A New Kind of Newborn

I have to start by saying, I can’t take credit for this. I was taught a variation of this process from another newborn photographer and although it took me awhile to figure out how it could work for my business, I finally realized that it was exactly what my clients and I needed!

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My newborn packages are structured for you to start with the session length that suits your needs. There are options for the minimalists, the budgeters, the gallery wall makers, and yes, even the ones who want to go all out. Let’s say you want 8-12 images. That’s a good amount for a birth announcement, a small gallery wall in the nursery and a wide variety of your sweet, new baby. I’m only going to take the time to get those 8-12 images just right for you. No more, no less. No wasted time, no images that you have to say “no” to because they’re out of your expected budget.

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After you choose which session length you want, you have two package options. Each of them comes with all of the beautifully edited digital images from your session and some kind of printed product(s). I love having both. Digitals are great for sharing online, and for saving in multiple places for security. But hard drives fail sometimes too and printed products are what make your home and life beautiful. They are memories always in your line of sight and within reach - a box to hand to a visiting friend over coffee, a canvas hanging above baby’s crib as you tuck them in at night (for the third time), a stunning print displayed in your entryway. Present and visual reminders that time is passing so quickly and to slow down and enjoy today.

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To further make sure that you are getting what you want out of your session, before baby is born, you get to see the different colors I have available, the poses that we can work towards, and more. All in a beautiful guide that helps us plan your session together. The result? A simple experience to give you beautiful images and products that fit your life.

I created this process to feel like an entirely new experience that honors your time, style and budget. Because if it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

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See all of the available Newborn packages here.

Fresh 48?

Fresh 48’s are documentary style newborn sessions usually done at the birth location (hospital, birth center or home) within 48 hours of birth.
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Fresh babies, less than 48 hours old. It's easy to say that these are my favorite sessions right now! So what is a Fresh 48 session and why do you want one?

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Babies change
Obvious, yes; but true. Now depending on a lot of variables (but mostly the amount of sleep you're getting) your baby's time as a newborn may pass too quickly, or a little too slowly for you. But either way, the changes are quick and drastic. These first hours of life are unlike any other time. Their face still has that sweet squishiness. Their limbs tucked in close. Their eyes preferring to be closed. Their head perfectly molded. Their need to be near you. Their soft, fuzzy head. All Fresh 48 goodness. 

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#mombrain
Have you heard of it? It's real. Guys, I'm a photographer and when my second baby was born, I pulled out my camera and... not much happened. I got a couple of shots but not what I really wanted or knew I could've done for someone else. Oh, and I hate to say that those moments we feel we'll remember forever, they get buried under piles of other lovely moments and become harder to recall. 

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Insta-Quality
I have to start this one by saying, "A professional camera does not make a professional photographer." Okay, that said, a professional photographer with a professional camera is quality unmatched. No matter how dark or slightly blurred, we all love seeing photos parents use to announce their baby's birth. No one can argue their sweetness. But it's so nice to have lovely, bright images to show the world the beautiful new life you were just given. 

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You're there too!
How many of us are in photos with our new babes? I know it's hard to think about being in front of the camera after an ordeal like birth. It can feel daunting. But all you need is a little prep and to adore looking at your baby. You can trust a pro to take care of the rest. Take a few moments to soak in your new family and have the photos to remember how you felt for years to come.

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First Meetings
Whether you bring in older children to meet their new sibling, or invite grandparents to hold their newest grandbaby, or are picking up your adopted newborn - first greetings are precious and priceless. The smiles, the tears, the counting of the toes. Be in the moment and let a photographer capture the reactions.

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Celebrate new life with a Fresh 48 session. Contact to book now.

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