Newborn photography sessions take place in my home studio in Calgary, Alberta, near Marda Loop when your baby is 3-14 days old, and last 2 - 4 hours which allows for lots of time for soothing, feeding, and capturing their tiny details. Sessions are generally booked a couple months in advance to secure your spot, and so we can begin planning your session. The focus of these sessions is your sweet new baby, but we will also capture some snuggles with mom and dad, as well as siblings. For pricing information please see the investment page or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my detailed investment guide.
As every baby is different, not all babies can be posed the same, and no baby should be put into a pose that makes them uncomfortable. It is of the utmost importance that the photographer you choose can safety execute newborn poses, and is able to judge when a baby isn't comfortable.
Many poses are created using composite images, where supporting hands are edited out in photoshop so it may look like a baby is balancing it's head on its hands, or is suspended by a wrap or arm, however your baby should always be supported. Although I do not generally use an assistant, I encourage mom or dad to be involved with the session to help support their baby. If parents do not want to assist in sessions, I will tailor your session to include simple and classic posing that does not require an assistant. Note that if you are having twins I will have an assistant with me.
I have a strict health policy. Sick babies, parents, or siblings are not allowed in my studio due to the work I do with newborns. There is no charge to reschedule a shoot due to illness or injury, however, please give as much advance notice as possible to reschedule your session. If I am unwell I will let you know so we can reschedule. In the case that I become sick and am not able to do your newborn session within the first 2-3 weeks of life I will work with you to find an alternate newborn photographer.
All of my studio equipment, props, and blankets are cleaned regularly between sessions.
Prior to your session I will send parents an information package with tips to prepare for your newborn session.
If you have any questions regarding safety please send me a message using the "contact" form at the top of the page.
Family sessions are typically about an hour and can take place either in your home, at a location of your choosing, or I can help you select the perfect outdoor location. Different types of family sessions may include traditional family photos, maternity photos, pet portraits, or couples/engagement. Please contact me with what you have in mind and we can begin planning your session.