I love capturing your babies from newborn to one year in age. My sessions are all about the baby and your connection – NOT about the props. I want baby’s personality to shine through, and for you to remember all of their tiny details. Of course, I might use a few simple props because tiny baby things are so cute!
All newborn sessions are scheduled Monday-Friday in my studio in downtown La Crosse. All sessions include the high-resolution digital files (in JPG format) and the rights to print.
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 – ideally before your third trimester. I often book up a few months in advance.
- The Full Newborn Session: This session runs around three hours in my studio. I start with family photos, which takes about 45 minutes. Then I spend the remaining time hopefully getting baby sleeping soundly enough to safely pose them in some fun (maybe bare) curled-up poses. If your baby does not end up sleeping much, there are still plenty of shots that I can get, especially those detail pictures of their tiny toes, hands, and lips. If you have older children, I recommend that one parent/another adult take them out of the studio after family pictures are over, especially if you think that second half of the session would be a long wait.
- The Simple Newborn Session: This session is ideally scheduled before 15 days old, but can be used for older babies up to 8 weeks. The session runs around 90 minutes in studio. I start with family photos, which takes about 30-45 minutes. If you have older children, then it will take around 45 minutes. I spend the remaining time capturing baby individually, usually with a white backdrop. I keep baby’s diaper on the whole time. I photograph baby swaddled, in a white onesie, or in a diaper cover. If baby is awake and settled, then I will not take time to get baby asleep.
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 (after baby is sitting independently) and ate one year, but I’ll photograph your baby anytime. 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 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.