to reschedule, I will contact you to reschedule our session if we've scheduled to shoot outdoors.

Gift Cards are available for purchase for prints, products and digital images!

Tips to help our Newborn Session go smoothly:

WHEN: Schedule your Newborn Photo Session as early as possible!
- Shooting newborns in the first 10 days of life is ideal. Plan ahead - contact me before (around the second trimester) birth to set up an approximate date for newborn photos.
   Photographing the babies as early as possible allows us to capture those brand new little features!
   Also, newborns love to sleep so we can pose the baby and get some super fun posed shots!
 After two weeks babies go through a growth spurt and will start stretching their arms and legs and will not be as amenable to curling up for a picture or sleeping as soundly, which is needed for some of the poses and photographs in props like the buckets.

Full Baby Bellys are Best! Go ahead and feed your baby or top baby off as soon as you arrive!
A well-fed baby with a full belly is essential! Moms - don't feel pressured to rush a feed.
   If you breastfeed and can, have at least one bottle pumped for feeding.
 It's important that a baby gets the hind milk and that can mean nursing quite a while on each side.

 After the baby is full, make sure they are burped very well. Gas can take a sleepy, happy baby to an uncomfortable and irritable one in seconds.

- Warm Baby! I'll occasionally use a safe space heater or crank up the heat in the studio area to make sure the baby is nice and warm and toasty!  We'll keep your sleeping baby warm and wrapped up until we're ready to begin shooting.

- Noise, Sound and Soothing
I'll use a Noise Machine and/or heater for soothing sounds to relax the baby.

Loved Ones
If the baby has older siblings along for the session, it's a good idea to remind the older children that the baby needs some special individual attention for a few moments. We'll try to keep older kids occupied, not to disturb the baby. Older kids are welcome to join in for group photos if you so desire!
If mom and dad want in on the photos - be sure to let me know prior to the session so that we can discuss wardrobe options and session props/set-up.

Props, Clothing and Accessories
Don't worry about buying or bringing tons of clothing, hats or accessories ....I have lots of newborn props and accessories, but feel free to bring your own that might be special to you.

Show some baby skin - or not!
 It's ok to have bare-bottom shots of the baby or the little one can simply wear a diaper! We can easily cover up privates or regular diapers with blankets, wraps or props.
- Loosen the baby's diaper 30 minutes prior to the session. This allows time for the diaper's imprint marks to disappear.

- Accidents! No problem! Everything can wash!

- Be patient
If the baby gets fussy or alert, don't stress out... A baby can sense your anxiety. We'll try to get the baby comfortable again, and we'll take any necessary breaks!
- A majority of photos will work best if the baby is asleep, so anything you can in advance to encourage this is recommended.

Peace of Mind 
If there is a point during our session when you're uncomfortable with the poses, simply let me know. Safety first and I only want to do poses and shots you're comfortable with.


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