All sessions include shooting time in the studio, 30-40 edited high res images in color and black and white on CD, copyright release and packet with tons of information and references for getting the most out of your pictures. You also receive a coupon for 50 color 4×6 prints from Pro Digital Photos.
PLEASE NOTE: I am not doing outdoor shoots for a few more years. We are landscaping our yard right now, so next year I will be able to do a segment of the session outdoors. But for now, all sessions are shot in the studio.
Newborn Session $700
I prefer to photograph newborns when they are about a week old while they are still bendy and super sleepy. It is best to book this session while you are still pregnant, preferably a few months in advance as I take a limited amount of newborn sessions each month. A newborn takes about 2 hours to photograph, sometimes less if the baby is a good sleeper. I provide hats, flowers/headbands and other accessories for newborns, please feel free to bring whatever you’ve got also. I keep the babies naked for the whole shoot, so bringing outfits is not necessary. It’s also good when dressing your newborn to come to my studio, that you dress them lightly, like in a onesie, so that we don’t have to disturb them too much when taking them out of the carseat. And please don’t stress about them peeing (or worse) on my stuff. It will happen. And I will wash it. It’s not a big deal, I’m very used to it. I will happily do laundry for the sake of cute pictures. Please add $50 for each additional sibling in a newborn session, which includes pictures of them together and some individuals picture in one outfit. Of course with more children you get more images on your CD.
- lots of diapers and wipes
- extra blankets
- a binky (this is very helpful if they take one)
- a bottle with breastmilk or formula (this saves a ton of time if we can just feed them the bottle instead of nursing)
- a black long sleeve shirt for mom or dad
Childrens Session $400
The best age to photograph babies is 6-8 months old. This is the age where they are sitting on their own but not yet crawling and able to get away from me. Babies this age are very happy and content and are usually still sporting a cute little gummer smile. The next age that is very popular is one year olds. They are much more challenging to photograph, but I get the best personality shots from this age. It’s great if you can bring a birthday cake for them to dig into at the end when their attention span has left the building. I have TONS of hats, flowers/headbands, tutus, pettiskirts and clothes (for both girls and boys). I try to schedule these sessions after naptime. Please don’t bring a hungry, sick or tired baby, it’s almost impossible to get any shots out of grumpy babies. I don’t mind rescheduling last minute if you baby is having a bad day. To add siblings to this shoot it is $50 extra per child.
I love photographing older children too!! My backgrounds are small though, so I typically don’t photograph kids older than 12. If you’d like senior shots done, just send an email and Mandy can give you some recommendations!
- a couple of cute outfits
- cupcakes or a birthday cake for one year olds
- any cute hats or accessories you have
- for boys bring a few pairs of pants/shorts (jeans, casual khakis, etc)
- a snack and a drink (sometimes they just need a little break to keep going)
- a favorite toy from home that makes them happy (sometimes they need something familiar to smile at)
- a favorite book/blanket/stuffed animal
Please allow 6-8 weeks for your CD to be ready (3-4 weeks for newborns). You can rush your session for $50 which takes 4-5 days to get your CD. Returning clients receive $100 off newborn sessions and $50 children sessions. I am not a family photographer, but I can take a few casual shots of everyone together for $35.
Please book your session 4-6 weeks in advance. You can book a newborn session at any point in your pregnancy, I have many moms that book as soon as they find out they are pregnant. It’s never too early!