A mini newborn session includes photos of just parents and baby, or just sibling(s) and baby. No photos of just baby.
This newborn session includes photos of just the baby in multiple poses/sets. No parent/sibling photos.
A full newborn session includes family photos, parent photos, individual parent photos, sibling photos, and of course lots of photos of just the baby!
How can I prepare for my newborn session?
What do I need to bring?
When should I book my newborn session?
Full Session: Work Flow
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How do I get my photos?
How many photos will I receive?
When do newborn sessions happen?
Where is your studio?
Covid Safety Measures
Returning Client Discount
Ideally - please bring baby fed and changed before your session so baby is sleepy we can get started as soon as you arrive. I suggest giving baby a bath the day of the session as well, as it tires them out and can help them to be sleepy for the duration of the session.
All you bring are the diapers, wipes, pacifier, etc. I supply the outfits, hats/headbands, props, backdrops, etc. Don't forget the baby!
We should book your newborn session as soon as possible! Based on your due date (or scheduled c-section date) we will book a tentative date for your newborn session, keeping in mind of course that babies often have minds of their own so we will be flexible with our chosen date if necessary.
If you have chosen the full session, we will begin with family photos (parents, siblings, newborn), both parents with newborn, each parent with newborn, siblings and newborn. We will then take photos of just the newborn. I ask that one parent takes the siblings out of the home studio once we have completed family/parent/sibling photos so the other parent and I can focus on the photographs of just the newborn.
For family, parent, and sibling photos, baby will be in a white wrap. I encourage family members to dress in neutral colours (greys, beiges, whites). You can include light colours if you'd like to incorporate the gender (blue or pink). Please no hats or shoes in the studio. I suggest avoiding large logos, text on clothing, or large patterns. Soft, neutral colours allow for the focus to be on the baby.
You will receive your gallery in an email, and this is where you will see your edited high-resolution images. You will receive a four digit PIN code required to download your photos. The photos are yours to download, save, print, share, etc.
This depends on which newborn session you choose, as well as how baby cooperates. Some babies are sleepy and we can get through multiple different sets and colours. Other babies are fussy or gassy and we only get through one or two. With these factors in mind, you could end up with 25-50 photos in your online gallery.
I suggest newborn sessions happen 5-12 days after baby is born. I know this is early for mamas! However this is the wonderful window of time when babies are curly, sleepy, and willing to be wrapped and posed into similar photo sets you'll see in my portfolio. After 12 ish days after birth, babies become more alert and more difficult to photograph.
My studio space is in my home in Lethbridge.
While cleaning practices have always been in place, everything has been amplified due to Covid. I ask that shoes remain at the door and are not worn inside the studio. I ask that clients sanitize their hands upon entry. I will wear a mask for the duration of our shoot, because while I am wrapping and posing baby it is impossible for me to stay socially distanced. I ask that no one "extra" attends studio sessions (grandparents, friends, etc.), only the people being photographed. If siblings of the newborn are attending, I ask that they leave the studio space with one parent after family photos are done. No outside props/wraps/headbands allowed. I will ask that all adults and children of suitable ages wear masks upon entry and when not being photographed. Disposable masks can be provided if necessary. Everything is cleaned and disinfected before, after, and in between sessions. Because my studio space is in my home, my cleaning practices/expectations are high not only for the safety of your family, but for the safety of my family as well.
Returning clients get 25% off medium and full sessions.