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Grand Rapids Michigan Newborn Photographer
~ NEWBORN SESSIONS ~
Due to the nature of a new baby, these sessions can take up to 3 hours due to feedings and changings. (but typically average right around 2) We can do this at my studio or at your home (additional $50). If we schedule the session in your home I like to shoot in a very well lit room. I prefer to shoot in natural light, however, I will bring lighting in the case the need arises. I like to photograph the nursery and all the little details to make the shoot more personal! This is more of a lifestyle session. If you want a more stylized newborn session with all the cute props, I recommend you come to my home studio. I have props galore you will have no need to bring anything unless you want too. Just extra diapers, wipes, extra food, and a paci. We will get sibling and family shots at both sessions.
*All session fees, packages, digital and print orders are subject to a 6% MI sales tax
STUDIO SESSION // $350
- 5 high res edited downloadable digital images that you will pick from an online gallery
- Print release
- If you order $250 or more in prints or albums you will also get the Whole Collection of digital downloads
- Additional digital downloads are available for $15 each
- ALL EDITS ARE FINAL
DELUXE NEWBORN SESSION // $500
- ALL EDITED DIGITAL IMAGES (typically between 70-150)
- Print release
- ALL EDITS ARE FINAL
*FOR AN IN HOME SESSION, ADD $50 TO EITHER PACKAGE
**PAYMENT IS PREFERRED AT BOOKING
WHAT TO EXPECT
I like to keep clothing simple with newborns. Most of the time I would like the baby to be undressed focusing on his/her tiny features, wrinkled skin, hands and little toes. Please try to have the baby changed and fed prior to your session. If you know they will fall asleep after feeding, get them undressed (diaper on) before, and wrap them in a blanket. This way we won’t have to disturb their sleep by taking off their clothes. If we are shooting at your house, turning the heat up in the house/room will also help them from getting cold and unhappy. Of course these are only suggestions. If your baby has not eaten or is not sleepy, that’s ok too!! I am flexible and will work around them. Remaining calm will keep them relaxed. Don’t be surprised if you little one spits up or tinkles on my props, this is very common and I am prepared for it.
It is very important to me to make your online images tangible. To put your memories in an album or on your wall. I offer beautiful printing products through my professional lab, and would love to do the printing for you. My lab is AMAZING and they offer some really outstanding products!! Please ask to see my awesome products!
SCHEDULING AND POLICIES
I recommend doing the session within the first 5-10 days of the baby’s birth. Babies change so quickly and in this first week or two they are also sleeping a lot and it is very easy to get them into position to photograph them. Please contact me prior to your baby arriving. It’s never too early to schedule! This way I know your due date and I will be expecting to hear from you within that time frame. I am very flexible with scheduling newborn sessions since they arrive when THEY are ready! Contact me as soon as you are home from the hospital and we can pick a day within the next week or so. I shoot Monday-Fridays. I do offer a very select number of Saturday mornings (when I do not have a wedding booked) with an additional fee of $50.
If you need to reschedule, please give 48 hours notice. If given less than 2 days notice (for any reason) there will be a $25 rescheduling fee.