Newborn Portrait Sessions
A new addition to the family is such a beautiful and pivotal moment in life and I believe its a time to cherish and celebrate!
I customize each session for each beautiful families needs and ideas and wants while sticking to my classic and beautiful portrait style!
" Newborn Session Packages Range From $500 to $1,000 "
Frequently Asked Questions
When should we contact you to book a newborn session?
Scheduling a session is highly recommended to call/get in contact during your pregnancy. The sooner the better is key, to avoid disappointment as I only book a limited number of sessions a month.
However I do have last minute openings sometimes so
always good to contact me to see.
Where is our session held and do you provide the props?
Newborn sessions are held in my Professional Commercial Studio. Or in the comfort of your home depending on what you choose. However if you choose my studio the location is at 7905 Silverton Ave Ste. 109, San Diego, CA 92126 where your will have access to my wide variety of newborn props and backdrops. I have hundreds of newborn props to use with your little one. My studio is full of fabrics, faux furs, headbands, hats, pant sets, wraps, crates, baskets, buckets, wooden bowls and tons of other goodies in a multitude of colors. All you need to bring with you is baby! All props and fabrics are washed and cleaned before each session. Once You are Booked I Send Over a Newborn Session Questionnaire. It will ask you for your Color Preferences and lots of other questions that will help me
with the inspiration and design for your little ones session.
Pre-booked My Newborn Session Already What Now?
We generally set a tentative date based on your due date. Generally babies don’t arrive when predicted, but at least we will have a starting point, which is your due date
Your due date will be penciled in and the session finalized once your little one arrives. I Ask parents to Call or text 1 to 2 days after baby is born so we can secure the actual date and time.
In order to capture that curly, womb like behavior, newborns are best photographed under 20 days old with the best window at 8 - 15 days. This 8-15 day period is ideal since babies are still very sleepy and will easily curl into those sweet newborn positions.
Do you offer in home sessions?
How do we prepare for the Newborn session?
I Have a special Newborn Session Guide. Prepared just for my newborn session clients.
The guide is to help prepare you have a smooth session so we can focus on capturing beautiful portraits. I send the guide over once we confirm your booking.
How long does the session last?
My newborn sessions last between 2-4 hours depending on package chosen.
The sessions are this long, to allow us to take feeding break or diaper changes and soothing time to get babe tired enough to pose.
How long after the session can we expect To See the Proofing Gallery images?
You will receive your Online Proofing Gallery 7 to 10 Business days after your newborn session.
You will get 1 week to choose your final images. If your package includes a album. You will pick your images that will go into your album at this time of proofing gallery and then I will make a album mock-up within 3 weeks and send for approval before printing.
Newborns often have skin problem/ dry skin or spots/blemishes,Jaundice
will you be retouching these out? Or will this cost extra?
I will attend to any retouching needs for the images of your newborn.
After your proofing / ordering session.
In addition to any basic color enhancement and my signature look will be applied to all images.
Please note Composites and Digital Background Work For Specialized Images May Have a Additional Cost.
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I have a whole blog post dedicated to this subject please CLICK HERE to read more.
Do you practice newborn safety?
A NOTE ON HEALTH*
If I am sick even with a common cold, I will reschedule your newborn session until I'm better. I encourage you to do the same, especially with older siblings who are sick and may be touching items in my studio. Just as with safety, I will not risk the health of any newborn baby.
If you have any questions or concerns at all, I encourage you to contact me via phone, email or text!
"WHAT PAST CLIENTS ARE SAYING"
"Would definitely highly recommend loved her energy made feel super comfortable during my maternity photo shoot! Absolutely loved my sons newborn photos! Gave me the cutest little presents as well!"
"Working with Laura was such a pleasure, and she captured the most perfect images of our sweet baby boy!! She was very communicative and responsive from the moment we inquired about booking all through to when we received our final photos. We love her work and working with her! Her studio was well kept and full of amazing props, and she was phenomenal and gentle with handling our little man through the whole shoot. We felt very comfortable with her and would gladly book again for future shoots!"