Yes, you want to capture those chubby cheeks and little fingers and toes.
But Momma, ten, twenty, thirty years from now when you look back at your photos will you be able to see the joy you had in spite of the sleepless nights?
Will you remember how watching Dad gaze into your baby's eyes made your heart just about burst?
Will you be able to give your child a way to see the special moments that words can't adequately describe?
Let's create that together.
But will you be in them?
You'll end up with 1,492 photos of your newborn on your phone.
Lifestyle Newborn Sessions take place in the comfort of your home** and are designed to capture your newborn and family in a natural and relaxed manner. While I will take some lightly posed images of your little one, I mostly focus on documenting him or her in the home environment and with mom, dad and siblings. It is best to schedule these sessions within baby's first 10 days, however can be done within the fist few weeks if needed.
** Please note that due to the pandemic I am only accepting in-home sessions on a case by case basis depending on the current status of the Covid-19 regulations in our county and our ability to determine the safety of doing so for both myself and your family.
Outdoor sessions are available as an alternative and we can still creatively capture meaningful images of your newborn and family in an outdoor setting.
I'll be taking my cues from your and your newborn. Does baby need a break to feed or some cuddling to settle? I won't be watching the clock, but rather will take my time to allow you to all to settle into the moment. Granted I won't be at your house all day - sessions usually last for about 2 hours - but I won't be out the door until I have captured what we planned.
Before your baby's arrival I will meet with you (via Zoom) to plan all of the details and help you be fully prepared. We'll talk about your vision for your session, what to wear and how to prepare your home (it doesn't have to be perfectly clean). If you have other children, I'll give you tips on preparing them for the session as well.
Whether you're becoming a mom for the first time, or adding your last little to the clan, your family is about to change. Let's create a snapshot of this moment and your excitement for what's in store.
Let's bottle up the anticipation, the joy, the love and create images that will make you feel it all over again.
My approach to Maternity Sessions, like my other session types, is natural images that document the moment and the emotions. I want you to have images that will remind you of how connected you felt to the life growing inside you, of the new nuances in your relationship with your husband, and of how beautiful and strong you are.
In order to create a personalized experience that will result in images unique to you, we'll meet over a Zoom call to plan all the details of your session. I'll help you choose the perfect location, give you input on outfit ideas, props and other elements that will make your session special. I'm here to guide you every step of the way so the whole process is relaxed and stress-free.
At your Image Reveal and Ordering appointment I'll walk you through choosing your favorite images and deciding the best way to display and enjoy them. While digital images are available, I believe strongly in the importance and value of a printed image and want to make sure you have your images in your hands and on your walls to enjoy every day.