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my approach

I strive to create images that won't look outdated in just a few months so that you can look back at your images years from now and love them as much as you did the day you first saw them.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 natural approach is for parents looking for classic and timeless images. 

My posed sessions take place in a beautiful studio space in Wall, NJ, where you will have access to my complete set of newborn blankets and accessories. These sessions are perfect for parents who love those adorable newborn poses on blanket backdrops and in organic crates and baskets. 

 

My lifestyle sessions take place in the comfort of your home. The session will take place in the master bedroom and/or the baby's nursery. Lifestyle sessions do not include studio-style poses. Instead, baby is held in parent's arms, or placed on bed or in crib. This session is perfect for parents who have beautiful, natural light in their home and want a more relaxed session.

Sessions takes place within the first 2-3 weeks 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 time frame. I usually book 2-3 months in advance.

collections start at $1,000

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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 agreement 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 agreement and paying your $200 retainer online. The balance will be due 30 days before your due date.

booking

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As soon as you book your newborn session, I'll send you an online questionnaire so that I can customize your session to your liking in the style you see in my portfolio.

The questionnaire 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, and the types of set-ups and poses you prefer.

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PRE-SESSION PLANNING

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My custom photography approach ensures 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

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Posed newborn sessions take place in a beautiful studio space in Wall, NJ, where you will have access to my complete set of newborn props and accessories. The session takes place within the first 2-3 weeks of birth.

Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home - in the master bedroom and/or the nursery. Please make sure your home has plenty of beautiful natural light if you book a lifestyle session. 

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During the session, I'm happy to include individual portraits of the baby, the baby with siblings, and/or the baby with parents.

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. 

DURING THE SESSION

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Once your proofing gallery is ready, our in-house design specialist will create a pre-design of your album to help you envision what your baby's first album could look like. You’ll schedule a virtual meeting to view the pre-design, customize your album in one single sitting, and help you select your wall art. 

DESIGN SESSION

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After your session, I will hand edit all the images you've purchased from your session. This includes getting rid of normal newborn skin issues such as redness, blemishes, and flaky skin that might be distracting on baby's face. 

We'll then send your products to print and you'll have tangible memories of this fleeting time.

FINAL EDITS & DELIVERY

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Newborn sessions take place within the first 2-3 weeks 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. 

when should I book? 

We pride ourselves on offering only the best products in the industry, at a variety of price points. Our classic and modern display pieces are perfect, even in transitional homes. Offering uniquely elegant design choices, our selection will ease you into beautiful, decorative art that will remain a joy for years to come. Albums and print boxes start at $950 and wall portraits start at $895.

how much should I expect to spend?

All newborn sessions include the following: 
• pre-session questionnaire
• a virtual design session after your photo shoot
• studio sessions include styling of your session based on your color preferences with all headbands / hats / blankets / props
• $250 print credit towards album, prints, or wall art

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR COLLECTIONS?

All collections include a reveal / virtual design appointment so that our design specialist can show you your images and help you with your album design and wall art collections, too. This member of my team specializes in creating the cherished heirlooms you will pass onto future generations some day. After the design appointment, you'll receive your products in the mail and digital archival files of your purchased images.

How will our images be delivered?

All collections include archival files of purchased images (sized for printing 8x10 or smaller). Orders for larger prints and canvases are placed during your design appointment.

WILL WE will we be able to print OUR IMAGES on our own?

Booking a session guarantees a spot in my calendar within the first 2-3 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.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE IF MY BABY ISN'T HERE YET? 

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.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR THE SESSION?

Maternity sessions are best done around week 32-34 of your pregnancy after your belly has popped but before you start to get too uncomfortable. Please book once you reach 20 weeks.

WHEN SHOULD I DO MY MATERNITY SESSION?

Popular locations for maternity sessions include: 
• Parks & Gardens: Divine Park in Spring Lake, Allaire State Park in Wall
• Beaches: Manasquan, Spring Lake, Sea Girt

WHERE CAN WE DO THE MATERNITY SESSION?

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