I strive to create images that won't look outdated in just a few months so that you can look back at your images years from now and love them as much as you did the day you first saw them.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 newborn sessions take place in my studio located in Howell, 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.
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, the types of set-ups and poses you prefer, and any wall art collections I should have in mind during the session.
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.
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.
Posed newborn sessions take place in my 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 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.
Depending on which collection you've booked, we will 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.
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 on the day of the session.
After your session, I will go through the images from your session and select the best. After your session, you will receive a link to a proofing gallery so you can 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. One your images are delivered, we'll work together to design any albums or wall art collections you may have ordered.
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.
Newborn collections range from $500 - $1200. Please inquire for detailed information.
All newborn sessions include the following:
• pre-session questionnaire
• 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.
All collections include an online gallery (good for 10 years!) so you can view, share, download, and print your images as well as a Print Release.
Yes! All of my collections include a Print Release that will allow you to print your images at your choice of printer. I also include printing guidelines to help you choose a printer in case you do not wish to use my preferred pro lab.
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.
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.