I prefer to photograph newborns between 7-10 new days when they are still in that super sleepy, squishy, curly stage. It's also best to do the session before the baby acne sets in and becomes more awake. This is not to say we can't photograph your baby a bit older, but the ultimate time is during the first week.
Yes! I have a beautiful, professional newborn & baby portrait located in Albany County, just 30 minutes south of Albany, NY.Studio vs. In-Home Sessions - In order to achieve the consistent image results you see on this website and in my portfolio, newborn and baby sessions are held in my Studio. Everything is fully prepared prior to your arrival (multiple sets will be in place). You can relax and enjoy some much-needed rest while I photograph your baby, just feet away.
Yes! I have everything you see on my website and loads more. My studio has a huge, ginormous collection of high end, hand made headbands, bonnets, outfits, rompers and wraps to name a few. I am constantly updating and purchasing new goodies, only the very best for your child. Your baby's session will be fully styled based on your color preferences. All you have to do is bring me the baby!
Unfortunately, no. All of our sessions are by appointment only and generally scheduled weeks in advance.
It's never too early to book! Newborn sessions should be booked during your pregnancy, the earlier the better as I am usually booked months out. I suggest 3-4 months before your due date.
By booking your session with me, (paying the deposit) your new baby has priority on my schedule. That means if the baby comes early or late your baby is guaranteed a spot on my calendar. My newborn sessions are limited per month to accommodate the various arrival dates.
Occasionally, I do have last minute availability. Please inquire if your baby is slightly older as it might determine if you'll be wanting a newborn or baby session.
Full newborn sessions take about 2 - 3 hours, this includes wiggle room if we need extra feeding and soothing breaks. I firmly believe anything over 3 hours is just too long, too long for baby and too long for exhausted parents. Newborn sessions should never need to last 4-5 hours! I'll help you prepare your little one so we can get the very best of baby for the session.
Once you're booked and on my schedule you'll get a link emailed to you that will give you tips and information on how to prepare for a smooth newborn session.
Depending on the package you purchase, we can do a few parent shots. However, newborn sessions are very specific to your newborn and will be the main focus of the session. Again, newborn sessions are very specific to your day's old child, so they don't include solo shots of siblings but depending on the age and overall cooperativeness I'm happy to attempt a *sibling shot and of course a family shot. For your tiny infant's safety and their vulnerable soft heads, *I do not attempt sibling shots with siblings younger than 3 years old. Toddlers really do have a tough time adjusting especially within those first couple of weeks and it can be very stressful on them to ask them to sit or lie quietly (safely) next to your tiny new baby.
In order to achieve the consistent image results you see on my website and in my portfolio, newborn and baby sessions are held in my Studio. Everything is fully prepared prior to your arrival (multiple sets will be in place). You can relax and enjoy some much-needed rest while I photograph your baby, just feet away. No need to move furniture, heat the house to 85, entertain us... simply show up with the baby and we will take care of the rest. In-home sessions can take twice as long, adding to already tired parents exhaustion. Not to mention moving furniture to accommodate our sets, finding the proper lighting and most importantly maintaining the proper temperature to keep your child comfortable and safe while he/she is unclothed. PROPS - Our studio is a fully equipped, professional baby portrait studio. We have everything you and your child needs for their first photo shoot. We boast a huge collection of high-end props, only the very best hand made items for your precious new baby. As the session progresses if we need to adjust or pull new props, everything we need is at our fingertips.
Your gallery will be online within 1-2 weeks of your session and your completed fully edited digital files take about two weeks. Prints, albums, wall art and announcements can take up to 3 weeks from order date. In addition to your online gallery, you may also come in for a ordering session if you'd like help designing your wall art or look at all the samples.