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I document my little clients in a combination of neutral tones and soft colors so that your baby is the focus of your images. I love to keep things classic and timeless, so I promise not to use any crazy props or hats. I strive to style and create set-ups that won't look outdated in just a few months so that you can look back at your images years from now and love them as much as you did the day you first saw them.

My custom newborn photography sessions take place in my studio located in Howell, NJ where you will have access to my complete set of newborn blankets and accessories.  The session takes place within the first 14 days of birth, so it is important to book your session as soon as possible. It's never too early to book in order to ensure a spot during the recommended timeframe. 

WHAT I OFFER

the newborn experience

WHAT IS CUSTOM NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY?

My custom newborn photography session is all about the experience and choices that I give my clients. Throughout my years as a newborn photographer, I have come to realize that I love to offer a highly personalized experience for our clients. I love to get to know you, talk to you about your vision for your session, and work with you to achieve the images you imagine for your newborn baby. By offering custom newborn photography, I commit to offering an experience where you’ll play an active role in the planning of your session while allowing me to create a beautiful set of images that is representative of my style of newborn photography.

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Curious about what it's like to work with me? Here is all the key info you need in order to better understand my approach to newborn + maternity photography.

the newborn experience

1. DISCOVERY CALL

2. PRE-SESSION PLANNING

3. STYLING

4. scheduling

5. DURING THE SESSION

6. AFTER THE SESSION

7. Booking

I offer a complimentary discovery call before booking to ensure I'm a good fit for your photography needs. The best time to schedule a discovery call 2-3 months before your due date. During our call, we'll discuss the types of images you're looking to achieve, the styling of your session, and the process for booking.

discovery call

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As soon as you book your newborn session, I'll send you an online questionnaire so that I can begin to plan. If you've booked a maternity session, we’ll set up a time for your pre-session consultation to go over session details and plan the styling of your session. Next, if you know your baby's gender, we'll plan the newborn session. If you don't know the gender of your baby yet and plan to be surprised, then we'll chat about that once the baby is here.

pre-session planning

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The questionnaire and our pre-session consultation will help me envision the images you are looking to achieve in terms of who will be in the photos (mom, dad, and/or siblings), the color palette you’d like me to use, the types of set-ups and poses you prefer, and any wall art collections I should have in mind during the session.

This approach will allow me to customize your blankets and accessories to ensure a session that is tailored to you as well as the goals of the session. I truly believe that session planning is a collaborative process and my goal is to create an experience where you’ll be a part of the styling of your session so that your images are cohesive and fit well with the colors in your home. 

session styling

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Once your baby is born, I ask that you call or text me within 2-3 days so that we can set a date for the session within a few days of the baby coming home. This way I can ensure I’m able capture their sleepy and curly stage during the recommended timeframe.

scheduling

NOTE TO PARENTS OF BABY BOYS:

Newborn sessions take place in our in-home studio in Howell, NJ, where you will have access to my complete set of newborn props and accessories. The session takes place within the first 14 days of birth, Tuesdays - Thursdays at 10am.

LOCATION + TIME

Please let me know if you plan to have your baby boy circumcised so that we can plan accordingly.

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during the session

ARRIVING

The newborn studio is kept at 80 degrees so you may want to wear a sleeveless or short-sleeved shirt if you plan to watch me work. 

ADDITIONAL INFO

Once you arrive, I start my sessions by evaluating how sleepy your baby is. If your baby is very sleepy, I will begin with the individual portraits. Otherwise, we will either feed and soothe the baby, or if you have chosen to be included in the photos, we will start the family portraits.

Next

After your session, I will go through the images from your session and select the best. If your session yields more images than the number in your collection, you will receive a link to soft proof your gallery and choose the images you’d like me to edit. Once the final images are selected, I will edit those, getting rid of skin issues such as redness, blemishes, and flaky skin that might be distracting. Your images will be ready for delivery within 2-3 weeks. At that point, we'll work together to design any albums or wall art collections you may have ordered..

after the session

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Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that The Newborn Experience is exactly what you’re looking for, the next step is a signed contract and retainer. I will create an online contract for you to review, and when you’re ready you can book your session by signing your contract and paying your $200 retainer online. The balance will be due on the day of the session.

booking

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"A baby fills a place in your heart
that you never knew was empty."  

~Unknown

"A baby fills a place in your heart
that you never knew was empty."

~UNKNOWN

WALL ART COLLECTIONS

Newborn sessions take place within the first 14 days of birth while your baby is still in the adorable sleepy and curly stage that you see in my newborn images. For this reason, it's important to book your session 2-3 months before your due date in order to reserve a spot during the recommended timeframe. I occasionally have last-minute openings so if your baby is already here, don't be afraid to reach out to see if I can still accommodate you. 

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WHEN SHOULD I BOOK YOU?

WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

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My newborn sessions take place in our home studio in Howell, NJ where you will have access to my complete stock of newborn props and accessories.

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WHERE WILL THE SESSION TAKE PLACE?

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Absolutely! All of my sessions are customized to your unique needs. Before your session, we will be sure to discuss if you would like parent and/or sibling images included in your collection.

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CAN PARENTS AND SIBLINGS BE PHOTOGRAPHED WITH MY BABY?

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The length of the session will depend on which collection you choose. The typical newborn session lasts between 2 and 4 hours. This will include ample time for feeding, soothing, calming, and of course, photographing the baby.

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HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION LAST?

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All newborn sessions include the following: 
• pre-session consultation
• styling of your session based on your color preferences
• all headbands / hats / blankets / props
• edited, high-resolution digital images (the number will depend on your collection)
• online gallery and downloadable file of edited images
• available add-ons include additional prints, canvases, albums, and USBs.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICING?

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We believe your images should be enjoyed by not only you, but also your family and friends so you will receive a Print Release that will allow you to print your images wherever you may choose. However, we do include Printing Guidelines and we highly recommend that you have your images printed by our professional lab to ensure accurate color and quality. 

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WILL WE BE ABLE TO PRINT OUR IMAGES ON OUR OWN?

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After your session, I will go through the images and select the best. If your session yields more than the number in your collection, you will receive a link to soft-proof your gallery and choose the images you'd like me to edit. Once the final images are selected, I will edit those, getting rid of skin issues such as redness, blemishes, and flaky skin that may be distracting. Your final images will be delivered within 3 weeks from your newborn session.

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WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE IMAGES FROM OUR SEssion?

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Booking a session guarantees a spot in my calendar within the first 2 weeks of the baby's life. Once the baby is here, I'll ask that you contact me within the first 2-3 days of the baby's birth in order to schedule your newborn session.

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HOW DO I RESERVE A SPOT IF I DON'T KNOW WHEN THE BABY WILL ARRIVE?

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Once you book your session, I will send you a newborn prep guide full of tips to ensure a successful newborn session. Additionally, I will be available to answer all your questions along the way.


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HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR OUR SESSION?

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In order to book, please email me to schedule a discovery call. During your discovery call, I will answer all your questions and help you select the collection that best fits your needs and budget. When you'r ready to book your session, I'll send you a contract to sign online and a link to pay a $200 retainer that will go towards your session fee. 

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