Be sure to capture those precious first few days of life with professional newborn baby pictures that you’ll treasure for years to come.
The most precious time to photograph a newborn baby is within two weeks of birth. The way they look so small in your arms or curl up perfectly in your neck, their tiny little toes, and the gentle way that they breathe and coo. During this time babies will usually retain some of the natural curl from when they were in mommy’s tummy. Newborn babies are also more sleepy and pliable for the most desired poses. Your curling, sleeping newborn will make for the most memorable and meaningful baby pictures.
After two weeks newborn babies usually hit a growth spurt and much of the session is spent feeding rather than taking pictures so ideally we try to schedule the photo shoot before the baby is two weeks old. Unfortunately, the first two weeks after your baby is born are the ones that go by in a flash! For this reason, I really encourage expectant parents to contact me ahead of time about a newborn photography session.
Interested in booking a newborn photo shoot?
- The newborn in-studio photo shoot rate is $250. All newborn sessions are done on weekday mornings.
- This price includes a 2-3 hour custom photography session at my studio in Coral Gables, Florida. I have a wide selection of props to choose from including hats, headbands, blankets, wraps, bowls, buckets and more.
- Newborn photo sessions should take place within 2 weeks of birth. The session fee does not include any prints or digital negatives; these are purchased separately.
Preparation checklist for the photo shoot
Please feed your baby before you arrive for the photo shoot so that he or she has a full tummy. Please loosen diaper to remove lines around his/her middle. I do like to photograph a newborn in little to no clothes. I have tons of hats, headbands, bowls, baskets and other props, but please feel free to bring your own. My favorite place to shop for newborn hats and other props is etsy.com.
Mom and dad are welcome to join for pictures with baby at no extra charge.
Please know that there is no rush with a newborn photography session. I like to give special attention to each client, especially newborn baby sessions. I do not mind waiting for you to nurse/feed baby, or taking a break to soothe your baby.
When doing the poses, it is normal (and okay!) for him or her to “relieve” him or herself on my backdrop … or anywhere else. I can assure you this happens all the time and I am not upset or offended. Please bring with you baby wipes, extra diapers and a pacifier. After each newborn session I am sure to launder all of my backdrops and other items the baby comes in contact with. This is included in the session fee for a newborn photo shoot.
Please only bring those who are to be photographed to the studio. Also, cameras and other recording devices are not permitted. Please bring something for the older children to do while they are not being photographed. Lastly, please bring a list of “must haves” images (close-ups with feet and hands, with someone, etc.)