newborn photography

Welcome home, little one! From little toes and fingers to big, big yawns, we capture all the snuggles, sleepiness, and wonder of your first days home with your baby. These sessions include relaxed, lightly styled portraits of your baby as well as more candid, snuggly photos with the whole family.

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in the comfort of your own home

All newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. We allow plenty of time for feeding, comforting and changing your sweet baby as needed. I work on their schedule - not the other way around. We work slowly and safely to ensure they are comfortable and happy, whether that is in a relaxed, styled setup or snuggled in your arms.

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my traveling studio

I travel with an assortment of soft, mostly light and neutral colored wraps, blankets, buckets, crates and bowls to use for your baby’s relaxed portraits. I will incorporate your choice of special blankets, swaddles, hats or props from home, and we will discuss styling and colors to create a personalized look for your photos.

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scheduling your session

Newborn sessions are scheduled to take place within the first 14 days after your baby is born, ideally around days 7-10. This gives us the best chance at photographing them while they are at their sleepiest, snuggliest stage, once you’ve settled back in at home. We will use your due date at the time of booking, and once your baby arrives, we will touch base to confirm your session day and time. Most sessions are scheduled on weekday mornings from 9am-12pm. We will do our best to schedule around immediate family so all parents and siblings can be present, if desired.

do I have to clean my house for photos?

No no no no no no no no noooooooo. Please. Do not.

Life is messy. Kids are messy. First days home with a newborn are messy. The very last thing you should be worried about is cleaning. In nearly 10 years of going to people’s homes for newborn sessions, I can tell you that we are all the same and it’s FINE!

As your photographer, I will scout out the best light and location for your photos. Trust me when I say that we do not need a lot of room! I may be in your living room, your kitchen, the baby’s nursery or your bedroom. Do only what you are comfortable doing and trust me that I don’t worry about how anyone’s home looks. Promise!