Thank you for your interest in Dream Baby Photography! Nothing is more precious than the gift of a new life. I love being able to capture and preserve these first few days of beauty for my clients. As a mother, I know how much I cherish the newborn photos of my daughters. They grow so fast! It’s such a blessing to be able to give you memories of your little one that you can treasure forever.
Its never too early to book your newborn session! I tend to book out 2-3 months at a time. It is best to have newborn pictures done within the first 14 days of life, ideally around 6-10 days old. We will book your session based on your due date and make adjustments as necessary 🙂
I do require the full session fee to be paid in order to hold your date. Once you book your date, I will send you a link to a secure payment site where you can pay your retainer. Retainers are non-refundable.
Newborn Session | $450
All sessions take place in my home studio in Vancouver, WA.
Session tend to run anywhere from 2-4 hours. We allow plenty of time for feeding and soothing baby 🙂
Session Fee includes:
- Pre-session phone, e-mail or in person consult to customize your session
- Photographer’s time and talent
- private online proofing gallery
- 20 digital images
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I am now offering a limited number of all inclusive Newborn Mini-Sessions. Click here for more info!!
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Maternity Sessions | $150
- maternity sessions are only available as an add-on to a birth or newborn session
- Session can be in studio or outside
- 1-2 hours with unlimited outfit changes
- includes an online proofing gallery and 10 digital images via download
Looking for more? I also offer birth photography!
It is the PERFECT way to document every stage of your little one’s journey into your family!
*All digital images include a print release assigned to the client only. Dream Baby Photography retains the rights to all images and does not sell unedited images. Images may not be altered or edited in any shape or form (this includes cropping, black/white conversions, or editing of any kind). Dream Baby Photography cannot guarantee quality, proper contrast, and correct color on reprints if you choose not to print your digital purchases at approved labs.
1. Where does the session occur?
Newborn sessions are done in my home studio in Vancouver, Wa. Please be aware that I keep my studio very warm (about 80 degrees) so baby is comfy and sleepy. So you may want to wear layers 🙂
2. When should the session take place?
Newborn sessions should take place during the first two weeks after delivery, preferably between 5 and 9 days. This is a good time frame for those sweet sleepy photos, as the babies tend to like being zonked out for good chunks of time during the first couple of weeks.
3. I have booked a session; but how do I secure a date and time?
Once you book a session with me, I insert your due date into my calendar. Since newborns don’t always follow our timing, I allot for different session times around that due date. After delivery, call me as soon as possible (I get lots of hospital bed text messages too!) to firm up date and time.
4. How long does the session last?
Anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. I never rush newborn sessions and always take breaks for feedings, cuddling and soothing.
**My baby takes a long time for feedings/cuddling/soothing … That is totally fine! I know the stress of having a newborn, and the last thing I want you to worry about is hurrying through a feeding so we can get to photos. I am used to waiting babies out, and enjoy spending that time getting to know you and the rest of your family.
5. What about photos with siblings/our fur baby?
I will try my best to accommodate all requests for special shots with siblings … of the furry and non-furry kind. Since the session is so long, sometimes older siblings can get restless. Making arrangments to have siblings come near the beginning or the end of the session is perfect. I can also put on a movie or they are welcome to play in my childrens’ playroom. Just let me know what your plans are so I can plan accordingly (i.e. clean up. lol)
6. What do we wear?
Newborns images are done with baby in their birthday suit, so no need for big wardrobes there. If you are planning to be photographed with your baby (which I HIGHLY encourage!), neutral tones are beautiful and photograph perfectly. Browns, beiges, creams, etc.
7. Do you have props/headbands/blankets/baskets?
Yep! You do not need to provide anything for the session, unless there are specific items you want included (special blankets or hats made by grandma, etc.) I have everything else!