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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 for regualr newborn sessions is $220 plus tax
The petite Newborn sessions has no session fee that will be applied to those sessions ) 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.
All products including digital images are purchased separately at the ordering appointment. About 2-3 weeks after your session, we will meet for an in-person ordering appointment where you will be able to view your beautiful images (20 total hand edited images will be edited ) and you choose which collections and products you wish to display your custom artwork.
I offer 4 Collections and one build your own package allowing you to customize and choose your favourite products into a bundled collection, or you can choose to purchase individual items from the A la Carte Menu. Please note that when choosing to order A la Carte there is an order minimum of $500.
Retainer fee and session package payments are subject to 13% sales tax.
Luxe Newborn Session – $1595 plus tax
This package is for the parents who want to never forget those first few days they anticipated for nine months. It is for those who want the full experience in capturing a fleeting and wonderful time in new parent’s lives. I will capture stunning, carefully posed and naturally posed photos of your new arrival as well as intimate and loving photos with mother, father and siblings.
When you select this package, you’ll receive:
Signature Newborn Session – $995 plus tax
This package is the most commonly selected newborn package. It is designed to provide you with timeless images reflective of my classic and artistic approach. A beautiful assortment of carefully posed images of the arrival as well as intimate and loving photos with mother, father and siblings may also be included. When you select this package, you’ll receive:
Heirloom Album Package : $799 to $ 1550 dependant on album chosen for session.
This package is for the parent who want those treasured memories on the highest quality museum-grade album, made of the softest leather hide or suede with images that will make you gasp in quality. These will be available for you to touch, feel and smell during your newborn session. the quality has a 300-year lifespan. each album includes the 12, or 20 full-colour high-resolution digital images printable to an 8×0 print.
Petite Newborn Session – $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: