newborn sessions

pricing and info

session info

  • Session duration (in-studio)
  • Number of digital images
  • Professional editing
  • Print quality files
  • Online selection gallery
  • Online image delivery
  • Photos with parents
  • Photos with siblings
  • Hello Baby
    $449
    • up to 3 hours
    • 15 images
    • Professional editing
    • Digital files
    • Online selection gallery
    • Online image delivery
    • Photos with parents
    • Photos with siblings
  • Baby of Mine
    $599
    • 3 hours
    • All your best images (30-40)
    • Professional editing
    • Digital files
    • Online selection gallery
    • Online image delivery
    • Photos with parents
    • Photos with siblings/pets

Any questions about my sessions?  Be sure to see my FAQ section below!

Bundle with a maternity session to save 15% on your newborn package!

Behind the Scenes

faq

Where are you located?

My home studio is located in Aylmer QC, 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa.

How long is a Newborn Session?

Newborn Sessions on average, are 1.5-3 hours. The maximum amount of time is based on your package choice.

Do you have any pets?

Yes! We are a dog and cat friendly home. My animals are not allowed in my studio space while I am working. Both Izzy and Pepe are kept upstairs while we make some great images.

Do you edit all your images?

Yes I do. Every image you see/receive is hand edited one at a time by me and only me. Photography is my art and taking the images is only half of my vision. The final product/vision is only after I am done editing your session.

Can I print my digital images?

Absolutely. You have free printing rights to your digital images. They are cropped in a manner that allows you to print in any proportion without losing more than the edges of your image. HOWEVER, I cannot guarantee how your images will look once printed if not printed through my professional printing lab. Every store printing lab (Walmart, Loblaws, Coscto, etc.) has different printer settings. Your images may turn out with a strange colour cast, too dark, too light, too much contrast. I recommend printing through my online gallery to ensure your images look like your digital images. My computer is calibrated to the same printer settings as my professional printing lab to ensure proper colour representation. After all, your walls deserve the best prints!

What types of products do you offer?

I offer a range of sizes for both prints and canvases. All of my images are images are printed through a professional printing lab to ensure proper colour representation.

Can I purchase digital files?

All of my session packages come with a minimum amount of digital images included (dependent on which session you choose) The digital images you receive are high resolution ready for printing. If you would like to purchase more images from your gallery you will have an a-la-carte option as well as a full gallery purchase option

What if my baby starts crying and gets fussy?

It’s completely NORMAL for your baby to wake up during the photo session and sometimes get a little fussy. I continue to work through their fussiness with soothing, rocking and a lot of patience. I expect your newborn will require a feeding at some point during the session and this usually solves the major fussy times. As a mother myself, I am seasoned at recognizing the different types of cries and I always allow the babies needs guide my session.

How long is a Newborn Session?

Newborn sessions range from 1.5 -4 hours. Most of my full newborn sessions take 3 hours. This allows for lots of soothing, feeding, changing prop/outfit changes. I provide a warm sleepy environment to keep baby relaxed and snoozing for as long as possible. Mini-Newborn Session clients should feed their baby before they arrive so we are ready to start the session upon arrival

I have older children I would like photographed with my newborn, can you accommodate this?

Yes! absolutely! I love photographing the whole family with the new bundle of joy. I make sure to photograph the older sibling at the beginning of the session so they are free to do as they wish while we take the rest of the images. If possible, I recommend a parent to bring older children for the images, then leave when they are done – as the session typically take up to 3 hours. If your older children stay, I have toys and movies for them to stay occupied.

Do you offer weekend Newborn Sessions?

No – sorry I do not. I schedule my newborn sessions Monday-Friday while my children are in daycare. Sessions start at 10:30am and they typically end by 2:15pm. There may be an odd time I can accommodate a weekend session, please contact me if that is required.

What is the best age to photograph my Newborn?

The best newborn sessions are done between 6- 14 days after birth. During this time babies still enjoy being wrapped and are super sleepy. This age allows for the tiny, curly posing we love in newborn photography.

What should I wear for my Newborn Session?

Simple is best. Neutral solid colours are favoured – I recommend, white, cream, brown, grey, black for newborn family images. No patterns, loud colours or logos on your clothes. Newborn sessions are all about baby and your new found love. Let’s keep the images simple and focused on your family – not your wardrobe.

I found a picture online that I love! Can you recreate it for me?

If you’ve found an image online that you like I will try to recreate it for you. Please keep in mind that not all babies can do all poses, and I only attempt poses if they can be performed safely. I love trying to ideas and putting my own artistic twist on them.

Do you have props?

I do have a collection of props that I enjoy using for my sessions. Feel free to inquire about the types of props I own. If you have booked a session you are more than welcome to bring any props of your own that you love.

Do I have to pay in advance?

I require a 50% non-refundable session booking fee for all of my sessions. The balance of your session is due by your session date.

Can I book a Newborn Session after my baby has arrived?

YES! I will do my best to schedule you in for a newborn after your baby has arrived. Please note newborn sessions are for babies between 6 – 14 days old.

When should I book my Newborn Session?

Newborn sessions should be booked BEFORE baby arrives. Please contact me with your due date so I can reserve session time for you within the first 5-10 days after birth.

Do you deliver every image you shoot?

No I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may take away from the overall product delivery. You will receive only the best images from your session. I am trained to narrow down the best of your images – so you don’t have to!

Do you photograph all year long?

YES! I shoot all year even in our lovely -30 Ottawa winters if that’s what you’re looking for ;)

What happens if it rains?

I keep an eye on the weather approaching the session date. I will stay in contact with you if it looks as though we will be rained out and we will promptly reschedule.