Newborn Photography Sessions

Those first few weeks of your baby’s life go by so quickly. While you’re falling in love and learning how to integrate this new little person, they’re developing and growing at a rapid pace. Enjoy those precious baby snuggles, that sweet new baby smell and those sweet little noises, knowing that you will have stunning photos to remind you of this time. I specialize in newborn photography; capturing baby’s tiny features and innocent nature, and provide images and products to help preserve these memories.

Every newborn photography session includes a variety of poses, wraps and props as well as close up detail shots. The sessions are 1.5 – 3 hours long and generally take place between 1 and 10 weeks of age. I can either come to your home or you can come to the studio located in West Edmonton.

Images are delivered in an online gallery, typically within 4 weeks of the session date. All images come with a print release, allowing you to print them for personal use. You may also order prints from my professional lab (extra cost) if you do not want to print the photos on your own.

Sessions are usually booked in the third trimester of pregnancy to allow time to plan the sessions, but last minute bookings are also welcome. To get started with the booking process, fill in the form below.

 

Newborn Photography Session Fees

Essential Newborn Session | $600
Retainer fee of $200 due on booking date with remainder due on session date – payment plan can be arranged upon request.
-approximately 2 hour photography session in home or in studio for baby only (no family images)
-Includes 2-3 prop set ups in color pallet of your choosing, detail shots and up to 3 fine art digital backdrops
-Includes 15 fully edited digital photos delivered in an online gallery
Classic Newborn Session | $750
Retainer fee of $200 due on booking date with remainder due on session date – payment plan can be arranged upon request.
-2 to 3 hour photography session in home or in studio
-Partners, siblings and grandparents welcome
-Includes 2-3 prop set ups in color pallet of your choosing, detail shots, and up to 3 fine art digital backdrops
-Includes 30 fully edited digital photos delivered in an online gallery
Luxury Newborn Session | $1200
Retainer fee of $200 due on booking date with remainder due on session date – payment plan can be arranged upon request.
-2 to 3 hour photography session in studio
-hair and makeup for mom while we do baby’s photos
-Partners, siblings and grandparents welcome
-Includes 2-3 prop set ups in color pallet of your choosing, detail shots, and up to 3 fine art digital backdrops
-Includes 35 fully edited digital photos delivered in an online gallery
Newborn + Maternity Package
– Save $100 if you book both a maternity and a newborn session.

 Professional prints, albums, canvases and birth announcements are also available. Inquire for more information.

Newborn Photography Details

 

When should I book?

I generally book about one to two months in advance. This means contacting me in your third trimester.

Once baby is born, advise me as soon as possible (ideally within the first couple of days and absolutely before baby is 5 days) and we will choose a date and start time for the session.

How do I receive my photos?

Your fully edited gallery will be sent to you via email within 4-5 weeks of the session. You will be able to download your images and print them anywhere you would like. If you would like professional prints, you can order them straight from your gallery.

You may also purchase albums, wall art and birth announcements.

How old should baby be?

Newborn sessions are best scheduled between 4-21 days of age. This is done for many reasons. Newborns this young are more likely to “curl up” and remain sleepy for the duration of the session. They are much more tolerant of being posed and moved around than a 3 or 4 week old.

If your baby is older than 2 weeks, don’t worry, we can still capture beautiful photos with some minor modifications. I have experience photographing newborns up to 10 weeks of age.

Why are sessions so long?

Newborn sessions are generally a minimum of 1.5 hours long due to the frequent nurturing of that newborn’s require. Babies this little need lots of extra cuddles and time to nurse. It is advisable to allow 3 hours in your schedule for the session.

What if my little one is fussy during the newborn photography session?

Following the preparation instructions that I send prior to the session will help minimize fussiness. Even still, it is not uncommon for little ones to be fussy. Please relax and be patient, knowing that I have everything we need to soothe baby during our time together. I am a mom of three myself, so I have picked up lots of tips and tricks to help along the way. I am happy to rock and cuddle baby while you have some time off.

Do you supply props and outfits?

There is no need for you to bring anything to your session. I have all props, outfits, wraps on hand at the studio. Everything is specifically chosen to create the stunning portraits you see in my galleries and is well cleaned between clients.

What if my baby makes a mess in your outfits?

Many parents have this concern, but please don’t worry. I expect this to happen and am completely prepared with everything needed to clean a mess within arms reach.

Can I request certain poses or props?

I will make every attempt to get you what you want in terms of poses and props; however there are certain poses and props, which in my own opinion, are unsafe. These shots, I will not do. Safety is always my number one priority. It is also good to remember that not all babies are the same and some are more flexible than others. A baby with less flexibility might not be able to bend for a pose that would be safe for another baby.

If you have particular outfits or items that you would like to bring, please let me know ahead of time so I can plan for the best way to incorporate these into the session.

Who can attend sessions?

I am always welcoming of family members in sessions. Many of my clients wish to bring older siblings and even grandparents to the studio so they can be included in the photographs when booking a Classic or Luxury Session. Please let me know ahead of time who to expect so I can be prepared.

If you have a young child, It is generally advisable to plan to have either snacks and something for the child to do, or to plan to have the child taken home after having their photos taken so they don’t get bored during the session.

How do I book?

Fill in the form below to get started. After submitting your details you will automatically receive an email with instructions on how to select your package, sign your contract and pay your non-refundable retainer. This can be paid using credit card, PayPal or email money transfer. If you would like to add a maternity session, or your baby has already been born, please email me at hello@photographybyjasmin.com. 

All prices subject to change.

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