THE FIRST YEAR COLLECTION- $350
Free Maternity Portrait
6 Month Session
1 Year Session and Family Portrait
$50 Portrait Credit Per Session
$100 Credit towards Baby's First Year Album
Our first year collection is a beautiful way to capture all the important milestones in your baby's first year. The collection includes a complimentary maternity portrait and 3 baby sessions. Please contact me early in your pregnancy so we can hold a spot for you the month you are due. Once your baby arrives call or e-mail us so we can get you booked asap! Sessions go more smoothly when your baby is between 5-10 days old. We will schedule a session for the morning when your baby is sleepy and content. Sessions can last anywhere from 1-3 hours which allows plenty of time to feed and soothe your baby while I photograph them. All newborn sessions are done in the studio in order to control climate and have access to all props.
We would love to work with you to capture your pregnancy. Whether you want a classic studio portrait or something more relaxed and outdoors, your maternity portrait is a chance for your family to celebrate the next exciting milestone and for us to get to know you before your new baby arrives. This session can be done outside or in the studio and may not be exchanged for another type of session.
The first session is the newborn portrait. Please see "how to prepare for your newborn session" for information about this precious moment. Our newborn portraits capture the fleeting period of newness and innocence. This session is great for decorating your new nursery with a beautiful hand painted frame and portraits of your sleeping angel. Your baby will only curl into those sweet little poses for a matter of weeks and then you will have a whole new baby on your hands! We want you to always remember the beautiful miracle that your baby is... fresh and new. This session is the most cherished and special and we will treat both you and your baby just that way!
The second session is the six month portrait. Wow what a difference a few months makes! We like to photograph your baby once they can sit unassisted for at least 10-20 seconds. We will capture all those adorable baby faces that are new since you last brought your sleepy newborn. This session goes much quicker, usually 20--30 minutes and we will discuss any cute props or themes you might have in mind. This session is fantastic for a custom expression's collection collage. You will always remember your baby's sweet expressions!
The final session in our collection is the one year portrait. This is a fantastic time to do an outdoor or family portrait as your little one will most likely be walking or very close and he/she will want to be out exploring the world. We also will be completing your baby's first year album, and chatting about birthday party invitations and other fun one year products. Don't forget to send us pictures of your family room, as this is a special time to put a beautiful family portrait on your wall!
-4x6 proof set of all images from your session
-(2) 8x10 mounted prints
-(1) 16x20 canvas or framed Wild Sorbet print
-50 custom printed birth announcements
- 2 mini-books
We highly recommend that you schedule a consultation at the studio in the weeks prior to your session. This is a great time to start talking and thinking about what you will do with your portraits! We specialize in custom wall art and design and you will have a chance to view some of our products and visualize what might work well in your space. We also ask that prior to your session you photograph any walls on which you might want to put portraits (a quick iPhone pic is fine). This helps us discuss great clothing options for your session, pull appropriate props and backdrops and get to know you and your style! It is a very important step in the portrait process. At the time of your order we will be able to show you some beautiful suggestions custom designed for you, on your very own walls! We want to get to know you before your session, and a consultation is a great way to make sure everything goes smoothly the day of your shoot.
TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NEWBORN SESSION-
We schedule newborn sessions at 10am because mornings are good for beautiful natural light and for babies to be sleepy and content. Our sessions can be scheduled on MWF so you may want to book your session for a time when your spouse can be off if you both would like to be in the session. If you can keep your newborn awake for the 2-3 hours before your session it will greatly help both of us. This is not always easy, but the sleepier your newborn is, the more great shots and set-ups we can get! Usually babies will fall asleep in the car on the way to the studio, which helps to get them ready for their shoot! Please dress your newborn in loose clothing so they are easy to undress, and don't have elastic lines on their sensitive skin. Once you get here we will take over and ask you for a bottle and pacifier (if you have one) and you can sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy a little time to yourself while you watch your precious baby being photographed.
AFTER YOUR SESSION-
When you schedule your session, you will also be scheduling an ordering and design appointment for approximately one week after your shoot. At this appointment we will view all the images from your session, and walk you through the ordering process. All final selections will be made at this time. In our consult, we will have discussed your plans for your portraits and this will be the final step in designing your Custom Collection. After your order has been placed, and paid in full, an online gallery will be made available for sharing with family and friends. We will keep your images for a period of one year after your session in case you find that you need additional reprints at a later date. Should you wish to archive your images, we suggest purchasing our Archival Disc of Images.
Capturing life's biggest little moments...