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With all the Newborn Photography sessions being booked I think its extremely important for parents to come prepared. I have enclosed here a guide plus all the newborn packages again to help make those special decisions.
I keep the room at a toasty 80 degrees so baby is comfortable being photographed without clothes. You have access to my entire collection of high end newborn bonnets, tiebacks, wraps and props.
Your custom session is styled by me using information you provide in your questionnaire. I understand it may be a little intimidating traveling with baby. But I promise, it’s not bad! Even a little exciting. Often your newborn session will be your first outing and a very enjoyable one! Below you will find details on how to prepare your baby to ensure a successful session.
In order to give yourself the BEST possible chance for amazing photos, you have to prepare your baby. This is not optional……Not only will this decrease the amount of time for your session, but it will also make sure your baby is easy to pose safely. A happy sleepy baby makes for a happy photographer, happy parents and smooth session. Here are instructions on how to make that happen:
Yes, newborns sleep all day. but they don’t sleep deep enough on their own to be posed in those beautiful newborn portraits you are hoping for. That’s why it is important to prep your newborn for their session. The most important thing is to give baby a little awake time before your session. Let him/her burn some calories so that when it’s time for me to pose them they are in a deep sleep.
Photographing baby with mom and dad is my favorite. These are the photos you will look at every year as they grow older and your baby will cherish these first photos with mom and dad when they are adults.
Dads: I ask that you have a tight fitting t-shirt to wear with pants or jeans. I prefer simple soft t-shirts in neutral colors (cream, white, gray). Nothing fancy.
Moms: Same for you. Simple is best. You don’t really see your clothes as I try to keep the focus on your new baby. Keep the color neutral and design simple. Be sure that you have no nail polish as your hands will make their way into the images. Also, I know you may not feel so glamorous after having a baby but do not worry. I only photograph using the most flattering angles and light to bring out the natural beauty in you and your family.
The colors I think work best for family photos are nude/tan, cream, gray and blush. Remember, the focus is the new baby and we don’t want bright colors and busy prints that may be distracting.
Sister(s): I have several dresses available for younger girls. I can provide a wrap that will act as the perfect top, or please have a snug fitting tank in a neutral color. I ask that girls hair be natural (or in braids) and free of bows, headbands, etc. Just as with mom, no nail polish please.
Brother(s): A snug pair of jeans and shirtless or a neutral colored shirt are preferred.
Plan to arrive around a little before 10 am. A typical session lasts about 2 1/2 hrs.
It is my hope that you enjoy the photo session and feel both comfortable and at home. Feel free to relax (or nap!) while your baby is being photographed. I am truly honoured to be able to document this incredible time in your lives and look forward to getting to know you and your sweet baby.
Newborn Packages Available in 2020
Custom portraiture is an investment. You are choosing Pretty Dreams Photograhy , investing in my time and talent and trusting me to capture the baby bump that has you glowing, the tiny details of your brand new miracle, and the love you share as a family through fine art photography.
Custom photography involves experience, education, professional equipment, high quality props and the vision and talent of your photographer. I use only the finest quality props and takes great care to hand edit each photo into a beautiful work of art for you to treasure.
Your session with Pretty Dreams Photography will be customized to tell the unique story of your family. To provide exceptional service to each client, I have a limited number of sessions each month.
Packages include a set number of digital files. and some include Wall art and album add-ons are available during your personal in-person gallery reveal.
Session Fee is $250 Plus tax Please inquire for Full Collections and Price list .
The session fee is due upon booking and secures your date on my calendar. It includes the photographer’s time and talent, pre-session consultation by phone or email, portrait session, and the ordering appointment. The session fee does NOT include any digital files or products. The session fee is non-refundable, however, it can be used towards a future session within 6 months if you choose to cancel.
Our goal with every session is to create beautiful, printed artwork with your photos for you to fall in love with over and over again, and to pass down as heirlooms to your children. All of our fine-art products are made from high-quality, archival-grade materials designed to last over 100 years.
Three stunning collections are available with Print product prices starting at $85 and go up based on size and materials. al a carte items have a $500 minimum purchase at a reveal.
All print investments include the matching digital file.
Petite Newborn Session Special – $695 plus tax ( No Session Fee with This Package) Limted spaces per Month , Inquire ASAP to book the petite .
This package is designed for those who would like a beautiful newborn gallery of their little one taken with my classic and artistic approach. This package is for baby only. When you select this package, you’ll receive: