Thank you for taking this time out of your day to view my newborn photography. I hope you'll see a bit about what makes me and my work different. While I can be a sucker for cute little baby hats and accessories, my instinct is to go with a "less is more" approach. When I look back on images of my own children as babies, I gravitate toward those with minimal props/accessories and neutral colors as they make baby the focus. I like to keep it simple and capture what makes your little one unique - that funny face he makes when he stretches or yawns, her tiny features, the way she's still curled, fresh from the womb, and the connection between your new baby and his family. I love using parent's hands to show baby's tiny size. I like to include a mix of both posed and natural images in every session, as well as details such as baby's hands, feet, side profile, the fuzz on their ears, etc - things that we don't want to forget about that fleeting newborn stage. Sibling and parent images are among my favorites.
My ability to work with newborns has come from 22 years of experience as a newborn photographer. I have also had the honor of mentoring other photographers from around the country in the art of newborn posing.
My newborn sessions take place in my studio in Cottage Grove, MN where I've set it up with beautiful natural and studio lighting, a wide selection of accessories, and very soft, comfortable blankets in various colors for baby to snuggle with. The studio is in Cottage grove, just southeast of St Paul, near Woodbury, Hastings, Newport, St Paul Park and Inver Grove Heights. Newborn sessions work best if done during a baby's first 10 days of life, so I encourage booking as early as possible, although I've been very successful with babies beyond this point as well. To reserve a newborn session, please contact me before baby is born and I'll leave room in my schedule around your due date to guarantee my availability when your baby arrives.
Newborn sessions take about 3 hours, sometimes more, sometimes less depending on how much time baby needs to settle and get comfortable. Newborn sessions are typically done on weekday mornings starting around 10 or 11am.
Options are available to bundle maternity and newborn sessions, as well as baby's first year. My first year baby albums are among my most popular item and one of my favorite keepsakes to create! I have samples in my studio if you'd like to see them!
For product and package information, please send me a message via the contact page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for taking the time to view my work and read about the process! I hope to hear from you soon.