Lifestyle Newborn & Maternity Portraits
DURING YOUR SESSION
On the day of your session, we'll meet at your home (or the location we decided on), and I'll create a relaxing, calm environment and direct your family with little games or tasks that encourage everyone to engage with and focus on baby.
IF BABY IS FUSSY:
If during the session baby gets fussy or needs to eat or take a minute alone with just mama, that is exactly what I expect to happen. I've scheduled the sessions to allow for time to cater to baby's needs, so don't stress if you need to take a few minutes away.
WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN BABY NEEDS A BREAK/TO EAT/A DIAPER CHANGE?
Usually during this time, I capture you doing your thing from a distance, or if you'd prefer privacy, I'll focus on capturing other important details in your home such as baby's room, or the rest of the family, who are also in the middle of an important life experience.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
A day or two after your session, you'll receive a few previews to share with grandparents, aunts & uncles, and faraway friends. Within 2 weeks you'll get an email from me with a link to your gallery. HOORAY! You can expect around 40+ images in your gallery from a full hour session.
PURCHASE PRINTS DIRECTLY FROM THE GALLERY:
When you follow the gallery link in your email, you'll be able to view, download, and share your images. You'll also be able to order prints, albums, cards, calendars, canvases, etc. of the images you love directly from your gallery. (And you'll have a fancy little discount to use on prints as a thank you from me!)
Read What Other Clients Have Said
“Sarah did an amazing job on my maternity photos and I can't wait to finish our next session. She has a wonderful eye and captured images that I could have only dreamed of!”
WHEN DO WE SCHEDULE NEWBORN SESSIONS?
Newborn sessions are typically scheduled after 1 week and before
6 weeks of baby's birth. Exceptions are given for NICU babies and unique circumstances: contact me for details.
WHAT IF MY BABY IS OLDER THAN 6 WEEKS? CAN I STILL BOOK A NEWBORN SESSION?
Yes! However, I do want you to understand that after around 6-8 weeks, babies become more alert and mobile, and your images may reflect that.
WHEN DO WE SCHEDULE THE MATERNITY SESSION?
Maternity sessions are best done at the end of the second trimester or the start of the third trimester. Obviously exceptions can be made, and there are no real rules to when you should document your growing body.
WHAT IS A FRESH 48 SESSION?
This is a lifestyle session done in the place of your labor (hospital, home, etc.) and is typically done within 48 hours of baby's birth.
During this session, we get to capture you getting acquainted with your little one without the added stress of giving birth.
I'M WORRIED ABOUT MY BABY GETTING SICK. WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T SPREAD ANY GERMS?
As a mom myself, I completely understand and echo this. My number one priority at every photo session is to keep everyone safe. If I develop any symptoms before your session, I will communicate that with you and we can create a plan from there (usually we'll reschedule).
When I arrive at your session, the first thing I'll do is ask to wash my hands. During the session, I make an effort to not touch baby, and instead ask adult family members to move baby as needed. I also follow CDC guidelines for Covid-19 restrictions and other illnesses.