Of all of the photography I have done over the years, photographing babies is by far my favorite. I love capturing your babies ages newborn to one year in age. My sessions are all about the baby and NOT about the props. I want you to see baby’s personality shine through and to be able to remember all those tiny details. Of course, I might use a few props, because tiny baby things are so cute!
All baby sessions are scheduled Monday-Friday in my studio in downtown La Crosse. All sessions include the high-res JPG files and the rights to print.
All newborn sessions are scheduled ideally between 7 to 15 days after birth. I offer two types of newborn sessions – a full session and a simple session. To secure a date, book your session when you are pregnant.
The Full Newborn Session gives us up to 3 hours in my studio. I start with family pictures and then we will hopefully get baby sleeping soundly and safely pose baby in some fun (maybe bare) curly poses. If baby ends up not sleeping much, there are still plenty of fun shots that I can get, especially detail pictures of those tiny toes, hands, and lips. If you have older children, they are welcome to leave the studio with a parent/another adult after family pictures are over if you think the second half of the session would be a long wait for them.
The Simple Newborn Session is one hour long. I am able to take a few family pictures and then focus on baby. I will keep baby’s diaper on, and photograph baby “as is.” If baby is awake and settled, then I will not take time to get baby asleep. For this session, I love baby in a white onesie or wrapped up snug. Though I prefer babies to be within that 15 day window for the Simple Newborn Session, I will take babies up to 8 weeks in age.
After the newborn stage, I offer mini-sessions for babies up to one year in age. These sessions are typically completed at 6 to 9 months and one year to show all of baby’s new skills, but I’ll photograph your baby anytime. If you miss that 7 to 15 day age for a newborn session, these baby mini sessions are great for older newborns too. These sessions are baby only. I will include older siblings for a couple of shots (if you want), but I will not include parents. If you are interested in a family session – see Kids & Families.
Baby Mini-Sessions are available in my studio with the use of my props or outside on-location.
Contact me for details about pricing and my availability for my newborn and baby mini-sessions.