Thank you again for choosing me to document such a special season in your life! As we prepare for your newborn session, please take time to carefully read through this guide. I have included lots of helpful pieces of information to make your session a success. I am honored to be your newborn photographer, and truly look forward to meeting you and your precious baby!
Once your baby is born, please contact me within 24 hours to let me know that he or she has arrived! You can simply send me a quick email at email@example.com or text at 614-595-1280. I will reply ASAP with some available dates that I have, and we can schedule your session on the day that works best for you. I always schedule my newborn sessions during the first two weeks after birth, and sessions are held at 10:00 AM (Mon-Fri) in my home studio in Worthington, Ohio.
Studio Address: 1483 Buck Rub Ct, Worthington, Ohio 43085
**Due to the small size of my studio, I ask that siblings only stay for the first 20 minutes to have their photos taken with their new baby brother or sister. Please either arrange for a relative or friend to pick them up, or have one parent leave with them for the remaining session time. Thank you so much for cooperating in order to ensure we maintain a quiet studio setting for your baby’s portraits.**
Before your session:
I encourage families to dress in white or pale neutrals. My props, backdrops, wraps, and newborn clothing are all white. I feel this simple approach truly helps keep the focus on your beautiful baby and family. Sticking with this white theme with your clothing choices will help me to create those gorgeous images you have seen and loved in my portfolio.
**Newborn wraps, props, headbands, hats, and accessories are all provided!**
For mom, I recommend a long white flowy dress, or white flowy top/kimono with light colored pants.
For Dad, go simple and casual! A fitted pair of khaki pants or shorts with a white well-fitted tee shirt or dress shirt.
For siblings, follow the same wardrobe rules. Keep it simple and true white. I always prefer bare feet in the photos – so don’t worry too much about shoes!
Morning of session:
After your session, I will get to work on culling your images down to the very best of the best (at least 30 images/session), then editing those images and getting them up into your gallery. Once they're ready, I'll be in touch with the link to your slideshow.
When you're ready to click the slideshow link, I encourage you to make an event of it! Queue it up on your tv or a large computer screen and gather the whole family around (sound up!)... the first time you see your photos is always the best.
Remember, your slideshow is only available for 24 hours or until you purchase your collection - whichever comes first - but once you've selected and paid for your collection, your gallery (and the slideshow!) will be available for 30 days, pre-loaded with your print credit and set for you to download the number of files that corresponds with your collection.
After the session
Downloading your files:
While everything that I offer in my store is printed in professional labs and guaranteed to be beautiful, I also recognize that you may want to print your images yourself, and thanks to those digital files, you absolutely can! I recommend Midwest Photo for local printing and mpix.com for online prints. Be sure to de-select any color correction options, and be sure to upload the original files you downloaded, not copies or screenshots. The files you receive from me should allow you to print up to 20x30" at minimum.
Printing Your Images:
Your favorite images are professionally printed on archival quality photo paper with a beautiful matte finish. These full bleed prints are available in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall or giving as a special gift.
4x6 / $30
5x7 / $35
11 x 14 / $40
Here are a few of my favorite products offered in the online store:
These premium albums are printed on high-end matte photo paper with thick, lay flat pages. Layout and design options are limited only by your imagination, and can be further customized with your choice of linen or leather covers and custom foiled letters.
8x8 / $600
10x10 / $750
12x12 / $900
These beautiful hardwood frames will protect your prints from damage and help them look their very best in a spot for everyone to enjoy. Frames come in your choice of white, black, dark wood, light wood, or barnwood, and arrive ready to hang with all necessary hardware included.
5x7 / $250
8x10 / $350